Panthers' All-Stars Shine Bright in Whiting

07/12/2022 11:20 PM -

The Crestwood Panthers’ All-Stars put on a show in Whiting on Tuesday night despite their West All-Stars taking the extra-inning loss. 

 The Panthers’ All-Star hitters combined for eight of the team’s 11 hits. Panthers were responsible in some way for three of the West All-Stars four runs on the night.  

Peter Fusek had two hits and three stolen bases plus a run scored on an error in the first inning. Connor Janik had an RBI on an RBI single in the first inning to put the west all-stars up 2-0 early. Aydin Wright had two hits and a run scored on a Diego Munoz sacrifice fly in the sixth inning, while Jimmy Gurgone had a three hit night.  

On the mound, Panther pitchers Justin Schassburger, Erik Carlson, and Charlie Faoro combined for three frames giving only one run on one hit. Schassburger threw a 1-2-3 frame to start the ballgame for the West All-Stars.  

Faoro worked his way out of a jam in the seventh inning thanks to a great defensive play. On a wild pitch, Wright fielded the ball to throw to Faoro covering home. Faoro slapped the tag on Roman Kuntz to keep the East All-Stars off the scoreboard in the seventh.  

“Our all-stars are all-stars for a reason.” Head coach D’Vante Glenn said after the game.  

The Panthers return to the field to play the Joliet Generals at Marian Catholic High School on Thursday at 5 p.m. The Panthers are 2.5 games behind the Generals for the final Northern League playoff spot.  

For the full box score, visit the Northern League Pointstreak page: