Eight run inning sparks Panthers in 15-6 victory

Gene Morris / Staff Photo

Corbin Gant had a welcome committee of Paola Panthers waiting for him at home plate after hitting a home run in the first game of a doubleheader at Louisburg on Thursday, May 9.

LOUISBURG — The Paola Panther baseball team scored eight runs in the first inning against the Louisburg Wildcats and never looked back in the first game of a doubleheader.

Paola won the opener 15-6 at Lewis-Young Park on Thursday, May 9.

Louisburg had a big inning of its own in the second game, using a six-run third inning to win a one-run game, 8-7.

The Paola Panthers celebrated senior night at home against Ottawa on Monday, May 6.

Ottawa scored 10 runs in the first four innings and went on to beat Paola by a score of 11-1.

Paola recognized Garret Trimmer and Corbin Gant following the game.

Gant clubbed a home run in the first game against Louisburg. He drove home two runs and scored.

Evan Peuser was 3-for-4 with two doubles. He drove in three runs and scored twice.

Creigh Markovich singled, doubled, drove home two runs and scored twice. Michael Daggett singled, doubled, drove in one run and scored.

Caden Marcum singled, doubled and scored two runs. Fletcher Aude doubled and scored.

Grayden Brenneman had two base hits, drove in four runs and scored. Garrett Williams singled, walked twice, drove in three runs and scored. Johnny Colwell scored.

Mason Hunter and Daggett turned a double play.

Williams started the game, allowing one run on four hits in four innings. He struck out seven.

Markovich pitched three innings in relief. He fanned two.

Paola scored four runs in the final two innings of the second game, but the rally came up short in the 8-7 loss.

Markovich doubled, drove in two runs and scored.

Marcum had two hits, drove in one run and scored two runs. Daggett had two hits and scored.

Brock Pitzer singled. Peuser singled, drove in one run and scored. Hunter singled and scored.

Daggett pitched three innings. He struck out four.

Aude came on for three innings in relief. He fanned two.

Marcum doubled against Ottawa. He drove in the lone run of the game.

Williams singled and scored. Markovich, Peuser and Brenneman singled.

Trimmer started the game, pitching four innings. Brenneman threw two innings in relief.

Sports Editor Gene Morris can be reached at (913) 294-2311 or gene.morris@miconews.com.

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