SHEBOYGAN - The Sheboygan North Raiders threw out a runner at home plate to end a 4-run Plymouth Panthers rally in the bottom of the seventh inning, securing a wild 13-10 win in Friday afternoon’s interconference baseball battle at Wildwood Park.
After an RBI groundout by Mason Hendrickson and an RBI single by Phil Miller gave Plymouth a 2-0 lead in the top of the first, North answered with seven runs in the bottom half of the inning.
Nick Herzog scored the Raiders’ first run after leading off the inning with a triple, and later drove in runs number six and seven with a 2-run double. Other big hits in the frame included an RBI single by Tyler Schoessow and a 2-run double by Ian Merry. The Panthers helped the Raiders’ cause by issuing four walks in the inning, all of which came around to score.
North added three more runs in the second on RBI singles by Merry and Justin Gmach, and a sacrifice fly by Schoessow, to extend the lead to 10-2.
Plymouth answered with four runs of its own in the top of the third to pull within 10-6, scoring two runs on wild pitches and another on a North error. Miller also contributed an RBI double for the Panthers.
After adding runs in the third and fourth innings to take a commanding 13-6 lead, the Panthers nearly came all the way back in the bottom of the seventh. Four walks and two singles brought Plymouth within three at 13-10, but a Panther runner trying to score on a groundball was thrown out at home to end the game.
Herzog, Merry and Schoessow led the Raiders with two hits each. Merry also led North with three RBIs, while Herzog and Schoessow added two apiece. Miller led the Panthers with three hits and two RBIs, and Ayden Killam added two hits for Plymouth.