Panthers make it close despite slow start against Jamestown

Chris Bowie
Boonville Daily News

The Jamestown Eagles baseball team scored the game’s first three runs and never looked back for a 4-3 win Thursday night at home against the Prairie Home Panthers.

Prairie Home, dropping to 0-3 on the season, struggled early on against Jamestown while giving up one run in the first, second and fourth innings. Of course the Panthers got two of the runs back in the top half of the fifth to cut the lead to one at 3-2. Then, after Jamestown plated another run in the sixth, Prairie Home came back and tacked on another run in the seventh to make it a one run ballgame.

Prairie Home coach Trever Huth said the boys started off the game really slow tonight. “We worked through that giving up a couple runs early to a good team in Jamestown,” Huth said. “We made some adjustments on offense and that changed the game for us. We ended up out-hitting them but our defense let us down at the end of the game.”

Sorrells picked up the win on the mound for Jamestown while Dillon Alpers took the loss for Prairie Home. Sorrell pitched all seven innings and struck out nine batters while giving up three runs on eight hits and three walks. Alpers, meanwhile, pitched six innings and allowed four runs on five hits and two walks while striking out five batters.

As for the hitting in the game for the Eagles, Jones went 2-for-4 with a home run and two RBIs. B. Schoenthal also homered and drove in one run while Allen and Harlan each added one single.

For Prairie Home, Alpers went 3-for-4 with three singles and one RBI. Peyton Pitts finished the game with two singles while Blane Petsel added one single and one RBI, Talon Benne and Ryan Small each with one single and Hunter Shuffield with one RBI.