Plew no-hitter leads Bobcats to sweep

Published 2:31 am Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Brandywine’s Cole Searles picks up a hit against Cassopolis Tuesday. (Leader photo/RON HARNER)

Brandywine’s Cole Searles rips a double against Cassopolis Tuesday. (Leader photo/RON HARNER)

Chandler Plew tossed a no-hitter with 10 strikeouts as visiting Brandywine swept a key Lakeland Conference doubleheader from Cassopolis Tuesday.

The Bobcats improved to 4-0 in league play as they defeated the Rangers 7-0 and 14-7.

Brandywine banged out 12 hits in the opener led by Cole Searles who was 3-for-4 with an RBI. Zach Grishaber and Plew both had two hits, including a double, while Hunter Jankowiak also had two hits.

Plew and Toby Fox both drove in a pair of runs.

In the nightcap, Plew went 3-for-4 with a double and a pair of RBIs, while Grishaber, Kyle Duncan, Fox and Jankowiak all had two hits.

Matt Vaughn worked the first three and two-third innings to earn the win. Searles worked the final inning and a third as the two combined on a four-hitter.

The Rangers got a double from Jeremiah Hartsell.


First game

Brandywine               100     114     0 – 7 12 0

Cassopolis                  000     000     0 – 0 0 5

Chandler Plew (W); J.J. Smith (L), Matt Locke (L, 6)

2B: Plew (BW), Zach Grishaber (BW)


Second game

Brandywine               210     344 – 14 14 3

Cassopolis                  010     402 – 7 4 2

Matt Vaughn (W), Coles Searles (4); Lance Sheteron (L), Nick Baker (6)

2B: Zach Grishaber (BW), Jeremiah Hartsell (C)

Varsity record: Brandywine 12-4, 4-0 Lakeland;