LAFAYETTE – After the high of Wednesday it was a low Friday as Plymouth’s Pilgrims fell in game one of a three game weekend at McCutcheon High School by a final of 10-0.

There was little to cheer about for Plymouth as they could manage just three hits in the game and never had a runner further than second base in the game.

“I just really didn’t think we were ready to play,” said Plymouth head coach Ryan Wolfe. “We can talk about the bus ride down here or whatever but the baseball is the same size here as it is in Plymouth. We didn’t get off the bus ready to go. It’s their senior night, their home tournament, they were ready. I give Jeremy (Splix) credit I don’t think he threw that bad. We got out of that third and he gave me two more good innings.”

Plymouth starter Splix was able to get out of a jam with a big double play in the first, and got another in the second, but a five run third would allow the Mavericks to break the game open. McCutcheon touched Splix for 10 hits in the game and also had four stolen bases in the contest.

“I give Jeremy credit he battled but we had a lot of mental things tonight that we haven’t had,” said Wolfe. “I don’t know if you attribute it to the highs we had this week or the long week, I don’t know. It’s one of those where we have to come back here tomorrow we’re going to forget about it as soon as we get out of the dugout and move on.”

The Plymouth bats will be happy to move on as they could muster little in the way of offense against McCutcheon starter Alex Bossart. The lefty starter was in command until giving way to Tyler Dearing in the sixth.

“He (Bossart) was good,” said Wolfe. “When you see a lefty like that with that slider that starts way away and comes back in to a right hander it’s tough. We had some good swings we just weren’t able to get any pushed across.”

Plymouth will be back at it again on Saturday with a 1:30 p.m game against Columbus North and then a 5:30 p.m. Start for a battle with Crown Point.


Plymouth 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-3-2

McCutcheon 1 0 5 0 1 3 10-11-1


WP – Bossart. LP – Splix 2B – Bossart.