The Salisbury Panthers will look to solidify the top spot in the Lewis and Clark Conference Thursday afternoon when they host Scotland County. The Panthers have been an offensive juggernaut this season on their way to posting an overall record of 11-1. They’ve scored at least seven runs in every game this season. Salisbury coach Nate King says the key to their offensive success has been depth.
Eli Wekenborg leads the Salisbury offense with four home runs and 34 RBIs. He is currently batting .627 for the season. Wekenborg is also the scheduled starting pitcher for the Panthers. King says Wekenborg does a good job keeping hitters off balance.
Salisbury comes into the contest with a 4-1 record in Lewis and Clark Conference play. Scotland County counters with a 4-2 conference mark and a 7-6 overall record. The Tigers are coming off a 14-9 win on Monday over Schuyler County, who gave Salisbury their lone defeat of the season. Scotland County coach Rod Sears says their strength lies in their pitching depth.
Carson Harrison has emerged as the team’s ace having pitched no-hitters against Highland and Fayette this season. His performance against Highland included 18 strikeouts over seven innings of work. However, Sears says his team needs to find consistency if they hope to achieve further success this season.
Pregame coverage of the game can be found on Superstation KRES and centralmoinfo.com beginning at 4:50 pm. Colin Schowe will have the play-by-play.