Panthers squeeze out win over Marysville
Freshman Nick Thomas singled home Nathan Gieber with two outs in the bottom of the tenth inning to give the Concordia High School baseball team a 5-4 win over Marysville in the second game of an NCKL doubleheader at the Concordia Sports Complex yesterday.
The Panthers won the first game of the twinbill 7-5.
Gieber walked with one out in the tenth and then stole second.
Skyler Hittle grounded out and Gieber moved to third, setting up Thomas’ walk-off single.
Concordia took an early 1-0 lead with a run in the first inning.
Garrett Brummett reached base on an error and later scored on a balk.
Marysville scored three runs in the third to take a 3-1 lead.
The Bulldogs added a run in the fourth to lead 4-1.
The Panthers came back with a run in the fifth, one in the sixth and one in the seventh to send the game to extra innings tied at four.
David Strait walked in the fifth and Trent Tholstrup reached on an error. Colton Odette walked to load the bases.
Brummett drove in a run with a sacrifice fly.
Gieber reached on a single in the sixth and advanced to second on a balk.
Strait singled home Gieber making the score 4-3.
Odette got things started in the seventh with a walk and was lifted for pinch runner Brentin Hake.
Jordan Mehl followed with a single and Brummett was intentionally walked to load the bases.
Trevor Nordell delivered a sacrifice fly to tie the game and send it to extra innings.
Gieber pitched the first eight innings of the game and allowed four runs on seven hits. He struckout seven and walked one.
Nordell pitched the final two innings and gave up no runs and struckout five including striking out the side in the tenth.
In the first game of the doubleheader Concordia took a 1-0 lead with a run in the bottom of the first inning.
Brummett singled with one-out and advanced to third with a stolen base and a throwing error by the catcher.
Brummett scored on a ground ball by Nordell.
The Bulldogs took a 2-1 lead with two runs in the second.
Concordia tied the game with a run in the third.
Mehl led off with a single and later scored on a single by Gieber.
The Bulldogs added a run in the fifth to take a 3-2 lead.
The Panthers bounced back to tie the game with a run in the fifth.
Gieber walked and scored when Strait reached on an error.
Marysville took back the lead with a run in the sixth.
Concordia finally took the lead for good scoring three runs in the bottom of the sixth.
Odette doubled to lead off the inning and scored on a one-out double by Brummett.
Nordell reached on an error driving in Brummett.
Hittle doubled to score Nordell, and Thomas drove in Hittle with a double.
Marysville added a run in the seventh for the 7-5 final.
Brummett pitched all seven innings allowing five runs on seven hits, he struckout seven and walked one.
Concordia will be in action again Friday at Wamego.
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