Panthers struggle in loss to Lake Crystal-Wellcome Memorial

Published 12:00 am Sunday, May 21, 2006

LAKE CRYSTAL &045;&160;After playing a near flawless game the night before the NRHEG baseball team could do little right against Lake Crystal-Wellcome Memorial Thursday.

The Panthers dropped a 9-1 decision to LCWM with the home team scoring eight of its runs in the first two innings.

Josh Churchill had a leadoff triple to begin the second inning and scored the Panthers’ lone run in the game.

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Dakota Tracy never got comfortable on the mound giving up six hits, three walks and he hit a batter in two innings of work. Chruchill would work the final four allowing just one hit and striking out three.

&8220;Everyone took a game off against a good LCWM team,&8221; said NRHEG head coach Jeff Reese.

Brian Warnke went 2-for-2 at the plate and Brent Hullopeter had two hits in three at-bats. NRHEG pounded out eight hits in the game.

The Panthers now stand at 14-5 on the season as they prepare to face New Ulm Cathedral in New Richland Monday at 5 p.m.