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Panther boys pour it on in SEC sweep

Mt. Pleasant outscores Ft. Madison 28-1 in home doubleheader
Jun 19, 2018
Photo by: Andy Krutsinger Corbin Broeker sets to throw out a runner at first in game one of Mt. Pleasant's sweep of Ft. Madison on Tuesday night.

By Andy Krutsinger, Mt. Pleasant News

 

The Mt. Pleasant baseball team needed just nine innings to complete a Southeast Conference sweep of Ft. Madison on Monday night. The Panthers popped the Bloodhounds 12-0 in a five-inning game one, and cruised to a four-inning win in game two, 16-1.

The Panthers scored early and often in game one. They put up five innings in the first inning, stretched their lead to double-digits with a five-run third, and added two more in the fourth.

Colby Potts had a monster game at the plate, despite not starting the game. Potts went 2-2 with two triples, four RBIs and two runs scored. Zach Beason was 2-3 with two RBIs and a run scored to give the Pantehrs another multi-hit batter.

Bryce Anderson was 1-2 with two RBIs and two runs scored. Rylan Seberg went 1-3 with a triple, an RBI and a run scored. Chase Lamm went 1-2 with an RBI and two runs scored, and Cooper Huckabone went 1-2 with an RBI and a run scored.

Jordan Magnani and Trace White combined for a one-hit shutout on the mound. Magnani threw three innings and gave up just one hit and one walk, while striking out two batters. White gave up no hits or walks in two innings of work. He also struck out two.

Ft. Madison held the Mt. Pleasant scoreless in the first inning of game two, but the Panthers made up for it with a nine-run second. The Bloodhounds pushed one run across in the third inning, but Mt. Pleasant closed the game out with seven in the fourth and celebrated the mercy rule walk-off after a game-ending two-run single by Jason Sammons.

Mt. Pleasant had just five hits in game two, but drew 11 walks. Lamm led the way, going 3-3 with a double, two RBIs and three runs scored. Sammons finished 1-1 with two RBIs.

Clayton Lowery was 1-2 with a double, two RBIs and a run scored in game two. Huckabone drew four walks and finished with two RBIs and two runs scored. Grant Goody, Noah Walls, Nik Coble, Caleb Potts and Seberg each had an RBI.

Colby picked up the win, throwing two and one-third innings and giving up one earned run on one hit and one walk, while striking out three batters. Bryce Anderson went one and two-thirds shutout innings, giving up two hits along the way.

Coach Brent Broeker said he was pleased by his team’s performance, and also happy they could get out of the doubleheader in just nine innings to save pitching. In particular, Broeker praised his players’ apparoach at the plate.

“I think we’ve finally started executing when we’ve got guys in positions where they need to move runners or hit the ball in the ball in the air when they need to,” Broeker said.

Mt. Pleasant got a little help in the standings from the Washington-Fairfield doubleheader. The Trojans and Demons split, meaning Mt. Pleasant and Washington are now tied at 7-3 for second and Fairfield leads the two squads by just one game, at 8-2.

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