Panthers dominate in twinbill sweep

TWO RIVERS – Strong pitching and a power-laden attack propelled Plymouth to a sweep of a baseball doubleheader over Two Rivers here Thursday.

The Panthers cruised to a 13-0 rout in the opener and dominated in the nightcap, 13-2. PHS upped its first-place Eastern Wisconsin Conference record to 9-0 (13-2 overall).

PHS pounded out 12 hits in game one, led by senior catcher Tyler Willeford who cracked three. Zac Cain, Jack Sacket and Nick Stucke added two each. The Panthers belted six doubles and three triples.

The RBI leaders with two each were Willeford, Zach Gambrell, Drew Schweiger and Stucke. Stucke scored a team-high three runs, followed by Cain, Matt Olig and Sacket with two apiece.

Derek Schweiger twirled a threehit shutout over five innings (10-run rule). He walked two and struck out

Game 1

Score by Innings Plymouth..................041 26 – 13 12 0 Two Rivers................000 00 – 0 3 5

Derek Schweiger and Tyler Willeford; Adam Taylor and Dalten Myers. W – Schweiger. L – Taylor. 2Bs – Plymouth, Willeford, Zach Gambrell, Zac Cain 2, Matt Olig, Jack Sacket. 3Bs – Plymouth, Willeford, Drew Schweiger, Sacket.

Game 2

Score by Innings Plymouth.............000 03(10) – 13 8 2 Two Rivers.................000 002 – 2 1 5

TJ Moegenburg and Tyler Willeford; Brennen Willert and Kevin Veldre. W – Moegenburg. L – Willert. 2Bs – Plymouth, Willeford, Jake Steinhardt, Cole Karczewski, Drew Schweiger; Two Rive_ rs, Nathan Grall. five.

“Derek kept the ball down well and got ahead early in the count,” said Panther head coach Butch Cain.

“We centered up on the ball well and it was nice to see us find the gaps. Our defense was sharp.”

The losing pitcher was Adam Taylor who went the distance and gave up 13 runs but only four earned as the Purple Raiders were guilty of five errors. Taylor walked one and fanned four.


Junior TJ Moegenburg fired a one-hitter in the nightcap to earn the win. Moegenburg gave up one earned run and two walks while striking out three in six innings (10- run rule).

Moegenburg had a no-hitter until one out in the bottom of the sixth when Nathan Grall doubled.

“TJ gave us some quality innings. He spotted his fastball well.,” said coach Cain.

The Panthers busted the game open with a 10-run barrage in the top of the sixth to go up 13-0. The key hit was Willeford’s two-run double. PHS banged out three doubles and a single, drew five walks and were helped by two Purple Raider miscues.

Drew Schweiger paced PHS in hits with two. Olig led in RBIs with three and Willeford had two.

Willeford, Gambrell, Sacket and Drew Schweiger paced PHS in runs with two apiece.

“These were good overall team wins. It was good to see the power up and down the lineup,” said coach Cain.

“Tyler had a big night, offensively and defensively, and he called good games.”

Two Rivers pitching allowed 10 walks and recorded two strikeouts in game two.

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