Hanover second baseman Zeke Porta leaps high to field a throw as Thomas More's Blaise Ostertag slides headfirst into the bag. (Staff photo by David Campbell(
Hanover second baseman Zeke Porta leaps high to field a throw as Thomas More's Blaise Ostertag slides headfirst into the bag. (Staff photo by David Campbell(
Hanover baseball out-hit Thomas More (Ky.) but left too many runners on base in a 4-3 loss at home on Wednesday.

The Panthers collected seven hits to just six by Thomas More but left eight runners on base as they had their three-game win streak snapped.

The visiting Saints scored solo runs in the first two innings on RBI singles by Joshua Boeckmann and Brady Reynolds but Hanover came right back with a run in the third when Spencer Coop singled in Zeke Porta.

Thomas More (3-6) used two Hanover errors in the fifth inning to plate a pair of runs to go ahead 4-1. The Panthers got a run back in the fifth when Porta drew a bases-loaded walk and cut the margin to one in the seventh on a Coop RBI single.

Hanover put two runners on base in the eighth inning but failed to push the equalizer across. The Panthers then went down in order in the ninth to end the game.

Coop finished the game 2-for-5 with two RBIs while Grant Larimore and Porta each had doubles. Mark Walkenhorst, Tyler Fitch and Matt Vetor each added hits.

Andrew Littlefield (0-2) started on the mound and took the loss, allowing four runs — one earned — on six hits on five innings with a strikeout and two walks.

Boeckman went 2-for-5 with two RBIs to lead Thomas More while Jonathan Breeden (1-2) worked a scoreless inning on the hill to get the win.

Hanover, now 5-3, heads to Wabash for a three-game series this weekend. The two teams will play a doubleheader on Saturday and then a single game on Sunday.