06/27/2022 9:35 PM -
The Crestwood Panthers lost their first game of the week on Monday at Marian Catholic High School to the Lake County Corn Dogs.
Despite six Corn Dog errors on the night, the Panthers fell 10-4 on the evening. The loss dropped the Panthers to 12-13 on the season, but they remain in 4th place in the Northern League.
The Panthers fell behind 2-0 in the fifth inning, and they were held to only one hit during their first five turns to bat. The bats came to life in the sixth inning with a four-run frame.
In the sixth, Aydin Wright had an RBI single after Joshua Aguiniga reached on an error to make it 2-1. Wright would later score on a Peter Fusek RBI single to make it 2-2. The Panthers took the lead briefly after Jimmy Gurgone scored on an error, and Hobbs Dunne scored on an RBI single by Connor Janik.
However, the Corn Dogs quickly responded with a six-run seventh inning. They would add two more in the ninth to finish the game up 10-4.
Matt Maloney got the start for the Panthers, and he pitched a solid five innings giving up two earned runs on five hits. It was his second start in a row giving up two earned runs or fewer.
However, Maloney’s toughness is what shown brightest after taking a line drive to the chest in the second inning. Maloney stayed in the game despite the hit. Head coach D’Vante Glenn loved the start Maloney gave.
“Matt has been a gamer for us.” Glenn said, “He put us in the right position to win this ballgame.”
The Panthers play a doubleheader on Tuesday at 3:30 against the Chicago American Giants. The Panthers are 5-2 against the Giants this season.
For the full box score, visit the Northern League Pointstreak page: http://baseball.pointstreak.com/boxscore.html?gameid=577409