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.

Extra-base 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 scoreboard.

The Panthers added single runs in the fifth and sixth.

In 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.

Agler 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.