Schoolcraft 10, Martin 2 (Game 1)
Schoolcraft capitalized on eight Martin errors, coming away with the 10-2 win in game one.
The Eagles were limited to six hits, but a five-run sixth inning helped Schoolcraft come away with the commanding victory.
Jeff Gott had the only multi-hit performance of the day, going 3-for-4 with 1 RBI and two runs scored. Jack Hunt also added and RBI for Schoolcraft.
Bryce Vanderwiere had a strong day on the mound, pitching four innings and allowing no hits. Vanderwiere did issue five walks, but had 10 strikeouts. Mark Fox threw three innings, allowing two runs on three hits.
W- Mark Fox: 3.0 IP, 3 H, 2 R, ER, 4 BB, 1 K
L- Jacoby Yowler: 0.1 IP, 0 H, 3 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 0 K
Schoolcraft 11, Martin 2 – five innings (Game 2)
Six players accounted for at least 1 RBI, as Schoolcraft completed the sweep with another convincing win over Martin, 11-2.
Schoolcraft opened with thee runs in the first and second innings, then put the game out of reach with five runs in the fourth inning.
Garret Davis and Mason Vernia each had 2 RBI for the Eagles. Jett Gott was the hit leader, going 3-for-3 with 1 RBI and three runs scored. Gott completed the day with a 6-for-7 performance for the doubleheader.
Dalton Adams, Alex Thole and Jack Hunt all had 1 RBI for Schoolcraft. Adams had a triple, drew a walk, and scored two runs.
W- Harmon: 5.0 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 7 K
L- Carter Hilton: 3.0 IP, 8 H, 11 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 4 K
Union City 17, White Pigeon 0 (Game 1, five innings)
Colton Johns started for Union City and shut down the Chiefs with a no-hitter performance. Kaleb Elkins took the loss for the Chiefs and was responsible for nine earned runs. Yack Hagen relieved Elkins and was tagged for eight earned runs.
Union City 19, White Pigeon 3 (Game 2, four innings)
Union City started out strong with a six-run first inning and six more in the second. Reece Wesolek took the loss for the Chiefs. Brenden Stephenson had White Pigeon’s lone hit.
Colon 10, North Adams-Jerome 2
Andrew Smolarz did not allow a hit through 4 2/3 innings and was responsible for one earned run on top of striking out six batters for the Magi. Colon plated four runs in the first inning and led by as many as 10 runs in the top of the fourth. Phillip Alva, Andrew Smolarz (one triple), Jonathan Smolarz (one double) and Brandon Crawford each finished with two hits. Michael Barkman, Andy Stoll and Matthew Bissett singled. Barkman led the squad with 2 RBI, while Alva, Andrew Smolarz, Jonathan Smolarz and Crawford finished with one apiece.
Kalamazoo Central 7, Marshall 5 (Game 1)
Holding on to an early lead, Kalamazoo Central slipped past Marshall in game one, 7-5.
After watching Marshall score two runs in the top half of the first inning, the Giants quickly bounced back with a four-run second inning and three more runs in the third to build a 7-2 lead. The Giants wouldn’t score again, but fought off a Marshall comeback to secure the win.
Kalamazoo Central was held to just six hits, but drew a whopping 10 walks. Hilario DeLaPaz had 2 RBI to lead the Giants. Owen O’Neil and Kaden Birchmeier each had 1 RBI. The only multi-hit performance came from Sam Henley, who went 2-for-4 with a pair of singles. Henley also scored two runs.
W- Christopher Strunk: 3.0 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 4 ER, 0 BB, 1 K
Kalamazoo Central 7, Marshall 4 (Game 2)
The number seven was lucky for Kalamazoo Central, which scored seven runs for the second time, earning the sweep over Marshall, 7-4.
The Giants again did their damage in the early innings, including three runs in the second inning, and a pair in the third inning.
Lukas Bolton tripled and finished the day 2-for-2 with an RBI and a run scored. Bolton also walked twice. Owen O’Neil had a double, and also finished 2-for-2, with two walks drawn and 1 RBI. Hilario DeLaPaz, Christopher Strunk and Alika Edmonds all had 1 RBI for the Giants.
W- Owen O’Neil: 6.0 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 6 K
Pennfield 4, Parchment 1 (Game 1)
Hits were scarce in game one, as Parchment fell to Pennfield by the count of 4-1.
The two teams combined for only 7 hits, with Pennfield having the slight 4-3 edge. Parchment drew three walks, but had no extra-base hits. Evan Jasiak drove in the only run of the game for the Panthers.
W- James Rouff: 7.0 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 1 K
L- Andrew Gardner: 6.0 IP, 4 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 4 BB, 1 K
Parchment 9, Pennfield 3 (Game 2)
Parchment found some life at the plate in game two, bouncing back with a 9-3 win over Pennfield to earn the split.
The Panthers opened their lead with two runs in the second inning, but expanded that lead with a four-run fourth inning. Parchment would add one run in the fifth through seventh innings.
Evan Jasiak led the team with 3 RBI while going 2-for-4. Garret Stutz had a double, and drove in 2 RBI. Seth Somers and Alex Guzior both added an RBI.
W- Evan Jasiak: 3.1 IP, 7 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K
Gull Lake 11, Harper Creek 1 – 5 innings
A dominant outing from starting pitcher Jack Blesch helped Gull Lake to a dominant 11-1 victory over Harper Creek on Thursday.
Blesch pitched all five innings of the shortened outing, striking out 11 batters while allowing one run on one hit. The win moves Blesch to 4-1 on the season. Blesch even provided all of the run support he would need, coming up big with a two-out double in the third inning, giving him 2 RBI.
Harper Creek opened the scoring with one run in the top of the third, but Gull Lake roared right back with five runs in the bottom half of the inning. The two teams were scoreless in the fourth inning, and Gull Lake used a six-run fifth inning to come away with the win.
Jacob Gleason had a strong day at the plate, going 3-for-4 with 2 RBI and two runs scored. Luke Scoles added two hits, with two runs scored and 1 RBI. Justin Mansager, Dylan Stanton, Cade Stanton and Gavin Griffin all had an RBI for the Blue Devils.
W- Jack Blesch: 5.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 11 K
L- Ethan Shipley: 2.2 IP, 5 H, 5 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 K
Cassopolis 8, Mendon 0 (Game 1)
Mendon was limited to thee hits in an 8-0 loss to Cassopolis in game one.
Cassopolis jumped out to an early lead with three runs in the first inning, and another three-run inning in the second.
Strikeouts were a large factor, as the Hornets went down on strikes 14 times. Cole Decker, Hunter Lovell and Noah Slaughter all had one hit each. Lovell had a double, which was the team’s only extra-base hit of the game. Decker had one stolen base.
W- Smith: 7.0 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 14 K
L- Wyatt Diekman: 3.0 IP, 7 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 0 BB, 2 K
Mendon 4, Cassopolis 2 – 5 innings (Game 2)
In the nightcap, Mendon scored twice in the fifth inning to secure a 4-2 win over Cassopolis.
Tied at 2-2, Mendon got a 2-RBI double from Wyatt Cool, which proved to be the game-winning hit. Wyatt Diekman also had a double, finishing with 1 RBI and one run scored.
The Hornets only managed four hits, but that was enough for the pitching duo of Cool and Mikki Feister. Feister started the game, and threw 3.1 innings, allowing two runs on three hits. Cool pitched 1.2 innings of relief, allowing no hits and no runs, earning the win.
W- Wyatt Cool: 1.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 K
L- Green: 5.0 IP, 4 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 7 K
Centreville 8, Hartford 2 (Game 1)
Holding on to a narrow 3-2 lead in the bottom of the sixth inning, Centreville exploded for five runs, and Alex Meyer shut the door in the seventh as Centreville came away with the 8-2 win over Hartford.
Similar outings from a trio of Centreville hitters helped pace the offense. Derek Gleaton, Nick Weber and Kyzer Bowen all had three hits and 2 RBI each. Sam LaValle had a pair of hits, including a double, and 1 RBI.
Jared Spencer Jared got the start for Centreville, and pitched six innings, allowing two runs on six hits, while striking out five. Meyer pitched the seventh, allowing two hits, but allowing no runs. Meyer had two strikeouts in the inning.
W- Jared Spencer Jared: 6.0 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 5 K
L- G. Johnson: 6.0 IP, 11 H, 8 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 3 K
Centreville 6, Hartford 5 (Game 2)
Trailing 5-0 in the third inning, Centreville rallied off six unanswered runs to complete the comeback and earn a sweep of Hartford, with the 6-5 win in game two.
Centreville began its rally with two runs in the third inning, and tied the game with a three-run fifth inning. The go-ahead run was scored in the bottom of the sixth, when Nick Weber drew a walk to force in the run.
Kyzer Bowen had two hits, including a double, and led Centreville with 3 RBI. Jared Spencer Jared and Chad Spence each had an RBI as well. Sam LaValle did not have an official at-bat for Centreville, but drew three walks. Alex Meyer had a pair of hits, including a double, and scored three runs.
W- Derek Gleaton: 6.2 IP, 11 H, 5 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 10 K
L- A. Sinclair: 5.0 IP, 6 H, 5 R, 3 ER, 5 BB, 8 K