The last time these two teams faced off was in the first game of the SIJHSAA state playoffs where the Hornets were victorious in extra innings 3-2. Nashville hoped to continue this winning streak against Pinckneyville and keep there record perfect on the season.
Kamden Emrick got the start for the Hornets and kept the Panthers at bay through 4 innings. With the game tied 4-4 in the 5th inning Dominic Beaty provided the thunder needed to break it open. Battling with two strikes, Dominic fouled off half of dozen pitches before lining a rocket, very deep into the left center gap, clearing the bases for an inside-the-park homerun to bust the game open at 8-4. Nashville would tack on two more runs late in the game and only allow one more run for the home team Panthers to claim the victory at 10-5 versus the rival Panthers. Nashville remains undefeated on the year at 5-0-1.
Parker Schoenberg came in relief of Emrick to pitch the final three innings allowing 1 unearned run. Issac Blazier, Brance Luessenheide, and Schoenberg, all added two RBI in the victory. Maddox Ritzel had 3 hits and was hit by a pitch, while Even Eberhart, Tyse Reinburg and Schoenberg each collected a hit. Samuel Kollbaum, was hit by a pitch and collected a walk; also collecting a walk was Kolby Suedmeyer, Blazier, Schoenberg (2), and Ritzel.
Next up for NMS is another Perry County foe, DuQuoin, this Thursday.