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Dan Voce races to first after putting the ball in play versus Nowthen. The Panthers ended up winning 14-2 against the Knights.

The Panthers town baseball team romped over the Nowthen Knights 14-2 on June 26 at Solheim Veteran’s field in Princeton.

The winless Nowthen Knights struggled to keep Princeton from scoring as they did so early and often putting up 14 runs within the first five innings.

“Offensively, it was a team effort” said Curt Wilson on the team’s performance. “Tanner Kinney, Gehrig Scheffel, Luke Hallbeck, Eric Norman just to name a few had clutch hits plus we did a good job of being aggressive on the bases and moving runners into scoring position with two outs.”

Scheffel was 2-for-3 with two doubles to go along with two runs batted in.

On the mound, Grant Brockhouse made his first start of the season and was able to pick up the win after going five innings with allowing no runs and only allowing one hit.

“Grant was able to throw strikes, locate his pitches and really keep the hitters off balance while allowing his defense to make plays behind him” said Wilson.

Sam Archer came in and finished the game pitching the final two innings of the seven innings game giving up two runs, with only one being earned.

The win moves the Princeton Panthers to 7-5 on the season. Nowthen sits at a record of 0-10.

The Panthers were back in action on June 28 as they take on the Isanti Redbirds, who currently have the best record in their conference. They then follow that contest the next day playing the Hibbing Miners.

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