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5A: PHU hangs tough before falling to Plant

PHU fights but is overpowered by Plant

TAMPA — For Palm Harbor University, youth was served — for one inning.

With only three seniors in the starting lineup, PHU grabbed an early lead before succumbing to Plant's big bats. The upstart Hurricanes made things interesting before the Panthers put them away with an 8-6 victory.

"We had a good game. I'm really impressed with the boys," PHU coach Jeremy Albrecht said. "To go over here and compete with a quality team like that, it's a real learning experience for us."

The Hurricanes (16-13) started well with their first three batters producing hits off starter Sergio Pita. Plant (25-3) found itself down 3-0 as PHU sent eight to the plate, collecting five hits.

But the Panthers would fire up their bats an inning later.

Plant scored twice in the second and got back-to-back doubles, as well as a towering home run to centerfield from Jared Womack in the fourth to take a 6-3 lead.

Rod Gipson, Times correspondent

5A: PHU hangs tough before falling to Plant 04/29/08 [Last modified: Friday, May 2, 2008 2:51pm]
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