Tyler Witt (Jennifer Biggs)

It took eight innings, but the Burton Panther Baseball Team defeated the Iola Bulldogs 3-2 on the road last (Tuesday ) night.

Burton got it started with a run in the top of the first inning. Colby Beck hit an RBI single to score Logun Tosta and give the Panthers 1-0 lead.

Iola would tied it with a run in the bottom first, and then took a 2-1 lead with a run in the bottom of the second.

The Panthers tied 2-2 it in the top of the fourth inning on an RBI single by Brady Griffin that scored Eli Simank.

Tyler Witt pitched a gem going seven innings, scattering seven hits, only walking one, and striking out ten.

Colby Beck would put Burton in front for good with a solo homer in the top of the eighth to give the Panthers a 3-2 lead.

Bryson Biggs came on in the bottom the eighth inning to get the final three outs and earn the save.

The series shifts to Burton on Friday night for a 6:30pm start time at Panther Field. If Burton wins, they will clinch the number two seed in District 26-2A.


Colby Beck 2-4 single, homer, two RBIs

Logun Tosta 1-4 single, run

Brady Griffin 1-3 single, RBI

Tyler Witt 1-3 single, walk

Rueben Rodriguez 1-4 single


WP Tyler Witt 7 IP, 7 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 10 K

SV Bryson Biggs 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K

DISTRICT 26-2A Scores:

Mumford 12 Somerville 0

Fayetteville 15 Snook 3

Round Top-Carmine 2 Snook 1

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