Spartans’ 10-run outburst derails PHS

WEST BEND – The West Bend West Spartans exploded for 10 runs in the bottom of the fifth inning to key a 17-7 drubbing of the Plymouth Panthers in softball action here Friday afternoon.

The nonconference defeat dropped the Panthers’ record to 1-2. West improved to 1-1.

PHS led 6-4 going into the last of the fifth. The Spartans were sparked by two home runs in the fifth as they seized a 14-4 lead.

West banged out 19 hits in the game, including eight for extra bases. The game ended in the sixth due to the 10-run rule.

Senior outfielder Erika Stauss led the Panthers’ bats with two hits on a double and triple and RBIs with three. Vanessa Arbuckle ripped a triple and Erica Helmer smacked a double. PHS collected six hits.

Helmer was the losing pitcher. She went the route and allowed 13 earned runs and three walks while striking out fi ve.

“West Bend exploded in the fifth inning with 10 runs and this really deflated the team as we were playing well and leading going into the bottom of the fifth,” said PHS head coach Dawn Krebsbach.


PAIGE STONEY, Plymouth senior, belts a three-run double in the Panthers’ season-opening 14-0 rout over Nicolet on April 6. – Review photo by Greg Ceilley PAIGE STONEY, Plymouth senior, belts a three-run double in the Panthers’ season-opening 14-0 rout over Nicolet on April 6. – Review photo by Greg Ceilley JUNIOR VARSITY GAME

The Panthers were held to only three hits as they lost, 5-3, in the JV contest to slip to 1-2.

Sommer Stoney led the PHS at the plate with a two-run homer. Jess Fenske cracked a double and Sylvia Peters had a single for the Panthers’ other hits.

Peters took the loss. She allowed five earned runs on eight hits with two walks and four strikeouts in six frames.

West pitching recorded an impressive 13 strikeouts.


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