Baseball Sweeps Pair from Lansing Eastern

The varsity baseball team continued its fast start after sweeping a non-league doubleheader from Lansing Eastern Saturday.

The Panthers took the pair 10-0 and 10-7 to improve to 6-2 overall on the season.

The opener saw the Panthers put a pair of runs on the board in the first with a Pilgrim error and an RBI single from Collin Cook.

A Dalton Satkowiak RBI groundout made it 3-0 in the second before back-to-back RBI singles by Drew Philipp and Drew Robinson made it 5-0 after two.

The Panthers added another run in the third and Kegan Collins and Cook drove in runs in the fourth to make it 8-0 Panthers.

Stockbridge would finish off the mercy with RBI’s by Satkowiak and Ashton Knoll in the fifth to make the final 10-0.

Collins finished with four hits, an RBI, and three runs scored to lead the offense.

Philipp finished with three hits and an RBI and Satkowiak and Cook a hit and two RBI each. Knoll and Robinson each had a hit and RBI and Drew Bristol one hit.

Cook warned the win on the mound, striking out six and allowing two hits.

The Panthers fell behind early in the second game but scored four in the sixth and two in the seventh to pull out the 10-7 win.

Stockbridge trailed 7-4 heading into the sixth, but an RBI single by Collins and a two-run single by Philipp put the Panthers on top 8-7.

The Panthers would add two more runs in the seventh for some breathing room and held on for the win.

Satkowiak earned the in on the mound in relief. He struck out three and didn’t allow a baserunner in 2 2/3 innings of work. Philipp struck out two of the three batters he faced for the save.

Philipp led the offense with two hits and two RBI, while Bristol had a hit and two RBI. Collins had a hit and RBI, Robinson a hit and three runs scored, Satkowiak and hit and two runs scored, and Knoll a hit and run scored.

The win was the third straight for the Panthers after beating Leslie in the final game of a third game series.

Leslie scored five times in the sixth to take a 7-6 lead.

Collins ripped a two-out RBI single in the seventh to tie the game and send it to extra innings.

Dakoda Whitaker and Jack McLennan reached on singles in the eighth and with one out Knoll ripped an RBI single for the walk-off 8-7 win.

Satkowiak had three hits and an RBI and Collins two hits and two RBI to lead the offense. Knoll finished with two hits and the game-winning RBI, Philipp a hit and RBI, Whitaker and McLennan a hit and run scored each.

The series opened with a tough 5-4 walk-off loss to the Blackhawks.

Leslie led 4-0 heading to the seventh, but the Panthers scored four times to tie the game. Leslie would win it in the seventh with a one out single to end the game.

Philipp had two hits and an RBI and Knoll a hit and RBI for the Panthers. Robinson and Cook each had a hit and run scored.

The Panthers struggles in the nightcap as Leslie took the game 10-0.

McLennan had the only hit for the Panthers in the game.