Mt. Pleasant baseball swept by Muskies
“We couldn’t field, couldn’t hit, couldn’t pitch,” Coach Brent Broeker said. “We just really had no flow.”
The Mt. Pleasant baseball team lost a pair of games against Muscatine on Saturday, 12-1 and 10-3.
The Panthers struggled in all three facets of the game, committing 11 errors, recording only nine hits (including just two in game one), and giving up eight earned runs.
“It may have had something to do with us not being able to get on the field all week (because of rain),” Broeker said. “But we should have beat them twice — it wasn’t the Mt. Pleasant team.”
The Panthers committed five fielding errors in the opener and six in game two.
“It was the worst defense I’ve every seen us play,” Broeker said.
They couldn’t make up for the damage at the plate, either, getting just two hits in game one. They had seven hits in game two.
“We did a little better in game two, but we just couldn’t get guys on,” Broeker said.
Carson Remick and Justin Dilks each had one hit in the first game. Remick scored the team’s only run, and Schinstock had the RBI.
In game two, Dilks went 2-for-4 with a home run, run and RBI. Five other Panthers had one hit each. Devyn Broeker had an RBI and Remick hit a double.
The Muskies also had seven hits in game two, but they also took advantage of fielding errors and pitching struggles, scoring 10 runs to the Panthers’ three.
On the mound for Mt. Pleasant in game one was Connor Shull, who went five innings and allowed five runs (one earned). He gave up five hits and three walks and struck out four batters. He took the loss.
Dilks came on in relief, giving up seven runs (five earned) in two innings.
In game two, Remick started and took the loss. He went three innings, allowing six runs (none earned), and gave up three hits and six walks. He fanned two.
Dustin Amos and Jacob Dilks pitched in relief. Amos went two innings, allowing one earned run and two hits. He struck out two.
Jacob Dilks also pitched two innings, giving up three runs (one earned), two hits and five walks. He sat down one batter on strikes.
The Panthers are now 1-4 on the season. They have one practice today and look to put Saturday’s games behind them before beginning a busy week.
They play at Oskaloosa on Tuesday, and then host Burlington Notre Dame Wednesday before beginning conference play with a varsity doubleheader at Washington on Thursday.