The Prairie Home Panthers baseball and softball teams dropped two games Thursday night on the road by losing to the Jamestown Eagles by the scores of 15-10 and 19-2, respectively.
For the Prairie Home baseball team, the loss was the third in four games for the Panthers.
Prairie Home coach Trever Huth said pitching held his team back this game.
“We had 12 walks in the first two innings and that made the difference in the whole game,” Huth said. “For us, pitching is going to have to get better if  we want to win very many ballgames. Our hitting has been great and carrying us through games. If we can somehow put a game together where we can pitch and hit, then we will be a hard team to beat.”
That wasn’t the case against Jamestown as the Eagles scored 13 of their 15 runs in the first-three innings. Jamestown also put up two runs in the bottom half of the sixth.
As for the scoring for Prairie Home, they plated one in the second, five in the third and two runs in each of the fifth and seventh innings of play to make it a five run ballgame.
Oerly picked up the win on the mound for Jamestown while Clayton Pethan took the loss for Prairie Home. Oerly pitched the first-three innings and gave up six runs on six hits and five walks while striking out three.
As for Prairie Home, Peyton pitched 1 2/3 innings and allowed eight runs on four hits and seven walks while striking out one. Talon Benne and Ty Stidham both pitched in relief for the Panthers.
As for the hitting in the game for Jamestown, Rohrbach went 2-for-3 with two doubles and one RBI. Perez finished the game with a single, triple and five RBIs while Oerly doubled and drove in two runs.
For Prairie Home, Mason Wells went 2-for-4 with two singles and two RBIs. John Fontanna also had two hits with two singles and one RBI while Kassen Lock, Blane Petsel and Ty Stidham added one single and one RBI each, Talon Benne with one single and Clayton Pethan with one single.
In the softball game, Prairie Home opened the game with a 1-0 lead in the top half of the first but then surrendered 15 runs in the bottom half of the inning and four again in the third to suffer the loss.
Prairie Home coach Tad Shotten said the girls showed a lot of heart. “Our pitchers tried their best and it was their first game pitching,” Shotten said. “Our starting pitcher Shaye Siegel was limited due to a toe injury and played first for us. Olivia Strobel had strong at bats and got on base and then was able to steal second for us allowing Shaye to hit her in in the first inning. Ashlyn Twenter had a base hit and stole second and third and had great awareness on a botched throw to third and was able to score for us in the second inning. Maggie Wood did an excellent job for us catching and keeping the ball in front of her.”
Reynolds picked up the win in the circle for Jamestown while Strobel took the loss for Prairie Home, who dropped to 0-3. Strobel pitched one inning and gave up 10 runs while Kelsey Watson threw two innings in relief and allowed nine runs to cross the plate.
Strobel also led the hitting for Prairie Home with two singles. Shaye Siegel had one single and drove in one run while Kelsey Watson and Ashlyn Twenter each had one single.