Reilly fans 10, Panthers roll to victory


MATT POHL of Plymouth cracks an RBI single in the second inning of Thursday’s baseball game versus Kiel. – Review photo by Greg Ceilley MATT POHL of Plymouth cracks an RBI single in the second inning of Thursday’s baseball game versus Kiel. – Review photo by Greg Ceilley PLYMOUTH – Senior Holden Reilly chalked up 10 strikeouts as he earned a 9-0 win for the Plymouth Panthers over Kiel in a Big East Conference large school division baseball game here Thursday evening.

Reilly walked only one and allowed three hits in 5-2/3 innings. Ben Picard threw the final 1-1/3 frames and gave up one hit and two walks to go with two strikeouts.

The Panthers raised their division leading record to 11-1 (11-4 overall). The Raiders fell to 7-5 in the conference (7-5 overall).

“Holden pitched extremely well and manipulated his full arsenal of pitches within the zone,” said Panther head coach Butch Cain.

Reilly used a combination of fastballs, change-ups and curveballs.

“A quality performance by the entire team. Cooper Gosse had a wonderful performance behind the plate. Our entire defense communicated effectively and played the way we are capable of,” said Cain.


HOLDEN REILLY, Plymouth senior, delivers a pitch to a Kiel batter in Thursday’s baseball game. Reilly was the winning pitcher. – Review photo by Greg Ceilley HOLDEN REILLY, Plymouth senior, delivers a pitch to a Kiel batter in Thursday’s baseball game. Reilly was the winning pitcher. – Review photo by Greg Ceilley The Panthers collected eight hits, led by Matt Pohl and Joe Steinhardt with two each. Pohl cracked a double for Plymouth’s only extra-base hit.

Cooper Gosse, Picard and Steinhardt paced PHS in RBIs with two each.

“Our plan and approach at the plate was as good as it has been. We were disciplined, and clutch in two-strike counts with six hits with two strikes and seven RBIs in these situations,” said Cain.

“Many of our outs were productive in advancing base runners.”

Michael Endries had a teamhigh two hits for Kiel.

Austin Conrad was the starting and losing pitcher for the Raiders. Conrad went four innings and allowed four runs (all earned) on four hits with four walks and two strikeouts.

PHS-HAMILTON GAME

Sophomore Aiden Reilly twirled a two-hitter as he notched a 2-1 win for the Panthers over visiting Sussex Hamilton Saturday afternoon.

The non conference win upped the Panthers’ record to 12-4 and ran their winning streak to seven. The Chargers dropped to 10-6.

Aiden Reilly gave up one earned run, which came in the top of the first, walked only two and fanned two.

“Aiden Reilly gave us a gutty performance on the mound. He battled early and found a consistent release point,” Cain observed.

“He and Cooper had the confidence to mix the pitch sequence up a bit, resulting in some timing issues for Sussex hitters.”

The Panthers scored twice in the bottom of the second to go up 2-1. Steinhardt delivered a two out, two-run single which scored Picard and Holden Reilly who had singled.

“We were able to work a few counts in our favor in the second inning and get some runners on base – allowing Joe Steinhardt to come up big for us again with a two-out, two-RBI single,” said the coach.

PHS totaled seven hits, led by Holden Reilly and Taylor Struve with two each. Struve’s triple was Plymouth’s only extra-base hit.

“Our defense made some nice plays in support of Aiden.

“Our belief in ourselves and our teammates was evident during the entire game. This was a good opportunity for us to find a way to successfully navigate through some challenging situations together,” said Cain.

Drew Anders was the losing pitcher.


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