Colon 7, Loy Norrix 6 (game one)
Tied at 5-5 heading into the seventh inning, Colon outscored Loy Norrix in the final frame to squeeze by with a 7-6 win.
The Magi scored two runs in the top of the seventh, and held the Knights to one run in the bottom half of the inning to secure the win.
Colon was led by Andrew Smolarz, who went 3-for-4 with a home run. Smolarz finished with 3 RBI and two runs scored. Andy Stoll scored two runs for Colon, while Austin Stoll added a pair of hits.
Loy Norrix was led by DeAndrew Worthy, who had 2 RBI. Jaylin Ivy, Drew Daugherty and Adam Dorstewitz all added an RBI each. Yohannes Ademodi scored three runs.
W- Andrew Smolarz: 2.0 IP, 3 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 2 K
L- Drew Daugherty: 2.2 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 2 K
Loy Norrix 4, Colon 2 (game two)
A first-inning home run from Yohannes Ademodi propelled Loy Norrix to a 4-2 win in game two, forcing a split with Colon.
The homer from Ademodi drove in two runs to give the Knights a lead they would never relinquish. Ademodi was a driving force for Loy Norrix, as he went 2-for-2 with 3 RBI for the game, and also drew a walk. Andrew Gaunt drove in the remaining run for the Knights, and also went 2-for-2.
Nate Miller was strong on the mound, earning the win for the Knights. Miller pitched six innings, allowing two runs on four hits. Miller had seven strikeouts, and allowed no walks.
Jonathan Smolarz and Andy Stoll scored the two Colon runs. Despite the loss Austin Stoll had nine strikeouts on the mound for the Magi.
W- Nate Miller: 6.0 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 7 K
L- Austin Stoll: 5.0 IP, 7 H, 4 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 9 K
Sturgis 4, Paw Paw 0 (game one)
Sam Leck pitched a complete game shutout, as Sturgis beat Paw Paw in game one of the doubleheader, 4-0.
Leck was dominant on the mound, striking out 13 batters while allowing only two hits. Leck consistently jumped ahead in the count, as he threw a first pitch strike against 16 of the 26 batters he faced.
Brecken Stewart provided some pop at the plate for Sturgis, with 2 RBI. Drew Murphy drove in one run on two hits. Sam Leck also had two hits for Sturgis.
W- Sam Leck: 7.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 13 K
L- Jack Westerhoff: 5.0 IP, 8 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 3 BB, 2 K
Sturgis 10, Paw Paw 0 (game two, five innings)
Brecken Stewart picked up where teammate Sam Leck left off, pitching five innings of shutout baseball, as Sturgis completed a sweep of Paw Paw with a 10-0 win.
After watching Leck complete a shutout of Paw Paw in game one, Stewart threw a gem of his own, allowing only two hits while striking out five. Stewart continued the trend of getting ahead of the count, as he threw first pitch strikes to 13 of the 18 batters he faced.
Sturgis out-hit Paw Paw 12-2, and Leck led the offense with 3 RBI. Avery Cleveland, Brayden Bathgate and Parker Stevens all had a pair of hits for the Trojans. Korbin Whitcomb had 2 RBI and a run scored. Tony Harper also had 2 RBI.
Sturgis scored one run in the first inning, but blew the game open with five runs in the third. A four-run fifth inning ended the game early.
W- Brecken Stewart: 5.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 5 K
L- Tyler Pursley: 3.0 IP, 8 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 2 BB, 3 K