Palmyra pitches shutout for another win

Jacob Kroeger tosses a pitch during a home game this season. Kroeger fanned 11 batters over six innings during a win over Hallsville on Monday.
TRAVIS DAVID For the Courier-Post
Posted: Apr. 18, 2017 11:00 am

During a three-game losing skid, the Palmyra baseball team found themselves giving up runs late in games. Now the Panthers are the ones scoring late.

Palmyra broke a scoreless tie with a run in the top of the sixth inning before tacking on three insurance runs in the seventh for a 4-0 win over Hallsville.

Jacob Kroeger scored the first run on a wild pitch and drove home the final two runs with a two-run double to seal the game.

Kroeger finished the game 2-for-4 from the lead-off spot for the Panthers, while No. 9 hitter Peyton Abbott also collected a pair of hits.

Kroeger and Caden Power teamed up for the shutout on the mound. Kroeger pitched the first six innings and fanned 11, while Power recorded the final three outs — two via strikeouts.

"Jacob and Caden pitched really well, and we were able to come up with some key hits," Palmyra coach Mark Loman said of the win.

Jory Maddox and Brady Barnett rounded out the offensive attack with a hit apiece.

The win marks a season-best five-game winning streak for the Panthers (9-3). They return to the diamond when they play host to Highland on Tuesday at Flower City Park.

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