Panthers fall victim to perfect game

PLYMOUTH – Junior pitching ace Megan Van Ruiswyk threw a perfect game for the Waupun Warriors as they rolled past Plymouth, 15-0, in game two of an East Central Conference softball twinbill here April 20.

Van Ruiswyk, an All-ECC first-team hurler last year, fanned nine batters and walked none in facing the minimum 15 batters. The game was called after five innings due to the 10-run rule.

The Warriors also won the first game, 11-1, in five innings (10-run rule). The sweep gave Waupun (8-1 overall) a 6-0 ECC record which was tied for first with Winneconne through April 20. PHS fell to 1-6 in the league (2-9 overall).

Waupun pounded out 20 hits, led by Van Ruiswyk and Hailey Plium with three each. Claire Harder had a team-high three RBIs.

Sylvia Peters was the losing pitcher and went the distance. She walked two and struck out none.

GAME ONE In the opener, Waupun out- hit the Panthers 11-4. Danielle Hopp and Megan Gerber keyed the Warriors’ attack with three hits each. Plium and Kylle Hraban had a team-high two RBIs each.

Jess Fenske had an RBI single for PHS.

Yvette Navis twirled a four-hitter to earn the win. She allowed one earned run and a walk while striking out four.

Peters took the loss and pitched a complete game. She walked four and had one strikeout.

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