Gates strikes out 13 in Panthers defeat

BERNE – Taylor O’Connor hit into a fielder’s choice to drive in the winning run, giving Berne-Knox-Westerlo the walk-off victory over Mayfield in Western Athletic Conference baseball action Thursday.

Bobby Gates had a strong outing for Mayfield, allowing six hits, four walks and striking out 13. He also had a triple, two doubles and a single at the plate.

Berne-Knox-Westerlo 8, Mayfield 7 (8 innings)

Mayfield103 001 20 – 7 11 6

Berne-Knox-Westerlo000 304 01 – 8 8 0

Gates, L. VanNostrand (8) and Yager; Hurst, Norray (8) and O’Connor.