Burlington clips Panthers, 6-4, in non-loop game
BURLINGTON — Nine runs were scored in the first two innings of Tuesday night’s non-conference game between Mt. Pleasant and Burlington. Just one run was scored after that in the Grayhounds’ 6-4 victory.
A pair of errors led to two unearned Burlington runs and proved to be the Panthers’ undoing.
Mt. Pleasant took 2-0 and 4-2 leads after hitting in the top half of the first two innings. Burlington, however, came back with three runs in the bottom of the second to take the lead for good. The winners tacked on a run in the sixth for good measure.
Austin Smith led the Panther offense with a pair of singles in four at-bats. Pat Canby and Dustin Amos clubbed doubles with each driving in a run. Colton Schinstock, Tyler Pace and Justin Dilks rounded out the offense with a single each.
Starter Jordan Meyer was the losing pitcher. Meyer went two innings, giving up four hits and three earned runs (two runs he allowed were unearned). He walked three and did not record a strikeout. Marcus Moothart finished up, giving up two hits and a run in four innings of work.
The loss snapped Mt. Pleasant’s winning streak at four. The Panthers are now 18-15 on the season and open postseason play Friday night at Fairfield, squaring off with Oskaloosa in a 5 p.m. start. Ft. Madison and Fairfield play in the 7 p.m. nightcap. The Friday night winners meet in the district semifinal Monday, July 21, at Fairfield.
With the victory, Burlington moves 20-15.