Prep Baseball

Central's bats go silent in late innings

Posted: Apr. 21, 2017 2:10 am

MONMOUTH, Ill. -- The Monmouth-Roseville baseball team allowed Central to rally for three runs in the third inning, but that was all the Panthers could muster in a 5-3 loss Thursday.

The Titans allowed only three Panthers to reach base the final four innings.

Central trailed 5-0 after two innings, but in the top of the third, Reed Jibben led off with a single to left field. Eric Jones followed with a two-run homer to left. Lane Marlow hit a solo home run to left field, but the offense fizzled after that.

Monmouth-Roseville 5, Central 3

Central 003 000 0--3 5 1

Monmouth 320 000 x--5 10 1

Meier, Heinecke (6) and Buss; Cheek and Sells. WP--Cheek. LP--Meier. 2B--Monmouth-Roseville 3 (Sells, Heinrich, Barney). HR--Central 2 (Jones, Marlow).