Varsity baseball scores and statistics this week reported so far from schools in Cass, St. Joseph and Kalamazoo Counties.
(At Portage Northern)
Portage Northern 5, Vicksburg 3 (Game 1)
The Huskies took a 4-1 lead after the third inning and did enough to survive from there with four pitchers giving scattering nine hits. Vicksburg’s Brenden Monroe tossed five innings with four runs (three earned) and 10 hits. PN’s Zach Quinn had three hits for two runs and a RBI. Greg Lapetina tallied three hits for a run and RBI and Xander Morris scored twice. Chase Myers had a three hit day and a run for the Bulldogs.
Portage Northern 14, Vicksburg 1 (Game 2)
Portage Northern put up half of their run tally in the second inning. Nolan McCarthy smacked two home runs and doubled for a total of six RBI and three runs scored. Lapetina scored thrice on two hits. Parker Brey and Eli Caranci both tallied two hits and two RBI. Myers had the lone Vicksburg run. PN’s Dylan Butler and Jack Sielatycki combined for two hits allowed and eight strikeouts over five innings on the mound.
(At Kalamazoo Central)
Kalamazoo Central 10, Coldwater 0 (Game 1)
Six runs in the first inning put the Maroon Giants in control from the jump. Cole Hemingway allowed just one hit over four innings on the mound. Hilario DeLaPaz, Brooks Hemingway, Mitchell Herder, and Sam Henley all scored twice. Christian Rakowski added a two RBI double.
Kalamazoo Central 4, Coldwater 3 (Game 2)
The Maroon Giants picked up their 20th win of the season in walkoff fashion, slowly erasing an early 3-1 deficit. A pair of two-out doubles did the trick with Herder getting on, then Jack Uekert getting him home for the clincher. Herder pitched six innings, scattering eight hits. Brooks Hemingway had two RBI with a single.
Climax-Scotts 9, Bellevue 3 (Game 1)
The Panthers capitalized on Bellevue mistakes, getting their nine runs on only three hits. Jackson Lawrence had two of those hits and three RBI with a run score. Hunter Mejeur and Zach Kienast each scored twice. Three pitchers combined for four hits allowed over six innings.
Climax-Scotts 3, Bellevue 2 (Game 2)
A three-run second inning was enough for Climax-Scotts to fend off any comeback efforts from Bellevue. Jake Lane pitched five and 1/3 innings with eight strikeouts, one earned run, and seven hits allowed.
Schoolcraft 11, Delton Kellogg 1 (Game 1)
Alex Thole gave up one run and seven hits over a five-inning win, fanning five. Thole also added three hits (one HR) for three runs and three RBI. Ryan Gillesby tallied three RBI with two doubles. Dalton Adams and Dawson Shearer each scored twice and Connor Nutt notched two RBI.
Schoolcraft 6, Delton Kellogg 1 (Game 2)
Jett Gott pitched six innings, giving up just one run and two hits with seven strikeouts. Shearer scored twice and added two RBI via a double and single. Thole had a double and single for a run and RBI. DK’s Riley Roblyer gave up six hits and four earned runs over a complete game effort.
(At Loy Norrix)
Lakeview 6, Loy Norrix 2 (Game 1)
The Spartans got two runs in innings two, four, and six, allowing them to hold off a late effort from the Knights. LN’s Zayne Apperley had two hits for a run and RBI. Ty Overhiser threw a complete game in defeat.
Lakeview 13, Loy Norrix 2 (Game 2)
Eight runs in the fifth inning iced the win for Lakeview. Alec Pirochta had a hit, run, and RBI for Loy Norrix. Yohan Ademodi got two hits.
With the result, the SMAC East has Gull Lake at 7-0 and Lakeview at 6-1, with the second game between the two suspended from May 6 tied at 3-3. A time and place to finish that game is not yet known, although tentatively planned.
(At Gull Lake)
Gull Lake 3, Kalamazoo Central 1 (Game 1)
Gull Lake 2, Kalamazoo Central 1 (Game 2)
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Kalamazoo Christian 7, Constantine 5 (Game 1)
The Falcons leaped to a 5-1 lead after the second inning. The Comets chipped away with two runs in the third inning and three in the fifth. JJ Gasaway added two hits and three RBI, plus pitched a complete game with three earned runs and eight hits allowed. Josh Egberts, Alec Corwin, and Elliot Lemmer each scored twice for the Comets. Constantine got a two RBI double fro Hunter Lindbert and two hits each for Trevor Tice and Kolin Jones.
Kalamazoo Christian 13, Constantine 0 (Game 2)
Elliot Lemmer pitched five shutout innings, allowing only three hits. Lemmer and Michael Moralez each had two hits and four RBI. Egberts scored four runs with Corwin crossing home thrice; both had two hits.
With the victories, Kalamazoo Christian clinches the SAC Valley division with an 11-0 record.
Edwardsburg 11, South Haven 1 (Game 2)
Edwardsburg held an 8-0 advantage by the end of the third inning. Gaideski allowed only an unearned run in his six-inning complete game, allowing three hits with five Ks. He also picked up three more singles for two RBI. Sibley had three RBI on a hit and two walks. Connor Ostrander scored thrice on two hits. Sidenbender and Goggins each had two runs.
The Eddies finish Wolverine Conference play at 15-3 and have clinched a share of the conference crown. Otsego could still finish tied with the Eddies after sweeping Paw Paw Tuesday (1-0, 3-2). The Bulldogs (13-3) conclude the league slate versus South Haven Thursday.
(At St. Joseph)
Portage Northern 14, St. Joseph 1 (Game 1)
Cam French allowed four hits and a run over four innings with six strikeouts, followed by a scoreless fifth for Nolan McCarthy in relief. Parker Brey racked up five RBI on a double and two singles, scoring twice. Zach Quinn scored three runs with two hits and a walk, adding two RBI. McCarthy and Malcolm Gaynor both had a double and single for two RBI.
Portage Northern 2, St. Joseph 2 (Game 2)
Game two was locked up at 2-2 when it was halted in the top of the fifth inning. Xander Morris pitched four innings with five hits and one earned run, fanning five. Gaynor had both Husky RBI on a fourth inning single.
(At Western Michigan University)
Portage Central 11, Niles 0 (Game 1)
The Mustangs took control immediately with a six-run first inning. Gavin Brasosky hurled a six-inning shutout with two hits allowed and eight strikeouts. Evan Williams had a triple and double for a total of four RBI. Michael Verduzco scored three runs and Max Longman scored twice.
Portage Central 11, Niles 1 (Game 2)
Five runs in the third put Portage Central ahead and four in the sixth eventually put the game away. Bronson Wyman struck out 10 over six innings, allowing three hits and an unearned run. Luke Leto scored twice with a triple and single. Longman, Zach MacDonald, and Nick Ford each scored twice. Ford and Aidan Eichman put up two RBI apiece.
(At Battle Creek Central)
Loy Norrix 16, Battle Creek Central 0 (Game 1)
Bahtky Higgins threw a five-inning no-hitter for the game one victory. Yohannes Ademodi smacked a three-run bomb.
Loy Norrix 15, Battle Creek Central 2 (Game 2)
Full statistics are unavailable.
Edwardsburg 6, South Haven 3 (Game 1)
The Eddies put up two runs in innings one, three, and six. Jonah Sibley gave up three unearned runs over five and 2/3 innings, allowing six hits with seven strikeouts. Mac Gaideski had a double and single for two RBI. Colby Sidenbender scored twice on two hits and Caden Goggins came home twice.
(At Union City)
Union City 11, Mendon 0
Only Emmett Bingaman was able to get a hit against UC’s Larson Kever, who struck out 10 in a five-inning shutout.
Decatur 7, Cassopolis 4 (Game 1)
No statistics available. Game two score unavailable.
(At Hackett Catholic)
Hackett Catholic 5, Constantine 3
This was the completion of the second game from May 16. All five runs for Hackett came in the first inning, with all three Falcon runs in the sixth inning. Sam Shea pitched two and 1/3 innings perfect in his start, followed by Stephen Kwapis for the remainder for the Irish. Constantine had three scoreless innings of relief split between Trevor Tice and Nate Scott. Offensively, Steven Widger had two RBI for HCP and Sam Shea tripled. Hunter Lindbert picked up two RBI for the Falcons.
(At Portage Northern)
Portage Northern 12, Hackett Catholic 1
The Huskies slowly built up a 6-1 lead after five innings, then put the game away with a six-run sixth. Trey Neal allowed only one hit over a three inning start on the mound. Nolan McCarthy homered and had a sac fly for a grand total of four RBI, Tyler Helgeson picked up four hits (one double) for three RBI and two runs. Zach Quinn scored thrice on two hits and added two innings of scoreless relief. Garrett Warner had the lone Irish run, getting on thrice via two singles and a walk.
(At Three Rivers)
Three Rivers 4, Dowagiac 3 (Game 1)
The Wildcats had a solo run in the first inning, followed by solo spots in the next three innings for the Chieftains. Three Rivers added solo runs in the final three innings to earn a walkoff win, as Jalen Heivilin scored the clincher on an error. Connor Quake allowed seven hits over his complete game win with two earned runs. Gavin Charvat had three singles and two RBI. Parker Ellifritz scored twice on three hits. Dowagiac’s Kade Schreiber had a double, single, and run. Hunter Brackensick pitched the entire game with 12 hits allowed and seven strikeouts.
Three Rivers 8, Dowagiac 0 (Game 2)
Carter Minger threw a gem, allowing only three hits in a complete game shutout, striking out five. Minger also scored twice on a double and single with a RBI. Ellifritz doubled twice for a run and RBI. Rico Scare also picked up two hits for a run and RBI.
Parchment 5, Brandywine 1 (Game 1)
The Panthers saw excellent pitching from Jacob Bielski, who struck out 10 and allowed only three hits over a complete game win. Evan Jasiak had three hits for two runs and two RBI. Chase Covell doubled twice and singled for two runs. Parchment had solo runs in the first and third innings, then plated three in the fourth.
Parchment 4, Brandywine 2 (Game 2)
More solid pitching led the way for Parchment as Jasiak threw six innings with one run, three hits, and five strikeouts. Jasiak also notched two hits for a run. Brycen Peebles had three hits (one double) for a run and RBI. Covell also doubled and scored. The Panthers scored two runs in the first and second innings.
(At White Pigeon)
Mendon 18, White Pigeon 1 (Game 1)
The Hornets sealed the game with 11 runs in the fourth inning. Cole Decker (three innings) and Emmett Bingaman (one inning) combined for a no-hitter, although one earned run came against Decker, who struck out seven. Carson Cupp and Isaac Conklin each scored thrice with five other Hornets tallying two runs. Liam Koenig had three RBI and Bingaman had two. Yzack Hagen scored the lone WP run.
Mendon 5, White Pigeon 0 (Game 2)
Game two was ended in the top of the third inning, which had four Hornet runs. Noah Slaughter pitched two perfect innings for Mendon.
Colon 10, Bellevue 0 (Game 1)
Matt Bissett tossed a five-inning shutout with six strikeouts and only two hits surrendered. Bissett also scored twice with a hit and two walks drawn. Andy Stoll, Brenden Barkman, and Brandon Crawford all picked up two hits. Phil Alva had a two RBI double and a run.
Colon 17, Bellevue 2 (Game 2)
A seven-run fourth inning put Colon out of reach. Andrew Smolarz and Johnathan West both scored three runs each with five other players getting two runs. Bissett picked up three RBI and two walks. Aaron Tyler had three hits and two RBI. Both Andy and Audi Stoll got two RBI on two hits.
Plainwell 3, Sturgis 0 (Game 1)
The blue Trojans got the better of a pitching duel that saw both teams record only three hits apiece. Two errors helped out Plainwell, with only one earned run against Sturgis pitcher Drew Murphy in his complete game. He struck out nine with 10 Ks for Plainwell’s Isaac Davis. Murphy also had two of the three Sturgis hits.
Plainwell 3, Sturgis 0 (Game 2)
Despite the same score, both teams had even fewer hits with only a Rylee Cain single for Sturgis and a Jackson Vlietstra hit for Plainwell. Vliestra’s was decisive though, bringing in two in the first inning. Plainwell’s Nick Tiller struck out eight and walked two in his one-hit shutout. Sturgis pitcher Isaac Harper struck out 12 in his six innings, allowing five walks and two earned runs.
Paw Paw 12, Vicksburg 5 (Game 1)
Paw Paw built up a gradual lead, going up 9-0 after the top of the sixth. The Bulldogs put up all five in their runs in the bottom half, but couldn’t rally any further. Parker Wilson led Vicksburg with two hits (one double) and a run. Paw Paw’s Zack Callahan had three hits for two runs and a RBI. Devon Surdy doubled twice for two runs and a RBI. Tony Bianchetti added three RBI on two hits for a run.
Paw Paw 7, Vicksburg 4 (Game 2)
Vicksburg went ahead 4-1 after the second inning in game two, but couldn’t score the rest of the way. Paw Paw eventually went ahead with a three-run fifth inning. VHS had two runs, two RBI, and two hits fro Jacob Conklin. Paw Paw’s Caleb Schmitt had three hits and two runs. Kurtis Carr picked up three RBI and Callahan scored twice and brought in two.
Centreville 5, Hartford 4 (Game 1)
Solo runs in five innings was just enough for the Bulldogs to edge Hartford. Jared Spencer struck out 11 over four innings on the mound, allowing one hit and three runs (two earned). Jackson Barnhart went the final three innings with just two hits and a run against him. Johnny Gregory picked up two hits and two runs.
Centreville 8, Hartford 7 (Game 2)
Most of the scoring came early with Hartford ahead 7-5 after two innings. Centreville tied the game in the fourth, then went up for good in the fifth. Barnhart shut the door in relief with three scoreless innings and only one hit allowed. Derek Gleaton and Seth Chiddister each had two hits and two runs. Jared Spencer also scored twice.
Schoolcraft 9, Saugatuck 2 (Game 1)
A solid start from Ryan Gillesby set the tone for the Eagles, as he gave up four hits and struck out seven over six innings. Connor Nutt homered and singled for two RBI. Dawson Shearer and Jett Gott both scored twice. Gott and Alex Thole each had two RBI.
Schoolcraft 8, Saugatuck 5 (Game 2)
A five-run fourth inning helped Schoolcraft keep away from any late Saugatuck rallies. Nutt homered again, finishing with three runs and two RBI. Shearer had two runs and a hit. Gillesby also had two hits and a RBI.
Litchfield 15, Burr Oak 0 (Game 1, 3 innings)
Matthew Greene collected five strikeouts for Burr Oak and he had a single.
Litchfield 15, Burr Oak 2 (Game 2, 4 innings)
Caleb Brooks finished with four strikeouts for Burr Oak. Braxton Hernandez and Branson Hernandez singled, and Brooks and Greene recorded RBIs.