Prep baseball: Plymouth sweeps Kiel, wins EWC

Prep baseball: Plymouth sweeps Kiel, wins EWC

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Prep baseball: Plymouth sweeps Kiel, wins EWC

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Starting pitcher Eric Leinen allowed four hits in seven innings as the Plymouth baseball team defeated host Kiel 4-0 in Game 2 of a doubleheader to clinch the Eastern Wisconsin Conference championship.

In the complete-game win, Leinen held Kiel’s No. 1-3 batters to 0-of-3 at the plate.

He had a pair of strikeouts while allowing just one walk for the Panthers, who earned a Game 1 victory by a final score of 8-2.

In Game 1, Plymouth (18-2, 15-0 EWC) scored three runs each in the second and fifth innings as Clay Henning was 2-for-3 with three runs and two RBI while Zach Cain was 3-for-4 with three RBI and a run.

Plymouth also added runs in the first and third as Luke Held was also 1-for-4 with two RBI and Luke Hojnacki was 2-for-4 with two runs.

Also with runs for the Panthers was Jake Richards and Eric Leinen (1-for-3).

Offensively, the Raiders’ Terren Driscoll was 1-for-3 and Eric Weber was 1-for-2 with a run. Adam Hecker also had a run for Kiel (4-13, 2-9 EWC).

Nathan Pieper took the loss as he allowed eight runs — seven earned — on 12 hits and four walks with three strikeouts.

He also had an RBI in the game.

Nathan Voitek pitched two innings of relief for Kiel and gave up one hit and two walks.

Matt Rhude earned the win, allowing two runs — one earned — on two hits and three walks with a trio of strikeouts.

Held pitched the final inning and had one strikeout and a walk.

In Game 2, Held was 2-for-4 while Henning, Jake Richards and Cain each had runs, with Cain also having an RBI as he was 1-for-3. Richards finished 1-for-3.

Rhude had an RBI as well as he was 1-for-2.

Jordan Meyer took the complete-game loss, allowing one earned run on six hits and three walks with eight strikeouts.

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