High School Sports


Belgrade Panthers remain undefeated, beat Columbus Cougars 10-0 in five innings

Keenan Kraft
Posted at 10:29 PM, May 03, 2023

BELGRADE — It’s was a clear-skies day at Medina Field for the Belgrade Panthers' showdown against the Columbus Cougars.

The Panthers were coming off a 1-0 win against Frenchtown on Monday, but Wednesday saw a lot more scoring for the home team. They mercy-ruled Columbus in the fifth inning, winning 10-0.

On the mound was Keenan Kraft. The pitcher allowed only three hits all game. The first run came in the bottom of the second courtesy of Belgrade's Gideon Green.

In the bottom of the third, it was Jayden Jacksha with the second run of the game off a wild pitch. Older brother Brody Jacksha produced the third run.

Diego Casas came to bat in the bottom of the fourth, and another wild pitch brought in Belgrade teammate Ryas Olson for another run.

In the fifth and final inning there were four more runs. The first of the four, Collin Delph crossed the plate. Then Casas walked with the bases loaded, which sends Ryas Olson in for another. Kraft and Olson then came in to finish the scoring and the Panthers remained undefeated two weeks away from the first round of the inaugural state tournament in Butte.