It was feast or famine for the Onamia Panthers last week when they crammed five games into four days, losing three times and winning twice.
The wins were the third and fourth of the season for the Panthers.
It was way less than a good day at the park for Onamia High baseball when they hosted the Hinckley/Finlayson Jaguars on April 29. The Jags pitching struck out six of the first 12 Onamia batters, and their offense built a 13-0 lead during the first four innings on the way to a 27-0 rout.
H/F 7 1 5 6 8 27
Onamia 0 0 0 0 0 0
The Isle Huskies and Onamia Panthers baseball teams met on April 30 for a double header at Isle’s field. A summary of those two games won by Isle appears on page 17 of Out and About.
Onamia 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 3
Isle 0 0 0 0 5 3 -- 8
Isle 2 0 0 6 3 1 -- 12
Onamia 0 0 0 2 0 1 -- 3
The Onamia baseball team won its third game of the season on May 2 with a nail-biting, 4-3 victory over the Rush City Tigers.
Despite Tiger pitching allowing just two hits and striking out 10 Panther batters, Onamia found a way to score four runs, including what turned out to be the winning tally in the top of the final inning when 9th-grader Jakob Wind knocked in the Panthers’ fourth run with a clutch, 2-out single.
Onamia also got a superb pitching performance from sophomore Brendan Calson, who scattered seven hits, walked five and struck out four.
Onamia 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 4
Rush City 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 3
The Onamia Panthers hosted the St. John’s Prep Johnnies in a non-conference baseball game on May 3.
“We had a bit of luck getting this win” was how Onamia coach Jason Runyan described the Panthers 5-3 victory.
The luck and the win came as a result of a rain storm that called the game after five complete innings.
Onamia parlayed four hits and a walk into four runs in the bottom of the third inning to take a 5-3 lead. The Johnnies tied the game at 5-5 in the top of the sixth before the rains came, but because the game was called, the score reverted back to the 5-inning score.
Onamia pitchers Kyle Smith and Alex Forsberg-Manthe combined to give up three runs on nine hits and walked seven.
St. John’s pitching gave up six hits, walked three and struck out eight.
St. Johns 0 0 1 2 0 3
Onamia 1 0 4 0 -- 5