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The PHS varsity baseball team broke through for their first win of the season, 9-5 at home over Brookfield Friday.
They had to come from behind to do it, too, as the Bulldogs scored two in the first and two in the second and had a 4-0 lead going into the bottom of the fourth.
But, the Panthers (1-11, 1-4 CCC) tied it up in the fourth and added three in the fifth and two in the sixth while holding Brookfield to just one more run in the seventh before closing it out.
A walk, a Brookfield error and four straight singles by Drew Comer, Jon Lundberg, Gavin Greving and Ty Haskins powered the four-run fourth for the Panthers who scored three runs the next inning with only one hit, a two-run double by Lundberg.
Two hit-by-pitches and a double by Ethan Tallman gave Palmyra its final runs.
Raeson Miller pitched the first 5.2 innings to earn the win, giving up four hits and five walks while striking out five.
Comer went the rest of the way to earn the save.
The Panthers absorbed an 18-9 pummeling at home against Highland, Tuesday.
The Cougars out hit Palmyra, 15-10 in scoring three runs in the first, five in the second, two in the third and eight in the seventh.
Greving started on the mound and was relieved by Colby Cook and Haskins.
Seven of Highland’s 15 hits went for extra bases, including a three-run home run by Zander Johnson, who went 4-for-5 with five RBI and three runs scored.
Cook hit three of the Panthers 10 singles, while Josh Hathaway had two.
The Panthers came close to winning Monday night at Hallsville when they went into the bottom of the ninth with a 2-1 lead.
But Hallsville tied it, and the Panthers were one out away from pushing the game into extra innings when a Bulldog runner on third base dashed toward the plate and stole home for the winning run.
Palmyra took a 1-0 lead in the top of the second when Rayce Ragar led off with a single, moved to third on a Hallsville error and and scored on single by Miller.
Hallsville got the run back in the fourth on a two-out double a single and a Palmyra error.
The Panthers went up 2-1 in the fifth when Cook walked, moved to third on singles by Greving and Haskins and scored on a wild pitch.
Tallman was working on a complete game two-hitter going into the bottom of the seventh and got the first out on a fly ball to center before getting into trouble.
A single and a double put runners on second and third with one out, when the next better tied the game with a sacrifice fly that also moved the runner on second to third.
The next batter walked, but then the runner on third stole home to steal victory for Hallsville.
Tallman was the tough-luck losing pitcher, giving up two earned runs on four hits and four walks, while striking out six.
Six Hallsville split the team’s pitching duties, giving up one earned run on eight hits and two walks while striking out three Panthers.
Miller and Rylan Compton both hit two singles in the game.
This week, the Panthers are scheduled to host Centralia, Thursday, travel to Hannibal, Friday, and participate in the South Callaway Cluster, Saturday.
3/18 at S.Boone(Cluster) TBA
3/21 Elsberry L 0-11, 0-1
3/28 at QND L 2-10, 0-2
3/30 at QHS L 0-15, 0-3
4/3 B. Green L 4-5, 0-4
4/4 Macon L 1-13, 0-5
4/10 Unity L 8-13, 0-6
4/11 at C.C. L 1-11, 0-7
4/13 Mon. City L 6-9, 0-8
4/15 at Mob. L 0-10, 0-9
4//17 at HV L 2-3, 0-10
4/18 High. L 9-18, 0-11
4/21 Brook. W 9-5, 1-11
4/28 at Hannibal
4/29 S. Callaway Cluster
5/1 at Liberty (Ill.)
5/4 at S. Shelby.
5/6-7 Pal/QND Slam
5/10 at Kirksville
2023 CCC Baseball
Macon 6-0 13-3
S. Shelby 3-1 12-2
Highland 3-2 4-6
Clark Co. 3-3 11-5
Centralia 1-2 5-9
Monroe City 1-3 2-7
Brookfield 1-4 5-6
Palmyra 1-4 1-11