Prairie Home junior Creed Flood struck out 11 batters, and Ross Kendrick and Wyatt Borghardt each had two hits to lead the Panthers past Slater 11-0 Thursday night in Prairie Home.
Flood pitched all five innings for the Panthers and gave up just one hit and three walks for his first win of the 2017 season.
As for Kendrick and Borghardt, they both went 2-for-3 in the game. Kendrick had a single, double and three RBIs while Borghardt had two singles and drove in two runs.
The Panthers also took the lead for good after pushing across four runs in the bottom-half of the first. However, the runs didn’t stop there. After holding Slater scoreless again in its half of the second, Prairie Home came back and tacked on two more in the second and five in the fourth to go up 11-0.
Prairie Home coach Dalton Armontrout said the team played a lot better. “Creed pitched a heck of a game,” Armontrout said. “He threw strikes and the defense played great behind him. Our at bats were better and our plate discipline and pitch selection was better as well. We looked more into the ballgame tonight than we were on Monday. We were aggressive on the basepaths. We also saw the ball better, so it was a great all-around game by the guys.”
Flood also doubled and drove in two runs for Prairie Home, 1-1 on the season. Billy Kellum finished the game with a single and one RBI while Clayton Pethan, Kassen Lock and Alex Rhode each had one single.