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Baseball returns to SLIAC championship game

Mike Moore Sports Photography
Mike Moore Sports Photography

GREENVILLE, Ill. -- The baseball team advanced to the championship game of the SLIAC tournament for the fourth straight year with two wins.  On Friday, the Panthers defeated Westminster 18-9 in game one, followed by a 4-0 shutout over Spalding to earn a date with Webster on Saturday.

Sam Alender earned the win in the Westminster game with six innings pitched.  He gave up three earned runs.

Westminster mounted a late rally, but the Panthers advantage was too much to overcome.

Adam Lamb paced the Panthers with a 4-for-6 outing at the plate.  Austin Marsh and Sam Hodges each added three hits.

Game two saw a brilliant pitching outing from Jonah Moore, who held the SLIAC's top hitting team to just four hits and a walk, in his first career shutout of nine innings.

Greenville got a run in the second and third innings to take a 2-0 lead.  In the seventh, the Panthers scored twice.

Marsh and Bryce Pearce had two hits apiece.

The Panthers (22-19) play Webster on Saturday at 5 p.m.