The Prairie Home Panthers baseball team had the Smithton Tigers right where they wanted them after three innings while leading by a score of 2-1.
Now what happened after that for the next-three innings is anybodys guess as Smithton rallied back with 12 unanswered runs for a 13-2 victory.
While the loss dropped Prairie Home to 1-1 on the season, head coach Dalton Armontrout said the thing that hurt his team was walks. However, he said Ross Kendrick had a good outing for his first start of the season.
“Our pitchers walked a lot of batters,” Armontrout said, “and we walked the 7, 8 and 9 batters which never is good. Smithton did a good job at making us pay. We weren’t very aggressive hitting and missed some signs, which was very uncharacteristic.”
Ross Kendrick took the loss on the mound for Prairie Home by giving up six runs on seven hits and six walks in four innings. He also struck out three batters. Creed Flood then came in and pitched two innings in relief and allowed seven runs on three hits and seven walks.
Kendrick also had two singles, one double and two RBIs for the Panthers while Wyatt Borghardt, Creed Flood, Gabe Fenton, Billy Kellum and Enoch Turner added one hit each.