Panthers rally from 7-1 deficit
By Paul Lecker
PITTSVILLE — Pittsville rallied from a six-run deficit to defeat Spencer 9-8 in a nonconference baseball game Thursday at Pittsville High School.
Spencer had its 15-game winning streak snapped and ends the regular season with a 19-3 record. The Rockets will host Stratford or Athens in a WIAA Division 3 regional semifinal on June 3.
Spencer led 7-1 after 2 ½ innings before Pittsville got to work.
The Panthers (15-8) scored once in the third, five times in the fifth, and twice in the sixth to pull ahead.
Mitch Susa suffered the loss, giving up the two runs in the sixth inning.
Hunter Hildebrandt had two doubles for the Rockets.
(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)
Panthers 9, Rockets 8
Spencer 151 010 0 – 8 7 2
Pittsville 101 052 x – 9 9 0
WP: Nathan Dupee. LP: Mitch Susa.
SO: Bobby Pilz (4 inn.) 3, Calvin Lenz (1 inn.) 0, Susa (1 inn.) 2. BB: Pilz 3, Lenz 3, Susa 0.
Top hitters: S, Hunter Hildebrandt 2×4, 2 2Bs; Hunter Luepke 2B. P, Paul Downs 2B; Kissner 2B; Dupee 2 hits; Jacob Schulz 2 hits.
Records: Spencer 19-3; Pittsville 15-8.