The Prairie Home Panthers baseball team fell on the road Monday night against the Tuscumbia Lions by a score of 5-4.
The Panthers, dropping to 0-4 on the season, opened the game with three runs in the top-half of the first and then sent one run across in the fifth to extend the lead to 4-0. However, in the bottom-half of the sixth, Tuscumbia rallied back with five runs for the come from behind victory.
Prairie Home coach Trever Huth said this is the best game the team has played all year. “We played great for the first five innings and then let the game get away from us in the last inning,” Huth said. “If we can work on our mental game more we would have come out on the other end of this game.”
Preston McDowell picked up the win on the mound in relief for Tuscumbia while Ty Stidham took the loss for Prairie Home. McDowell pitched 1/3 inning and struck out one batter.
For Prairie Home, Creed Flood started the game and pitched the first-two innings and surrendered just one hit and two walks while striking out four. Talon Benne then came in and pitched two innings in relief and allowed two walks while striking out two. Meanwhile, after Clayton Pethan pitched one inning and one walk while striking out three, Stidham came in and pitched 1/3 innings and yielded five runs on six walks while striking out one.
Prairie Home also out-hit Tuscumbia 7-1 in the loss, with Flood going 2-for-3 with two singles and two RBIs. Kassen lock also had two singles while Billy Kellum, Clayton Pethan and Talon Benne each had one single and Alex Rhode with one RBI.