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The PHS varsity baseball team went through the extremes in going 2-2 last week.
The Panthers went to 10-4 on the season with two blow-out wins Friday after losing two games by one run earlier in the week.
The Panthers saw their five-game win streak come to an end with a tough 15-14 loss at Hallsville, Monday.
The Panthers blew a 13-5 lead as Hallville scored five in the sixth and five more in the seventh, capping the win with a bases loaded walk off single with two outs.
The game, which featured 31 hits, was wild from the start as Hallsville answered Palmyra’s two-run top of the first with four runs of their own in the bottom of the inning.
The Panthers then trailed by one before taking a commanding lead with a nine-run rally capped by a grand slam by Nolyn Richards.
Palmyra scored a run in the fifth to go up 13-5, before disaster struck.
Hallsville used six singles and three walks in scoring five in the sixth to cut Palmyra’s lead to three.
The Panthers added an insurance run in the top of the seventh to go up 14-10, but it wasn’t enough to counter Hallsville’s game-winning rally in the bottom of the inning.
Hallsville’s lead-off hitter struck out, and the next batter reached on an infield error, but the next batter struck out leaving Palmyra
just one out away from the win.
But a single and error scored a run and was followed by a dropped fly ball and a game-tying home run.
Palmyra could still put the game into extra innings with an out, but it never came.
A hit-by-pitch, double and walk loaded the bases for Andrew Kabrick, who started the inning with a strikeout, but ended the game with a single into centerfield.
Palmyra’s offense was led by Richards who hit a double in addition to the home run and went 3-for-4 with four runs scored and four driven in.
Zane Meyers went 4-for-5 with three stolen bases, two runs scored and two driven in.
The Panthers lost a tough one at Quincy Notre Dame Thursday, falling to the Raiders, 3-2, on a walk-off single in the bottom of the ninth.
Palmyra scored their two runs in the third and fourth innings, both on two-out RBI singles from Zane Meyers and Brody Lehenbauer, only to have QND answer with tying runs in the third and fifth.
The Panthers had hopes of sending the game into extra innings after QND’s lead off batter hit a flyball out to right, and the next batter walked, but was erased trying to steal second for the second out.
But the next two batters singled and walked, setting up QND’s game-winning single to right.
Bennett Stice pitched well enough to win, going the first five and a third innings, and giving up three hits, three walks and two earned runs while striking out 11.
He gave way to Nolyn Richards who gave up QND’s winning run.
Palmyra out-hit the raiders 6-5 with Lehenbauer, Meyers and Landyn Smith, the top of the lineup, accounting for them all.
The Panthers bounced back for blow-out, double-header wins Friday over Brookfield and Highland to stay undefeated in conference play.
Palmyra scored 11 runs in the first and ended the game with three more in the second and one in the third for a 16-0 win over Brookfield in the first game.
Adam Goodwin threw a three-inning, one-hitter, striking out five and walking none, as the Panthers pounded out 10 hits.
Lehenbauer, Meyers and Wade Begley each had two-hit games, while Stice hit a three-run single.
Palmyra also scored 11 runs in the first inning en route to a 17-7 victory over Highland in the second game that went only five innings.
Alex Loman had a two-hit game and drove in three runs.
Begley started on the mound and went four innings before giving way to Chance Davis in the fifth.
Palmyra is 5-0 in the CCC with two league games remaining.
This week, Palmyra was scheduled to host Centralia, Thursday, travel to Hannibal Friday before competing in the South Callaway Cluster, Saturday.