The Leopards closed out the summer baseball season by participating in the inaugural Jackson County Shootout.

Jackson County’s Summer Shootout hosted 20 teams at four venues last Thursday through Saturday. Banks County’s ballpark played host to 10 games out of the 40 game series.

Opening up the Shootout for the Leopards was a Thursday match up against Oconee County. Banks County suffered a 10-0 loss to the hard hitting Oconee Warriors. “We were overmatched,” coach Joe Lord said. “They could really hit the ball well.”

Eli Autry pitched for the Leopards and according to Lord had a positive outing on the mound, but missed up too much.

“You can't do that against a good hitting team, so it was a good lesson for him and for us,” said Lord.

For more on this story see this week's edition of The Banks County News.

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