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Brookhaven out of baseball playoffs

The Brookhaven High School Panthers ended their baseball season Saturday after losing two playoff games to West Jones.

Game one

West Jones, 3

Brookhaven, 2

Trace Owens pitched a gem on the mound for the Panthers, as he didn’t give up an earned run in six innings against the Mustangs on Friday.

The effort fell short, however, as Brookhaven wasn’t able to erase three unearned runs and the Mustangs won 3-2 to take a 1-0 lead in the series.

The Panthers were led at the plate by Sevante Quinn who went 1-3 with a double in the contest.

Game two

West Jones, 11

Brookhaven, 8

The Panthers took a 8-6 lead into the top of the sixth inning in a win-or-go-home game two against West Jones.

The bullpen couldn’t hold it on Saturday, as the Mustangs put up five unanswered runs in the final two innings to win 11-6 and win the series.

The Panthers were led at the plate by Clint Stephens and Jacob Porter, who both went 2-4 in the contest.

BHS finished the year with a 18-10 overall record and a 7-2 mark in district play.

“I was really proud of our guys. We fought back against a team that was 22-2 coming in. West Jones is a great team, and we really fought. We fell behind both games, and we wound up taking the lead in game two. We just couldn’t get the final six outs,” Panthers head coach Matt White said.

“They’re a great program, and I wish them good luck, but I was proud of my guys. We’ve been resilient all year, and I’m proud of that. Hopefully we can get over the hump next year. We had some good seniors on the mound especially, but we’ve got some guys that we think will give us big innings in the future too,” said White.