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Panthers go on a tear

The Glencoe-Silver Lake baseball team claimed the first three wins of its young season over the past week, defeating Litchfield and Maple Lake.

With the wins, the Panthers sprung back above the .500 mark after dropping their season opener to Hutchinson.

The first triumph of GSL’s spring came in a 5-3 win at Watertown-Mayer on Tuesday, April 11, with Luke Frahm earning the victory in relief of starting pitcher Mitchell Boesche. The Panthers rallied from deficits of 1-0 and 3-2 for the win, the final fightback coming via a three-run sixth inning that decided matters for good.

Five different GSL players – Boesche, Alex Troska, Spencer Lepel, Gabe Roepke and Taylor Schauer – claimed one RBI each, with Carsen Streich, Troska, Lepel, Schauer and Korey Johnson scoring one run each. Streich, Boesche and Peyton Sell had two hits each.

A 3-2 extra-innings victory at Litchfield on Thursday, April 13, gave the Panthers their second win in a row. Sell started and went seven innings, allowing two runs – one earned – on six hits and one walk while striking out three batters to earn the win. Frahm tossed a scoreless eighth with two punchouts for the save.


For more on this story, see the April 19 issue of the Chronicle.