Wolves sweep PHS in ECC twinbill


JESS FENSKE, Plymouth catcher, gloves a pop fly by Winneconne’s Katie Bartelt in game one of Tuesday’s softball doubleheader. PHS third baseman Vanessa Arbuckle looks on. – Review photo by Greg Ceilley JESS FENSKE, Plymouth catcher, gloves a pop fly by Winneconne’s Katie Bartelt in game one of Tuesday’s softball doubleheader. PHS third baseman Vanessa Arbuckle looks on. – Review photo by Greg Ceilley PLYMOUTH – The host Plymouth Panthers dropped a doubleheader to Winneconne, 11-1 and 7-4, in East Central Conference softball action Tuesday.

PHS slipped to 1-2 in the ECC (2-5 overall). The Wolves, who shared the ECC title last year with Waupun, improved to 3-0 in league play (5-0 overall). Winneconne returned only one starter from last season.

In the opener, the Wolves erupted for six runs in the top of the sixth inning to go up 11-0. Winneconne banged out five hits in the frame, in- cluding a home run by Kylee Whitford. The game ended after six innings due to the 10- run rule.

The Wolves pounded out 13 hits. Kylee Whitford paced the team in RBIs with two.


SOMMER STONEY of Plymouth lashes a single in game one of Tuesday’s softball doubleheader versus Winneconne. – Review photo by Greg Ceilley SOMMER STONEY of Plymouth lashes a single in game one of Tuesday’s softball doubleheader versus Winneconne. – Review photo by Greg Ceilley Plymouth’s run came on a home run by Vanessa Arbuckle in the sixth.

Freshman Autumn Hunter tossed a three-hitter en route to the win. Hunter allowed one earned run and three walks to go with five strikeouts.

Sylvia Peters took the loss. She gave up 10 earned runs and five walks while striking out five in going the distance.

GAME TWO

In the nightcap, PHS grabbed a 3-0 lead after onehalf inning but the Wolves answered with a six-run outburst in their half of the first to go up 6-3. Sophomore Elsa Blad’s two-run single keyed the Panthers’ attack in the first. Winneconne slugged back-to-back homers in the inning.

The Wolves belted three homers – one each by Theresa Cosmutto, Whitford and Payton Madel. Cosmutto had a team-high three RBIs.

Blad paced PHS in RBIs with two. Peters contributed a triple.

Larissa Russell earned a complete-game win. Russell gave up four earned runs on five hits with one walk and three strikeouts.

Peters was the losing pitcher. She allowed seven earned runs on seven hits with six walks and four strikeouts in going the route.

The PHS defense, which has struggled this season, was errorless in game two.


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