The Panthers are currently the No. 1 team in the state in the Prep Baseball Report rankings, after they returned four starters and most of their pitching staff from last year’s team that finished as the WIAA Division 1 State Runner-up.
Coming off a doubleheader split with Green Bay Preble Saturday, April 19, SPASH senior pitcher Aaron Nickel threw a no-hitter in a 13-0 win over Rhinelander in five innings at Bukolt Park Monday, April 21, while senior pitcher Austin Schulfer followed with a no-hitter in a 1-0 win over D.C. Everest at home Tuesday, April 22, to improve the Panthers to 5-1 overall and 2-0 in the Wisconsin Valley Conference (WVC).
“It’s a very determined group of guys, and they have high goals,” said SPASH baseball head coach Kraig Terpstra. “But we’ve got work to do, and they know it.”