Coloma Round Robin
Schoolcraft walked away with a pair of wins Saturday at the Coloma Round Robin, including a 9-7 win over the host Comets.
Schoolcraft 14, Hartford 1 – five innings
Dalton Adams got it done on the mound and at the plate, leading Schoolcraft to a 14-1 win over Hartford in game one of the Coloma Round Robin.
Adams earned the win after allowing one run on five hits in four innings pitched. The starting pitcher delivered with the bat as well, going 1-for-2 with two walks. Adams finished with 2 RBI and two runs scored.
Schoolcraft opened the floodgates early, jumping out to a 6-0 lead in the first inning. The Eagles added two in the second inning and had a five-run third inning. The Eagles racked up 13 hits and drew four walks.
Mark Shaink had 3 RBI for Schoolcraft, and scored two runs. Connor Nutt finished 2-for-3 with a pair of doubles and 2 RBI. Alex Thole and Steven Schultz both had 2 RBI for Schoolcraft, while Jack Hunt, Austin Edwards and Wyatt Adams all drove in one run.
W- Dalton Adams: 4.0 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 4 BB, 3 K
L- Rodarte: 2.1 IP, 9 H, 12 R, 11 ER, 4 BB, 1 K
Schoolcraft 9, Coloma 7
In a back-and-forth affair with host school Coloma, Schoolcraft hung on for a 9-7 win to finish the day unblemished.
Schoolcraft opened the game with three runs in the first inning, as Mark Shaink and Jack Hunt both had RBI singles, while Alex Thole drove in a run on a sacrifice fly. Thole finished the game with 2 RBI.
Coloma plated five runs in the second inning, to take the lead. Schoolcraft answered right back with two runs in the third inning to tie the game at 5-5. The Eagles then broke things open with four runs in the fourth inning.
Dalton Adams continued his big day, with a two-RBI triple in the fourth inning. The first six batters of the inning reached base for Schoolcraft.
Just like in game one, Connor Nutt had a pair of doubles for Schoolcraft, giving him four doubles for the day. Nutt went 3-for-3 against Coloma and drew a walk, finishing with 1 RBI and one run scored. Asutin Edwards also had 1 RBI for Schoolcraft.
Calvin Christian 6, Kalamazoo Christian 4 (game one)
Kalamazoo Christian couldn’t overcome an early deficit, losing 6-4 to Calvin Christian.
The Comets took a 1-0 lead in the first, but Calvin Christian would score the next four runs of the game. Kalamazoo Christian mounted a rally in the late innings, with two runs in the fifth and one in the sixth, but was never able to completely erase the deficit.
JJ Gasaway had a two-hit game for the Comets, including a double. Josh Egberts was 2-for-4 with 1 RBI and a run scored. Alec Corwin, Michael Moralez and Mac Block all had one RBI for Kalamazoo Christian.
L- JJ Gasaway: 4.0 IP, 4 H, 5 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 6 K
Calvin Christian 11, Kalamazoo Christian 8 (game two)
Despite opening the game with a three-run first inning, Kalamazoo Christian couldn’t muster a split with Calvin Christian, losing game two 11-8.
The Comets racked up 12 hits, but fell behind 11-3 after a big opening three innings from Calvin Christian.
Mac Block had a big game for the Comets, going 3-for-4 with a triple, bringing in 3 RBI and scoring one run. The Comets had four doubles as a team, as Chris Terpstra had a pair while Derek McClure and Michael Moralez each added one.
Six players drove in runs for Kalamazoo Christian. Travis Pease, Kyle Koning, Josh Egberts, Moralez and McClure all drove in one run.
L- Chris Terpstra: 0.2 IP, 4 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 2 BB, 0 K
Brown City Tournament
Haslett 10, Hackett Catholic 8
Leading by a pair of runs headed to the seventh inning, Hackett gave up four runs and came out on the losing end of the high-scoring contest with Haslett, 10-8.
The Irish fought back from an early deficit, when Haslett opened up the scoring with five runs in the top of the third. Hackett got four runs of its own in the bottom half, and tied the game in fourth. Hackett took its first lead in the fifth inning, and extended its lead in the sixth.
Cooper Smith was strong in his leadoff role, going 2-for-3 with a double, 2 RBI and two runs scored. Joe Carr and Andrew Widger both had triples for the Irish. Carr finished with 2 RBI. Keaton Ashby and Garrett Warner each drove in one run for Hackett.
W- Andrew Alchin: 1.2 IP, 1 H, 2 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 0 K
L- Heath Baldwin: 6.1 IP, 7 H, 9 R, 9 ER, 2 BB, 6 K
Hackett Catholic 12, Brown City 1 – six innings
Hackett rebounded in its second game of the day, with a dominant 12-1 win over host Brown City.
The Irish blew the game open in the middle innings, with four runs in the third and three runs in the fourth. The Irish capped the game off with a three-run sixth inning.
Hackett was busy on the base paths, with 11 hits and 9 walks. Garrett Warner and Heath Baldwin led the Irish with 2 RBI each. Brenden Warner had three hits for Hackett, including a triple, and drove in one run.
Stephen Kwapis got the start and was credited with the win after allowing one run in four innings. Warner was solid in relief, pitching two scoreless innings, with three strikeouts.
Cooper Smith, Keaton Ashby and Warner all drove in one run a piece for the Irish.
W- Stephen Kwapis: 4.0 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 3 K
Canton 12, Kalamazoo Central 1 – six innings (game one)
Hosting a doubleheader at Derek Jeter Field, Kalamazoo Central never led in a 12-1 defeat at the hands of Canton in game one.
The Giants got one unearned run in the third inning, with Kaden Birchmeier crossing home plate. Kalamazoo Central was limited to four hits, all singles.
W- Ziroll: 2.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 4 K
L- Jack Uekert: 2.0 IP, 4 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 2 K
Canton 9, Kalamazoo Central 3 (game two)
Despite generating more offense in game two, Kalamazoo Central couldn’t force the split with Canton, losing 9-3 in the rematch.
The Giants out-hit Canton 9-6, but six walks and a pair of errors hurt the Giants. Canton also went yard twice. Kalamazoo Central had a tough time moving runners along, and left nine on base, compared to only five stranded runners for Canton.
Brooks Hemingway had a big day for the Giants, going 4-for-4 with a double and 2 RBI. Matt Bau added a pair of hits, and Hunter Tanner drew three walks and scored a run. Hilario DeLaPaz was 1-for-4 with a run scored.
One bright spot on the mound for Kalamazoo Central was the relief performance of Owen O’Neil, who limited Canton to one hit in two innings pitched.
W- Dolin: 3.0 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 7 K
L- Brooks Hemingway: 3.0 IP, 2 H, 7 R, 7 ER, 5 BB, 3 K
Hudsonville 6, Portage Central 5 – 8 innings
Portage Central watched a 5-0 lead slip away, as Hudsonville completed a large comeback in extra innings, 6-5.
The Mustangs held their 5-0 lead after four innings. Luke Leto played a big role in helping build the lead, with a home run, double, and 3 RBI. Max Longman added a solo home run, and Ben Cunningham had one RBI.
Starting pitcher Carter Colosky had a no-decision after going 4.1 innings, allowing two runs on six hits. Colosky had six strikeouts, to one walk. In relief, Leto allowed four runs in three innings. Leto did have six strikeouts, but issued three walks.
Hudsonville began its rally with two runs in the fifth inning. Portage Central still entered the seventh inning with a 3-run lead, but Hudsonville tied it up in the bottom half of the inning. A walk-off double in the bottom of the eighth inning completed the Hudsonville comeback.
W- Vicek: 2.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K
L- Luke Leto: 3.0 IP, 4 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 3 BB, 6 K
Portage Central 13, Thornapple Kellogg 1 – five innings
Portage Central bounced back with a dominant 13-1 win over Thornapple Kellogg in the consolation match.
The Mustangs scored 12 runs in the first three innings to take early control of the game, and finished the game with 14 hits.
Trammell Lindstrom homered and doubled for Portage Central, coming up with 6 RBI to lead the Mustangs. Evan Williams went 2-for-3 with a pair of doubles, and had 2 RBI and three runs scored. Max Longman had a double and 2 RBI. Matt Vanlinder had two hits, including a triple, and brought in one run.
Bronson Wyman was credited with the win, in one innings of work. He allowed no hits and had one strikeout. Four Mustangs made their way to the mound, combining to allow only two hits.
W- Bronson Wyman: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K
L- Leaf: 0.2 IP, 2 H, 4 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 0 K