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Mt. Pleasant baseball falls on walk-off

Jul 11, 2018

By Andy Krutsinger, Mt. Pleasant News

 

BURLINGTON — The Mt. Pleasant and Burlington baseball teams met at Community Field in Burlington for their last regular season games on Tuesday night. The Panthers lost the lead in the final inning, falling 7-6 on walk-off error.

The Grayhounds scored the first run of the game in the bottom of the first inning. Mt. Pleasant scored three runs in the top of the second and Burlington tied the game at 3-3 with two more in the second.

Mt. Pleasant pushed across one more run in the third inning and two in the fifth to grab a 6-3 advantage. Burlington scored one in the bottom of the fifth but the Panthers still held a 6-4 lead heading into the final inning.

The Panthers drew three walks in the top of the seventh inning, but there was a double-play sandwiched in between and a strikeout ended the inning. That set up Burlington for their game-winning bottom of the seventh inning.

Burlington put their leadoff hitter on a Mt. Pleasant error. Panther reliever Zach Beason got the next guy out with a flyout to centerfield, but the next batter, Danny Topping, cut the lead to 6-5 with an RBI single.

Burlington’s Everett Wilson hit an RBI triple to tie the game. The next two batters were intentionally walked to load the bases with one out. Burlington’s Isaiah Hall sent one back to the pitcher but an error on a fielder’s choice let the final Grayhound run cross the plate.

Rylan Seberg went 2-5 with two RBIs and a stolen base in the loss. Colby Potts went 2-4 to give the Panthers two players wich multiple hits. Jordan Magnani finished the game 1-3 with a double and two RBIs, and Beason went 2-4 with an RBI and a run.

Chase Lamm went 0-2 but finished with two runs scored and a stolen base. Keegan Rich was 0-2 with a run scored and a stolen base, and Bryce Anderson went 0-1 with a run scored.

Potts started the game and threw the first four innings, giving up three runs (one earned) on six hits and no walks, while stirking out three batters. Jaxon Hoyle gave up one earned run on one hit and two walks in his two innings of work, and Beason gave up three runs (one earned) on two hits and two walks. Of Burlington’s seven runs, only three of them were earned.

Mt. Pleasant can now turn its attention to the district tournament, which begins on Friday, July 13. The Panthers will take on Clear Creek-Amana at 5 p.m. Solon and Keokuk will show down at 7 p.m., with the winner’s meeting on Monday, July 16.

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