Panthers’ win streak snapped; Eagles fall

Jones County snapped Perry’s five-game win streak Monday. The Greyhounds, who were part of that string of victories, edged the Panthers out, 4-2, at home.

Two of those came in the third and the other pair came in the inning that followed. Perry – now 5-2 -scored lone runs in the second and seventh.

Cameron Mashburn (1-2 with a walk) helped his cause with a single that brought in the Panthers’ first run. That came via Jacob Hunt (2-3 with a walk, RBI and run scored). Hunt had singled to start the inning and with two outs was moved to third on John Micah Law’s single (1-2).

Hunt’s two-out double accounted for the second run. That brought in Andrew Newhouse (0-2 but with two walks), who had walked to start the inning and was moved around via a fielder’s choice.

Mashburn worked all six innings. He struck out five and walked two.

Elsewhere, Northside, since starting the year with a win, has not been able to get back on track. The Eagles lost their fifth straight Monday, 13-7, to Rutland at home.

The Canes scored three in the second. Northside answered that with three in the bottom of the third. But, Rutland scored five in the fifth, four in the sixth and one in the seventh. The Eagles answered, but only with a pair each in the fifth and sixth. They were out-hit 10-5.

Dylan Franks (1-3 with a walk) drove in three runs with a homerun, while Mitchell Upshaw (1-3 with a walk) and Hunter Price (0-4) earned the other RBIs.