• Keith Hjelle

Charger Baseball Loses to Panorama, 9-4; Record Falls to 0-11

The ACGC baseball team came up short in its rematch with Panorama last night, as the Panthers bested the Chargers, 9-4, on the Charger home field.

Panorama picked up four unearned runs in the first inning off Charger pitcher Logan Brincks to put ACGC in a hole right off the bat. The Panthers added to its lead by tallying one run in the second inning and three more in the third inning to take an 8-0 lead.

The Chargers narrowed the gap in the third inning when they scored three runs. Caden Wardyn drove in two runs after Nathan Schiller walked, advanced on an error, and Quenton Spack reached safely on a fielders choice and advanced to second with a stolen base. Wardyn then also scored when he went from third to home on a wild pitch.

The Panthers scored an additional run in the sixth inning off reliever Eli Kading. ACGC completed the scoring in its last at bat when Wardyn walked, advanced to second and third via wild pitches, and was driven by Ben Kingery.

The Chargers had seven hits on the day, with Ben Kingery and Garrett Walhovd picking up two hits to lead the team. Spack and Wardyn each had a double. Brincks and Eli Kading shared the pitching responsibilities, with Brincks going the first four innings and Kading finishing the last three. Brincks gave up eight runs on eight hits, walked four and stuck out two. Kading gave up one run on one hit, while neither walking nor striking out any Panther batters.

The loss drops the season record to 0-11 (0-8, WCAC). The Chargers will host East Union on Thursday in a non-conference tilt, with the JV game to begin at 5 PM and the varsity to follow.

They will also play on Friday in a makeup game at Van Meter. JV will begin at 5; varsity to follow.

Line Score:

Pan 413 001 0--9 10 3

ACGC 003 000 1--4 7 5

Charger box score:

AB . R . H . RBI

Spack 4 1 1 0

Littler 4 0 1 0

Wardyn 3 2 1 2

Kingery 3 0 2 1

Hansen 2 0 0 0

Byars 2 0 0 0

Walhovd 3 0 2 0

Brincks 2 0 0 0

Schiller 2 1 0 0

Nelson 0 0 0 0

Kading 1 0 0 0

Rum'lh'rt 1 0 0 0

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