Panthers earn another comeback win


SYLVIA PETERS of Plymouth, shown pitching against visiting Green Bay Notre Dame on April 9, allowed only two earned runs in Thursday’s 9-8 win over Kettle Moraine Lutheran. – Review photo by Greg Ceilley SYLVIA PETERS of Plymouth, shown pitching against visiting Green Bay Notre Dame on April 9, allowed only two earned runs in Thursday’s 9-8 win over Kettle Moraine Lutheran. – Review photo by Greg Ceilley PLYMOUTH – For the second time in the last three games, the Plymouth Panthers earned a walk-off victory as they scored three runs in the bottom of the eighth inning to defeat Kettle Moraine Lutheran (Jackson), 9-8, in softball play here Thursday evening.

PHS upped its East Central Conference record to 1-1 (3-1 overall). On April 9, the Panthers rallied for three runs in the last of the seventh to clip Green Bay Notre Dame, 4-3. KML fell to 1-1 in the ECC (3-1 overall).

“Both teams played well with big hits. I’m proud of the girls to come back against a real good team,” said Panther head coach Gale Grahn.

The Panthers trailed 8-6 going into the bottom of the eighth. Elsa Blad led off with an infield single and Sommer Stoney reached first base on an infield error which advanced Blad to second.

Sylvia Peters followed with a sacrifice bunt and Blad scored on a throwing error on the bunt. Stoney and Peters advanced to second and third, respectively, on the error.

Kennedy Arbuckle batted next and hit a grounder to the second baseman who threw home trying to nab Stoney. Stoney scored and when the ball got away from the catcher Peters also scored which gave PHS the win.

PHS came back from a 4-1 deficit with three runs in the fifth which tied the game, 4-4. Jessica Leider had an RBI double and Gracie Kasuboski delivered a two-run single.

The Panthers banged out a season-high 11 hits, led by Stoney, Peters, Kasuboski and Kayla Prahl with two each. Leider. Kasuboski and Arbuckle had a team-high two RBIs apiece.

Stoney led PHS in runs with three, followed by Peters and Blad with two each.

Peters was the winning pitcher with a complete game. She allowed only two earned runs as PHS committed five errors. Peters surrendered 11 hits, walked three and fanned four.

“Sylvia really pitched a good game against a stronghitting team. She located the ball well again,” Grahn pointed out.

PHS outfielders Leider and Blad threw out one runner each at third and home, respectively.

Kyra Herman and Brooke Voigt keyed the Chargers’ offense with three hits each. Voigt drove in a team-high three runs.

The losing pitcher was Kaitlyn Scherf who went the distance. Scherf gave up six earned runs and four walks to go with three strikeouts.

JV GAMES

The Panther junior varsity improved to 3-0 with an 11-5 win over KML. Cara Schwartz struck out 11 batters en route to the victory. She walked only one and allowed seven hits.

Rachel Hansen was 3-for- 4 to lead the PHS attack. She also stole a team-best three bases.

On April 10, the host Panthers routed Winneconne, 16- 1, in four innings (15-run rule after four). Schwartz fired a no-hitter and had eight strikeouts and five walks.

Nikki Haefs sparked the PHS bats with a team-high three hits, including two triples, and five RBIs.

“I am so proud of this team. They play hard and play with heart,” said PHS coach Joe Williams.


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