OSKALOOSA — The Mt. Pleasant baseball team had a strong outing in Oskaloosa on Tuesday night. The Panthers shut the Indians down 8-0 in a nonconference road game.
The Panthers used a strong night for three of their pitchers to win the game. Nik Coble threw two no-hit innings, giving up three walks and striking out two batters in the process. Trace White gave up just two hits and a walk in three and one-third innings, striking out two, and Bryce Anderson closed it out by pitching one and two-thirds no-hit and no-walk innings, striking out two of his own.
The Panthers scored their first run in the top of the seventh. Corbin Broeker singled in Chase Lamm with one out to give Mt. Pleasant a 1-0 lead.
The Panthers exploded for five more runs int he third. Dalton Gardner picked up an RBI after walking with the bases loaded. Chase Williamson knocked in two with a single, and both Broeker and Coble had RBIs before the final out.
Gardner went deep in the fourth inning, hitting the first Mt. Pleasant home run of the season. That solo shot made it 7-0, and Jaxon Hoyle stretched the lead to 8-0 with a fifth-inning sacrifice fly.
Coble went 2-3 on the day to lead the Panthers in hits. Gardner finished 1-2 with a homer and two RBIs. Williamson went 1-2 with two RBIs. Broeker went 1-4 with two RBIs, and Hoyle finished 1-3 with an RBI.
The win snapped a three-game losing streak for Mt. Pleasant and brought Mt. Pleasant’s season record to 2-3 overall.
The Panthers will try to improve on their 1-1 Southeast Conference record on Thursday, June 6. They’ll head to Washington for their first road doubleheader of the year.