The Prairie Home Panthers baseball team had one bad inning and that proved to be the difference in a 9-7 loss Monday night on the road against the Jamestown Eagles.
While matching the Eagles with nine hits and committing one more error in the game, the Panthers also led 3-0 after the first inning. However, in the second frame, Prairie Home literally fell apart as Jamestown exploded for nine runs to go up 9-3. Of course the Panthers didn’t go down without a fight while rallying back with two in the third, one again in the fourth and one in the seventh to cut the lead to two.
Prairie Home coach Dalton Armontrout said his team had a nice little start in the first by getting on early and scoring three runs.
“Once that second inning started things didn't really go our way,” Armontrout said. “They scored nine runs and those are the only runs they scored the entire game. Klay Holliday went the distance and pitched a great game and settled down after the second.  If you take out that second inning, its a whole different ball game. We did a lot of things right, we were aggressive on the base paths. They made the throws to get the outs. Even though we lost, it was our best game of the year. We fought to the end.”
Andy Flippin picked up the win in relief for Jamestown while Klay Holliday took the loss for Prairie Home, who dropped to 7-4 overall and 4-2 in the CCAA. In 3 1/3 innings, Flippin struck out four batters and gave up six runs on five hits and three walks.
For Prairie Home, Holliday went all six and gave up nine runs on nine hits and five walks while striking out four.
Devore, Jones and Theissen each had two hits in the game for Jamestown.
For Prairie Home, Rayce Kendrick and Ross Kendrick were each 2-for-4 with two singles and one RBI. Billy Kellum also had two hits, both of which went for singles, while Creed Flood added a double and two RBIs, Sam Distler with one double and one RBI and Klay Holliday with one single.