The Prairie Home Panthers baseball team raised its season record to 2-3 by turning back Otterville 25-5 in five innings Wednesday in Otterville.
The Panthers left little doubt against Otterville by scoring the game’s first 12 runs in the first-three innings. Meanwhile, after Otterville rallied back with four runs in the bottom half of the third, Prairie Home came back and tacked on three more in the fourth and 10 in the fifth to win by the mercy rule.
Prairie Home coach Trever Huth said the team played well against Otterville. “Pitching still has some things to work on,” Huth said. “We also need to get better on the mound and just hustling every play out and playing as hard as we can.”
Blake Petsel picked up the win on the mound for Prairie Home by giving up just two hits in two innings. He also struck out three batters. Clayton Pethan, Talon Benne and Mason Wells also pitched one inning in relief to closeout the game.
As for the hitting in the game for Prairie Home, Wells went 3-for-5 with two singles, one home run and four RBIs.
John Fontanna was 2-for-2 with a single, home run and three RBIs while Kassen Lock added two singles and three RBIs, Blake Petsel with a home run and two RBIs, Blane Petsel with two singles, Colton Searles with one double and one RBI, Austin Small and Alex Rhode each with one single and one RBI, Clayton Pethan with three runs batted in and Talon Benne, Logan Fairchild and Gabe Turner each with one RBI.