Clayton Pethan went 3-for-3 with two singles, one double and one RBI, and Mason Wells and Ty Stidham combined for a one-hit shutout to lead the Prairie Home baseball team past Slater 15-0 Thursday night at Slater.
The Panthers, 1-1 on the season, scored in every inning against Slater and sent two runs across in each of the first two innings, 10 again in the third and one in the fourth to win by the mercy rule.
“Had a good game overall in this one,” said Prairie Home coach Trever Huth. “Our hitters really made Slater pitchers work to be in the zone and when they were we capitalized on it. Hit better with runners in scoring position along with taking advantage of some mistakes made by Slater. Pitching was a lot better this game. Had only a couple walks that came in the last inning but we found away to work out of it nicely. Good first win on the year.”
Mason Wells picked up the win for Prairie Home while Keegean took the loss for Slater. Wells pitched the first-two innings and struck out four batters while giving up just one hit. Stidham then came in and pitched two innings in relief and struck out five batters while giving up three walks.
Prairie Home also out-hit Slater 13-1, with five going as extra base hits-doubles. Wells had two hits with a single, double and three RBIs while Blake Petsel added a single, double and one RBI, Alex Rhode two singles and one RBI and Kassen Lock, Ty Stidham, Blaine Petsel and John Fontanna each with one single and one RBI.
Kobir had the only hit in the game for Slater, being a single.