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Beason’s no-no caps off MP sweep in Ft. Madison

Jun 20, 2017
Photo by: Chris Faulkner, Ft. Madison Daily Democrat Mt. Pleasant’s Jordan Magnani bunts the ball during the Panthers’ sweep of Ft. Madison on Monday night. Mt. Pleasant stayed one game back of Fairfield in the SEC standings with the two-game sweep.

By Andy Krutsinger, Mt. Pleasant News

 

FT. MADISON — The Bloodhounds gave the Panthers an early scare in the baseball portion of Monday night’s doubleheader in Ft. Madison, but a 12-run fifth in game one and a Zach Beason no-hitter in game two aided Mt. Pleasant to an SEC Sweep.

The Panthers put two runs up in the first inning of game one, but they stalled out for the next three innings and allowed the Bloodhounds to scrap back to take a 3-2 lead.

Mt. Pleasant woke up in a big way in the fifth inning. They put up a season-high 12 runs in the inning to take a 14-3 lead. A scoreless Ft. Madison fifth ended the game early via the 10-run rule.

Zac Ebeling went 3-3 with two RBIs and three runs in game one to lead the Panthers offensively. Dalton Shull was 3-4 with three RBIs and three runs scored and Caleb Potts went 3-4 with three RBIs of his own.

Pat Canby was 2-4 with two doubles, two RBIs and two runs scored in the win. Keegan Rich went 1-2 with an RBI and a run.

Colby Potts picked up the win on the mound in game one. He threw five innings and gave up three runs (two earned) on six hits and three walks, while striking out four batters.

Beason was untouchable in game two, throwing five hitless innings. He walked just three batters in the win and struck out six.

Ebeling stayed red hot in game two, going 4-4 with a third-inning home run, a double, three RBIs and three runs scored.

Canby was 2-3 with a double, three RBIs and two runs. Tucker Johnson was 0-3 with two RBIs, and the trio of Cooper Huckabone, Caleb Potts and Jacob Fried knocked home one run apiece.

The Panthers moved to 16-10 overall and 10-2 in conference play with the wins. Washington was unable to take one from Fairfield on Monday night so Mt. Pleasant is still one game behind the Trojans for first.

Mt. Pleasant will be back at home on Wednesday, June 21, at 7:30 p.m., when the Panthers host Davis County in non-conference action.

 

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