Panthers outslug Kiel, win fifth in a row

HANNAH KAISER, Plymouth right fielder, makes a nice running catch on a fly ball in Monday’s softball game versus Kiel. — Photo by Todd Starnitcky HANNAH KAISER, Plymouth right fielder, makes a nice running catch on a fly ball in Monday’s softball game versus Kiel. — Photo by Todd Starnitcky PLYMOUTH – The Plymouth Panthers banged out 16 hits, which tied a season high, to key a 16-6 rout over Kiel here Monday evening.

The win was the Panthers fifth straight and upped their Eastern Wisconsin Conference softball record to 10-2 (15-2 overall). Kiel fell to 3-7 in the EWC (5-7 overall). The game was called after six innings due to the 10-run rule.

PHS had six batters with at least two hits, led by Mikaela Holdrige who was 4-for-4 (including two doubles) with a team-high three RBIs. Emily Marty, Sara Thompson, Joa Cain, Hannah Kaiser and Brianna Sippel contributed two hits each.

Thompson, Cain, Kaiser and Sippel had two RBIs apiece. Marty led in runs with three.

The Panthers exploded for eight runs in the bottom of the fourth to build a 10-2 lead. Sippel had two RBI singles to lead the outburst as PHS batted around. Holdridge whacked an RBI double and Thompson and Kaiser added run-scoring singles.

PHS tacked on five runs in the fifth to go up 15-6. Holdridge ripped an RBI double, with Thompson, Cain and Kaiser hitting run-scoring singles.

“We really hit the ball well. Holdridge was on fire – smoking the ball all four times,” said Panther head coach Gale Grahn.

Rachel Romps raised her record to 15-2 as she went the distance. Romps allowed four earned runs on six hits with one walk and six strikeouts.

“Rachel battled through on a cold, windy night. Kiel has some really good hitters, too,” Grahn said.

Brooke Goehring took the loss. Goehring gave up 12 earned runs and seven walks while striking out three en route to a complete game.

Katie Kracht sparked the Raiders’ bats with a home run, a double and three RBIs. Goehring had two

The Panthers won the JV game, 17-7, behind a 10-hit attack. Erika Stauss, Jackie Snow and Jordyn Pieper led PHS in hits with two each, including a triple by Stauss and double by Snow.

The win clinched a share of the EWC title for PHS.

PHS erupted for seven runs in the second to mount a 10-4 lead. The big hit was Cassy Sippel’s three-run triple.

Snow earned a complete-game victory – allowing four earned runs on 10 hits with four walks and two strikeouts.

“She pitched well and hit the ball very well all-night long,” said Panther coach Paul Krzyzaniak.



Score by Innings
Kiel...........................200 040 – 6 8 3
Plymouth.................101 851 – 16 16 0
Brooke Goehring and Melis; Rachel Romps and Sara Romps. W – R.
Romps, 15-2. L – Goehring. 2Bs – Kiel,
Katie Kracht; Plymouth, Mikaela Holdr_ idge 2, R. Romps. HR – Kracht.

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