Sturgis 7, Plainwell 2 (Game 1)
Sturgis varsity baseball used a five run fourth inning to pull away from Plainwell. In the battle of the Trojans it was Plainwell that got on the board first when an error by Abbs allowed Davis to score. Sturgis responded strong in the bottom of the first by scoring on doubles by Brecken Stewart and Korbin Whitcomb. With Sturgis leading 2-1 it was Bathgate who scored first in the fourth inning to get the momentum going for Sturgis. After a double by Sam Leck and a single by Abbs, Sturgis found themselves up 7-1. Plainwell added a run, scored by LaBonte, in the top of the seventh, to make the final 7-2.
Sturgis totaled nine hits. Sam Leck and Jake Abbs, who each had 2 RBI, and 1 hit, led the way for the Orange and Black. Avery Cleveland and Tony Harper chipped in with 2 hits, and 1 run each.
The bright spot for Plainwell was Isaac Davis who had 1 hit and 1 run.
W-Sam Leck: 7.0 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 1 BB, 9 K
L-Evan Salinas 3.1 IP, 7 H, 7 R, 7 ER, 2 BB, 4 K
Sturgis 8, Plainwell 3 (Game 2)
Plainwell got the early start scoring three runs in the first two innings. Plainwell’s Jeremy VanOosterum quieted the Sturgis crowd in the first inning with a two run homer to put Plainwell on top 2-0. After Opel scored in the second inning the Trojans in white and blue found themselves up 3-0 over the Trojans in orange and black. Even with the great start for Plainwell the rest of the game would belong to Sturgis as the home squad used back-to-back four run innings in the third and fourth to pull ahead 8-3. It was Murphy’s single that scored Harper and Leck that woke the Trojans up in the 3rdinning. After Abbs and Murphy scored later in the innings it was Sturgis that sat on top after 3 with a 4-3 lead. Sturgis finished the comeback in the fourth when Murphy, Stewart, Whitcomb, and Smith scored on consecutive plays to build a 8-3 lead, that would be the final.
Drew Murphy powered Sturgis with 2 H, 2 R, and 2 RBI for the Trojans. Brecken Stewart, Avery Cleveland, Korbin Whitcomb, and Sam Leck all had two hits for Sturgis. Jake Abbs, Brayden Bathgate, and Tony Harper all chipped in one hit for Stugis.
Ben Gernaat and Ryan Munn both had two hits for Plainwell. Jeremy VanOosterum and TJ Opel added one hit for Plainwell.
W-Brecken Stewart: 7.0 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 1 HR, 3 ER, 2 BB, 3 K
L-Isaac Davis: 4.0 IP, 11 H, 8 R, 5 ER, 1 BB, 4 K
Dowagiac 12, Three Rivers 2 (Game 1, 5 innings)
Dowagiac jumped all over the Wildcats at home scoring seven runs in the first three innings. The Chieftains added four runs in the fifth inning to end this one early gaining a 12-2 home victory in Wolverine Conference play.
Rico Scare led Three Rivers with 1 R, 1 H. Gavin Charvat, Ashley Manansala, and Zach Ludwich all added hits for the Wildcats
No statistics available for Dowagiac.
L-Parker Ellifritz: 2.2 IP, 7 H, 7 R, 7 ER, 3 BB, 1 K
Dowagiac 6, Three Rivers 5 (Game 2)
In the nightcap the Chieftains and the Wildcats kept it close. With the game tied at four apiece going into the fifth inning it was Charvat that came up big for Three Rivers, doubling on a fly ball to score Ellifritz and put the Wildcats up 5-4. The heroics were not enough though as Dowagiac rallied and scored two runs in the bottom of the 6thto squeak out a 6-5 win at home.
No statistics were available for Dowagiac
Ashley Manansala and Carter Minger lead the Wildcats with two hits each. Jalen Heivilin, Parker Ellifritz, Austin Schrader, and Gavin Charvat all added one hit for Three Rivers.
L-Carter Minger: 6.0 IP, 6 H, 6 R, 2 ER, 4 K
Schoolcraft 9, Centreville 8
In a span of three innings, a pitcher’s duel turned into an offensive clinic, as Schoolcraft and Centreville met in a non-league game on Tuesday afternoon.
With Centreville clinging to a 1-0 lead after three innings, the two teams combined for 16 runs in the next three innings, leading up to the seventh. Schoolcraft shut the door on a final-inning rally, holding off Centreville for a 9-8 win.
Six different players drove in runs for the Eagles, led by 2 RBI from Alex Thole. Austin Edwards had three hits and 1 RBI. Thole, Mark Shaink and Wyatt Adams all had doubles, accounting for all of the Schoolcraft extra-base hits. Adams, the leadoff hitter, went 2-for-3 and drew a walk, scoring one run in addition to driving one in.
Nick Weber had a big game for Centreville, going 2-for-3 with 3 RBI. Weber had a triple, as did Jared Spencer, who also had 3 RBI on the day. Kyzer Bown and Sam LaValle each drove in one run a piece.
W- Jeff Gott: 3.0 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 0 BB, 3 K
L- Jared Spencer: 2.1 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 4 K
Battle Creek Lakeview 2, Kalamazoo Central 1 – 9 innings (game one)
A strong outing from starting pitcher Lukas Bolton wasn’t enough, as Kalamazoo Central came out on the wrong end of a low-scoring affair with Battle Creek Lakeview, 2-1.
Bolton pitched seven innings and allowed one run on seven hits, and ended with a no decision. Battle Creek Lakeview scored one run in the bottom of the ninth to seal the win.
Battle Creek Lakeview opened the scoring with one run in the first inning, and were shutout for the next seven innings. The Giants tied the game in the third inning on an RBI from Bolton, but couldn’t generate any offense down the stretch. The Giants were limited to only five hits over nine innings.
W- Jackson Kitchen: 6.1 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 6 K
L- Sam Henley: 1.1 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 0 K
Battle Creek Lakeview 6, Kalamazoo Central 4 – 5 innings (game two)
A rally in the middle innings fell short for Kalamazoo Central, which fell 6-4 to Battle Creek Lakeview in game two.
After going nine innings in game one, the rematch was cut short due to darkness. Kalamazoo Central had nearly erased a 5-1 deficit, closing the deficit to one run in the top of the fourth. Battle Creek Lakeview added one run in the bottom half of the fourth, then kept the Giants scoreless in the fifth inning to maintain its lead once the game was called.
Brooks Hemingway had a double and 2 RBI for Kalamazoo Central. Hunter Tanner added 1 RBI. Hilario DeLaPaz and Alika Edmonds had the only multi-hit games, with both having a pair of singles.
After falling behind early, Christopher Strunk was solid in relief, as he tried to keep the deficit close. Strunk pitched two innings, allowing one run on a pair of hits.
W- Jackson Kitchen: 3.0 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 2 K
L- Hilario DeLaPaz: 2.0 IP, 5 H, 5 R, 4 ER, 4 BB, 4 K
Mattawan 13, Loy Norrix 6 (game one)
Loy Norrix held a brief lead in game one, but couldn’t contain Mattawan’s offense, falling 13-6.
The Knights opened the game with a 2-0 lead in the first inning. Mattawan was quick to respond with three runs in the first inning, and four runs in the second to pad its lead. Loy Norrix cut the deficit to 7-4 before Mattawan broke the game open with five runs in the fifth inning.
Andrew Gaunt had 2 RBI for Loy Norrix. Baker Conley and Adam Dorstewitz each added 1 RBI.
W- Tanner Knapp: 5.0 IP, 8 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 7 K
L- Adam Dorstewitz: 1.2 IP, 6 H, 7 R, 5 ER, 1 BB, 2 K
Mattawan 16, Loy Norrix 5 – 5 innings (game two)
For the second game in a row, Loy Norrix opened play on a positive note, but couldn’t hold off Mattawan, falling to the Wildcats in game two, 16-5.
The Knights scored two runs in the first inning and added two more in the second. Mattawan’s breakout inning came in the third, when eight runs helped the Wildcats pull away. Mattawan added five more in the fourth inning.
Baker Conley had a big day for Loy Norrix, going 2-for-3 with 3 RBI. Yohannes Ademodi hit a double, and added 2 RBI for the Knights. Nate Miller went 2-for-3.
Mattawan was led by Brady Neel, who had 4 RBI and three runs scored. Josh Swinehart and Mitch Begeman both added 3 RBI.
W- Ryan Dorff: 4.0 IP, 6 H, 5 R, 4 ER, 4 BB, 5 K
L- Drew Daugherty: 2.1 IP, 10 H, 9 R, 6 ER, 1 BB, 2 K
Niles 5, Portage Central 1 (Game 1)
The Mustangs outhit Niles 9-8 but could only turn that into one run in the third inning. The game was tied 1-1 until the bottom of the fifth, when Niles scored four runs.
Bronson Wyman took the loss after five innings. He surrendered eight hits and one earned run with six strikeouts. Dawson Blevins pitched the sixth and had one strikeout. Luke Leto led Portage Central with three singles, Ben Cunningham had two hits, and Evan Williams, Jason Erhardt, Adam Wills and Jack Juday each had a hit. Cunningham drove in the run.
Niles 6, Portage Central 5 (Game 2)
Portage Central took a 4-2 lead in the fifth and made it a 5-2 game in the sixth, but Niles came up big in the bottom of the seventh, ending with a bases-loaded walk.
Gavin Brasosky started for the Mustangs and went four innings with three hits and two earned runs allowed with a pair of strikeouts. Ben Cunningham tossed 1 2/3 innings with two hits given up and two strikeouts, Nick Kolberg scattered four hits and was responsible for the three earned runs in the sixth.
Max Longman collected two singles, and Leto (double), Cunningham, Williams, Erhardt and Wills had hits. Trammell Lindstrom, Kolberg, Juday and Wills drove in runs.
Portage Northern 4, Lakeshore 2 (Game 1)
With runs in the second, fourth, fifth and sixth innings, the Huskies were able to hold off Lakeshore, which scored both its runs in the top of the seventh.
Cam French pitched a complete game for Portage Northern, allowing three hits and one earned run on top of four strikeouts. Gannon Andrews led the team with two hits, and Noah Hecht, French (double), Jon Wolf, Michael Lincoln and Malcolm Gaynor singled. French, Wolf and Gaynor had 1 RBI apiece.
Lakeshore 3, Portage Northern 2 (Game 2)
A three-run first inning for the Lancers turned out to be enough to finish the SMAC doubleheader with a split.
Tyler Helgeson took the loss for the Huskies. He went 6 2/3 innings, scattering five hits and allowing three earned runs. He fanned seven batters.Hecht singled twice, and French, Lapetina, Wolf (double), Lincoln (double) and Nolan McCarthy had hits. McCarthy also finished with 1 RBI.
Athens 2, Colon 1 (Game 1)
Tied at 1-1 in the second inning, Athens plated the winning run in the top of the sixth inning behind a solid effort from Hall on the bump. Matthew Bissett took the loss for Colon after throwing the final 1 2/3 innings. He scattered three hits, was responsible for one earned run and he struck out one batter. Phillip Alva only giving up one hit, no earned runs and he struck out five through the first 4 1/3 innings.
Jonathan Smolarz doubled twice, and Austin Stoll (double) and Clayton Wolf had hits for the Magi.
Athens 10, Colon 0 (Game 2)
Bissett started and worked the first 1 1/3 innings, taking the loss for the Magi. He surrendered four hits and three earned runs with a walk and one strikeout. Wolf finished the five-inning affair with two hits and three earned runs allowed. He struck out one and walked five.
Andrew Smolarz and Jonathan Smolarz singled for Colon.
Buchanan 2, Parchment 1 (Game 1)
Parchment held a 1-0 lead until Buchanan tied the game in the bottom of the third. The Bucks’ Reed hit a one-out, walkoff single to score Harrington for the win.
Jacob Bielski took the loss for the Panthers with eight hits and one earned run allowed. He struck out four and walked one. Brendan Kortz, Garrett Stutz, Seth Somers, Alex Guzior and Conner Stutz each had hits for Parchment. Somers drove in the team’s lone run.
Buchanan 6, Parchment 4 (Game 2)
Scoring four runs in third inning, Buchanan managed to win the second game of the doubleheader despite only recording three hits.
Garrett Stutz was the losing pitcher after a good effort on the hill with three hits and two earned runs allowed. He walked three and fanned three batters. Evan Jasiak tossed the final 1 2/3 innings without giving up a hit. Garrett Stutz led the team with two hits (one double), and Somers, Beatty (double), Jasiak, Alex Guzior and Cameron Esman registered hits. Bielski, Josh Appelgren, Beatty and Esman finished with 1 RBI apiece.
Comstock 7, Brandywine 5 (Game 1)
Comstock held a 4-1 lead after the fifth inning, Brandywine cut the deficit to two runs in the sixth and both squads scored three runs in the seventh. The Colts finished with nine hits. Comstock individual statistics were not reported.
Comstock 11, Brandywine 1 (Game 2)
The Colts racked up 13 hits in the win. No individual statistics were reported.
Edwardsburg 3, Vicksburg 0 (Game 1, eight innings)
Adam Henderson took the loss for Vicksburg, throwing seven innings, allowing seven hits and one earned run and striking out seven. After a scoreless seven innings, Edwardsburg plated three runs in the eighth inning.
Caleb Conklin, Cole Mallery and Nick Swope (double) had hits for the Bulldogs.
Edwardsburg 10, Vicksburg 1 (Game 2)
The Eddies scored three runs in the first inning and tacked on to what became a 5-1 lead through four innings with a four-run fifth frame. Parker Wilson was tagged with the loss after two innings. He scattered five hits and was responsible for four earned runs. Henderson (home run), Conklin and Trevor Pryson had hits for Vicksburg.
Climax-Scotts vs. St. Philip
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Burr Oak vs. Bellevue
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