The Prairie Home Panthers baseball team fell Thursday night at home against the New Bloomfield Wildcats by a score of 14-2.
The Panthers, dropping to 2-5 on the season, held New Bloomfield scoreless in the first and fifth innings but surrendered a total of 14 runs in three innings to suffer the loss. New Bloomfield led 6-0 after two, 10-1 after three and 14-1 after four. The Panthers also tacked on a run in the fifth inning to complete the scoring.
Prairie Home coach Trever Huth said it wasn’t their best game and they didn’t really come ready to play to start the game. “We have some things we need to work on to improve,” Huth said.
Robbie Bradley picked up the win on the mound for New Bloomfield while Clayton Pethan took the loss for Prairie Home. Pethan pitched 1 2/3 innings and gave up three runs on one hit and three walks while striking out one. Kassen Lock then came in and pitched 1/3 inning and allowed three runs on three hits and one walk. Talon Benne followed Lock and pitched one inning and issued four runs on two hits while striking out two batters. Meanwhile, after Ty Stidham pitched one inning and yielded four runs on four hits and one walk, Billy Kellum came in and pitched one inning and surrendered two hits.
New Bloomfield also out-hit Prairie Home 12-4, with Bradley and RJ Saleny collecting two hits each. In all, the Wildcats had five extra base hits in the ballgame.
For Prairie Home, Kassen Lock went 2-for-3 with two singles while Clayton Pethan added a single and one RBI and Alex Rhode with one single.