Area baseball and softball results

Prairie Home softball

The Lady Panthers hosted Bunceton Tuesday, Sept. 3, where Prairie Home suffered a 20-4 loss to the Lady Dragons.

"Not having a fence at home hurts us," Prairie Home Coach Glenda Scott said. "Anything hit in the gap goes as a homerun. We also committed too many errors."

Makayla Zey recorded the loss with eight strikeouts.

"Makayla had to pitch too many pitches and got tired," Scott said. "She had six strikeouts in the first four innings."

Zey and Kohlie Stock led Prairie Home hits with two hits and two RBI each. Shianne Rhorer also contributed two hits and Brooke Emmerich had one hit.

"We didn't strikeout much, but we also didn't hit hard," Scott said. "It's early in the season. We will improve."

Prairie Home will play at Pilot Grove at 5 p.m. Thursday.

Prairie Home baseball

The Panthers hosted Bunceton Sept. 3 for their season opener, where they suffered a 5-3 loss to the Dragons.

Johnathon Brandes pitched four innings for Prairie Home and recorded six strikeouts. Klay Holliday pitched one inning and recorded one strikeout.

Holliday led Panther hits with a triple, a single and two RBI. Kody Utterback had a double and a single, and Rayce Kendrick chipped in with a single.

Prairie Home hosted Jamestown Thursday, where the Panthers lost 7-4 to the Eagles.

"We played well and had every opportunity to win," Prairie Home Coach Eric Rhorer said. "We had guys on second and third two different times, but couldn't come up with a timely hit."

Klay Holliday recorded the loss for the Panthers with two strikeouts.

Utterback led Prairie Home hits with two singles and one RBI. Kendrick, Klay Holliday and Brandes each had a single.

The Panthers will play at Pilot Grove at 5 p.m. Thursday.

Jamestown baseball

The Eagles traveled to Prairie Home Thursday, Sept. 5, where they defeated the Panthers 7-4. Jamestown will play at New Franklin at 5 p.m. Friday.

Jamestown softball

The Lady Eagles traveled to Prairie Home Thursday, Sept. 5, where they defeated the Lady Panthers 10-2.

Jamestown hosted Versailles Monday, where the Lady Eagles captured a 9-4 win from the Lady Tigers.

Versailles led 2-1 after four innings, then added one run in the sixth to lead 3-1. Jamestown scored eight runs in the sixth to lead 9-3. The Lady Tigers managed one run in the seventh, which left the win with Jamestown, 9-4.

Alli Muri recorded the win with one strikeout.

"Alli pitched a great game for us and defense backed her up," Jamestown Coach E.H. Hirschvogel said.

Darian Wolfe led Jamestown hits with a homerun, a triple and two RBI. Mickayla Strother had two doubles and one RBI. Robyn Eschenbrenner had two singles and one RBI and Mackenzie Strother had a double and two RBI. Lexi Muri chipped in with a single and one RBI.

"Our offense finally came around in the sixth inning and we did what we are always capable of doing," Hirschvogel said. "This was a solid team win."

Jamestown will host Father Tolton at 5 p.m. Thursday.

Russellville baseball

The Indians participated in a tournament at Billings Saturday, where they lost 17-5 to Lakeland, and 10-0 to Billings.

"We need to try to learn from what happened in these two games," Russellville Coach Lucas Branson said. "Our overall execution was pretty poor in some plays early in both games that would’ve allowed us to stay close. The experience factor from these games will pay off for our new varsity pitchers. They have to go through some of this to become better and I know they will."

Isaac Kirchner recorded the loss against Lakeland. Kaleb Libbert led Russellville hits with a homerun and two RBI. Ryland Johnson had two doubles and one RBI and Ryan Gartner had two singles and one RBI.

Chase Smith recorded the loss against Billings with four strikeouts. Clayton Meyer, Tanner Morrow and Gartner each recorded a single.

Russellville will co-host the AA Baseball Bash with Eugene Friday-Saturday. The Indians are scheduled to play Dixon at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Russellville. The championship game is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. Saturday at Eugene.

Russellville softball

Russellville hosted New Bloomfield Thursday, where the varsity Lady Indians captured a 3-2 win from the Lady Wildcats.

Miranda Hill recorded the win. McKendra Fischer led Russellville hits with a triple and two RBI. Hill followed with a double and Kaitlyn Bungart and Adrianna Basnett each chipped in with a single.

Previously, the Lady Indians participated in the Lady Pirate Leadoff Classic Aug. 31, where Russellville won the consolation. After losing to Pilot Grove in the opening round, the Lady Indians went on to defeat Smith-Cotton 9-3, then defeated Eugene 7-2 to win the consolation.

"We started the day out pretty slow and struggled at the plate with only four hits," Russellville Coach Trisha Black said. "But the girls rallied back and ended the day very strong."

Hill recorded the win against Eugene with seven strikeouts.

"Miranda pitched a great game," Black said. "She did a great job of keeping them off balance and was in control throughout the game."

Hill and Amberlyn Grellner led Russellville hits with a double each and two RBI each. Adrianna Basnett had two singles, and Emma Koestner contributed a single and one RBI.

Russellville will play at Iberia at 5 p.m. Thursday.

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