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The PHS varsity baseball team went to 4-1 in the conference with victories over Brookfield and Highland last week.
The Panthers (5-8-1) also fell to Hallsville.
Palmyra collected 14 hits in an 18-2 win at Brookfield Friday.
The Panthers broke a 1-1 tie with three runs in the third, then added two in the fourth, four in the fifth and seven in the seventh to win going away.
Alex Loman, Alex Wilson and Ethan Tallman all went 3-for-4 to lead the Palmyra hit parade.
Loman hit a triple, stole two bases, scored twice and drove in two, while Wilson hit two doubles, stole a base and drive in four while scoring twice.
Tallman hit a double and drive in three runs, while Landyn Smith hit a double, stole a base and scored four times while driving in two.
Tallman started and went six innings to earn the mound victory, giving up two runs, one of them earned, on five hits and a walk while striking out eight.
Palmyra’s four-run seventh-inning rally fueled by pitching wildness and fielding errors, broke a tie and led to a 6-2 win at Highland Tuesday.
The Panthers loaded the bases to start the inning on an error and two hit batsmen, and Wilson made the Cougars pay with a two-run single to left field.
Wilson then stole second and he and Adam Goodwin came in to score the final two runs as Highland made two more errors on the play.
Smith then capped three innings of scoreless relief pitching by retiring the Cougars in order in the bottom of the seventh to close out the victory.
Goodwin started and went four strong innings, giving up two runs on six hits and one walk while striking out four.
The Panthers managed just six hits of their own but took advantage of seven walks.
“It was good to see the pitching and defense there versus Highland and Brookfield,” said Coach Mark Loman. “We limited free passes and played solid in the field. Our pitchers only walked one each of these two games.”
After starting the season 0-7, the Panthers have turned things around with a 5-1-1 record since then.
The Panthers opened the week with a 14-3 loss at home to Hallsville, Monday.
The visitors put three on the scoreboard in the top of the first, and Palmyra responded with two of their own in the bottom of the inning, but could only muster one more run the rest of the way, while Hallsville added five in the third, single tallies in the fifth and sixth and four in the seventh.
“Walks and errors really did not allow us to compete against a good hitting team,” Loman said. “On the positive side, we did put the ball in play nicely, but we did not get timely hitting.”
Palmyra was out hit 9-7 and committed eight fielding errors that contributed to five unearned runs.
Tallman and Nolyn Richards split the pitching duties.
Smith went 2-for-4 to lead the offense.
This week, the Panthers are scheduled to host Centralia, Thursday, Hannibal, Friday and Blair Oaks, Saturday at 10 a.m.
South Shelby will host this year’s Class 3, District 6 Tournament May 9-14. Also competing are Palmyr, Clark County, Highland, Mark Twain and Monroe City.
3/19 at S. Boone
S. Boone L 3-12, 0-1
Fulton L 2-10, 0-2
3/22 at Els.L 6-12, 0-3
3/29 QND L 0-15, 0-4
4/4 at B.G. L 2-5, 0-5
4/5 Macon L 0-6, 0-6
4/9 Mob. L 7-9, 0-7
4/11 atUnityW11-5, 1-7
4/12 CC W 21-17, 2-7
4/14 at MC W 20-6, 3-7
4/15 Jacks. T 7-7, 3-7-1
at Busch Stad.
4/18 HV L 3-14, 3-8-1
4/19 at High. W 6-2, 4-8-1
4/28 at Centralia
4/30 Blair Oaks
5/2 Liberty (Ill.)
5/5 S. Shelby
5/6-7 Palmyra Slam