The Prairie Home baseball team exploded for 22 runs, 16 of which came in the sixth inning, to beat the Slater Wildcats last night in Slater by a score of 22-0.
The Panthers, improving to 5-3 on the season, opened the game with two runs in the first inning and then sent one run across in the second, one again in the fourth and two in the fifth to make it 6-0. Meanwhile, after holding Slater scoreless through five, Prairie Home came back and broke the game wide open with a 16-run sixth inning to win by the mercy rule.
Prairie Home coach Dalton Armontrout said his team got off to a slow start.
Ben Stock picked up the win on the mound for Prairie Home by giving up only one hit and two walks in five innings. He also struck out 12 batters. Rayce Kendrick then came in and pitched one inning in relief and surrendered one hit while striking out two.
Prairie Home also out-hit Slater 8-2, with Klay Holliday going 2-for-4 with a single, double and two RBIs. Kody Simmons had two singles and three RBIs while Rayce Kendrick doubled and drove in two runs. Ben Stock and Ross Kendrick each had one single and two RBIs while Creed Flood added a single and one RBI and Shane Bushner and Enoch Turner with one RBI each.
Monday’s game
Jamestown 14
Prairie Home 2
The Jamestown Eagles baseball team scored at least two runs in every inning to beat Prairie Home 14-2 in five innings Monday night in CCAA action at Prairie Home.
The Panthers, dropping to 0-0 on the season, trailed Jamestown 3-1 after one, 7-1 after two, 9-2 after three and 12-2 after four before giving up two more runs in the fifth.
Devore picked up the win on the mound for Jamestown while Creed Flood took the loss for Praire Home. In three innings, Devore struck out six batters and gave up just two runs on three hits and two walks. As for Flood, the freshman hurler pitched 1 1/3 innings and surrendered seven runs on three hits and six walks while striking out three batters. Klay Holliday then came in and pitched 3 2/3 innings in relief and allowed seven runs on six hits and four walks while striking out seven.
Jamestown also had nine hits in the game, with Wolfe going 3-for-4 with a single, double, home run and five RBIs. Flippin was 2-for-2 with two doubles.
For Prairie Home, Rayce Kendrick, Ben Stock, Klay Holliday and Sam Distler each had one single.
The Panthers also finished the game with four errors on defense while Jamestown committed just one error.