T.J. Miller helped St. Mary's to an extra-innings baseball win here Wednesday, picking up a win in 3 1/3 innings of relief as the Panthers slid past the Pomeroy-Palmer Knights 9-7 in 10 innings.
"We got ourselves out of a couple jams when they had runners on. We turned a couple double plays of the non-traditional type, and threw out a couple guys at the plate," said Panthers coach Ryan Berg, whose team improved to 10-13 on the year and 6-6 in the Northwest Conference. "We came up with the big hits when we needed them in the extra innings.
"We were streaky tonight. We had some good innings and some bad innings that kind of made it closer than it should have been. But we played with the most enthusiasm in the extra innings."
Jon Foell started and threw 6 2/3 innings for the Panthers, who were up 5-1 before the Knights knotted things at 5-up and eventually sent it to extra frames.
St. Mary's went up 7-5 in the eighth but Pomeroy again tied it up.
But the Panthers won it with two runs in the top of 10. In that inning, Michael Ivey led off with a triple, and Ryan Drey knocked him in with a single off the shortstop. The Panthers sacrificed Drey over, and Miller doubled to score Drey.