Brayden McDaniel wasted no opportunities at the plate on Monday, driving in four on three hits to lead Knightstown Panthers past Lincoln Middle School 26-7 on Monday. McDaniel drove in runs on a single in the first, a single in the second, and a single in the fourth.
Both pitching staffs had their hands full, frequently dealing with runners on base. Knightstown Panthers collected 14 hits and Lincoln Middle School had five.
Knightstown Panthers got on the board in the first inning. Knightstown Panthers scored one run when Jace Wilkerson doubled.
Knightstown Panthers tallied 11 runs in the second inning. Mason Young, Brock Loveall, Michael Roberson, Wilkerson, McDaniel, and Bryce Gorman all drove in runs in the frame.
Wilkerson was the winning pitcher for Knightstown Panthers. He lasted two innings, allowing zero hits and zero runs while striking out three and walking zero. Young, Loveall, and McDaniel all put in work in relief out of the bullpen, steering their team towards the victory.
Knightstown Panthers scattered 14 hits in the game. Wilkerson, McDaniel, Gorman, Roberson, and Loveall each had multiple hits for Knightstown Panthers. McDaniel and Wilkerson all had three hits to lead Knightstown Panthers.
The Panthers return to the jungle for another battle against Whiteland on Wednesday at 5:30 before rival Eastern Hancock visits on Thursday at 5:30. #BeTheTradition #GoKISPanthers #PantherPride