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Panthers win eighth-straight

Mt. Pleasant baseball team shuts out No. 10 Oskaloosa
Jun 06, 2018
Photo by: Andy Krutsinger Rylan Seberg scampers across home plate on a fifth-inning sacrifice fly by Caleb Potts.

By Andy Krutsinger, Mt. Pleasant News


The Mt. Pleasant baseball team is simply on fire. The red-hot Panthers burned No. 10 Oskaloosa on Thursday 4-0 for their eighth win in a row.

Mt. Pleasant was led by a dominant pitching outing from starter Zach Beason and reliever Bryce Anderson. Beason threw three shutout innings, giving up two hits and no walks, while striking out four to earn the win. Anderson went four innings, giving up one hit and one walk, while striking out two.

The Panther offense was quiet until the third inning, where they’d score three of their four runs. Trace White led off with a double, Rylan Seberg walked with two outs and Cooper Huckabone sent a three-run bomb to right-center field to give Mt. Pleasant a 3-0 lead.

After a scoreless fourth, the Panthers plated one more, and again it was produced by the middle of the order. Seberg drew another walk and came around to score on a sacrifice fly by Caleb Potts, stretching the Panther lead to 4-0.

Colby Potts finished 2-2 in the win. Huckabone finished 1-3 with a homer, three RBIs and a run scored. Caleb went 1-2 with a double and an RBI. White was 1-3 with a double and a run scored.

After the game, Coach Brent Broeker said he was pleased all around with the way his team played.

“The pitchers did a great job throwing strikes once again,” Broeker said. “Just like at Muscatine, we fielded the balls and made the routine plays that we could make. We got a big hit from Coop to give us a three-run cushion and added one later. It was a great night for us.”

Broeker also commented on what it meant to beat a ranked team. Oskaloosa climbed into the rankings after starting the year 7-3 before the loss on Tuesday.

“When you’re up there (in the rankings), everybody is looking to beat you,” Broeker said. “Our kids came out to play today and we got it done. We got two on Thursday against Washington, hopefully we can come out and do the same thing again.”

The Washington doubleheader on Thursday, June 7, will begin at 5:30 p.m. The softball team will also be hosting the Demons at the same time.

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