The Prairie Home Panthers baseball team couldn’t have asked for a better game in the CCAA conference Thursday night against Calvary Lutheran.
Along with playing at home, the Panthers also took care of business on the field by scratching out 12 runs on 16 hits for a 12-4 victory.
“We had a very well played game tonight,” said Prairie Home coach Trever Huth. “The boys came ready to play and it showed on the field tonight. Alpers gave us a great start on the mound, he through lots of strikes and worked out of trouble well. We kinda fell off in the sixth and lost focused and it resulted in not a very good inning for us. Other than that we played very good defense be hide our pitching and did what we needed to do at the plate.”
Prairie Home, 4-6 on the season, led Calvary Lutheran 1-0 after two, 6-0 after three, 8-0 after four and 9-0 after five. However, in the top half of the sixth, Calvary Lutheran sent four runs across to cut the lead to 9-4. The Panthers would come back with three more runs in the bottom half of the inning to round out the scoring.
Dillon Alpers picked up the win for Prairie Home by giving up just two hits and one walk while striking out five batters in four innings. Tallon Benne pitched one inning and gave up four runs on three hits and three walks while striking out two. Then, to finish the game, Hunter Shuffield pitched two innings and issued two hits and one walk while striking out two batters.
Alpers also led the hitting attack for Prairie Home with two singles, one double and one RBI. Mason Wells and Jason Burnett each had a single, double and one RBI while Tallon Benne added two singles and three RBIs, Hunter Shuffield two singles and two RBIs, Clayton Pethan two singles and one RBI, Alex Rhode one single and one double and Ty Stidham with one double and one RBI.