Watervliet 5, Kalamazoo Christian 2 (Game 1)
Stranded runners held Kalamazoo Christian from being able to stage a comeback in game one, falling to Watervliet, 5-2.
The Comets fell behind 3-0 in the first inning, which would prove to be all the offense Watervliet would need. Kalamazoo Christian left 12 runners on base, and had no extra-base hits.
Michael Moralez and Mac Block both had two-hit performances, each driving in one run for the Comets.
L- Kyle Koning: 6.0 IP, 9 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 3 BB, 5 K
Watervliet 4, Kalamazoo Christian 3 (Game 2)
Kalamazoo Christian couldn’t take advantage of six Watervliet errors, falling in game two, 4-3.
The Comets again fell behind early, training 4-1 after two innings of play. Kalamazoo Christian got within one run after a run in the fourth and fifth innings, but couldn’t plate the tying run.
Michael Moralez had the only RBI for the Comets. Derek McClure scored two runs, and Elliot Lemmer had one run.
After giving up the early runs, Travis Pease settled down on the mound. Pease allowed four runs on five hits in six innings pitched.
L- Travis Pease: 6.0 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 4 K
Hackett Catholic 11, Delton-Kellogg 8 (Game 1)
A late rally helped Hackett Catholic squeeze by Delton-Kellogg, 11-8.
The Irish trailed 8-5 after Delton-Kellogg scored four runs in the top half of the sixth inning. Hackett responded swiftly, racking up six runs in the bottom half of the inning. Hackett held Delton-Kellogg scoreless in the seventh inning to complete the rally.
Hackett racked up 14 hits, and eight different players had at least one hit. Joe Carr led the team with three hits. Cooper Smith, Garrett Warner and Andrew Widger all drove in 2 RBI for Hackett. Keaton Ashby and Eric Wenzel each had 1 RBI.
Widger earned the win in relief, pitching the final 1.2 innings, allowing no hits while striking out two.
W- Andrew Widger: 1.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 2 K
L- Kox: 3.0 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 3 BB, 0 K
Hackett Catholic 10, Delton-Kellogg 2 (Game 2)
No comeback was required in game two, as Hackett rolled to the 10-2 win, completing the sweep of Delton-Kellogg.
Hackett scored in each of the first four innings, building a 7-1 lead. Delton-Kellogg finished the game with more errors (5) than hits (3).
Keaton Ashby had a big game for Hackett, finishing 2-for-3 with 3 RBI and a run scored. Joe Carr tripled and had 2 RBI. Seven players in all had at least one RBI for Hackett. Brenden Warner, Stephen Kwapis, Cooper Smith, Andrew Bridenstine and Steven Widger all had 1 RBI for the Irish.
In addition to his big day at the plate, Ashby was solid on the mound as well. Ashby pitched a complete game, striking out seven while allowing two runs on three hits.
W- Keaton Ashby: 7.0 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 7 K
St. Joe 12, Loy Norrix 2 – 5 innings (Game 1)
Loy Norrix was held to two hits in a 12-2 loss at the hands of St. Joe, in game one of a double header.
Justin Timmerman had the lone RBI for the Knights, while DeAndre Worthy and Adam Dorstewitz each scored a run for Loy Norrix.
St. Joe opened the floodgates early, scoring 9 runs in the first three innings. The Bears opened up an 11-0 lead before Loy Norrix got on the scoreboard in the fifth inning.
W- Brennan Cohoon: 5.0 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 5 K
L- Alec Pirochta: 2.0 IP, 4 H, 8 R, 3 ER, 4 BB, 1 K
St. Joe 12, Loy Norrix 1 – 5 innings (Game 2)
After taking a brief lead, game two slipped away from Loy Norrix when St. Joe tallied 11 runs in the third inning.
The Bears finished with 12 runs on 11 hits, completing the sweep of the Knights.
Loy Norrix opened the scoring with a run in the top of the third, when Andrew Gaunt singled, scoring Drew Roberts.
W- Shea Kent: 5.0 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 2 K
L- Dayton Lay: 2.0 IP, 7 H, 8 R, 7 ER, 3 BB, 2 K
Lawton 9, Constantine 2 (Game 1)
The Blue Devils took a 2-1 lead after three innings and Constantine tied the game at 2-2 in the top of the sixth. But Lawton fired back with seven runs in the home half of the frame to put the Southwestern Athletic Conference game away. Palmer was the winning pitcher for Lawton after two innings of work.
Bowdish, Salisbury and Scott each had two hits for Constantine, and Lindbert, Carper, Heslet and Malcom (double) added one apiece.
Constantine 9, Lawton 5 (Game 2)
Malcom earned the win in the five-inning contest, allowing seven hits, four earned runs and striking out four. The Falcons trailed 5-3 heading into the sixth inning, when they plated six runs to even out the league doubleheader.
Bowdish, Tice, Heslet and Carper (one double) all had two hits, and Jones, Lindbert (double), Scott, Salisbury and Malcom registered hits. Jones finished with 2 RBI, and Bowdish, Heslet and Malcom stole bases.
Photos by Nicci Plummer
Mendon 3, Decatur 2 (Game 1)
The Hornets scored two runs in the third inning that proved to be critical in the Southwest 10 win. Cole Decker and Emmett Bingaman (one double) produced two hits apiece, and Wyatt Cool, Noah Slaughter and Mikki Feister had hits. Diekman, Cool and Bingaman drove in runs for Mendon.
Decker went the distance for the win with six hits and one earned run allowed. He fanned 10 batters and walked one.
Mendon 6, Decatur 3 (Game 2)
A three-run first inning set the tone as Mendon was able to hang on for the sweep. Slaughter went 6 2/3 in the victory and he struck out eight and walked one with eight hits and two earned runs allowed.
Decker, Cool (one double) and Slaughter finished with two hits each, and Lovell and Feister singled. Cool and Slaughter drove in runs. Nate Eberstein led the team with a pair of stolen bases, while Lovell and Decker each had one. The Hornets improved to 10-3 for the year.
Centreville 15, Eau Claire 1 (Game 1)
The Bulldogs bookended the Southwest 10 contest with five-run innings on a 16-hit performance. Nick Weber started and threw four innings with two hits and one earned run allowed. He finished with four strikeouts. Jackson Barnhart got the save with a hitless two innings and three strikeouts.
Seth Chiddister (one double) and Sam LaValle (three doubles) led the team with three hits apiece, Kyzer Bowen (double), Hunter Hutchinson and Jared Spence all had two, and Alex Meyer, Weber (double), Trae Martin (double), Barnhart and Derek Gleaton finished with one each. Bowen drove in four runs, Chiddister had 3 RBI and Martin and LaValle both had 2 RBI.
Centreville 11, Eau Claire 0 (Game 2)
Centreville had a 5-0 lead heading into the fourth inning and plated five runs in that frame and one more in the fifth. Meyer threw all five innings for a no-hitter with nine strikeouts. Weber (double) and Hutchinson both registered a pair of base hits, and Chiddister, Meyer, Bowen (double) and Barnhart had hits. Matt Happel drove in two runs and Chiddister stole three bases for the Bulldogs. Hutchinson added two steals.
Bloomingdale 13, White Pigeon 1 (Game 1)
No stats were reported
Bloomingdale 11, White Pigeon 0 (Game 2, suspended due to darkness)
No stats were reported
Galesburg-Augusta 8, Schoolcraft 0 (Game 1)
Patterson earned the win after throwing 6 1/3 innings with four hits allowed and eight strikeouts. A. Beatty led the Rams with two hits, and McDaniel (double), Walker, Landers (double), Wilson and C. Beatty (double) had hits.
For Schoolcraft, Gott, Adams (double), Hunt and Edwards finished with one hit apiece. Shaink took the loss after five innings on the mound. He gave up three hits and two earned runs with a pair of strikeouts.
Galesburg-Augusta 9, Schoolcraft 4 (Game 2)
The Rams jumped out to a 6-0 lead after two innings. Miller threw all five innings for the win, registering eight hits and four earned runs allowed to go with two strikeouts. McDaniel and Patterson finished with two hits, Miller doubled, and Walker, A. Beatty and Robinson singled. Patterson, Miller, Walker and Beatty all drove in two runs.
Adams, Shaink and Davis led Schoolcraft with two hits apiece, and Edwards and D. Adams (triple) finished with one.
Gull Lake 4, Grand Rapids Catholic Central 2 (Game 2)
Gull Lake pulled ahead 3-1 in the bottom of the fourth inning with an insurance run in the sixth.
Scoles got the win for Gull Lake. He went five innings with two hits and no earned runs allowed with six strikeouts. Gleason tallied two hits for the Blue Devils, and D. Stanton, C. Stanton, Warren and Griffin singled.
Gull Lake 7, Grand Rapids Catholic Central 0 (Game 2)
Ruge went six innings for the Blue Devils with only three hits allowed and four strikeouts. Griffin got the save with a hitless seventh for a combined shutout.
At the plate, Mansager singled twice with 1 RBI, and D. Stanton, Warren, Griffin (double) and Fadden (double) had hits.