The Palmyra baseball team displayed its offense once again with a 9-4 win at Canton on Thursday night.
One night after erupting for 18 runs in its season opener, the Palmyra baseball team displayed its offense once again.
The Panthers slugged 13 hits that produced a 9-4 win over Canton on Thursday evening.
The middle of the Palmyra order accounted for 10 hits and eight runs driven in.
Nolan Wosman, Jacob Kroeger, Peyton Plunkett and Caden Power anchored the heart of the lineup to provide the power surge.
Wosman smacked a pair of doubles, while Kroeger and Power each had a two-bagger.
“I thought we played pretty well both offensively and defensively,” Palmyra coach Mark Loman said.
The Panthers broke the game open with a three-run fourth inning.
Wosman (RBI double), Kroeger (RBI double) and Plunkett (RBI single) recorded consecutive hits in the inning for a 6-0 lead.
Canton clawed its way back in the game with a four-run sixth inning, closing to within 7-4.
Brody Lehenbauer slammed the door on the Tigers. He recorded the final out of the sixth as Canton brought the tying run to the plate.
Palmyra put the game away with two more tallies in the top of the seventh. Wosman recorded an RBI on a fielder's choice ahead of an RBI single by Kroeger.
“I was proud of the way our offense responded with the two runs in the seventh to give us some more cushion,” the Panthers coach said.
Three Panther pitchers combined to allow just four hits, but they also issued 11 walks.
“We gave up way too many free passes,” Loman pointed out. “But that is something we will improve on as the season goes on and we have more 'pen sessions and game experience.”
Kroeger picked up the win for the Panthers as he tossed the first four innings. The junior southpaw allowed just one hit and struck out five.
Lehenbauer was credited with the save in his 1 ⅓ inning of relief.