The Plymouth Pilgrim baseball team hosted their annual tourney Saturday at Bill Nixon Field. The tourney featured three ranked teams. The Western Panthers were ranked sixth in 3A entering the tourney while Fort Wayne Carroll was ranked 4th and Penn was ranked 18th, both in 4A.
Game 1 had the Carroll Chargers defeating the Western Panthers putting Carroll in the championship game. In Game 2 the Pilgrims were facing the Penn Kingsmen. The Pilgrims played an error free game and defeated Penn 4-3.
Grant Stukenborg pitched and won Game 1 against Penn. Stukenborg went the distance in defeating the Kingsmen. He allowed eight hits and walked two in the Pilgrim victory.
Cam Dennie had four hits including two doubles and a home run to lead the Pilgrim offensive attack. Stukenborg also added two hits in the victory.
The Pilgrims fell apart defensively in the championship game falling to Carroll 10 – 1. The Pilgrims gave up five runs in the first inning and committed seven errors after playing a flawless game in the afternoon against Penn.
Ezra Winkle was the hard luck loser for the Pilgrims going three innings. Tim Tremaine making his first varsity appearance pitched the last four innings.
Dennis and Winkle had two hits apiece for the Pilgrims. Stukenborg, Dennie, and Winkle were named to the All-Tourney team for the Pilgrims.
The win and the loss moves the Pilgrims to 10 – 7 on the year. Next up is another NLC contest Monday as the Pilgrims will be hosting the Warsaw Tigers.