Scores and stats from this week’s varsity baseball action around Cass, St. Joseph and Kalamazoo Counties.
(At Glen Oaks)
Centreville 8, Vicksburg 7
The Bulldog battle went back-and-forth, starting with a two-run first inning for the boys in blue. Vicksburg tied the game with solo spots in the second and fourth, then raced ahead with a three-run top of the sixth. Centreville went back up with four in the bottom half, followed by VHS taking a 7-6 lead with two in the seventh.
In the bottom of the seventh, Centreville was able to walkoff with two runs. Jackson Barnhart singled in Jared Spencer to tie the game, followed by a Derek Gleaton RBI single to plate Trae Martin. Spencer finished with two runs on two hits (one triple) and two RBI. Barnhart and Gleaton both finished with two RBI on two hits. Vicksburg had two runs via Joey McCowen and two RBI by Tyler DeVries and Tyler Vallier.
(At Kalamazoo Christian)
Comstock 11, Kalamazoo Christian 9 (Game 1, 8 innings)
Comstock 10, Kalamazoo Christian 6 (Game 2)
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Parchment 8, Hackett Catholic 7 (8 innings)
The Irish opened with a three-run second inning. The Panthers got two in the fourth, then four in the fifth inning to get ahead. The Irish were able to even the game and force extras with one run in the sixth and two in the seventh. HCP took the lead again with a solo spot in the eighth, but Parchment did one better for a walkoff. A passed ball tied the game, then Jeff Laske singled to score Evan Jasiak for the win.
For Parchment, Alex Guzior had two runs on three hits. Liam Houtkooper scored twice. Laske and Jacob Bielski each had two hits for two RBI. Hackett’s Michael Tourney tallied three RBI and a run on two hits. Garrett Warner and John Brown both scored twice.
Colon 13, Pennfield 7
The Magi entered the fifth inning behind 5-3, then jumped ahead with a five-run fifth inning. Audi Stoll tallied four RBI and pitched the final two and 2/3 innings with one run against him. Brandon Crawford scored thrice. Andrew Smolarz racked up three RBI on two hits and two runs. Matt Bissett, Micky Barkman, and Johnathan West all scored two runs each.
(At Kalamazoo Valley)
Portage Central 4, Lakeshore 2 (Game 1)
The Mustangs got their runs in the first two innings. Gavin Brasosky had a one-hit shutout entering the seventh inning, when the Lancers finally got two runs. Brasosky finished with a strong complete game, allowing only two hits and two unearned runs with seven strikeouts. Aidan Eichman had two hits and a RBI for PC.
Lakeshore 6, Portage Central 5 (Game 2)
Lakeshore started ahead with two runs in both the third and fourth innings. Portage Central tied the game with a four run fifth and went up with one in the sixth. However, the Lancers got two and the lead in the seventh after Bronson Wyman reached the pitch count. He finished with six innings, six hits, four runs (two earned) and five strikeouts. Eichman tallied two RBI with a double and scored. Luke Leto notched a RBI triple.
(at Eau Claire)
Mendon 17, Eau Claire 0 (Game 1)
The blowout victory gave Cole Decker his 28th career win on the mound, surpassing Scott Cook for the school record. Decker fanned five over two innings of work. The win also put head coach Glen Samson at 450 career wins.
Mendon 16, Eau Claire 0 (Game 2)
More of the same for the Hornets in game two. JQ Hodges topped the offense with three hits and three RBI.
Lakeview 6, Kalamazoo Central 3 (Game 1)
All three Maroon Giant runs came in the sixth inning. Mitchell Herder had two doubles, one run, and one RBI. Nick Rakowski and William Ward also scored with a RBI for Cole Hemingway.
Lakeview 7, Kalamazoo Central 0 (Game 2)
Only Rakowski and Kaden Birchmeier were able to get hits against Lakeview’s Brendan Shepherd, who struck out nine in his shutout.
(At NJCAA Region XII Tournament, Sandusky, OH)
Kalamazoo Valley 13, Lake Michigan 12
The Cougars kept their season going in dramatic fashion as Trent Quartermaine delivered a walkoff triple to score Ben Mets. KVCC hit four home runs, giving them 11 for the tournament and holding true to their #FullSend moniker.
Kalamazoo Valley improves to 31-15 and advances to the final four of the double-elimination tournament with a game against Sinclair Thursday at noon. If the Cougars win, they play the loser of Cuyahoga and Kellogg for a trip to Friday’s championship.
(At Western Michigan University)
Portage Central 8, Loy Norrix 3 (Game 1)
Loy Norrix 6, Portage Central 5 (Game 2)
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(At Kalamazoo Central)
Kalamazoo Central 8, Niles 7 (Game 1)
The Maroon Giants built up a 4-1 lead after the fourth inning. After trading two runs in the fifth, Niles scored two in the sixth to get back within one. KC got one in the bottom half, but the Vikings tied the game with two in the top of the seventh. K-Central’s Brooks Hemingway opened the bottom of the seventh with a walk, then was brought home for the walkoff run on a Matt Bau single.
Offensively, Hemingway had two hits, two RBI, and two runs Hilario DeLaPaz picked up three hits (one triple) for a run and RBI. Bau finished with two RBI on two hits.
Kalamazoo Central 1, Niles 0 (Game 2)
Game two’s lone run came on Kalamazoo Central’s first batter, as DeLaPaz smacked a solo home run over the left field wall. Mitchell Herder tossed a complete game shutout, scattering six hits with six strikeouts. Hemingway added a single and double.
(At Battle Creek Central)
Portage Northern 22, Battle Creek Central 1 (Game 1)
Nolan McCarthy came away with five RBI on a grand slam and a double. Tyler Helgeson scored four runs on two hits with three RBI. Gannon Andrews racked up five RBI on three hits (one double) with two runs. Greg Lapetina and Parker Brey each had three runs scored, both guys getting a triple along the way.
Portage Northern 18, Battle Creek Central 0 (Game 2)
Zach Quinn delivered a homer, also getting a single for two runs and two RBI. Malcolm Gaynor had three runs on two doubles. Xander Morris scored four runs with four RBI on three hits. Trey Neal scored thrice and Mitchell Milks had three RBI.
(At Gull Lake)
Gull Lake 2, Lakeshore 1 (Game 1)
The Blue Devils claimed the pitcher’s duel with the arm of Jack Blesch, who surrendered only three hits and an unearned run in his complete game win. Both GL runs came from Jacob Louden via a single and double. Both RBI came on singles by Kole Warren, one in the first inning and the other in the fifth.
Gull Lake 11, Lakeshore 2 (Game 2)
A four-run fourth inning and seven-run fifth put Gull Lake in control. Luke Mastromatteo tossed a solid complete game with two runs, seven hits, and eight strikeouts. Hunter Hazel brought in three and scored once with a double and single. Dylan Stanton, Nick Fadden, and Brandon Ruge all scored twice. Blesch picked up two RBI.
(At Dowagiac Union)
Vicksburg 6, Dowagiac 3 (Game 1)
Vicksburg took control with four runs in the fourth inning. Austin Zeigler had three hits, two RBI, and a run for Vicksburg. Jacob Conklin added two RBI. Andrew McIntosh had two hits and a run in defeat for the Chieftains.
Dowagiac 2, Vicksburg 1 (Game 2)
Kade Schreiber hit a walkoff single for Dowagiac, scoring McIntosh. McIntosh had both runs and Schreiber had two hits. Conklin had the Vicksburg run with a triple and single with a RBI for Chase Myers. Deshawn Brooks allowed only five hits in his complete game win for the Chieftains.
Edwardsburg 4, Sturgis 2 (Game 1)
The Trojans had the opening run in the second inning, followed by two in the third for the Eddies. Sturgis tied the game in the fourth, but Edwardsburg was able to grab the lead on a two-run sixth. Jonah Sibley tossed a complete game with five hits, two runs (one earned) and eight strikeouts. For Sturgis, Drew Murphy had five hits and four earned runs in his complete effort. Connor Ostrander tallied two RBI for the Eddies. Isaac Harper scored both Trojan runs.
Sturgis 10, Edwardsburg 7 (Game 2)
The Eddies entered the sixth inning feeling good, holding a 6-0 score. Then, the floodgates opened the Trojans blew up with an eight-run sixth. Parker Stevens had three Sturgis hits (one double) and a RBI. Lane Kimes and Gavin Liston both had two RBI. Edwardsburg saw two runs, two hits, and two RBI by Sibley.
With this result and a split between Paw Paw and Plainwell (3-2, 5-7), The top of the Wolverine standings now has Paw Paw at 8-2, Edwardsburg at 11-3, Plainwell and Otsego both at 8-3, and Sturgis at 8-4.
Otsego 2, Three Rivers 0 (Game 1)
The Bulldogs took a pitcher’s duel on the strength of Jayden Dentler’s one-hit shutout, getting five strikeouts along the way. Connor Quake was strong in defeat for the Wildcats with five hits and two unearned runs. Dentler and Jaekob Sallee had the lone RBI, scoring Will Eldred and Derek Ward. Gavin Charvat had the one Wildcat hit.
Otsego 10, Three Rivers 2 (Game 2)
Derek Ward allowed two runs over a five-inning start for Otsego. Sallee led the offense with three hits (one double), two runs, and two RBI. Parker Ellifritz and Luka Wagner had two hits each for Three Rivers.
Comstock 5, Berrien Springs 0 (Game 1)
Tanner Clements threw a two-hit shutout, striking out three and walking two. Jack Kendall tallied three RBI on one hit. TJ Reilly had a triple for a run and RBI. Evan Caswell scored twice on a hit and walk.
Berrien Springs 3, Comstock 1 (Game 2)
A three-run first inning was enough for the Shamrocks to hold control throughout game two. Jared Plane threw a shutout in his other six innings on the mound, allowing six hits and two earned runs in his complete game defeat. Plane also added two hits and the lone Colt RBI, scoring Branden Willis in the fifth inning.
Bridgman 2, Parchment 1 (Game 1)
The Panthers broke the scoreless deadlock with a run in the fifth inning, but the Bees got two back in the sixth for the win. Brycen Peebles allowed eight hits over his solid complete game effort for Parchment. Liam Houtkooper had the lone run . Evan Jasiak, Alex Guzior, and Cam Esman had their three hits.
Parchment 14, Bridgman 3 (Game 2)
The Panther offense took out their game one offensive frustrations out on the Bees in game two, building up the lead gradually on 13 hits. Chase Covell had three doubles, leading to a run and four RBI. Jeff Laske had two runs and a RBI on three hits (one double). Sam Reynolds, Houtkooper, Esman, and Austin Nadwornik all scored two runs. Jasiak tossed a complete game, allowing three hits and no earned runs with seven strikeouts.
Athens 4, Climax-Scotts 1 (Game 1)
The anthers were held to two hits, a RBI double by Zach Kienast and a single from Brock Borden. Jordan Tutt had the lone Panther run. Jake Lane threw a complete game, allowing six hits, four runs (three earned) with nine strikeouts.
Climax-Scotts 2, Athens 2 (Game 2)
Athens had solo spots in the first two innings. Climax-Scotts scored both runs in the fifth inning, with neither team able to break the deadlock before darkness set in. Jackson Lawrence had two hits and a run. Jake Lane had a RBI single and Andrew Elenga notched a double. Jackson Lawrence pitched six innings for C-S, giving up five hits and two runs (one earned) with three strikeouts.
Burr Oak 7, Tekonsha 4 (Game 1)
Tekonsha 13, Burr Oak 6 (Game 2)
Greene was the winner for Burr Oak after a four-strikeout performance in Game 1. He also finished the day with two hits. Hernandez went 5-for-6 for the game with a double and 3 RBI. Ultra finished with a double.
(NJCAA Region XII Tournament, Sandusky, OH)
Lansing 6, Kalamazoo Valley 5
A walkoff single from Lansing gave the Cougars their first defeat in the double-elimination tournament
Kalamazoo Valley 12, Mott 6
Five Cougar home runs pushed them to day two of the Region XII tournament.
Kalamazoo Christian 14, Saugatuck 7 (Game 1)
The Comets built up a 10-2 lead by the end of the fifth inning in game one. Both Michael Moralez and Elliot Lemmer hit home runs. Moralez finished with three hits, two runs, and two RBI. Lemmer had three runs, two hits, and two RBI. Derek McClure scored four times on two hits and three walks. David VanderKamp also scored thrice and Ben Hart had three RBI. On the mound, Moralez struck out eight and allowed two runs (one earned) and five hits over six innings.
Kalamazoo Christian 6, Saugatuck 3 (Game 2)
K-Christian scored a run in the first, but fell behind with all three Saugatuck runs in the third inning. The Comets reclaimed the advantage on a four-run fifth inning. Lemmer had four hits (one double) and two RBI. Moralez and Alec Corwin both had two hits. Kyle Koning tossed a complete game, allowing four hits with six strikeouts.
Gobles 14, Constantine 3 (Game 1)
The Falcons went ahead with three runs in the top of the third, but surrendered nine to the Tigers in the bottom half. Trevor Tice, Hunter Lindbert, and Jacob Derda had the Constantine runs with Lindbert doubling. Jake Getman homered for Gobles. Hunter Tenbusschen and Gabe Miller each scored thrice.
Gobles 6, Constantine 5 (Game 2)
The Falcons lead 3-2 after the first inning, then 5-3 after the top of the fourth. Three runs in the bottom of the fourth inning gave Gobles the edge. Tice had three of the Falcon runs on two hits. Kolin Jones scored twice and Nate Scott added three RBI with a double.
Galesburg-Augusta 8, Watervliet 6 (10 innings)
Both teams scored twice in the first inning. The Rams added two in the third, then surrendered three in the fourth. G-A tied the game with a solo run in the sixth inning and it stayed tied at 5-5 until the 10th saw three Ram runs and one Panther score. Alec Beatty had three hits (one double) and two runs. Connor Beatty scored twice and had two RBI on one hit. Thurman McDaniel scored twice on a hit and two walks. Jeremy Leeson ate up five innings in relief, allowing three runs with six strikeouts.
Centreville 2, Cassopolis 0 (Game 1)
Seth Chiddister pitched a gem for the Bulldogs, allowing only one hit and one walk in a complete game shutout with 10 strikeouts. Neo Flynn had a solid complete game of his own in defeat, allowing two earned runs on seven hits. Both runs came in the top of the seventh inning. Jacob Spencer doubled in Johnny Gregory and Hunter Hutchinson singled home Kyzer Bowen.
Centreville 15, Cassopolis 0 (Game 2)
Despite reaching the run-rule threshold in the final score, this game went all seven innings with Centreville not crossing double-digits until a six-run seventh inning. Jared Spencer struck out 10 and allowing three hits over six and 1/3 innings. Chiddster, Gregory, and Jackson Barnhart all scored three runs each. Trae Martin had four hits and two RBI. Jacob Spencer added three hits and two RBI. Flynn had two of Cassopolis’s hits, one a double.
Mendon 15, Marcellus 0 (Game 1)
Cole Decker tossed a two-hit shutout in the game’s four innings, fanning eight. Noah Slaughter had four hits (triple, double, and two singles) for three runs and three RBI. Wyatt Diekman doubled twice for two runs and two RBI. Decker added three RBI. Caiden Adams, Corbin Weinberg, and Carson Cupp each scored twice.
Mendon 13, Marcellus 0 (Game 2)
Three Hornet pitchers gave up one hit over five innings with three strikeouts. Diekman scored three runs on two hits with three RBI. Slaughter also added three RBI via two hits. Isaac Conklin, Decker, and Jameson Newman scored two runs apiece.
(At White Pigeon)
Bangor 6, White Pigeon 3 (Game 1)
Bangor opened with a three-run first inning and held off a late rally for the Chiefs. Dominick Pant tripled for a run and RBI. All six runs against him in his five inning start were unearned; he struck out seven. Brenden Stephensen and Jake O’Brien also scored.
Bangor 7, White Pigeon 2 (Game 2)
The Vikings jumped out to a 7-1 lead by the end of the third inning. Lee Murphy scored both White Pigeon runs with a hit and walk. Reece Wesolek added a double.
Buchanan 8, Three Rivers 0
Buchanan’s Gannon Kutemeier allowed only two hits in a complete game shutout. Jalen Heivilin picked up both Wildcat hits with a single and double. Gavin Beuter pitched three innings, giving up three hits and two earned runs.