Bremen edges Plymouth 2-1 in pitchers’ duel

Staff Writer

It was a tough night for hitters but a great night for pitching and defense that came out with Bremen defeating Plymouth by a 2-1 final.
The difference in the game — essentially — was a second inning bout of wildness from Plymouth starter Braydon Davidson, who walked three hitters in that frame and surrendered a two-run single to Bremen center fielder Zach Burkholder before striking out the side.
After that both teams were nearly perfect until David Bacon threw out Ryan Topper trying to score on another Burkholder single in the fourth. Bremen surrendered the Pilgrims’ only run in the seventh after Brandon Milligan led off with a double and scored on a Bacon groundout.
The story of the night was a masterful performance from Bremen starter Bryce Cassel, who scattered six hits, walked just two and struck out four. He gained high praise from his head coach.
Plymouth starter Davidson also had a solid outing, and Plymouth’s defense was hardly at fault.
Both team’s had very few opportunities to score — Plymouth left six runners on base, Bremen just five — but the Lions were able to plate one more.
Bremen stands at 4-2 on the year. Plymouth (1-3) is at home with Triton on Thursday night.
At Bremen
Plymouth 000 000 1 — 1 6 0
Bremen 020 000 x — 2 5 1
WP: Bryce Cassel; LP: Braydon Davidson.
2B: Brandon Milligan (P).