Panthers Outslugged by Vikings

06/14/2022 9:39 PM -

The Crestwood Panthers lost their third game in a row on Tuesday night against the Southland Vikings.  

The 14-4 defeat moved the season series to 2-2 between the two squads. In the first inning, Panthers outfielder Peter Fusek hit the team’s first home run of the year to tie it up early at 1-1.  

However, the Vikings would score 14 unanswered runs following the blast. Maurey Garrett added one last spurt of offense for the Panthers with a bases clearing triple in the ninth inning. 

Matt Maloney made his fourth start of the year for the Panthers pitching five innings. Maloney struck out five while giving up six runs on 10 hits.  

“He was controlling what he could control,” said head coach D’Vante Glenn, “I think he did a good job putting us in a good position to win, but credit to [the Vikings] hitting.”  

The Panthers are now 9-8 on the season after losing their third game in a row. However, Glenn continues to place a large emphasis on enjoying the ride through the ups and downs of a season.  

“We just have to continue to have fun,” Glenn said, “We have to remember it’s a privilege to play this game.”  

The Panthers next game comes on Wednesday at Legacy Fields against the first place Lake County Corn Dogs. This is the first matchup ever between the Panthers and the Corn Dogs.  

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