The Eastbrook Panthers lost a battle of the bats on Monday, falling short in a 16-8 ballgame against Maconaquah.
Luke Elliott got a hit in each of his three at bats. He homered in the first inning, singled in the fifth inning, and doubled in the sixth inning.
Blake May recorded the win for Maconaquah. He allowed four runs over 4 1/3 innings. He struck out seven, walked one and surrendered six hits.
Andrew Rumple took the loss for the Eastbrook Panthers. He allowed 10 runs in 1 2/3 innings, walked one and struck out two.
Maconaquah went up for good in the first, scoring four runs on an error, a two-run home run by Klein, and a groundout by Josh Fewell.
The Eastbrook Panthers got one-run boosts in each of the first, third and seventh. In the first, the Eastbrook Panthers scored on a solo home run by Elliott.
Maconaquah built upon its lead with six runs in the second. A wild pitch scoredTyler Reed to start the scoring in the inning. That was followed up by Feller’s double, bringing home Vince Taylor and Kade Dennis.
Two runs in the bottom of the fifth helped the Eastbrook Panthers close their deficit to 12-4. A groundout by Justin Reece and a wild pitch triggered the Eastbrook Panthers’ comeback. Feller ended the inning by getting Grant Riddleto ground out.
Three runs in the bottom of the sixth helped the Eastbrook Panthers close their deficit to 12-7. A wild pitch, an RBI double by Elliott, and an RBI single by Reece sparked the Eastbrook Panthers’ rally. Finally, Feller got Andrew Lawvere to ground out to end the threat.
One run in the bottom of the seventh helped the Eastbrook Panthers close their deficit to 16-8. An RBI double by Jared Shrontz gave the Eastbrook Panthers life. Ethan Larason got the last out, as the Eastbrook Panthers’ Grant Brownstruck out.
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