By Andy Krutsinger, Mt. Pleasant News
WILLIAMSBURG ? The Mt. Pleasant baseball team rediscovered their offense in Saturday?s doubleheader at Williamsburg. The Panthers scored a 4-2 comeback win in game one and dominated game two 11-0.
Mt. Pleasant gave up two runs in the bottom of the first inning of game one, but the Panthers shut out Williamsburg for the last 12 innings of the night. The Panthers cut the Williamsburg lead in half with one run in the top of the fourth inning and added three in the top of the seventh to steal game one.
Mt. Pleasant had just four hits in the game one victory. Cooper Huckabone led the way, going 2-3 with a double, two RBIs and two runs. Chase Lamm went 1-4 with an RBI. Jordan Magnani went 1-2 with a run scored and Colby Potts went 0-2 with an RBI.
Zach Beason started the game and went three and two-thirds innings, giving up two runs (one earned) on four hits and one walk, while striking out five batters.
Jaxon Hoyle came in to relieve Beason and picked up the win. Hoyle threw three and one-third shutout innings, giving up just one hit while striking out two batters.
Mt. Pleasant left no dobut about it in game two. The Panthers scored six runs in the first inning, one in the fourth, two in the fifth and two in the sixth.
Lamm had a big game at the plate, going 2-3 with a home run, a double, two RBIs and two runs scored to lead the team. Corbin Broeker was 2-2 with an RBI, a run scored and two stolen bases.
Rylan Seberg went 2-2 with a double, an RBI and two runs scored. Huckabone went 2-2 with an RBI and two runs scored. Noah Walls stole two bases and had two runs scored.
Magnani picked up the win on the mound, throwing three shutout innings and giving up just two hits, while striking out three. Bryce Anderson went two and two-thirds shutout innings, giving up one hit, while striking out three.
The Panthers will open up the second half of their Southeast Conference schedule tonight (Monday) at home against Ft. Madison. That doubleheader will begin at 5:30 p.m.