Palmyra erupted for seven runs in the home half of the third Thursday en route to a 10-3 win over Bowling Green.
The Palmyra baseball team wanted to make sure they didn’t experience disappointment in the seventh inning again Thursday evening.
In the midst of a three-game losing streak, the Panthers lost the past two games in the opposing team’s final at-bat.
Thanks to a big third inning, such was not the case this time around for the Panthers.
Trailing 3-2, the Palmyra offense erupted for seven runs in the home half of the third en route to a 10-3 win over Bowling Green.
Panthers coach Mark Loman was impressed with the way his team attacked each plate appearance as they wrapped out a season-high 13 hits in the win.
“Our approach at the plate was much better than it’s been all year,” the veteran skipper said. “And we did a lot of damage with two outs, so we were able to come up with some big clutch hits.”
Jory Maddox provided the big blow of the game with a three-run double in the third inning. He finished the game 2-for-3 at the dish with three RBI’s and scored a run.
Nolan Wosman recorded three hits and an RBI in five plate appearances, while Jacob Kroeger and Peyton Plunkett also recorded a pair of hits in the win.
Hayden Hoerr tossed the first six innings on the hill for the Panthers to earn the win. He fanned eight batters and only one of his three runs allowed were earned.
“Hayden had another outstanding outing for us on the mound,” Loman said.
Palmyra (5-3) returns to the diamond Monday, hosting (Mendon) Unity.