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April 22nd, 2011
PLYMOUTH â€” Once they got the win, the Zebras got in a little defensive practice.
The Pilgrims didnâ€™t put them through many paces in the game.
Plymouth batters put up just three hits as they were shut out by Rochester ace Leighnee Smith, and the ICGSA Class 3A No. 13 Zebras used a six-run fifth to dime their hosts 11-0 in five innings Thursday at Plymouth. With a game against Class 2A No. 10 Lewis Cass scheduled for today, Rochester stuck around to field some balls following the abbreviated win.
PLYMOUTH â€” Plymouth is on a roll.
Jordan Scheetz allowed just one run with strong support from the Pilgrimsâ€™ defense, Chase Peters hit a two-out, walk-off RBI single in the bottom of the seventh to break a 1-1 tie, and Plymouth beat visiting Concord 2-1 in a Northern Lakes Conference game at Bill Nixon Field Wednesday.
EVANSTON, Ill. - Mitch Henderson, a Culver Military graduate and assistant coach at Northwestern for the last 11 seasons, has been named the head menâ€™s basketball coach at Princeton University, his alma mater.
A 1998 graduate of Princeton, Henderson has served his entire term at NU under Bill Carmody, a former head coach at Princeton himself.
PLYMOUTH â€” Plymouth ace Richie Luva has been working on his control.
The lessons heâ€™s learned paid dividends for the Pilgrims in their Northern Lakes Conference opener Monday as Luva pitched a complete seven-inning shutout, and Plymouth opened conference play with a 4-0 win over visiting Elkhart Memorial at Bill Nixon Field.
ELKHART â€” Down 4-1 going into the seventh, theÂ Plymouth softball teamÂ madeÂ a big inning happen when they needed one, scoring four times in the top of the inning to take the lead, then holding off Elkhart Memorial as Marissa Sullivan fanned Tayler Miller in an eight-pitch at bat with the tying run on third for a 5-4 Lady Pilgrims win to open the Northern Lakes Conference season.
Sullivan and Memorialâ€™s Ali Iavagnilio were locked in a scoreless duel until the bottom of the fifth when Lauren Strausberger sent a three-run homer over the center field fence to put the Crimson Chargers on top.
WALKERTON â€” For both teams, it was a game to grow on.
Plymouth claimed its first win after a rough start to the season, while John Glennâ€™s young squad got its first game under its belt as the Lady Pilgrims topped the Falcons 8-2 at Glenn Thursday.
â€śWe generally donâ€™t play very well over here so it was nice to come over here and get a win in Falconland,â€ť said Plymouth head softball coach Ed Kelso. â€śThe girls are staying in there. Theyâ€™re giving us what theyâ€™ve got, and weâ€™re ready for the rest of the season.â€ť
BREMEN â€” After a disappointing home loss to Triton last Friday, the Pilgrims were hoping for a strong showing this week.
Theyâ€™re off to a good start.
Plymouth scored four runs in the top of the first and added on scores in all but two innings, while junior lefty Jordan Scheetz scattered five hits for two runs in five frames of work on the mound as the Pilgrims beat Bremen 12-4 on the road Wednesday.
It was Plymouthâ€™s second road victory in two games after a win at Rochester Tuesday night.
BREMEN â€” The Lady Lions needed a little help, but they got their first win.
Bremen broke a 1-1 tie in the bottom of the seventh inning as freshman pinch hitter Lexi Pate scored the winning run on a throwing error from third to top visiting Plymouth 2-1 Tuesday.
â€śThat was a fun one,â€ť said Bremen head coach Josh Walter. â€śWe just battled back at the end and made the runs happen when we had to.
BOURBON â€” With six-peat champion Culver Academies hosting their tournament, the Lady Redskins have little hope of a sectional championship in their future.
Instead, Knoxâ€™s girls tennis team has set its sights on a Northern State Conference title.
So far, so good.
PLYMOUTH â€” A win is still a win, even when it isn't pretty, and this one definitely wasn't.
Plymouth blinked last as Triton snapped a 7-7 tie with three unearned runs during a disastrous five-error seventh inning, and the Trojans claimed a 10-7 win at a sloppy, cold and wet contest that featured a combined 16 errors with just four earned runs and 12 extra bases off a total of 10 wild pitches at Bill Nixon Field Friday.