BALDWIN — Baldwin’s baseball team came close to its first win of the season on Monday at home to Walkerville but fell short.

The Panthers were unable to rally enough to get the win and lost 8-7.

Isaah Defrece was impressed with his team’s performance.

“We definitely showed improvement but have room for more improvement, like on baserunning,” Defrece said. “We ended up coming back. We had good solid hits.”

Ryan Kolenbrander pitched for Baldwin.

“I think we played pretty well,” senior DeMarko Williams said.

“We had a lot of errors on our part,” Baldwin senior third baseman Darrin Thomas said. “At the beginning of the game on the field, it was rough. I’m hitting the ball good. We had a few errors but overall, are doing good. We’re still getting there. We’re not there yet.”

The Panthers are scheduled to play at MCE on May 6, at home with Mesick on May 9, at Brethren on May 13 and at Bear Lake on May 20.

No 4-H program

Laurie Platte Breza, county 4-H program coordinator, said there will not be a baseball/softball 4-H program this summer due to lack of interest.

“Our participant numbers were so low last year that we didn’t have enough youth, within the same age range, to form a team,” she said. “I am still working on forming a soccer program, but am having a difficult time finding adult volunteers willing to step up. It may not happen this year, but I will continue to work on it.”