Prairie Home Baseball
Prairie Home opened the 2012 season at Glasgow Aug. 27, where the Panthers lost a close contest, 13-12.
"We gave them everything we had," Prairie Home Coach Jesse Oswald said. "Our guys really gave it their all to try and come away with this one and in the end we really just ran out of innings. Klay Holliday threw a heck of a game considering he was unable to pitch a whole lot in practice due to an injury. Jonathan Brandes really stepped up for us in relief."
Kody Utterback, Sam Distler and Colt Howell each contributed two singles.
Oswald added, "All of the guys contributed and I couldn't be more proud of them. Down 10-0 after four innings would be a time a lot of teams might throw in the towel, but the guys stayed up and positive and battled."
The Panthers traveled to Bunceton Aug. 28, where they lost 14-9.
Nathan Small recorded the loss with nine strikeouts. Holliday led Panther hits with a triple and a single.
"We came out kind of flat and didn't have the same energy and intensity as the night before against Glasgow," Oswald said. "Defensively we did okay. We had a few mistakes on both offense and defense, but we just really didn't give it our all."
The Panthers traveled to Jamestown Thursday, where they captured a 15-7 win from the Eagles.
Holliday pitched three innings and recorded three strikeouts. Brandes pitched 1/3 inning and Trever Huth pitched 1 2/3 innings and had five strikeouts.
Brandes led hits with a double and two singles. Small followed with a double and a single, and Huth conributed a double.
Prairie Home will host Pilot Grove Thursday. The softball game will begin at 5 p.m., with the baseball game to follow.
Jamestown and Prairie Home Softball
Jamestown hosted Prairie Home Thursday, where the Lady Eagles defeated the Lady Panthers 12-3.
Stephanie Birkmann recorded the win with nine strikeouts.
Lexi Muri led Jamestown hits with a homerun and four RBI. Birkmann and Dietzel each contributed a hit.
Jessie Kennedy led Prairie Home with a single and one RBI. Kendra Stinson and Katlynn Watson each contributed a single.
Jamestown will participate in the CCAA Softball Tournament Saturday at Bunceton.
Prairie Home will host Pilot Grove at 5 p.m. Thursday.
The Indians were on the road Aug. 27 for games at Sturgeon, where both the varsity and JV suffered a loss.
The varsity lost 2-0. Chandler Wolf recorded the loss with 10 strikeouts.
Russellville's JV lost 4-3 in six innings. Alex Thompson pitched 5 2/3 inninigs and recorded six strikeouts. Caleb Harrison and Zach Voss were 2-3 at the plate with one RBI each.
Russellville hosted St. Elizabeth Aug. 28, where both the varsity and JV pocketed a win.
The varsity Indians won 13-3 in five innings. Chase Smith snagged the win with four strikeouts. Wolf led hits with a triple, a double and three RBI.
Russellville's JV won 14-3 in three innings. Chase Pistel pitched the win with two strikeouts. Alex Thompson led hits with a triple and one RBI.
Russellville will host the AA Baseball Bash Friday-Saturday.
The Lady Indians hosted Blair Oaks Aug. 28, where Russellville lost 11-0 to the Lady Falcons in five innings.
Russellville will host Iberia at 5 p.m. Thursday.