Panthers close regular season with 7-6 win over Montgomery County


Centralia baseball earned a victory on Thursday following a tough loss.

The Panthers lost 7-6 in eight innings on Monday at Hallsville (7-21), who they will see in the Class 4 District 8 tournament at 6 p.m. Monday, but won their regular season finale 7-6 at home against Montgomery County (12-8). Centralia, who finished with 14 hits, came from behind to take a 5-3 lead and then held off the Wildcats after the game was tied at 5 in the sixth inning.

Micah Danielson finished 3-for-4 with two runs scored, including the winning run in the sixth inning on a passed ball. Anthony Ford had a RBI single earlier in that inning and was 3-for-4 with two RBI. Henry Bohlmeyer scored on that hit from Ford and also scored Centralia's first run on a steal of home (one of two by the Panthers along with Danielson's), finished 2-for-3 with two runs scored. Luke Waltemate and Chase Kempker each had a RBI.

Centralia used four pitchers and Montgomery ran out five pitchers as both teams prepared for districts. Tuckyr Pollock pitched two shutout innings for Centralia, allowing only one hit.

Look for the full story on the Mexico Ledger website on Friday.