PAXTON -- The Paxton-Buckley-Loda baseball team won its sixth straight game via 12-2 score Thursday over Watseka.
The Panthers (7-2, 2-0 Sangamon Valley Conference) scored two runs in the second inning to overcome a 1-0 deficit.
Trey VanWinkle drew a walk and Tommy Quinn reached base via an error before VanWinkle scored the tying run on a Tanner Coe sacrifice fly ball. In the next at-bat, Gavin Coplea singled to left field to send Quinn across home plate.
In the third inning, PBL scored five more runs to extend its lead.
Drake Schrodt led off the inning with a single to left field and Ben Jarboe drew a walk before VanWinkle sent both runners home with a double to left field.
Tommy Quinn doubled to center field in the next at-bat. With two outs,
Coplea walked and VanWinkle scored on a balk before Humes singled to left field to send Quinn and Coplea across home plate.
Jarboe hit a one-out double to center field in the fourth inning. VanWinkle drew a walk in the next at-bat before Carson Dudley hit a two-out single to center field to send Jarboe home.
Coe walked before Coplea singled to send VanWinkle and Dudley across home plate.
The Panthers tallied two more runs in the fifth inning.
Schrodt hit a leadoff single and Jarboe drew a walk before Schrodt crossed home plate on a Quinn groundout. Dudley then sent Jarboe home for the game-clinching run -- via the 10-run rule -- with an infield single.
Schrodt finished the game hitting 3-for-4 while Coplea hit 2-for-2 and Dudley hit 2-for-4.
On the mound, Alex Rueck pitched a one-hitter, striking out four batters and walking two while yielding two unearned runs through five innings.
PBL 12, Watseka 2
WAT 100 01 -- 2 1 2
PBL 025 32 -- 12 11 3
W -- Alex Rueck, 5 IP, H, 2 R, 0 ER, 4 K, 2 BB. L -- Ben Lyznicki, 2 IP, 4 H, 5 R, 3 ER, K, 3 BB.
Watseka -- Shane McDivitt R. Caden Giroux 1-2, RBI. Mason Gibson R.
PBL (7-2, 2-0) -- Keyn Humes 1-2, 2 RBIs, 2 BB. Drake Schrodt 3-4, 2 R. Ben Jarboe 1-2, 2B, 3 R. Trey VanWinkle 1-2, 2B, 2 RBIs, 3 R, 2 BB. Tommy Quinn 1-4, 2B, RBI, 2 R. Carson Dudley 2-4, 2 RBIs, R. Gavin Coplea 2-2, 3 RBIs, R.