The Southwood Knight baseball team took on defending 3A state champion Western Friday, falling to the Panthers 15-1 in five innings.
Western would record 3 hits in the top of the first and score 2 runs to jump on the Knights early. Kyle Weaver led off the Southwood first with a single, but the Knights couldn’t plate a run.
Still down just 2-0 in the second, Robbie Cole led things off with a single and with one out was followed by a Brandin Frazier single, but again the offense stalled without scoring a run.
Western would score 4 runs in the third and one more in the top of the fourth to lead 7-0 when Robbie Cole got the goose egg off the board for the Knights with a shot over the left center fence to make it 7-1.
Western would collect 8 hits in the fifth, coupled with two Knight errors and a hit batter, scored 8 runs in route to the 15-1 score.
The Knight defense threw two Western runners out at the plate, while the offense had just 5 hits.
Robbie Cole led the offense with a home run and a single. Kyle Weaver and Brandin Frazier had singles. Dustin Curless had a double.