North Lamar Panthers hold off late rally to defeat Prairiland

Brandon Dusenberry

Brandon Dusenberry

The North Lamar Panthers traveled to Pattonville to take on the Prairiland Patriots in a non-district baseball game on Monday night. For much of the game, it was close as the starting pitchers pitched good for the first four innings. Brandon Dusenberry went into the fifth inning for the Panthers while Zac Pointer took his outing into the sixth.

After holding onto a 5-1 lead going into the bottom of the seventh, North Lamar allowed the game to get a little closer than they wanted. Prairiland was able to get three runs across and had a chance for some more. With one out in the inning, the Patriots had the bases loaded. However an infield-fly and a strikeout would end the game and secure the victory for the Panthers.
                             1   2   3   4   5   6   7      R   H   E
North Lamar         1   0   0   0   2   2   0      5   3   4
Prairiland              0   1   0   0   0   0  3       4   9    4
WP – Brandon Dusenberry  4.67 inn  1 R  1ER   7 K  5 H  1 BB
Hunter Reeves  1.33 inn  2 R   2 R  2 ER   3 K  2 H  1 BB
Evan Niblett  1 inn  1 R  1 ER  1 K  2 H  1 BB
LP – Zac Pointer  5.33 inn  5R  1 ER  4 K  2 H  5 BB
Aaron Grabanski  .67 inn  0R  0ER  0 K  1 H  1 BB
Cole Wilkins  1 inn  0R  0ER  0K  0H  0BB
Top Hitters
North Lamar
Braden Steed  2 Runs
Jacob Cowling 1-1 1 Run  1 RBI
Evan Niblett 1 Run
Hunter Reeves 1-3  1 RBI
Chad Box 1-2
Jasper Goodson 1-4 1 Run
Jeremy Hunter 1-3 1 Run
Heath Swaim 3-4
Ashdon Langston 1-4 1Run  1 RBI
Blake Upchurch 1-3 1 R 1 RBI
Jordan Harrison 1-3
Zac Pointer 1 RBI
Aaron Grabanski 1-1
Josh Harrison 1-4
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Greg Higgins - Sports Editor Greg has lived in the Paris area for most of his life and is a huge sports fan. He loves talking about sports and writing about it. Greg has been a part of eparisextra since the beginning of 2012. Greg also covers the Dallas Mavericks for several different websites. He is very active in his church. When he's not writing about or watching sports, you can find him working out or hanging out with his wife.