The Prairie Home Panthers baseball team will have bragging rights for at least another year after winning the CCAA Tournament title.
But it’s how the Panthers captured the title that will forever be remembered.
With the score tied at 2-all after seven complete innings, junior Hunter Shuffield drew a walk and scored what turned out to be the winning run in the bottom of the eighth to give Prairie Home a 3-2 victory.
While the win improved Prairie Home’s record to 9-7 on the season, head coach Trever Huth said the team played one heck of a game against Jamestown.  
“It was back and forth all night like with the momentum switching back and forth everything,” Huth said. “I was happy to see the boys stay locked in the whole game and finish it the right way. Hunter gave us the start we were looking for. He gave up one run early in the game but from there really settled in and made pitches when he needed to. Alpers came in and started off a little shaky but settled in and gave us a chance to win. From there everyone had a part in the game at the plate. We hit the ball off a tough pitcher and worked the counts to get base runners and move up when needed to.  Something we need to work on still is base running and hustling out of the box. We put a close to complete game together tonight but if we can clean that up a little we'll finish games better. But all together proud to see the boys get this win.”
Jamestown scored in just two innings with one in the first and one in the fifth. As for Prairie Home, they scored two in the bottom of the second after back to back singles by Mason Wells and Hunter Shuffield and a triple to left by Clayton Pethan. Tallon Benne then reached on a dropped third strike, allowing Pethan to score the go ahead run to make it 2-1. Meanwhile, in the eighth, the Panthers loaded the bases with three straight walks. Shuffield was then issued a walk for the walk off.
Dillon Alpers picked up the win in relief for Prairie Home while Bradley Schoenthal took the loss for Jamestown. Shuffield started the game for the Panthers and pitched five innings, giving up two runs on seven hits and four walks while striking out seven. Alpers then came in and pitched three innings in relief and allowed three walks while striking out six batters.
Schoenthal pitched one inning in relief for the Eagles and surrendered one run on one hit and five walks.
Pethan finished the game 2-for-2 for Prairie Home with one triple. Wells had two singles while Alpers added one double and Shuffield one single and two RBIs.
For Jamestown, Lane Oerly went 3-for-3 while Mack Sorrells homered on a 1-for-4 night at the plate.