Punxsy Baseball Goes 2-2 Thursday

EMERSON, Ga. – The Punxsutawney baseball team went 1-1 Thursday on a spring trip in Emerson, Ga.

The Chucks lost 3-2 to O’Fallon Township (Ill.) in the opener before coming back to beat Athens (Ala.) 13-6 in the second game of the day.

In the first game, O’Fallon scored a run in the bottom of the fifth after Punxsy had tied the game at two with two in the top of the inning to get the win.

Brandon Matthews and Dylan Huey each had RBIs for the Chucks with Huey going 2-for-3. Braxton Giavedoni was 2-for-4 with a run scored.

Logan Johnston took the loss in relief giving up one run on three hits and two walks in two innings. Peyton Graham went four innings giving up two runs on five hits and two walks.

In the nightcap, the Chucks offense exploded three in the fourth and five in the fifth.

Giavedoni was 3-for-4 with two doubles, three runs scored and an RBI. Matthews drove home three and was 2-for-4 with a double and two runs scored. Johnston was also 2-for-3 with two runs scored, while Lucas Ambler had three RBIs. Lucas Burkett scored three times and was 2-for-3 with a walk.

Lance Pennington threw a complete game to get the win giving up six runs, four earned, on seven hits and five walks while striking out four.

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