NRHEG blasts Medford, 17-5

Published 12:00 am Thursday, April 27, 2006

MEDFORD &045;&160;The New Richland-Hartland-Ellendale-Geneva baseball team found itself trailing Medford 5-1 after three innings before staging an impressive comeback.

The Panthers would score 16 unanswered runs to get the win 17-5.

Brian Warnke went 2-for-3 in the game with three RBIs, Josh Churchill had a triple and scored four times and Taylor Holland had a two-run double to spark the Panther offense in the fourth inning.

NRHEG tied the score up with four runs in the fourth and took control with five more in the fifth.

Dakota Tracy picked up the win after struggling early. He went on to strike out 14 Tiger players in the game.

&8220;Just as Joe McGuire did Monday night, Dakota struggled early then got into a rhythm later,&8221; said NRHEG head coach Jeff Reese. &8220;We need to come out from the start with controlled intensity.&8221;

The Panthers, who are now 5-1 in the Gopher Conference and 8-2 overall, are back in action tonight when they play at Randolph.