The Prairie Home Panthers baseball team picked up its second wins of the season in convincing fashion Thursday night at home by beating Calvary Lutheran by a score of 11-1.
The Panthers, 2-4 and winners of two straight, never trailed in the game against Calvary Lutheran and led 3-0 after one, 4-0 after two, 5-1 after three and 6-1 after four before breaking the game open with a five-run fifth inning.
Prairie Home coach Trever Huth said this was the Panthers best game of the season by far. “Calvary is a good team and we played our best baseball tonight to win,” Huth said. “Great team win and everyone in the lineup and in the field did their job to get the win and we played hard.”
Creed Flood picked up the win on the mound for Prairie Home by striking out 12 batters in five innings. Flood also gave up one hit and three walks. Clayton Pethan then came in and pitched part of the fifth.
Ian Maclaughlin took the loss on the mound for Calvary Lutheran by giving up six runs on 10 hits and two walks in three innings pitched. Maclaughlin also struck out five batters.
As for the hitting in the game for Prairie Home, Kassen Lock went 4-for-4 with three singles, one triple and one RBI. Ty Stidham had two singles and three RBIs while Talon Benne added two singles and two RBIs, Clayton Pethan two singles and one RBI, Austin Small with two singles, Creed Flood with one double and Alex Rhode and Billy Kellum each with one single and one RBI.
Calvary Lutheran was led by John Becker with one single.