Panthers swing hot bats in EWC rout

NEW HOLSTEIN – Plymouth pounded out 11 hits to key a 12-3 drubbing of New Holstein in an Eastern Wisconsin Conference softball game here Friday afternoon.

The Panthers improved to 4-2 in the EWC (7-2 overall). The Huskies fell to 1-5 in the league (3-7 overall).

PHS broke the contest open with five runs in the top of the third inning to mount an 8-0 lead. Mikaela Holdridge laced a tworun _ B_ single for the key hit. The Panthers took advantage of five walls in the frame.

Brianna Sippel sparked the Panthers’ attack with three hits and Sara Romps had two. Rachel Romps led in RBIs with three and Holdridge contributed two. Jordyn Pieper scored a team-high three runs and Sippel had two.

Rachel Romps spun a three-hitter to earn the win. She allowed no earned runs and zero walks while striking out 11.

“Rachel threw really well. She allowed only three baserunners on her own,” said PHS head coach Gale Grahn.

“We hit well and were patient at the plate.”

Caitlyn Burg led the Huskies’ offense with two RBIs on a double in the fifth.


New Holstein scored a run in the bottom of the seventh to edge the Panthers, 15-14. PHS had rallied for seven runs in the top of the frame to tie the game, 14-14.

PHS collected 11 hits, led by Vanessa Arbuckle with three. Erica Helmer and Lydia Rhude had two each.



Score by Innings

Plymouth..............305 030 1 12 11 4
New Holstein........000 021 0 3 3 3

Rachel Romps and Sara Romps; Erin Goebel and Emily Casper. W – R. Romps, 7-2. L – Goebel. 2Bs – Plymouth, Jordyn Pieper, Brianna Sippel, S. Romps; New Holstein, Casper, Caitlyn u_rg_.___________________________

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