Saturday, May 26
St. Joseph County Tournament
Three Rivers 13, Sturgis 3
Video by Mat Stutzman
The Wildcats plated two runs in the first, two more in the second and five in the third for a 9-1 lead early, and a four-run outburst in the sixth finished off the mercy win for a county title.
Carter Minger only surrendered five hits and three earned runs for the Wildcats. He ended the game with four strikeouts. Parker Ellifritz had the hot bat with a single, double and triple, and both Rico Scare (double) and Zach Meyer (double, triple) registered two hits. Jalen Heivilin, Zach Ludwick (double), Ashley Manansala (double) and Dawson Skrzypek had hits for the Wildcats. Meyer drove in three runs, Scare, Ellifritz and Manansala all had 2 RBI, and Heivilin, Ludwick, Minger and Skrzypek had one apiece.
Brecken Stewart and Korbin Whitcomb doubled, and Jake Abbs, Drew Murphy and Anthony Harper singled for the Trojans. Bathgate and Harper drove in runs.
“We put forth our best game of the year vs. Sturgis,” Three Rivers coach Nick Hartman said. “We knew it would take a great performance to beat a great team like them and we delivered today. Our entire lineup hit the ball well, but Zac Meyer and Parker Ellifritz really fueled us today with a few big hits. Can’t say enough about the performance of Carter Minger on the mound. He was fantastic from the first pitch to his last.”
Check back soon for video highlights from the championship.
Sturgis 12, Centreville 5
Brian Jordan earned the win for Sturgis after scattering 11 hits and giving up four earned runs. He finished with two strikeouts.
The Trojans trailed 4-1 through five innings but piled up seven runs in the sixth and added four insurance runs in the seventh on a total of 13 hits. Jake Abbs (one double) and Brecken Stewart both produced three hits, Brayden Bathgate and Parker Stevens (one double) each had two hits, and Anthony Harper singled. Stevens drove in four runs and Bathgate finished with 3 RBI. Abbs registered 2 RBI, while Sam Leck and Stewart each added 1 RBI.
Derek Gleaton took the loss for the Bulldogs. He worked five innings with 10 hits and four earned runs allowed. Gleaton struck out a pair of Trojans. Alex Meyer tossed two innings with two hits and one earned run allowed. He finished with two strikeouts.
Gleaton, Nick Weber, Kyzer Bowen and Chad Spence all had a pair of base hits, and Meyer, Hunter Hutchinson and Sam LaValle singled for the Bulldogs. Bowen led the team with 2 RBI. Gleaton and Hutchinson also drove in runs.
Three Rivers 5, Colon 3
The Wildcats scored two runs in the first and three in the second to help Zach Ludwick earn the win. Ludwick pitched two innings with one hit and one earned run allowed. He struck out three. Aiden Gidley worked the third and fourth innings with three hits and one earned run allowed. Sam Meyer struck out two without giving up a hit over the final two innings.
Jalen Heivilin, Parker Ellifritz (double) and Meyer had hits for Three Rivers. Rico Scare, Heivilin and Ellifritz drove in runs.
No information was reported by Colon.
Centreville 6, Colon 3
Jacob Spencer yielded only three hits and three earned runs in a four-strikeout effort for the Bulldogs. Centreville scored three runs in the first inning, one in the third and two in the fourth.
Hunter Hutchinson was 2-for-2, and Alex Meyer (double), Nick Weber (double), Kyzer Bowen and Sam LaValle singled for Centreville. Hutchinson drove in two runs and Meyer finished with 1 RBI.
Brendan Barkman, Austin Stoll (double) and Josh Allerding (double) registered hits for the Magi. Barkman pitched one inning and gave up three hits and three earned runs, while Mathew Bissett went three innings with three hits and one earned run allowed.
Constantine 10, Burr Oak 0
Seth Wright started and gave up only one hit with five strikeouts through three innings, and Nate Carper finished off the five-inning game with no hits allowed and a strikeout.
Mitchell Bowdish (triple) and Nolan Malcom recorded two hits apiece, and Ryan Sailor and Nate Scott (double) added one each for the Falcons. Bowdish, Trevor Tice, Hunter Lindbert and Malcom (two) drove in runs.
Noah Greene scattered six hits and was responsible for three earned runs for Burr Oak. He finished with three strikeouts and two walks. Logan Wood singled for the team’s lone hit.
Jimmy Gerken Tournament
Portage Northern reached the championship game of the Jimmy Gerken Tournament, bet fell to St. Mary Prep to finish as the runner up.
After defeating Forest Hills Central, 11-8, on Friday, the Huskies defeated Forest Hills Northern 11-8 in the semifinal. Portage Northern then dropped the championship game, 10-6.
Portage Northern 11, Forest Hills Northern 8
Portage Northern stopped a late rally, and hung on for the 11-8 win over Forest Hills Northern in the semifinal match.
The Huskies led 8-1 after four innings, when Forest Hills Northern put four runs on the board in the fifth inning. Portage Northern responded with three of its own in the sixth inning. This proved important, as Forest Hills Northern scored three runs in the bottom of the seventh.
With one runner on and one out in the bottom of the seventh, Nolan McCarthy took over on the mound. McCarthy got the next two batters on strikes to secure the win.
Seven different players drove in runs for the Huskies, led by Jon Wolf and Greg Lapetina, who each had 2 RBI. Lapetina hit a single and a double, and also scored a run. Wolf had a pair of singles and scored two runs.
Tyler Helgeson had a three-hit day, finishing with three runs scored and 1 RBI. Noah Hecht, Cam French, Michal Lincoln and Nolan McCarthy all drove in one run each.
W- Xander Morris: 5.0 IP, 6 H, 5 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 4 K
St. Mary Prep 10, Portage Northern 6
One strong inning at the plate wasn’t enough for Portage Northern, which let a late lead slip away in the championship game against St. Mary Prep.
The Huskies led 6-4, with all of their runs coming in the third inning. St. Mary Prep had a six-run inning of its own in the sixth inning, taking the lead and ultimately the win, 10-6.
Nolan McCarthy homered for Portage Northern, finishing with 2 RBI. Noah Hecht, Tyler Helgeson and Xander Morris each had a double. Hecht and Helgeson each had 1 RBI. Cam French and Greg Lapetina each had 1 RBI as well.
Each team came away with nine hits, but St. Mary Prep also drew six walks, as opposed to one from the Huskies. Portage Northern also had the only two errors of the game.
Coldwater 8, Parchment 4
Parchment couldn’t make much of an early lead, losing its first game of the tournament, 8-4 to Coldwater.
The Panthers opened the scoring with two runs in the second inning; however, after going scoreless in the first inning, Coldwater would rattle off five consecutive innings with at least one run. Parchment trailed 8-2 heading into the seventh inning, where it added two runs but the rally fell short.
Brendan Kortz had a pair of singles and an RBI to lead Parchment. Seth Somers also had a pair of hits. Josh Appelgren, Garrett Stutz and Evan Jasiak all drove in one run each.
L- Jacob Newman: 3.0 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 1 K
Parchment 12, Comstock 5 (five innings)
The Parchment offense exploded for 12 runs in four innings, as the Panthers finished their day with a 12-5 win over Comstock.
Parchment’s big inning came in the second, when the Panthers rattled off six runs to take an 8-0 lead. Comstock cut into the lead with three runs in the third inning, but Parchment answered right back with two runs in the third inning and in the fourth inning.
Seth Sommers had a big game, going 3-for-3 with 3 RBI. Jacob BIelski added 2 RBI on a 2-for-3 performance. Alex Guzior was credited with 2 RBI, but did not register a hit. He also scored a run, and drew two walks.
Garrett Stutz, Hunter Hanna and Cameron Esman drove in one run each for Parchment.
Eric Miller had two hits, including a double, and two runs scored for Comstock. Connor Kent, Jack Kendall and Jared Plane each had 1 RBI.
W- Jacob Newman: 1.1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K
L- Sage DeCamp: 1.2 IP, 4 H, 7 R, 7 ER, 3 BB, 1 K
Bronson 15, Comstock 5 (six innings)
Comstock opened up its tournament play with a 15-5 loss to the host school Bronson.
Bronson scored three runs in the first inning, and added four runs in the fourth inning, before Comstock broke through with all five of its runs in the fifth inning. Bronson matched the Colts run for run in the fifth, and then added three more in the sixth to end things early.
Eric Miller and Jared Plane both had two-hit games for Comstock. Jacob Dankert had a double, which was the team’s only extra-base hit. TJ Reilly, Jack Kendall, Connor Kent, Evan Caswell and Plane all had one RBI each.
L- Tanner Clements: 3.2 IP, 7 H, 7 R, 7 ER, 4 BB, 1 K
Friday, May 25
Centreville 4, Mendon 1 (Game 1)
Seth Chiddister’s seven-inning outing produced 17 strikeouts and only three hits allowed for Centreville. The Bulldogs scored a run in the first inning, two in the third and one in the fourth on seven hits.
Nick Weber singled and connected on a home run with 1 RBI, and Alex Meyer, Kyzer Bowen, Hunter Hutchinson, Jared Spencer (double) and Chad Spence had hits. Drew Frederick, Meyer and Spencer stole bases for the Bulldogs. Spencer drove in two runs, and Meyer and Weber both had 1 RBI.
Cole Decker took the loss for Mendon. He struck out six batters and was responsible for four earned runs. Hunter Lovell doubled and singled, and Wyatt Diekman singled for Mendon.
Centreville 10, Mendon 2 (Game 2)
Spencer went 5 2/3 innings for the win in the second game, capping a Southwest 10 Conference championship for the Bulldogs, who finished ??? in league play. Spencer gave up two hits and struck out nine Hornets.
The Bulldogs plated a pair of runs in the second and three in the fourth for a 5-1 lead heading into the sixth innings. To put an exclamation point on their league crown, the Bulldogs scored five runs in the sixth and finished with eight hits in the contest.
Sam LaValle had two hits, and Derek Gleaton, Weber, Bowen, Hutchinson, Spencer and Frederick singled. Gleaton, Bowen, Spencer and Frederick drove in runs. Meyer stole five bases, while Gleaton, Hutchinson and Weber finished with one apiece.
Mikki Feister tossed five innings for the Hornets, registering one strikeout with six hits allowed. Diekman (double) and Wyatt Cool had hits for Mendon. Diekman also added two steals.
Photos by Nicci Plummer
Sturgis 10, South Haven 7 (Game 1)
Brecken Stewart pitched Sturgis to a win in the opener, striking out 10 and allowing eight hits and two earned runs over seven innings. The Trojans trailed 2-0 after two innings but would go on to score six in the third and one in the fourth for a 7-2 advantage. Sturgis added a run in the sixth and two in the seventh to stave off the Ram rally.
Korbin Whitcomb led Sturgis with three hits, Sam Leck, Jake Abbs, Brayen Bathgate and Tony Harper both finished with two hits, and Stewart (home run), Avery Cleveland and Tyler Lovelace had hits. Stewart drove in a team-best three runs, and Abbs and Harper each registered 2 RBI. Leck stole three bases to pace the Trojans.
Sturgis 6, South Haven 2 (Game 2)
Jake Abbs tossed two innings in his start for Sturgis, giving up three hits and two earned runs with three strikeouts. Drew Murphy worked the final five frames and gave up three hits and struck out eight in the save.
Sturgis scored two runs in the first inning and South Haven tied the game in the second. Murphy singled in the third and later scored the go-ahead run on a Whitcomb RBI single. Murphy finished with three hits, and Leck, Abbs, Stewart, Whitcomb, Cleveland, Bathgate and Zach Chapman (double) had one apiece. Leck, Abbs and Murphy stole bases for the Trojans, and Whitcomb and Bathgate both tallied 2 RBI. Murphy also drove in a run.
Galesburg-Augusta 5, Climax-Scotts 0
Kalamazoo Christian 3, Covenant Christian 0 (Game 1)
A complete-game shutout from JJ Gasaway helped Kalamazoo Christian to a 3-0 win over Covenant Christian in game one.
Gasaway allowed only four hits in seven innings pitched, and had three strikeouts. He threw 90 pitches, 53 of which went for strikes. Gasaway often got ahead in the count quickly, as 22 of the 31 batters he faced saw a first-pitch strike.
Travis Pease provided all of the offense that Kalamazoo Christian would need, with a 2-RBI double in the first inning. Josh Egberts also drove in a run for the Comets in the seventh inning.
W- JJ Gasaway: 7.0 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 4 BB, 3 K
Covenant Christian 10, Kalamazoo Christian 3 (Game 2)
In game two, Covenant Christian broke out the bats, opening up an early lead and cruising to a 10-3 win over Kalamazoo Christian.
The Comets were on the wrong end of a 2-run first inning this time, as Covenant Christian took the early first-inning lead. After allowing five runs in the third inning, the Comets got on the board with one run in the fourth inning, on a double from Michael Moralez.
Alec Corwin had a pair of hits and 1 RBI for Kalamazoo Christian.
L- Travis Pease: 2.2 IP, 8 H, 7 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 0 K
Portage Central 9, Hackett Catholic 1
The combination of Bronson Wyman and Luke Leto on the mound had hitters baffled on Friday, as Portage Central coasted to a 9-1 win over Hackett Catholic.
Hackett (24-4-1) opened the game with a solo home run in the first inning from Stephen Kwapis. From there, Mustangs starter Bronson Wyman settled in, and allowed only one run on four hits in six innings. Wyman also had six strikeouts.
Leto closed things out in the seventh inning, allowing no hits and striking out one.
After giving up the early lead, Portage Central (17-9-1) answered back with four runs in the bottom half of the first inning. The Mustangs added one run in the second inning, two in the fourth inning and two more in the sixth inning to pull away.
Offensively, Wyman did plenty to help his own cause, finishing with a pair of singles and 3 RBI for Portage Central. Max Longman went 2-for-4 with 2 RBI and two runs scored. Adam Wills added one RBI and Luke Leto scored three runs from his leadoff spot, with a pair of singles and two walks.
W- Bronson Wyman: 6.0 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 6 K
L- Keaton Ashby: 3.2 IP, 9 H, 7 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 4 K
Portage Northern 11, Forest Hills Central 8
A big day at the plate for Nolan McCarthy helped Portage Northern squeeze by with an 11-8 win over Forest Hills Central.
McCarthy finished 4-for-5 with a triple and a double, scoring one run and bringing in 4 RBI. The Huskies combined for 16 hits and also drew six walks. Nine different players had a hit, and five had multiple hits.
Leadoff hitter Noah Hecht had a pair of doubles with 1 RBI and one run scored. Tyler Helgeson had a pair of singles, as did Jon Wolf. Wolf also scored three runs, which was a team-high. Greg Lapetina had a pair of hits with 1 RBI and one run scored. Michael Lincoln and Parker Brey each added an RBI.
Portage Northern (22-8-2) led throughout, after opening the game with four runs in the first inning. Forest Hills matched the Huskies run for run during the middle innings, but couldn’t overcome the early deficit. The two teams combined for 30 hits, with Portage Northern holding the slight edge, 16-14.
Starting pitcher Cam French got the win, allowing five runs on nine hits. Helgeson had a solid relief appearance, striking out four batters and allowing no hits in two innings pitched.
W- Cam French: 4.0 IP, 9 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 1 BB, 3 K
Thursday, May 24
Loy Norrix 7, Comstock 5 (Game 1)
Locked into a tie game heading to the bottom of the sixth inning, Loy Norrix scraped together three runs to propel the Knights to a 7-5 win over Comstock.
Loy Norrix only had one hit in the inning, but took advantage of two walks and two Comstock errors. With the bases loaded and one out, Parker Remelius reached on an error, which allowed Alec Pirochta to score. Then, Tieran Rafferty hit a sacrifice fly to center field, scoring Grant Emenheiser. Shawn Mason came through with a single to left field, bringing in JT Mitchell.
With the lead in hand, Drew Daugherty came in and shut the door in the seventh inning. Daugherty did allow one run on a pair of hits, but also had one strikeout while earning the save. Adam Dorstewitz took the win for Comstock, with two excellent innings in relief. Dorstewitz allowed one unearned run and struck out six batters while throwing two hitless innings.
Offense was tough to come by naturally for both teams, as Comstock and Loy Norrix each had five hits. The two teams combined for eight errors, with Comstock having five. The two teams also combined for 11 walks.
There were no extra-base hits in the contest. Connor Kent led all players with 2 RBI for Comstock. Jared Plane also drove in one run for the Colts.
Loy Norrix had four different players bring in runs, as Drew Roberts, Adam Dorstewitz, Remelius, Rafferty and Mason all had one RBI a piece.
W- Adam Dorstewitz: 2.0 IP, 0 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 6 K
L- Branden Willis: 1.0 IP, 2 H, 3 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 1 K
Comstock 7, Loy Norrix 6 (Game 2)
In game two, Comstock broke things open with a six-run third inning, and did just enough to hang on, earning the split with a 7-6 decision over Loy Norrix.
The combination of Jared Plane, Connor Kent and Jacob Dankert came up huge for Comstock. The three hitters, who hit in consecutive order in the lineup, combined for five hits and 6 RBI to pace the Comstock offense. All three players came away with 2 RBI each, with Kent going 2-for-4 with a double, Dankert hitting a pair of singles, and Plane hitting one single. TJ Reilly also had 1 RBI for the Colts.
The third inning opened up with a Kyle Moore single, to get things started for the Colts. Moore then stole second, but was caught stealing third. Comstock was then aided with a hit-by-pitch followed by three Loy Norrix errors. Jared Plane brought in a run on a sacrifice bunt, and Kent drove in two on his RBI double to left field. Dankert drove in two on a single to right field, to cap off the big inning.
Loy Norrix made a run at it, tying the game with four runs in the bottom of the fifth inning. DeAndre Worthy brought in a run on a fielder’s choice, while Caleb Gonzalez hit an RBI single to center field and Grant Emenheiser forced in a run drawing a bases-loaded walk.
Comstock answered quickly, scoring what proved to be the game-winning run in the sixth inning. J Plane singled up the middle driving in E. Miller.
Miller pitched a 1-2-3 sixth inning, on three fly balls. After a leadoff walk to start the bottom half of the seventh inning, Miller got the next two batters down before Cole Mollohan came in and got the final out, striking out Gonzalez.
W- Eric Miller: 6.2 IP, 6 H, 6 R, 2 ER, 4 BB, 4 K
L- Tieran Rafferty: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 0 K
Parchment 15, Delton-Kellogg 5 – five innings (Game 1)
Parchment opened the game with a six-run first inning and never looked back, defeating Delton-Kellogg 15-5 in five innings.
The Panthers racked up 19 hits and also drew five walks. Every Parchment hitter with at least one official at-bat got a hit, including seven players who had multi-hit games.
Leading the way for Parchment was Tyler Beatty, who went 3-for-3 with 3 RBI. Conner Stutz also went 3-for-3, including a double, scoring three runs and driving in two. Trey Preston had 3 RBI on two hits.
Brendan Kortz was a table-setter from his leadoff spot, going 3-for-4 with two runs scored and 2 RBI. Josh Appelgren drove in two runs on a pair of hits, and also scored twice. Garrett Stutz, Seth Somers and Jacob Newman all added 1 RBI each.
Beatty added to his solid day at the plate by getting the win on the mound. In five innings, Beatty struck out four, while allowing five runs on four hits.
W- Tyler Beatty: 5.0 IP, 4 H, 5 R, 3 ER, 4 BB, 4 K
Parchment 9, Delton-Kellogg 4 (Game 2)
Strong relief pitching played a major role in helping Parchment to a sweep, with a game two win over Delton-Kellogg, 9-4.
Three players came out in relief for the Panthers, combining for four shutout innings. The effort started with Zach Rome, who threw two innings and allowed no hits, while striking out three. Jacob Newman, who was credited with the win, threw one inning, allowing a single hit, while only throwing four pitches. Evan Jasiak finished things up, earning the save after striking out two and allowing no hits in his single inning of work.
Garrett Stutz played a key role in helping Parchment muster up a late rally. Trailing 4-1 in the fifth inning, Stutz had an RBI groundout as Parchment scored two runs in the fifth to cut the deficit to one. In the sixth inning, Stutz hit a key 2-RBI double as part of a six-run inning for Parchment.
Jacob Newman added 2 RBI for Parchment, going 1-for-1 and drawing two walks. Seth Somers also had a pair of runs driven in. Brendan Kortz and Josh Appelgren each had 1 RBI, as well.
W- Jacob Newman: 1.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K
Kalamazoo Central 9, South Haven 2 (Game 1)
A big day at the plate for Hilario DeLaPaz propelled Kalamazoo Central to a game one win over South Haven, 9-2.
From his leadoff spot, DeLaPaz set the tone for Kalamazoo Central all game, going 3-for-4 (one double) with 4 RBI and three runs scored. Hitting right behind DeLaPaz, Owen O’Neil drove in a pair of runs and scored one run for the Giants.
O’Neil was also strong on the mound, throwing a complete game for the Giants. O’Neil allowed two runs on five hits, with four strikeouts and no walks. O’Neil was efficient, throwing only 70 pitches in seven innings of work.
Kalamazoo Central had a narrow 3-1 lead after four innings, but broke things open with three runs in the fifth inning, and three more runs in the sixth inning. South Haven scored one run in the seventh, but fell well short of any serious threat of a comeback.
W- Owen O’Neil: 7.0 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 4 K
Kalamazoo Central 6, South Haven 4 (Game 2)
In game two, it took a late rally for Kalamazoo Central to complete the sweep, battling back to defeat South Haven, 6-4.
The Giants trailed 4-0 heading into the bottom of the fifth, and erased the lead completely with four runs in the inning. Kalamazoo Central capped off the comeback with two more runs in the bottom of the sixth inning.
Hilario DeLaPaz continued his big day, going 3-for-4 while driving in two runs and scoring two runs. Owen O’Neil added 1 RBI for the Giants.
Matt Bau was strong in relief for Kalamazoo Central, pitching three scoreless innings. Bau allowed four hits, but also had four strikeouts, while issuing no walks.
W- Matt Bau: 3.0 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 4 K
Hackett Catholic 5, Kalamazoo Christian 3 (Game 1)
Hackett Catholic got a solid outing from starting pitcher Heath Baldwin, and just enough production from its offense, to earn a 5-3 win over rival Kalamazoo Christian in game one.
Baldwin got the win for Hackett, going 5.1 innings and allowing three runs on three hits. Baldwin walked seven batters, but did manage four strikeouts. Sam Shea completed a five-out save, allowing no runs while only giving up one hit.
Offensively, Hackett only managed four hits, but found ways to drive in runs. Three players – Joe Carr, Eric Wenzel, Garrett Warner – managed to drive in runs without a single hit on the day. Keaton Ashby had one single, but his RBI came on a sacrifice fly in the fourth inning.
The two teams essentially trading runs in the middle innings, as both teams scored three runs from the third to the fifth inning. It was a run in the first inning and a run in the seventh to bookend the game that made the difference for Hackett.
Kalamazoo Christian had no players credited with an RBI. The Comets relied heavily on walks, drawing eight of them for the day, while getting four singles. Travis Pease went 2-for-3 to lead Kalamazoo Christian in hits. Derek McClure drew three walks, and Michael Moralez walked twice.
W- Heath Baldwin: 5.1 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 7 BB, 4 K
L- Michael Moralez: 3.2 IP, 4 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 4 BB, 5 K
Hackett Catholic 8, Kalamazoo Christian 1 (Game 2)
In game two, a crafty performance from starting pitcher Joe Carr and strong production from the top of the batting order combined for an 8-1 Hackett victory over Kalamazoo Christian.
With the sweep, Hackett earned the outright SAC Valley Division championship.
Carr pitched a complete game for Hackett, allowing one run in seven innings. Carr did allow nine hits and issue two walks, but managed to work himself out of any trouble throughout the game. Carr didn’t allow a run until the bottom of the sixth inning, at which point Hackett had already scored all eight of its runs.
Offensively, the first three batters in the lineup for Hackett combined for nine hits and six runs. Stephen Kwapis, hitting third, had a 4-for-4 performance with a home run and 2 RBI. Keaton Ashby hit cleanup for the Irish, and had 3 RBI. Garrett Warner also added an RBI for Hackett.
JJ Gasaway drove in the sole run for the Comets. Travis Pease had three hits, and Alec Corwin added a pair of hits for Kalamazoo Christian.
W- Joe Carr: 7.0 IP, 9 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 2 K
L- Elliot Lemmer: 5.0 IP, 9 H, 6 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 2 K
Marshall 8, Three Rivers 6 (Game 1)
Marshall collected 14 hits against a three-man pitching crew from Three Rivers. The Wildcats were able to put up three runs in the fourth, one in the fifth and two in the sixth despite only four hits in the game.
Zach Meyer hit a home run and singled, and Zach Ludwick and Ashley Manansala singled for Three Rivers. Meyer was responsible for 3 RBI and Ty Hackenberg drove in a run.
Marshall 10, Three Rivers 0 (Game 2)
Only Rico Scare, Ludwick and Hackenberg registered hits for Three Rivers in the nightcap.
Trenton Fuller went five innings for Marshall and struck out two and walked two.
Constantine 10, Union City 7 (Game 1)
Jacob Derda went five innings for the Falcons, allowing three hits and one earned run with four strikeouts before Mitchell Bowdish worked 1 2/3 innings with two strikeouts and two hits allowed, and Nolan Malcom had the save.
Union City led 3-1 heading into the sixth inning, but the Falcons ignited for six runs in the top half of the frame with three more in the seventh. Trevor Tice (one double) had three hits, and Bowdish, Hunter Lindbert and Nate Scott finished with two hits apiece. Kolin Jones (double), Karter Heslet, Andrew Carper (double) and Malcom added one hit apiece. Bowdish and Scott led the team with 2 RBI each.
Union City 11, Constantine 0 (Game 2)
Constantine only mustered three hits in the second contest as Bowdish, Jones and Heslet recorded singles.
Photos by Katrina Rayhill
St. Joseph County Tournament
Mendon 10, White Pigeon 0
Wyatt Diekman gave up just two hits for Mendon in the St. Joseph County Tournament consolation victory. He finished the contest with nine strikeouts and a 3-for-4 effort at the plate that included three doubles and 1 RBI.
Hunter Lovell, Mikki Feister (double) and Nate Eberstein all had two hits, and Cole Decker (triple), Wyatt Cool (double), Noah Slaughter and Corbin Weinberg (double) had hits for the Hornets. Decker finished with 2 RBI, and Cool and Eberstein drove in runs. Lovell led the squad with two stolen bases.
Kam Garten and Carter Grant singled for the Chiefs. Grant took the loss after allowing nine hits and seven earned runs with four strikeouts. Garten tossed two innings with four hits and two earned runs allowed with two strikeouts.
Colon 3, St. Phillip 0 (Game 1)
Andy Stoll went the distance with three hits allowed. Stoll fanned eight batters in the win for the Magi.
Colon scored all three runs in the third inning and Phillip Alva led the offense with two hits. Michael Barkman, Andy Stoll, Austin Stoll (double) and Jonathan Smolarz had hits, and Andy Stoll drove in two runs.
Colon 5, St. Philip 1 (Game 2)
Andy Stoll earned the win after Colon tied the game in the third at 1-1 and pulled ahead in the fourth with a two-run inning. Stoll struck out two without giving up a hit. Austin Stoll started and went 2 2/3 innings with one hit and no earned runs allowed. He struck out four St. Philip batters. Barkman got the save with 1 1/3 innings of work that yielded just one hit and a strikeout.
Andy Stoll singled twice, and Michael Barkman, Alva, Andrew Smolarz, Austin Stoll, Jonathan Smolarz and Brendan Barkman singled. Andrew Smolarz led the Magi with 3 RBI, and Alva and Andy Stoll both drove in a run.
Wednesday, May 23
Climax-Scotts 5, Burr Oak 0 (Game 1)
Jake Lane tossed the no-hitter for the Panthers with seven strikeouts and two walks. Zach Tullis, Dylan Butler, Bryce Wetzel and Zack Mobley singled for Climax-Scotts, and Tullis drove in two runs.
Noah Greene took the loss for the Bobcats, scattering four hits and allowing one earned run with four strikeouts.
Climax-Scotts 11, Burr Oak 3 (Game 2)
Nathan Vickery and Brock Borden combined for eight hits allowed and five strikeouts for the Panthers to complete the Southern Central Athletic Association sweep. Butler and Lane led the team with two hits apiece, and Hunter, Vickery, Borden and Kienast singled. Elenga, Lane and Vickery drove in two runs apiece.
Matthew Greene, Brandon Hernandez and Logan Wood each finished with two hits for Burr Oak. Noah Greene and Noah Norton added base hits.
Constantine 8, Galesburg-Augusta 7 (Game 1)
With one out in the bottom of the ninth inning, Andrew Carper doubled to set up some Falcon heroics. Nate Scott was hit by a pitch and Jacob Derda singled to load the bases. A sacrifice fly to left field by Nolan Malcom drove in Carper for the win.
Carper earned the victory with five innings of work, allowing three hits and no earned runs. Seth Wright tossed four innings with six hits and three earned runs allowed.
Trevor Tice and Malcom notched three hits apiece, Kolin Jones and Derda had two hits, and Mitchell Bowdish, Karter Heslet, Hunter Lindbert, Carper and Scott each added hits. Jones and Malcom each tallied a pair of RBI, and Bowdish, Heslet and Derda drove in runs. Bowdish and Malcom stole bases for the Falcons.
Miller pitched six innings for the Rams with 10 hits and five earned runs allowed. He struck out six Falcons. Catherwood worked 2 1/3 innings with five hits and one earned run given up. He fanned a pair of Constantine batters.
Beatty and Miller led the Rams with two hits apiece, and McDaniel, Walker, Nyitray, Wilson and C. Beatty singled.
Constantine 11, Galesburg-Augusta 9 (Game 2)
Ryan Sailor earned the win after Constantine scored six runs in the fifth innings. Sailor tossed 1 1/3 innings following Carper’s appearance in the fifth (two hits, two earned runs allowed) and a four-inning outing by starter Trevor Tice (five hits, four earned runs allowed).
Constantine led 4-1 after two innings, but Galesburg battled back with a run in the third and took a 7-4 lead after scoring five runs in the fourth. The Rams made it 9-5 in the top of the fifth.
Tice and Malcom (one double) produced two hits apiece for Constantine, and Bowdish, Lindbert, Salisbury and Scott (double) had hits. Scott drove in two runs for the Falcons.
Patterson led Galesburg with a double and a single.
Bronson 12, Centreville 8
The Vikings totaled 10 hits against Hunter Hutchinson and Jacob Spencer, including three apiece by Ethan Cossairt and Brenden Bell.
Nick Weber was 3-for-3 for Centreville, Hutchinson and Jared Spencer (double) both had two hits, and Derek Gleaton, Alex Meyer, Chad Spence and Sam LaValle singled for the Bulldogs. Spence recorded 3 RBI and Jacob Spencer drove in a pair of runs.
Parchment 8, Berrien Springs 3 (Game 1)
With a six-run outburst in the first inning, Parchment held on to take the opener after finishing with 13 hits. Jacob Bielski pitched a complete game with six hits and three earned runs allowed. He struck out four batters.
Seth Somers was 3-for-3 with a pair of doubles and Brendan Kortz, Alex Guzior, Tyler Beatty and Conner Stutz had two hits apiece. Josh Appelgren and Jacob Bielski also singled. Bielski, Guzior and Stutz drove in two runs apiece for the Panthers.
Parchment 4, Berrien Springs 3 (Game 2)
After trailing 3-0 after three innings, Parchment rallied with a run in the fifth and three in the bottom of the seventh. Evan Jasiak walked, Jacob Bielski followed with a single and Vinny Yado singled to load the bases. A Brendan Kortz single on a line drive to center field scored Jasiak, then a sacrifice fly by Stutz tied the game when Nordquist safely crossed home plate. Seth Somers’ single to center field sent Yado home for the winning run.
Garrett Stutz went four innings with three hits and three earned runs allowed to go with four strikeouts. Jasiak pitched the fifth with three strikeouts, Newman worked the sixth with one strikeout and Alex Guzior got the win in the seventh with one hit allowed and a strikeout.
Stutz singled twice, and Kortz, Somers and Yado singled. Stutz also led the team with 2 RBI.
Portage Northern 3, Vicksburg 2 (Game 1)
The Huskies opened the non-league doubleheader with three runs in the bottom of the seventh in a come-from-behind victory.
Singles by Jon Wolf and Parker Brey got Portage Northern going before Gannon Andrews sacrificed to move both into scoring position. McCarthy doubled to right field to tie the game. With two outs and McCarthy still on second, Noah Hecht and Tyler Helgeson were both hit by pitches to load the bases. Cam French singled in Helgeson for the walk-off victory.
Michael Lincoln started and pitched five innings, scattering four hits with a pair of strikeouts. McCarthy got the win with two hits allowed and a strikeout over the final two frames.
French had two hits, and Greg Lapetina, Wolf, Lincoln, Brey and McCarthy all had one for the Huskies.
Adam Henderson went 6 1/3 innings with ix hits and three earned runs allowed for Vicksburg. Trevor Pryson gave up a hit in the seventh. Jacob Conklin singled twice, and Henderson, Garrett Ketelaar, Ryan Verner (double) and Nick Swope finished with hits for the Bulldogs.
Portage Northern 5, Vicksburg 4 (Game 2)
The Huskies waited until the eighth inning for a dramatic finish this time around. Ben Friedman singled and a sacrifice by Jon Wolf preceded a pair of intentional walks. Xander Morris was then hit by a pitch to drive in the winning run.
Five pitchers competed for Portage Northern, with Morrix earning the win. Brendan Perry tossed two innings with three hits and an earned run allowed. He struck out two and walked two. Quinlan Lewis have up a hit and two earned runs, Max Beffel surrendered one hit and struck out four in two innings of work, and J.P. Gonzalez struck out four with no hits allowed in three innings.
Friedman, Brian Schreiber, Perry and Michael Bond all finished with two hits for Portage Northern. Zach Quinn and Max Beffel each recorded a base hit. Beffel drove in two runs for the Huskies.
Hunter Meyers, Parker Wilson and Joe McCowen each had a pair of strikeouts for Vicksburg. McCowen gave up five hits and three earned runs over three innings, Myers allowed one hit through two frames, Wilson scattered three hits and struck out two in two innings, and Jacob Conklin have up a hit and one earned run in the eighth.
Grant Deal led the Bulldogs with two hits, and Ketelaar, Trevor Pryson and Cole Mallery singled. Deal drove in three runs for Vicksburg.