Panthers sweep Bombers, stay atop division


KEEGAN MCMULLEN, Plymouth senior, follows through on a pitch to a Kohler/Sheboygan Christian batter in game one of Monday’s baseball doubleheader. – Review photo by Greg Ceilley KEEGAN MCMULLEN, Plymouth senior, follows through on a pitch to a Kohler/Sheboygan Christian batter in game one of Monday’s baseball doubleheader. – Review photo by Greg Ceilley PLYMOUTH – The Plymouth Panthers’ baseball team raised its first-place record in the Big East Conference large-school division to 10-1 (10-4 overall) with a doubleheader sweep over Kohler/ Sheboygan Christian here Monday.

The Panthers had strong hitting and pitching in both games which saw PHS win 12-0 in the opener and 12-2 in the nightcap. Both contests ended early due to the 10-run rule.

The Blue Bombers, a BEC small-school division team, fell to 1-10 in the league (1-10 overall).

In game one, PHS banged out 14 hits. In game two the Panthers collected 10 hits. The Panthers’ pitching allowed only a total of five hits in the twinbill.

Joe Steinhardt led PHS in hits in the opener with four, followed by Sam Miller with three. Aiden Reilly and Isaac Fintak contributed two each.


ISAAC FINTAK of Plymouth laces a leadoff single in the first inning of game one of Monday’s baseball doubleheader versus Kohler/Sheboygan Christian. The K/C catcher is Noah Ertel. – Review photo by Greg Ceilley ISAAC FINTAK of Plymouth laces a leadoff single in the first inning of game one of Monday’s baseball doubleheader versus Kohler/Sheboygan Christian. The K/C catcher is Noah Ertel. – Review photo by Greg Ceilley Pltymouth’s RBI leaders with two each were Steinhardt, Ben Picard, Cooper Gosse, Reilly and Miller.

Keegan McMullen and Fintak combined for a one-hit shutout. McMullen started on the mound and was the winner. McMullen threw four innings – allowing only one hit with three walks and two strikeouts.

Fintak pitched the fifth and gave up zero walks to go with one strikeout.

Ben Heins was the Blue Bombers’ starting and losing pitcher. Heins gave up 12 earned runs on 14 hits with two walks and a pair of strikeouts in four innings.

GAME TWO

Taylor Struve keyed the Panthers’ offense in game two with a team-high three hits and three RBIs. Struve ripped a triple and two doubles. Matt Pohl also had three RBIs and belted a two-run homer.

Fintak, Gosse and Pohl had two hits each. Gosse contributed two RBIs. Struve also scored a team-high three runs.

Zeeveld, Picard and Gosse teamed up for a four-hitter. Zeeveld started and earned the win – going 2-1/3 innings and allowing two earned runs on three

_______________________ hits with five walks and five strikeouts.

Picard threw 1-2/3 frames and gave up no hits and two walks to go with two strikeouts. Gosse pitched the final inning and surrendered one hit and zero walks while striking out two.

“Keegan and Zach went after their hitters and were around the strike zone. Cooper, Ben and Isaac did a good job in relief,” said PHS head coach Butch Cain.

“We had good production up and down the lineup. We had a good approach – swinging at our pitches. Our defense got better as play went on.”

K/C didn’t have any batters with more than one hit. The losing hurler was starter Kyle Fowler who gave up 11 runs on seven hits with five walks and one strikeout in three innings.


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