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Mt. Pleasant offense slugs out 24 runs in sweep

Jun 22, 2018
MPN file photo Jordan Magnani (pictured) threw four and one-thirds inning in game two and picked up the victory on the mound.

By Andy Krutsinger, Mt. Pleasant News

 

KEOKUK — Mt. Pleasant baseball finished off the season sweep of Keokuk on Thursday night. The Panthers delivered an early knock-out blow in game one, eventually taking the game 12-4, and staged a 12-9 comeback win in game two to make it four-in-a-row over the Chiefs this season.

Mt. Pleasant scored nine runs in the first inning of game one and it looked like the Panthers were going to make it feel like the longest day of the year for the hometown Chiefs fans, but Keokuk was much more competitive throughout the rest of the night.

Keokuk scored one run in the bottom of the third. Mt. Pleasant added one in the top of the fourth but Keokuk cut the lead to 10-4 with a three-run fifth. The Panthers added two insurance runs in the seventh inning and took game one by eight.

Corbin Broeker led the Panthers offensively in the win. He went 2-3 with two RBIs, two runs scored and a stolen base. Rylan Seberg went 2-4 with two runs, an RBI and a stolen base, and Caleb Potts went 2-5 with a double and an RBI.

Cooper Huckabone went 1-4 with a double, two RBIs and a run scored. Colby Potts went 1-4 with an RBI and a run scored. Jordan Magnani was 1-3 with a run and a stolen base, and Zach Beason went 0-3 with two RBIs and a run scored.

Magnani started the game and picked up the win on the mound, throwing four and one-third innings and giving up four runs (three earned) on nine hits and two walks, while striking out four batters. Bryce Anderson and Trace White combined for two and two-thirds shutout innings to close out the game.

The Panthers scored the first six runs of the game, netting a run in the top of the first and five in the third to shoot out to a 6-0 lead. Keokuk came storming back, however, with a nine-run third inning and all-of-the-sudden the Chiefs held a 9-6 lead.

Mt. Pleasant scored a run each in the fourth and fifth innings to cut the Keokuk lead to 9-8, but still entered the final inning with a one-run deficit.

The Panthers came up clutch in the top of the seventh, scoring four runs to snatch back the lead, and Keokuk’s offense couldn’t get the runs back.

Chase Lamm went 3-4 with a double, an RBI, three runs scored and a stolen base in the win. Caleb went 2-3 with three RBIs and a run scored. Seberg went 2-4 with a triple, two RBIs and two runs scored.

Huckabone went 2-3 with a double, an RBI and two runs scored. Nik Coble was 2-3 with two doubles and an RBI. Clayton Lowery went 1-4 with a double, two RBIs and a run scored.

Colby started the game and went two and one-thirds innings, giving up nine runs (six earend) on six hits and three walks, while striking out three batters. Broeker came in and dominated in relief, going four and two-thirds innings on the mound and giving up just one hit and one walk, while striking out seven.

The Mt. Pleasant boys moved to 16-8 overall and 9-3 in conference play with the win. They’ll be on the road at Columbus Catholic today (Friday) at 1:30 p.m.

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