Hannibal Courier-Post

Big inning and errors halt Palmyra's winning streak

Palmyra's Brady Barnett is mobbed by teammates after hitting a home run Wednesday.
TRAVIS DAVID For the Courier-Post
Posted: Apr. 19, 2017 9:29 pm

The Palmyra baseball team finished Wednesday's game at Quincy High School with more errors than hits. As a result, the Panthers had their six-game winning streak snapped with a 10-4 loss.

Palmyra committed eight errors for the game that led to eight unearned runs.

A pair of Panther miscues in the home half of the third inning helped the host Blue Devils erupt for seven runs.

Palmyra had just grabbed a 2-1 lead in the top half of the inning with a pair of runs.

Caden Power drove in the first run with a single to right field before Peyton Abbott came around to score on a Blue Devil error.

After the seven-run outburst for Quincy, the Panthers scored their final two tallies of the game in the top of the fourth.

Palmyra backstop and No. 9 hitter Brady Barnett belted a 2-run home run over the fence in left field.

Despite all the miscues, Panthers coach Mark Loman found some positives from the game.

"I really liked our approach offensively," the veteran skipper said. "We just gave them too many outs tonight."

Jacob Kroeger led the Panthers seven-hit attack with a 2-for-4 night at the dish.

Gabe Goodwin and Jory Maddox picked up singles in the loss.

Palmyra (10-5) will be back in action Saturday at Moberly.