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Panthers trounce Pirates

The Parkers Prairie Panthers broke open a tight game with eight runs in the bottom of the fifth Thursday to claim an 11-1 victory over the Verndale Pirates.

The Pirates edged the Panthers 14-13 in their first Park Region Conference meeting this season.

Four Parkers players, Micaela Noga, Madison Dorn, Kathryn Burquest and Sarah Bunde, rapped two hits apiece in the victory. Dorn, Burquest, Bunde and Anna Guenther all drove in two runs.

Teresa Moenkedick went 3-for-3 at the plate in the loss. Kirstin Korfe drove in Verndale's only run.

Becky Suchy did not allow a walk during her five innings of work. Moenkedick was touched for 10 earned runs.

Parkers Prairie 11, Verndale 1

Verndale 001 00 - 1 5 2

PP 021 08 - 11 13 1

WP- Suchy; LP- Moenkedick