Varsity baseball scores and recaps from around Cass, St. Joseph and Kalamazoo Counties from Thursday, May 16 through Saturday, May 18
Mattawan 10, Kalamazoo Christian 4
The Wildcats took control with three runs in the second inning and five in the third. The Comets had three hits and a run from Elliot Lemmer. Chris Terpstra added two hits and a run. Mattawan’s Max Huntley had two hits, two runs, and three RBI. Luke Kerrins and Carson Byers each scored twice.
Buchanan 6, Kalamazoo Christian 2
The Comets scored the first two runs in the first inning, but were shutout the rest of the way with the Bucks taking over in the fifth. Michael Moralez brought in both K-Christian runs with a double, scoring Lemmer and Terpstra. Kyle Koning tossed six innings.
(Mary Carr Invite at Hackett)
Hackett Catholic 6, Lakewood 2
Lakewood opened scoring with both of their runs in the third inning, followed by the Irish going ahead on a four-run fifth inning. Garrett Warner scored twice. Brenden Collins and Luke Housler both had two RBI. John Brown pitched the first three innings with two runs and six strikeouts. Connor Cavanaugh went the next four inning scoreless in relief, allowing only one hit.
Hackett Catholic 10, Brandywine 0
Sam Shea threw four scoreless innings, scattering five hits. Warner pitched the final inning clean. Steven Widger racked up four RBI on a home run and double. Andrew Widger, Stephen Kwapis, and Andrew Bridenstine all scored two runs. Bridenstine also had two RBI.
(River Valley Invite)
Dowagiac 12, Constantine 9
The Chieftains put up six in the second inning and held a 10-3 lead after the third inning, allowing them to weather any comeback efforts. Kade Schreiber tallied five RBI for Dowagiac with two singles and a double, scoring three runs. Cody Dorman had three hits, two runs, and two RBI. Duan Simpson and Andrew McIntosh both scored twice. The Falcons had two runs from Jacob Derda, Kolin Jones, and Ty Dumm. Derda picked up three singles.
Constantine 17, Saugatuck 6
12 runs over the first two innings put the Falcons in control. Derda tallied six RBI on four hits, scoring twice. Trevor Tice doubled twice and walked for three runs and a RBI. Logyn Miller scored three times thanks to a hit and two walks, adding two RBI. Seth Wright, Dumm, and Brock Ganus notched two runs apiece.
Dowagiac 0, River Valley 0 (Abandoned in third inning due to weather)
Deshawn Brooks pitched two scoreless innings prior to the game getting halted.
(Bronson Polish Classic)
Three Rivers 15, Parchment 1
The Wildcats slowly built up a 7-1 lead entering the final inning, then blew up with eight in the final frame. Connor Quake started on the mound with three and 1/3 scoreless innings, followed by three and 2/3 with one run allowed by Jalen Heivilin. Gavin Charvat had three RBI and three runs on a triple and single. Rico Scare tallied three RBI and a run on three hits. Bryce Morlan scored thrice. Jacob Bielski had a double to setup the lone Panther run.
Bronson 3, Loy Norrix 0
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Bronson 16, Three Rivers 11
11 runs in the third by the Vikings kept them ahead to the conclusion. For the Wildcats, Bryce Morlan had a homer and single for three RBI and two runs. Luka Wagner also homered and doubled for two runs and two RBI. Parker Ellifritz scored twice on two doubles. Carter Minger tallied two RBI on two hits and Gavin Charvat had three hits, including a triple.
Parchment 8, Loy Norrix 3
The Panthers put up five in the third inning to assume control. Chase Covell tripled and singled for two runs and three RBI. Austin Nadwornik picked up two runs and two hits. Evan Jasiak threw three scoreless innings in his start with one hit allowed. DeAndre Worthy had a two RBI double for the Knights.
(At Grand Rapids Catholic Central)
Gull Lake 9, GR Catholic Central 2 (Game 1)
Brandon Ruge tossed a complete game win, scattering seven hits for two earned runs with four strikeouts. Dylan Stanton had three hits for a run and RBI. Dean Sommer and Dawson Clancy both had two RBI. Sommer and Carson Senske had two runs each.
Catholic Central 3, Gull Lake 2 (Game 2, 9 innings)
GRCC put up solo runs in the first two innings. The Blue Devils tied the game with two in the fifth inning and it stayed locked up at 2-2 until Jack Nawrocki’s RBI walkoff single. Clancy had two RBI with two hits each for Senske and Jacob Louden. Avery Eastman pitched four and 2/3 innings with three hits and two earned runs. Sommer tossed three and 1/3 of scoreless relief.
(At Coldwater Invite)
Schoolcraft 11, Coldwater 6
The Eagles exploded with 10 of their runs in the top of the first inning. Alex Thole had a home run, double, and single for four RBI and two runs. Stephen Schultz had three hits for two RBI and a run. Jonny Abel and Jett Gott both scored two runs.
Airport 9, Schoolcraft 0
Unbeaten Airport got a no-hitter from Kody McNett with only a fielding error preventing a perfect game. Thole pitched three and 1/3 for the Eagles, allowing seven hits and five earned runs. Tyler DeGroote gave up four runs and five hits in three and 2/3 of relief.
Climax-Scotts 11, Frankfort 4
A six-run fourth inning gave the Panthers control. Jake Lane pitched five innings with five hits and four runs (one earned), followed by two clean relief innings by Jackson Lawrence. Lawrence tallied three RBI and three runs on two hits and a walk. Zach Kienast scored twice on two hits (one triple) with a RBI.
(At Three Rivers)
Three Rivers 2, Vicksburg 0 (Game 1)
Rico Scare and Jacob Conklin battled in a pitcher’s duel in game one. Scare came away with a two-hit shutout, striking out two with two walks. Conklin gave up three hits and one earned run in his complete game effort. Bryce Morlan had the lone RBI and one of the two runs, with the other score by Jalen Heivilin.
Three Rivers 7, Vicksburg 5 (Game 2)
The Wildcats grabbed a 4-1 lead with a three-run second inning and matched the Bulldogs in future innings. Gavin Charvat picked up three hits, a run, and RBI. Parker Ellifritz had two hits and two runs and Morlan tallied a two RBI triple and run. Conklin scored two runs on three hits for Vicksburg.
(At Paw Paw)
Edwardsburg 5, Paw Paw 3 (Game 1)
Paw Paw started with a two-run third inning. The Eddies tied it up with solo spots in the fourth and fifth, but Paw Paw went back up with one in the fifth. Then, Edwardsburg rallied for the win with three in the seventh on five hits. Zach Stryker had three hits and two RBI with two runs and two hits for Bryce Blue. Travis Straughn scattered eight hits in his complete game win. Devon Surdy scored twice for Paw Paw with two RBI on two doubles for Tyler Wressel.
Edwardsburg 10, Paw Paw 5 (Game 2)
Paw Paw took a 4-3 lead into the top of the sixth inning, where the Eddies exploded for a seven run sixth. Drew Bidwell had three hits, a run, and RBI. Jonah Sibley and Mac Gaideski each had two runs and two hits. Kurtis Carr had two hits and two RBI for Paw Paw.
The Eddies move to 13-3 atop the Wolverine standings. Next is Otsego at 10-3, Plainwell at 9-4, Paw Paw at 8-4, and Sturgis at 9-5.
Portage Central 5, Mattawan 3 (Game 1, 9 inning)
Game one began on Thursday, getting suspended due to weather the fifth inning. The Mustangs started ahead with a two-run first inning. The Wildcats went up after a three-run fourth inning, then ceded the advantage with a three-run fifth for PC. Portage Central scored two in the top of the sixth, but four the bottom half for Mattawan helped force extras. In the ninth, Michael Verduzco singled in Luke Leto for what was ultimately the winning run.
Ryan Dorff tossed four and 1/3 innings against his former team, allowing four hits and three runs. Nick Ford pitched three and 1/3 scoreless in relief. Tanner Knapp had three runs against him and nine strikeouts in four innings for Mattawan, followed by four innings and four runs (two earned) against Josh Swinehart. Leto scored thrice on two hits and two walks.
Portage Central 9, Mattawan 4 (Game 2)
The Wildcats put up three in the first inning, but were held to one the rest of the way. A five-run second inning gave the Mustangs the lead. Leto again scored three runs and had a RBI double. Zach MacDonald scored twice. Trammell Lindstrom started for PC with four and 1/3 innings, four hits, and four runs (three earned).
Centreville 11, Mendon 1 (Game 1)
The Bulldogs took control on an eight-run second inning. Seth Chiddister scored twice on three hits (one double) and pitched four innings with nine strikeouts. Austin Schrader tallied two hits, two RBI, and two runs. Kyzer Bowen notched three RBI and Trae Martin scored twice. Noah Slaughter had the Hornet run on two hits.
Centreville 12, Mendon 0 (Game 2)
Centreville scored four in the fourth inning, then pounded away with eight in the sixth. Derek Gleaton struck out 14 batters over a six-inning shutout, allowing four hits. Jacob Spencer had two doubles and two singles, getting four RBI. Hunter Hutchinson, Sam Todd, and Bowen all scored twice.
Parchment 6, Galesburg-Augusta 5 (Game 1)
The Panthers built up a 4-1 lead through the first three innings. The Rams put up two in the fifth and two more in the sixth, but solo runs in the fifth and sixth kept Parchment from falling behind. For Parchment, Brycen Peebles had two runs on two hits and Connor Stutz scored twice. Thurman McDaniel had two hits for a run and RBI for G-A.
Parchment 3, Galesburg-Augusta 1 (Game 2)
The Rams scored their run in the first inning and two Panther runs came from the bottom half. Jordan West pitched four and 1/3 with one run and two hits, followed by the rest of the game clean in relief by Jeff Laske. Alex Guzior and Jacob Bielski each had two hits and a run. McDaniel scored the lone G-A run via a leadoff double.
Colon 12, Pittsford 3
Pittsford took a 3-0 lead after the top of the third, followed by four runs for the Magi in the bottom of the third. Colon sealed the game away with six-run sixth. Offensively, Andrew Smolarez had a solo home run. Johnathan West doubled twice and walked twice, scoring three runs. Brenden Barkman had two RBI and both Andy and Audi Stoll had two hits and two RBI. Micky Barkman tallied three hits for two RBI and a run, plus pitched four innings with three runs (one earned). Audi Stoll pitched three perfect innings in relief, fanning five.
(At Loy Norrix)
St. Joseph 7, Loy Norrix 5
The Knights jumped out to a 4-2 advantage after three innings. The Bears got one in the fourth and two in the fifth for the lead, but Loy Norrix tied the game with one in the fifth. St. Joe finally went up for good with a two-run seventh. For LN, Alec Pirochta scored twice and doubled. Grant Emenheiser and Drew Dougherty each had one RBI.
Climax-Scotts 17, Tekonsha 3
The Panthers pulled away with an 11-run fifth inning for a run-rule win. Cole Eshuis led the offense with four hits, three runs, and two RBI. Hunter Mejeur scored three runs with a hit and walk. Jake Lane, Andrew Elenga, Zach Kienast, and Braden Butler each scored two runs.
Marcellus 7, Bloomingdale 1 (Game 1)
Gunnar Holston threw a complete game for the Wildcats, striking out 13 with three hits allowed. Holston also went 4-for-4 at the plate. Seth Lansdale picked up two doubles and two singles for three RBI. Jerry Myers picked up two RBI and Gavin Etter had two hits.
Marcellus 8, Bloomingdale 4 (Game 2)
Gavin Etter struck out four in his victory on the mound and added two hits and two RBI offensively. Taylor Tucker added two hits.
Sturgis 6, Dowagiac 2 (Game 1)
Lane Kimes tossed a strong complete game, allowing only one earned run and scattering six hits. Sturgis had a 3-1 lead after the first inning and kept Dowagiac at bay from there. Brayden Bathgate scored half of the Trojan runs thanks to four walks drawn. Kimes scored twice on three walks. Drew Murphy had a three RBI double and Gavin Liston picked up three hits. Duan Simpson scored both Dowagiac runs.
Dowagiac 2, Sturgis 1 (Game 2)
Simpson was the winning pitcher in game two with his own complete game, allowing only three hits and one earned run in the seventh inning. Sturgis’s Bryce Trail (2.2 IP) and Brayden Webb (4.1 IP) allowed one total hit, but Dowagiac was able to take advantage of walks. Kade Schreiber and Hunter Williamson both scored with Williamson recording the lone Chieftain hit and RBI. Kendall Buscher scored for Sturgis.
(At Portage Northern)
Portage Northern 11, Gull Lake 0 (Game 1)
Gull Lake 1, Portage Northern 0 (Game 2, abandoned in 2nd inning due to weather)
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(At Kalamazoo Central)
Lakeshore 10, Kalamazoo Central 2 (Game 1)
The Lancers gradually built up their lead, getting ahead 9-0 by the end of the fourth inning. Both Maroon Giant runs came in the fifth inning, scored by Sam Henley and Hilario DeLaPaz. Christian Rakowski had a RBI. William Fulton gave up two runs in three and 2/3 innings of relief.
Weather denied a second game and as it is not a divisional contest, it doesn’t necessarily have to be made up later.
(At Hackett Catholic)
Hackett Catholic 17, Constantine 1 (Game 1)
The Irish blew up with a 12-run third inning. Stephen Kwapis pitched all four innings for HCP with three hits and an unearned run. Sam Shea scored three runs and tallied three RBI on one hit. Garrett Warner, Andrew Widger, Michael Tourney, and Luke Housler all scored twice. Warner notched three RBI. Logyn Miller had the lone Falcon run.
Hackett Catholic 5, Constantine 0 (Game 2, suspended in second inning)
The Irish had a five-run first inning prior, starting with a Sam Shea triple. Steven Widger picked up a two RBI single. Weather halted this SAC Valley contest in the second inning with a completion date unknown.
(At Kalamazoo Christian)
Kalamazoo Christian 7, Delton Kellogg 0 (Game 1)
JJ Gasaway came away with a complete game shutout, scattering five hits with three stirkeouts. Josh Egberts had three hits for two runs. Both Gasaway and Michael Moralez had two hits, two RBI, and a run.
The second game didn’t get going due to thunderstorms, preventing the Comets from clinching a share of the SAC Valley with a second win.
Schoolcraft 20, Lawton 2 (Game 1)
The Eagles put up six runs in the third inning, then unloaded with 13 in the fourth, finishing with 20 hits. Leading the way offensively included Dawson Shearer with four hits, four runs, and two RBI. Connor Nutt tallied four RBI on three hits with three runs. Jett Gott had three RBI on a double and two runs. Dalton Adams doubled and tripled for three RBI. Alex Thole also scored thrice and Tyler DeGroote had three hits.
Like elsewhere, the second scheduled game fell victim to inclement weather and as it is a divisional game, will likely be made up at a later date to be determined.
(At White Pigeon)
Kalamazoo Cougars Homeschool 16, White Pigeon 0
Two Cougar pitchers combined for a three-inning no-hitter.
(NJCAA Region XII Tournament – Sandusky, OH)
Sinclair 13, Kalamazoo Valley 10
Click here for the official box score. The Cougars finish the season at 31-16.