PHS earns share of BEC lead with sweep


JOE STEINHARDT, Plymouth freshman, lines a single in the second inning of game one in Friday’s baseball twinbill versus Cedar Grove. – Review photo by Greg Ceilley JOE STEINHARDT, Plymouth freshman, lines a single in the second inning of game one in Friday’s baseball twinbill versus Cedar Grove. – Review photo by Greg Ceilley PLYMOUTH – The Plymouth Panthers’ doubleheader sweep against Cedar Grove-Belgium here Friday moved them into a tie for the Big East Conference baseball lead with Kiel.

PHS and Kiel are 14-3 in the BEC heading into this week. They square off Friday with two games, including the completion of a suspended game from June 15.

The suspended game will resume at approximately 3:45 p.m., followed by the regularly scheduled contest. PHS led 4-2 when the June 15 game was suspended due to inclement weather.

PHS, 16-9 overall, received outstanding pitching in the doubleheader against Cedar Grove. The Panthers won the opener, 4-1, behind junior Derek Schweiger’s five-hitter. Schweiger allowed one earned run and two walks while striking out five.

The Panthers won the nightcap, 10-0, with junior Jake Steinhardt twirling a three-hitter. Steinhardt walked only one and had four strikeouts. The game was called after five innings due to the 10-run rule.

“Derek and Jake had good command of the strike zone and used their off-speed pitches well. I was very pleased with them,” said Panther head coach Butch Cain.

PHS collected only four hits in game one but drew seven walks and took advantage of two Rocket errors. Freshman Joe Steinhardt led the Panthers in hits with two. Jake Steinhardt had one RBI.

Jason Von Heimburg paced the Rockets in hits with two (both doubles).

Rocket starting hurler Tyler Krause took the loss – allowing three runs (all earned) on three hits with four walks and one strikeout in three innings.

GAME TWO

Jake Steinhardt sparked the Panthers’ attack in the nightcap with a team-high three hits and four RBIs. He slugged a two-run homer.

Austin Struve and Taylor Struve contributed two hits each for PHS which banged out 14. Jake Steinhardt led in runs with three and steals, two. Austin Struve scored twice.

The losing hurler was Ryan Post who allowed seven runs on 10 hits with three walks and zero strikeouts in four innings.

The Rockets are 8-10 in the BEC (8-12 overall).

“We had good plate discipline and timely hitting [in both games],” said Cain.

“We executed well and moved runners over. We pressured the defense and ran the bases well.”

Cain was also pleased with his defense.

“One of our goals is to win the conference title. We’re excited about the opportunity to battle for the conference title,” he said.

“We’ve made improvement across the board this season but we’re not satisfied. There’s still room for improvement.”


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