Cain twirls three-hitter as Plymouth triumphs


CLAY HENNING, Plymouth shortstop, fires the ball to first on an attempted double play after forcing out Campbellsport’s Jordan Muche at second in game one of Monday’s EWC baseball twinbill. – Photo by Carla Hojnacki CLAY HENNING, Plymouth shortstop, fires the ball to first on an attempted double play after forcing out Campbellsport’s Jordan Muche at second in game one of Monday’s EWC baseball twinbill. – Photo by Carla Hojnacki PLYMOUTH – Zac Cain spun a three-hitter to lift the Plymouth Panthers over Campbellsport, 3-1, in the opener of an Eastern Wisconsin Conference baseball twinbill Monday afternoon at the PHS diamond.

The game was shortened to five innings due to rain. The nightcap was rained out and will be rescheduled at a later date to be determined.

PHS upped its EWC-leading record to 11-0 (16-3 overall). The Cougars dropped to 9-4 in the league (11-4 overall).

Cain allowed no earned runs, struck out 10 and walked only one.

“Zac worked his off-speed pitches very well. Luke Held [senior catcher] blocked pitches well and called a very good game,” said Panther head coach Butch Cain.

Cain pitched out of a jam in the top of the seventh. Back-to-back singles bt Collin Heltemes and Ty Schmidt put runners at first and second with two outs. Cain fanned the next batter to end the game.

PHS seized a 2-0 lead in the first. Tyler Willeford drew a oneout walk and moved to second on a wild pitch. Cain followed with a double which drove in Willeford.


LUKE HELD, Plymouth senior catcher, looks to keep the Campbellsport runners from advancing after retrieving the ball on a low pitch in the opener of Monday’s baseball doubleheader. – Photo by Carla Hojnacki LUKE HELD, Plymouth senior catcher, looks to keep the Campbellsport runners from advancing after retrieving the ball on a low pitch in the opener of Monday’s baseball doubleheader. – Photo by Carla Hojnacki Held then grounded out which advanced Cain to third. Jake Richards batted next and delivered a two-out single which plated Cain.

The Panthers made it 3-0 in the third. Henning ripped a leadoff double, took third on Willeford’s groundout and scored on Cain’s sacrifice fly.

The Cougars tallied their run in the fourth. With one away, Austin Narges reached first on an infield error. After the next batter was retired, PHS committed two more infield errors which brought home Narges.

“We got the lead early which was big,” said coach Cain.

“Our defense was better than it showed [in the statistics]. We didn’t let the errors bother us.

“It wasn’t our best offensive game but we did enough to get the win.”

Taylor Ramthun was the losing hurler. Ramthun started and went four innings – allowing three earned runs on four hits with three walks and two strikeouts.

CAMPBELLSPORT 1

PLYMOUTH 3

Score by Innings

Campbellsport..............000 10 – 1 3 0
Plymouth.......................201 0x – 3 4 3

Taylor Ramthun, Jordan Muche (5) and Austin Moore; Zac Cain and Luke Held. W – Cain. L – Ramthun. 2Bs – Plymouth,___________________________ Cain, Clay Henning.


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