Peters fires three-hitter, PHS ends skid

PLYMOUTH – Senior Sylvia Peters twirled a three-hitter as the Plymouth Panthers downed New Holstein, 4-2, in a nonconference softball game here Monday afternoon.

PHS snapped a four-game losing streak and improved to 4-5. The Huskies fell to 2-5.

“Sylvia pitched well. It was good to get back on the winning track,” said Panther head coach Gale Grahn.

Peters walked only one, struck out eight and allowed two earned runs.

Kayla Prahl’s two-run single proved to be the difference in the outcome as it gave PHS a 4-0 lead in the bottom of the fourth inning.

Jessica Leider led PHS in hits with two and also had two RBIs.

Erin Mullen slugged a two-run homer for the Huskies in the fifth.

Alexis Danes took the loss. Danes gave up four runs (three earned) on six hits with two walks and two strikeouts in four frames.

“We played a strong defensive game. Elsa Blad made a nice running catch in right field,” said Grahn.


Jana Ahlstrand had a teamhigh three hits and RBIs each to power PHS to a 13-5 rout over NH in the junior varsity game.

Cara Schwartz earned the win with a five-hitter. She fanned 10 batters and walked none.

On April 26, the Panthers lost at Kewaskum, 9-6. Rae Hansen paced PHS in hits with three. Schwartz took the loss.

The host Panthers split a doubleheader with Waupun April 24. PHS lost the opener, 4-2, and won the nightcap, 8-6.

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