PITTSBURG — The St. Mary’s-Colgan boys’ baseball team would go into the seventh frame tied in a low scoring game, but Willard would rally with two runs in the seventh to steal the victory 3-2 on Saturday.
Matthew Lomshek would open the game for the Panthers with a leadoff single. Bryce Hutchins put the Panthers on the board in the with a RBI line drive to right field, bringing home Lomshek to take the 1-0 lead.
Willard would tie up the game in the fourth inning. After a inning and a half where both teams failed to bring home a run, Colgan’s Logan Lindsey hit a line drive double, bringing home Derek VanBecelaere. VanBecelaere reached base with a line drive double to right field.
Kannon Keller would ground out on the next at-bat to end the inning. Willard would open the seventh with two outs before getting the run necessary take the lead.
St. Mary’s-Colgan would load the bases with two outs in the seventh, after Lomshek and Cade Simmons would hit singles and Hutchins earned a intentional walk. Parker Wydick made good contact on the ball but his line drive was caught in the outfield to end the game.
The Panthers would use five different pitchers on the mound during the game. Lomshek and Simmons threw the most pitches with 27 each. Lindsey and Gavin Glover also threw over 20 pitches each for the Panthers.
Although Willard got the win, the Panthers would finish with more hits, with eight compared to six by the away team.
The Panthers will look to get on track against Galena in a doubleheader starting at 4:30 p.m. on Monday