The Parkers Prairie Panthers wrapped up their regular season with a 4-3 win over Browerville on Thursday. Parkers Prairie ends the regular season with a 14-5 record and should be the number two seed heading into the playoffs next week.
The Panthers drew first blood when Dylan Debilzen singled to start the game and was driven in by Zach Mrnak. The Tigers answered in the bottom half as they plated 3 and were looking for more. “Nolan Steidl had the start on the mound and was able to pitch out of the first inning jam,” commented Panthers Head Coach Derek Denny. “After that he and the defense settled in nicely to the style of baseball we are more accustomed to.”
In the third inning, Debilzen singled and David Revering also singled. Heads up base running by both players gave the Panthers runners on second and third with no outs. Steidl followed up with a single to drive both in, tying the game at 3-3. With one out in the fifth, Steidl reached on an error. Joe Johnson laid down a near perfect bunt down the third base line to advance Steidl and also reach safely. Cohen Noska ripped a ground ball too hot for the shortstop to handle, scoring Steidl with the go ahead run.
“Revering was on the mound for the final two innings and after giving up a lead-off double to start the sixth, Dave and the ‘D’ never allowed another Tiger to reach base,” said Coach Denny.
The Parkers Prairie JV team finished their season with a 12-8 win over Browerville, ending up with a 13-6 record.
The junior high hosted Browerville/Eagle Valley and picked up a 13-7 win to finish their season with a 16-7 record.