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  • PREP BASEBALL OPINION: Baseball...

    LEXINGTON — Theology is a tough subject, especially when it comes to the baseball gods.

    Whatever you choose to believe in baseball gods, it exists. You might call it karma or reciprocity, but it’s the baseball gods which have seemed to be on the Elizabethtown Panthers’ side the last month.

    The Panthers learned how quickly the baseball gods can giveth and then taketh away in what seemed like the blink of an eye Tuesday afternoon in the first round of the Rawlings/KHSAA State Baseball Tournament at Whitaker Bank Ballpark.

  • PREP BASEBALL: Bridges battles,...

    LEXINGTON — For one inning, it seemed like the Elizabethtown Panthers were playing on pavement.

    Giant hops played pivotal roles in three plays during the second inning and led to two runs, which proved to be the difference in the Panthers’ 6-5 loss to North Bullitt in the first round of the Rawlings/KHSAA State Baseball Tournament at Whitaker Bank Ballpark.

    Elizabethtown junior starting pitcher Cody Bridges just couldn’t seem to escape it, and it drove up his pitch count.

  • PREP BASEBALL: E'town...

    LEXINGTON — Even after a rocky start, the Elizabethtown Panthers found themselves in ideal situations Tues-day afternoon.

    Their ace on the mound late in a tie game. And later, their best hitter at the plate with the tying run in scoring position.

  • PREP BASEBALL: E'town comes...

    Confident yet vulnerable. Talented although inexperienced. Ready but not quite developed.

    That’s how it’s been the last couple of years for the Elizabethtown Panthers, who have been stuck in an awkward rebuilding phase. Coach Don Pitts turned to a number of young players to take over starting roles and expected to compete against teams loaded with juniors and seniors.

  • PREP BASEBALL: Panthers prepared...

    The Elizabethtown Panthers might not be familiar with the North Bullitt Eagles, but junior catcher Zeke Pinkham is.

    Pinkham played with a number of North Bullitt players two summers ago on a Louisville Baseball Club team. While the coaching staff is searching for information, Pinkham already has a bunch stored in his head.

    “I know a lot about them,” Pinkham said. “I played with those guys for three or four years. They have a lot of good players. They are a very good ball team.”

  • PREP BASEBALL: E'town...

    The Elizabethtown seniors have endured some difficult times, but now they have a rare opportunity to end their careers at Whitaker Bank Ballpark in Lexington.

    The Panthers (28-7) meet the North Bullitt Eagles (28-10) at 11 a.m. today in the first round of the Rawlings/KHSAA State Baseball Tournament. For the seniors, they couldn’t have scripted a better place for their careers to conclude.

  • PREP BASEBALL: Nerves part of...

    The Elizabethtown Panthers were still on cloud nine during their light practice Sunday following their first 5th Region Baseball Tournament championship since 2009.

    They were glad to be back at work following their 1-0 victory over Bardstown Bethlehem on Saturday afternoon. The Panthers had their practice cut short by what else but a rain shower — the same type of weather which plagued the region tournament, making it a six-day event instead of only three.

  • PREP BASEBALL: Five-year plan...

    When the Elizabethtown Panthers won the 5th Region championship in 2009 in an epic 2-0 victory over Central Hardin, it looked like the beginning of another dynasty for the region’s most successful program.

    But no one knew what the future held, not even Elizabethtown coach Don Pitts.

    The program was about ready to go through some tough times and force Pitts to make even tougher decisions, which led to players leaving the program and forcing youngsters into starring roles before they were ready.

  • PREP BASEBALL OPINION: Sullivan...

    When Elizabethtown sophomore Hunter Sullivan is on the mound, he constantly has a voice in his ear. It’s a reminder of everything he wants to accomplish, driving him to be better than the voice he hears.

    The voice belongs to his older brother, Eric, an Elizabethtown assistant coach, a place where he was a standout pitcher helping the Panthers to two 5th Region championships.

  • PREP BASEBALL: E'town edges...

    In a game where base runners were scarce and runs were nearly non-existent, the Elizabethtown Panthers went small to win big.

    With one out and runners on first and third in the bottom of the sixth of a scoreless game, Elizabethtown sophomore Hunter Sullivan laid down a perfect bunt on a suicide squeeze to score junior Cody Bridges to lift the Panthers to 1-0 victory over the Bethlehem Eagles on Saturday afternoon in the 5th Region Baseball Tournament championship at Central Park.