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Sports from the week of April 16, 2003

TMB nine posts first win

The Panther baseball team won their first game of the season with an 11-7 win over Yellow Medicine East at Granite Falls Thursday.

"It was a good win," said Panther Coach Bill Tauer. "We played much better than we have been playing. "

The Panthers scored three runs in the second inning and added seven more in the third to take a 10-0 lead.

The Sting came back and scored six runs in the bottom of the third and each team added a run in the sixth inning.

Greg Carlson started on the mound for Tracy/Milroy/Balaton and pitched well until he ran into trouble in the third inning. Derek Radke t came on in relief and held the Sting to one run in the rest of the game. Carlson pitched 2 1/3 innings and gave up 6 runs on only 3 hits while striking out 2, walking 3 and hitting 2 batsmen. Radke got the win and pitched 4 2/3 innings, gave up 1 run on 4 hits while striking out 4 and walking 1.

"Derek (Radke) pitched very well for us in this game," said Tauer.

Austin Skoblik led the 9 hit Panther attack with 3 hits. Skoblik and Donald Strand had 3 runs batted in each.

Tracksters host first meet

The Panther girls finished first and the boys finished third in the Panther I Invitational held in Tracy last Thursday.

"We did very well," said Panther Coach Steve Jones

The girls team scores were: 1) TMB, 188; Pipestone Area, 141; Redwood Valley, 57; Murray County Central 54; Wabasso, 29.

Errors sink softball team

Murray County Central beat the Panther softball team 4-1 last Thursday at Tracy.

Tracy/Milroy/Balaton managed only four hits off MCC pitcher Kim Spartz, who walked 2 while striking out 9 in the win.

Panther pitcher Megan Anderson was also effective, but the Panthers committed 6 errors behind her.

Anderson gave up only one earned run while walking 2, striking out 2 and giving up 6 hits.

MCC scored twice in the first inning and 1 run in each of the second and fourth innings.

TMB scored their only run in the fifth inning when Allyssa Lightfoot led off with a single. Stef Hebig walked and Emily Miller singled to drive in Lightfoot.

KMS sweeps doubleheader

On Monday, April 14, the TMB Panthers softball girls took on KMS in a 212 Conference matchup in Murdock. The KMS Fighting Saints took both ends of the double header by scores of 14-6 and 11-7.