MARIA STEIN — Parkway right hander Clayton Agler didn’t run into
trouble until the sixth inning of his start at Midwest Athletic
Conference foe Marion Local on Thursday.
By that time, his
Panthers had built a 6-0 lead. The Flyers fought back, but the hole was
too deep as the Panthers held on for a 7-4 win.
Agler keyed the
Parkway offense in the first, doubling to start the game, then tagging
up on a foul pop up before scoring on an infield hit by Logan Huff.
hits were again in vogue in the Panther second, as Alec Schoenleben
doubled to open the inning before scoring on Tristan McKee’s two-bagger
one out later. McKee then scored on Shay Pond’s RBI single for a 3-0
The Panthers added single runs in the fifth and sixth.
the home sixth, Agler retired the first batter of the inning, but a
single and two walks loaded the bases and brought Huff in to pitch. The
first two Flyers to greet Huff did so with singles, and Marion Local
pulled to within 6-3 before the tall righty escaped further damage.
Parkway added an important insurance run in the seventh, as Schoenleben drove home Huff, who had doubled, to make it 7-3.
Jack Wehe inherited a 2-on, 1-out jam in the seventh and recorded the save.
allowed only two hits, but five walks issued paved the way for his
three earned runs allowed. Schoenleben went 3-for-3 at the dish for
Parkway, knocking home three runs. Pond finished with two RBIs.