Anderson Twenter and Lucas Fahrendorf combined for a no-hitter through five innings of play as the Pilot Grove Tigers baseball team defeated Prairie Home 11-1 in five innings Thursday night in Pilot Grove.
The Tigers, improving to 7-4 overall, opened the game with one run in the first inning and never looked back while adding four more in the second and five in the third to make it 10-0. Then, after Prairie Home scored its only run of the ballgame in the top-half of the fourth, Pilot Grove came back and tacked on another run in the fifth to win by the mercy rule.
Pilot Grove coach Derek Skaggs said he liked the fact that they got to get a game in before a big one on Friday versus Madison. “We got some bats going that haven't got any plate appearances in a while,” Skaggs said. “Hopefully our hitting at the plate will carry over to tonight.”
Twenter picked up the win on the mound for the Tigers by giving up just one run on four walks in four innings. Twenter also struck out four batters. Fahrendorf then came in and pitched one inning in relief and walked four while striking out four batters.
Clayton Pethan took the loss for Prairie Home by giving up 10 runs on four hits and three walks while striking out three batters in 2 1/3 innings. Talon Benne then came in and pitched 2 1/3 innings in relief and issued one run on two hits and four walks while striking out four batters.
Pilot Grove also out-hit Prairie Home 6-0, with Kealin Vinson going 3-for-3 with three singles and three RBIs. Austin Kollmeyer was 1-for-3 with a single and two RBIs while Bailey Quint added one single and one RBI and Gavin Shepherd with one single.
Prairie Home coach Trever Huth said his team didn’t show up to play. “I think the score shows that with eight errors and zero hits in the game,” Huth said.