Panthers’ attack on fire in rout over HG

GRAND CHUTE – The Plymouth Panthers ended the regular season with a bang as they clobbered Howards Grove, 11-2, in a Big East Conference baseball game Monday afternoon at Fox Cities Stadium.

The contest followed the Midwest League game between the host Wisconsin Timber Rattlers and the Peoria Chiefs, won by the Rattlers, 19-5.

PHS pounded out 18 hits and five Panther pitchers combined on a three-hitter. PHS finished 20-2 and first place in the BEC large-school division and improved to 24-6 overall.

The Tigers finished 15-6 and second place in the league’s small-school division and ended the regular season at 15-6 overall.

Isaac Fintak led the Panthers’ hit parade with three. Taylor Struve, Cooper Gosse, Will Birkholz and Joe Steinhardt added two each. Ben Picard, Birkholz, Sam Miller and Steinhardt had a team-high two RBIs each.

Fintak and Struve scored a team-high two runs each.

The Panthers busted the game open with a six-run outburst in the top of the third inning to take an 8-1 lead. PHS sent nine batters to the plate and banged out seven hits in the frame. The key hit was Picard’s two-run triple.

The winning pitcher was starter Holden Reilly who went two innings and retired all six batters he faced. Reilly had zero strikeouts.

Fintak, Gosse and Picard threw one inning each. Jack Nytes finished up for PHS by pitching two scoreless innings. Nytes recorded three strikeouts and allowed no hits and walks.

Tiger starting hurler Nic Koenig took the loss. Koenig gave up two runs (both earned) on four hits with no walks and one strikeout in two innings.

Koenig drove in both of HG’s runs. Eric Reinemann, Alec Danen and Koenig had one single each, with Koenig’s knocking in a run.

“The T-Rats came alive at the plate in their game and we were able to get production up and down our roster in following their lead,” said Panther head coach Butch Cain.

“Five pitchers combined on a three-hitter – controlling the strike zone in keeping the Tigers’ bats from any type of run.”

PHS pitching allowed only two walks to go with five strikeouts.

Our defense was supportive in making some nice plays behind our staff as well,” said Cain.

Most recent cover pages:

Copyright 2009-2018 The Plymouth Review, All Rights Reserved

Contact Information

113 E. Mill St., Plymouth WI 53073
Local: 920-893-6411 Toll Free: 1-877-467-6591
Fax: 920-893-5505