Boys Junior Varsity Baseball, Boys Varsity Baseball · Hot bats not enough, the Eastbrook Panthers succumb to Southern Wells, 13-9

The Eastbrook Panthers lost a battle of the bats on Wednesday, falling short in a 13-9 ballgame against Southern Wells.

Justin Reece racked up three RBIs on three hits for the Eastbrook Panthers. He singled in the third and fifth innings and tripled in the seventh inning.

Cody Bass got the win for Southern Wells despite allowing eight runs over six innings. Bass struck out three, walked one and gave up eight hits.

Kody Graves couldn’t get it done on the rubber for the Eastbrook Panthers, taking a loss. He allowed nine runs in three innings, walked five and struck out none.

The game’s last lead went to Southern Wells thanks to a first inning rally that saw three runs cross the plate on two ground outs and.

Southern Wells posted one run in each of the second, fifth and seventh. In the second, Southern Wells scored on a single by Jacey Dunnuck.

After pushing across one run in the bottom of the second, the Eastbrook Panthers faced just a 4-1 deficit. A groundout by Thomas Hahn triggered the Eastbrook Panthers’ comeback. Southern Wells stopped the rally after Bass gotJared Shrontz to ground out.

Southern Wells tacked on another five runs in the third. A ground out scoredPayton Roush for the inning’s first run.

After pushing across three runs in the bottom of the fifth, the Eastbrook Panthers faced just a 10-4 deficit. A sacrifice fly by Luke Elliott, an RBI single by Reece, and a groundout by Josh King sparked the Eastbrook Panthers’ rally. The Eastbrook Panthers threat came to an end when Bass finally got Andrew Lawvere to fly out.

Southern Wells built upon its lead with two runs in the sixth. A clutch error scoredElijah Barkell to open the scoring in the frame. That was followed up by Nick Roberts‘s single, scoring Austin Wells.

Five runs in the bottom of the seventh helped the Eastbrook Panthers close their deficit to 13-9. A two-run triple by Reece, an RBI single by King, an RBI double by Andrew Lawvere, and a sacrifice fly by Graves gave the Eastbrook Panthers life.