Baseball: Putnam County’s Austin Mattingly works around 5 errors, outduels WFC’s Tucker Hill

Panthers finish off Tri-County Conference sweep of Warriors

Putnam County's Austin Mattingly delivers a pitch to Woodland/Flanagan-Cornell on Thursday, May 4, 2023 at Putnam County High School.
Austin Mattingly
Woodland/Flanagan-Cornell's Connor Dodge dives safely back to the first-base bag as Putnam County first baseman Jackson McDonald receives a throw Thursday, May 4, 2023, at Putnam County High School.

“He did a nice job of keeping them in the game, and luckily Austin did the same for us, and in the fifth we broke through a little bit.”

—  Chris Newsome, Putnam County baseball coach
Putnam County's Blake Billups (4) tags out Woodland/Flanagan-Cornell's Carter Ewing (5) at second base on Thursday, May 4, 2023, at Putnam County High School.
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