Archive - Apr 4, 2012 - Sports Article
PLYMOUTH â€” The first meet of the year is always a little dicey. Especially with a young team. Even more so coming off of spring break.
Nevertheless, Plymouthâ€™s boys track team got off to a solid start Tuesday, splitting a three-way meet with a loss to a deep Mishawaka squad â€” which put up 69 points to top the field â€” and a narrow 32-30 victory over LaPorte at home at The Rockpile.
The past is past.
Following Culver Com-munityâ€™s first sectional championship in 25 years last season, thatâ€™s the message head coach Mike Elliott and his staff are sending to the Cavaliers this year.
With just four starters back in pitcher and utility player Collin Stevens, second baseman/ pitcher Sam Hissong, short stop/ pitcher Kyle Vlach and center fielder Nick Pritz, Elliott is hoping his largely inexperienced team can find an identity of its own in 2012 rather than resting on the laurels of last seasonâ€™s historic finish.
Pilgrims win season-opener
Hayden Skirvin knocked in three runs, and Plymouth used a four-run sixth to beat South Central 7-3 in the Pilgrimsâ€™ season-opener on the road in Union Mills Tuesday.
Jordan Scheetz got the win on the mound, giving up five hits.
Plymouth returns to action at home tonight against St. Joe.
â€˘ PLYMOUTH 7, SOUTH CENTRAL 3
At Union Mills
Plymouth: 011 004 1 â€”Â 7 6 3
South Central: 020 001 0 â€” 3 5 3
Jordan Scheetz (W, 1-0) and Jacob Seagraves; Ben Rosebaum (L), Garrett Walter (7) and Josh Mohlke.
JV score: Plymouth 9, Rochester 6.