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Prairie City News

Hudnut homers in PCM’s loss to Knoxville

KNOXVILLE — Eighth-grader Belle Hudnut hit her first varsity home run and junior Camryn Wignall had three hits, but the PCM softball team couldn’t end its losing streak after a 6-4 non-conference loss to Knoxville on June 26.

The Mustangs led 3-2 after four innings, but the Panthers plated four runs in the fifth to take the lead for good. PCM’s final run came in the sixth.

There were 19 hits in the game. PCM out-hit the Panthers 10-9.

Wignall put the Mustangs ahead in the top of the first when her RBI single plated sophomore Regan Freland. Hudnut’s solo home run came in the second inning and put PCM up 2-0.

Knoxville (12-10) tied the game with a pair of runs in the third, but PCM went back in front with another RBI hit by Wignall. She scored senior Kenzie Johnson, who doubled.

Knoxville’s four-run fifth included two walks and two hits.

PCM’s final run came in the sixth when Hudnut drove in Wignall with an RBI single.

Wignall was 3-for-3 with three singles in the game. Hudnut was 2-for-3 and Johnson, Freland, senior Madison Foster and juniors Anna Shaver and Maya Hegwood all had one hit apiece.

Shaver and Johnson each doubled.

Hegwood started and finished in the circle for the Mustangs (2-13). Johnson threw in between and took the loss.

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