LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- The baseball team traveled to Louisville on Thursday and were defeated 6-4 by No. 18 Spalding. The Panthers received three hits from Austin Marsh, and Bryce Pearce struck out eight over five innings while limiting Spalding to two earned runs.
Spalding took the early lead with a run in the second inning and three in the third for a 4-0 advantage.
The Panthers rallied against Spalding's star pitcher Jimi Keating in the fourth and fifth innings with three runs.
In the fifth inning, Marsh knocked in a run with a single to make the score 4-3.
Spalding increased their lead with a run in the fifth and one in the eighth for a 6-3 lead.
Grant Carman produced an RBI groundout in the ninth, and the tying run was at bat when the game concluded.
The Panthers (8-11, 3-3 SLIAC) face Spalding in doubleheader on Friday.