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Brookhaven divides twin bill with West Lincoln

The West Lincoln Bears and the Brookhaven Panthers split a varsity doubleheader in baseball action Saturday.

In Game One, the Panthers captured their first win of the season with a 19-7 win over the Bears.

In Game Two, the Bears battled back to defeat the Panthers 10-9 in a seven-inning contest.

Brookhaven 19, West Lincoln 7

After scoring two runs each in the first inning, the Panthers put together a 14-5 run in the final four innings to secure their first win of the season in a five-inning slugfest.

Tate Walley was the winning pitcher for the Panthers with nine strikeouts and no walks.

West Lincoln used a three man rotation as Daniel Spears suffered the setback on the mound with one strikeout and four walks. Kylar Fielder (1K, 7BB) and Nathanael Addison (1K, 2BB) also saw action on the mound in relief.

Blaine Moak powered the Panthers with two doubles and a single. Tyler Mixon contributed a double and two singles. John Hilbert, Darrian Wilson and Clint Stephens ripped a pair of singles each. Brandon Henyard and Reese Reynuad had a single apiece.

Lofton Sills, Kylar Fielder and Austin Burris were the top hitters at the plate for the Bears with a home run each. Spears and Addison hit safely.

West Lincoln 10, Brookhaven 9

In the second game, the Bears jumped on the Panthers to claim a 6-1 lead after two innings of action, but Brookhaven battled back and outscored West Lincoln 7-2 to tie the game at 8-8 in the sixth.

In the seventh, Brookhaven scored one run to take a 9-8 lead, but the Bears answered in the bottom of the inning, plating two runs to capture the win.

Daniel Spears collected the win on the mound for the Bears in relief with one strikeout and one walk. Seth Bivens (4K, 5BB) was the starting pitcher.

Sevante Quinn absorbed the setback for Brookhaven with three strikeouts and four walks.

Wilson and Quin were the top hitters for the Panthers with two singles. Jon Mark Mathis, Henyard, Moak and Hilbert provided a single each.

Burris powered the Bears’ offense with a homerun and a grand slam. Gabe Nations, Brady Thompson, Fielder, Spears and Addison contributed a single each.