The PHS varsity baseball team went 4-1, capping the week with two lopsided victories at a home cluster Saturday.

Earlier in the week, the Panthers (14-2) also won conference games over Monroe City and Clark County and lost to Unity-Mendon.

The Panthers opened the cluster Saturday morning with an 11-6 win over Montgomery County.

“We knew that Montgomery would be tough after facing them the weekend prior,” said Coach Mark Loman “We took advantage of several errors by Montgomery.  

“Although we left 15 on base, struck out six times looking, and made some base running mistakes, this game exploited several things that we can continue to work on.”

The Panthers finished the day with a 12-2 win in five innings over Moberly.

It was the Panthers’ third cluster sweep of the season.

Six home runs powered the Panthers to a 17-2 win at home over Monroe City Thursday to give Palmyra a 3-0 record in Clarence Cannon Conference play.

The Panthers remaining conference games are against Highland, Tuesday, Centralia, April 25, and South Shelby, May 2.

Palmyra also earned a conference victory, 13-1, in five innings, at home over Clark County last Tuesday.

Palmyra pounced at the start, scoring seven in the first, two in the second, three in the third and one in the first.

“We came out strong against Clark offensively,” Loman said. 

The Panthers suffered only their second loss of the season  at home last Monday, 12-7, to Mendon-Unity.

Palmyra out-hit the opposition 10-7 but gave up eight unearned run, as Mendon-Unity scored eight runs in the first and added pairs in the third and fifth.

See more in this week's Palmyra Spectator.