Drops to 0-2 on the season
The Prairie Home Panthers baseball team had one of those nights on Monday at home against the Russeville Indians.
After dropping their season opener last Friday in a competitive game against Bunceton 13-8, the Panthers couldn’t seem to buy a hit or run for that matter against Russellville while falling by a score of 25-1 in five innings.
Prairie Home coach Trever Huth said the players competed for the most part of the game but errors and walks killed us.
“We had eight errors and eight walks so that was the story of the game,” Huth said. “Russellville probably had seven earned runs on the night.”
The Panthers, dropping to 0-2 on the season, scored their only run of the ballgame in the bottom-half of the third. As for Russellville, they put up three runs in the first and then sent five runs across in the second, three again in the third, five in the fourth and nine in the fifth to win by the mercy rule.
Clayton Pethan, one of four pitchers in the game for Prairie Home, was the losing pitcher. Pethan pitched two innings in relief of starter Creed Flood and gave up eight runs on five hits and two walks while striking out one batter. Ty Stidham then came in and pitched one inning in relief and allowed nine runs on three hits and three walks. Then, to finish the game, Billy Kellum pitched two innings and surrendered eight runs on six hits and three walks while striking out two batters.
Russellville also out-hit Prairie Home 14-4 with six players with two hits or more in the game.
Collecting hits for the Panthers were Creed Flood with a RBI-single and Austin Small, Alex Rhode and Kassen Lock each with one single.
Prairie Home will play next on Thursday, August 31st at home against Jamestown starting at 5 p.m.