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Campers knock out Panthers

May 13, 2003|by BILL STERNER / Staff Correspondent

HANCOCK - Yogi Berra once quipped, "The only thing certain in baseball is that the sun will come up in the morning."

For the Hancock Panthers, the sun really never came out on Monday as they fell 12-1 in five innings to Allegany in the Class 1A West baseball quarterfinals.

But the Panthers managed to keep things "uncertain" for the Campers through four innings.

While Allegany pitcher Tim King pitched a no-hitter through four innings with seven strikeouts, Hancock hurler Tyler Younker did his part, giving up just two runs on four hits as the Panthers trailed just 2-0.

But the fifth inning was a nightmare for the Panthers, as the Campers sent 13 batters to the plate and scored 10 runs. Seven Campers hit safely while Hancock committed five errors.

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The Panthers got their only run in the bottom of the fifth, as Younker tripled to lead off the inning and came home on Josh Ruppenthal's long drive to center.

Allegany hosts Williamsport today at 4 p.m.

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