The Plymouth Pilgrim Baseball season ended in the sectional championship game as they fell to LaPorte 4 – 0. In order to reach the championship game the Pilgrims had to scramble from behind in the late innings to get by South Bend Riley. They scored four runs in the last two innings to subdue the Wildcats 4 – 3.
In the championship game, the Pilgrims fell victim to a lack of Pilgrim offense. They only generated three hits in the game. Cam Dennie, Benji Nixon, and Cole Filson all had singles. The LaPorte pitcher walked no one and the Slicer defense only committed one error.
Senior Grant Stukenborg was the Pilgrim pitcher put in charge of bringing home the hardware. He pitched well only giving up six hits but was the victim of a lack of offense by the Pilgrim bats.
In the semi-final contest, the Pilgrims once again had silent bats for the majority of the game. They were trailing 3 – 0 with six outs to go. They scored two runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to tighten things up. With the help of a struggling Riley pitcher, and some bad decision and play on defense, the Pilgrims squeezed across two runs to win it in the seventh inning.
Dyllon Pavey was the only Pilgrim with multiple hits in the game as he had a pair of singles. The winning run for the Pilgrims scored on a bases loaded walk to Dennie.
Jesus Luva picked up the win in relief of Ezra Winkle. Luva pitched 2 1/3 innings of scoreless relief for the Pilgrims.
The Pilgrims finished the year with a 15 – 14 record. They say good-bye to five seniors. They are Nate Nixon, Dyllon Pavey, Grant Stukenborg, Isaac Wendt, and Colten Schuler.