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Maud clips North Hopkins

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    BIRTHRIGHT — The North Hopkins Panthers fell behind the Maud Cardinals 3-0 in the top of the first inning on a cold and windy day at home Thursday.
    Maud won the game 8-1 to open the best-of-three series.

    The visitors added a run in the fourth inning and three more in the top of the seventh to gain a 1-0 lead in their Class 1A bi-district baeball series.
    In the bottom of the first, Silas Whaley reached base on an error by the Maud second baseman. Whaley stole second base and came home on ground ball back to the mound to make it 3-1. Blake Adams followed with the the only hit the Panthers would scratch out all day. Adams was  thrown out trying to stretch the single to a double.
    "Kevin (Meza) pitched a pretty good game. We just did give him much support at the plate," said Tim Henderson North Hopkins head baseball coach.
    The Panthers hope to stay alive as they travel for Game 2 of the series on the road at Maud at 6 p.m. today. If necessary, Game 3 will be played at Mount Pleasant High School Saturday at 2 p.m.




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