Boys Junior Varsity Baseball, Boys Varsity Baseball · Comeback kills the Panthers’s hopes in 17-11 loss to Adams Central

The Panthers lost 17-11 on Monday after a surprise rally turned a nine-run fourth inning advantage into a Adams Central victory.

Andrew Hammond got the win in relief for Adams Central. Andrew pitched 2 1/3 innings and allowed three runs.

Adams Central easily handled the Panthers pitching as six hitters combined for 15 hits, 15 RBIs and nine runs scored.

Home runs for Adams Central came when Cooper Hill homered in the fourth inning, Tanner Butler homered in the sixth inning, and Isaac Soloner homered in the sixth inning.

Andy Black was the game’s losing pitcher. He lasted just 1 1/3 innings, walked two, struck out three, and allowed five runs.

The top of the first saw the Panthers take an early lead, 1-0. The Panthers got a spark in the form of a Andy double, before before Nate Shaw singled, scoring Andy.

The Panthers scored one run in each of the third, fifth and seventh. In the third, the Panthers scored on an RBI single by Nate, plating Andy.

Adams Central answered the Panthers’ top inning with eight runs of its own in the fourth. Adams Central scored on an RBI single by Jaron Bittner, an RBI single by Conner Lengerich, a hit by pitch, a two-run single by Isaac, and a three-run home run by Cooper.

Adams Central went up for good in the sixth, scoring nine runs on two doubles, two two-run home runs, and an RBI single by Luke Liter.

A one-run seventh inning helped bring the Panthers within six. An RBI single by Andy set off the Panthers rally. The game went final when Alex Campbell struck out.

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