By Andy Krutsinger,
Mt. Pleasant News
BLOOMFIELD ? The Mt. Pleasant baseball team re-located their offense on Wednesday night at the expense of Davis County. The Panthers put the paws on the Mustangs 16-4 in a non-conference road game.
Mt. Pleasant started throwing punches early. The Panthers scored five runs in the first inning to take a commanding lead. Davis County scored two runs of their own in the bottom of the first but Mt. Pleasant got both runs back in the top of the second and led 7-2.
Mt. Pleasant started to flirt with the mercy rule in the top of the fourth inning, where they put up three runs. Davis County scored one in the fourth and one in the sixth, but Mt. Pleasant added plenty of insurance with a six-run seventh inning.
Colby Potts went 1-4 on the night but knocked in five runs to lead the squad. Bryce Anderson was 2-3 with three RBIs. Cooper Huckabone went 2-4 with an RBI and three runs scored.
Rylan Seberg was 1-3 with an RBI and two runs scored. Caleb Potts went 1-3 with an RBI. Jordan Magnani went 1-3 with a double and three runs scored, and Clayton Lowery was 1-5 with a double and an RBI. Corbin Broeker scored three runs on the night. Noah Walls scored two and Keegan Rich came across for one.
Six different Panthers made trips to the mound in the victory. Colby Potts threw two innings and picked up the win, giving up two earned runs on three hits, while striking out two innings.
Trace White, Jaxon Hoyle, Corbin Broeker and Anderson all threw for the Panthers as well. They combined to give up just one earned run and two runs in total.
Mt. Pleasant will play at Washington tonight (Thursday) at 5:30 p.m. Both teams enter the day tied for second place in the Southeast Conference and one game behind first-place Fairfield, who the Panthers will face on Monday, July 2.