Varsity baseball scores and recaps from around Cass, St. Joseph and Kalamazoo Counties May 3-4 that were reported to JOEINSIDER.COM.
Sturgis 10, Vicksburg 9 (Resumed from 4/16)
Sturgis had a 6-0 lead when their second game with Vicksburg was suspended last month. The Trojans made it a 9-0 lead, although the Bulldogs nearly clawed back. Kendall Buscher’s RBI single in the top of the seventh was just enough extra cushion to hold off the Bulldogs rally bid.
For Sturgis, Drew Murphy had three runs and a RBI with a home run, double, and single. Buscher had two singles and a double for two RBI and a run. Tyler Vallier scored three runs for Vicksburg with two RBI off a single and double for Austin Zeigler.
(At Coloma Invite)
Schoolcraft 5, Coloma 1
A four-run fifth inning gave the Eagles the lead and eventual win. Connor Nutt had a three RBI double and run. Jett Gott scored twice and both Dawson Shearer and Ryan Gillesby had two hits. Four Schoolcraft pitchers allowed only three hits.
Schoolcraft 15, Hartford 0
Gott (two innings) and Nutt (one inning) were perfect in the game’s three innings with six strikeouts. Gott and Shearer both scored thrice with two runs each by Alex Thole, Jake Olvitt, and Logan Davis. Thole also tallied five RBI on a double, single, and sacrifice fly.
(At Lakeshore Invite)
Portage Central 7, Lakeshore 0
Ryan Dorff pitched a shutout gem, allowing only two hits and four walks with three strikeouts. Luke Leto tripled and doubled for two runs and one RBI. Tramell Lindstrom scored twice and Ben Cunningham had two RBI.
Hudsonville 3, Portage Central 1
Aidan Eichman had a strong outing in defeat, throwing six and 1/3 innings with three hits and two runs (both unearned) allowed with six strikeouts. The Lancers held the Mustangs to only two hits; an Eichman double and a Cunningham RBI single.
(At University Liggett)
University Liggett 5, Portage Northern 4 (Game 1, 8 innings)
The game was tied 2-2 after regulation. The Huskies plated two in the top of the eighth, but University Liggett did one better for the walkoff win on an error. Cam French pitched four innings for PN with one run (unearned) and two hits allowed, followed by Tyler Helgeson for the rest of the game. Nolan McCarthy hit a solo homer. Zach Quinn had a double and two singles for two RBI and a run.
Portage Northern 11, University Liggett 0 (Game 2)
Xander Morris and Parker Brey combined for a shutout over the game’s five innings. Both allowed only one hit with Morris fanning two and Brey striking out four. Jack Beffel brought in three with a double and single. Brey, Eli Caranci, and Jack Eiden all scored two runs and added two RBI.
Canton 3, Kalamazoo Central 2 (Game 1)
The Maroon Giants gave up the three runs in the first two innings and only could score one-spots in the first and sixth. Matt Bau pitched a complete game with four hits, three earned runs, five strikeouts, and three walks. Brooks Hemingway had a RBI double. Hilario DeLaPaz and William Fulton both scored.
Canton 9, Kalamazoo Central 1 (Game 2)
K-Central was held to only four hits in game two with their lone run by Kaden Birchmeier and RBI via Hemingway. Fulton was notable in relief with three and 2/3 scoreless innings, scattering five hits.
(At Dowagiac Union)
Buchanan 13, Dowagiac 2 (Game 1)
An eight-run fifth inning ended it early for the Bucks. The Chieftains were held to two hits, one and a run from Duan Simpson. Hunter Brackensick had the other run via two walks and Cody Dorman had a RBI sacrifice fly.
Buchanan 7, Dowagiac 1 (Game 2)
The Bucks limited Dowagiac to four hits in game two with Henry Weller scoring the lone run. Duan Simpson started on the mound and went five innings, allowing four hits and six runs (three earned).
(At Gobles Invite)
Parchment 2, Union City 0
Jacob Bielski and Brycen Peebles threw a combined one-hit shutout for the Panthers. Bielski threw five innings with one hit and 10 strikeouts. Peebles had the remaining two innings with four strikeouts and just a walk and hit batter allowed. Bielski also notched two hits and a RBI with runs by Liam Houtkooper and Alex Guzior.
Paw Paw 10, Parchment 0
Paw Paw improved to 15-1 overall and claimed the event with the shutout of Parchment with six strong innings for Devon Surdy. He allowed only four hits while also adding two hits and runs offensively. Caleb Schmidt had four runs on four singles.
(at Bangor Invite)
Comstock 11, Fennville 5
The Colts used a five-run fourth inning to go from down 4-3 to ahead 8-4. Sage DeCamp pitched all but one out for Comstock with eight hits, five runs (three earned), and four strikeouts. Jack Kendall doubled twice and walked twice for three runs and two RBI. Michael Khazad had three singles for three RBI. Evan Caswell, TJ Reilly, and Owen Drake all had two hits and two runs.
Comstock 18, Bangor 0
Comstock claimed the invite title with a four-inning no-hitter for Jared Plane, striking out nine with one walk. Kendall doubled twice more for three runs and three more RBI. Khazad had four singles, four RBI, and two runs. Caswell scored thrice on three hits. Plane also scored three runs and Drake scored twice.
(At Kalamazoo Valley)
Kalamazoo Valley 4, Grand Rapids 3 (Game 1)
Grand Rapids 3, Kalamazoo Valley 2 (Game 2)
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Kalamazoo College 3, Olivet 0 (Game 1)
Kalamazoo College 13, Olivet 4 (Game 2)
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Vicksburg 6, Otsego 5 (Game 1)
Otsego 5, Vicksburg 3 (Game 2)
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Edwardsburg 2, Plainwell 0 (Game 1)
Jonah Sibley threw a no-hitter for the Eddies, giving the Trojans their first Wolverine Conference defeat. Only two fielding errors prevented perfection with Sibley striking out eight over 84 pitches. Sibley also had two hits and a RBI offensively. Connor Ostrander doubled and singled with one of the runs. Bryce Blue scored the other Edwardsburg run.
Edwardsburg 2, Plainwell 0 (Game 2)
Mac Gaideski pitched an excellent game as well with seven strikeouts and six hits over a complete game shutout. Colby Sidenender and Caden Goggins scored the Eddie runs. Plainwell’s Nick Tiller gave up only four hits in his complete game effort.
(At Three Rivers)
Paw Paw 3, Three Rivers 1 (Game 1)
After both teams scored one run in the first inning, the game stayed locked up at 1-1 all the way into the seventh inning. In the seventh, Paw Paw’s Tyler Wressel had a two RBI double to put them ahead. Jack Westerhoff gave up five hits and one run in his complete game win. For TR, Connor Quake surrendered 11 hits and three runs in his complete game effort. Jalen Heivilin scored on a double, brought in by one of Gavin Charvat’s two singles.
Paw Paw 13, Three Rivers 3 (Game 2)
Paw Paw piled on the runs with the help of Wildcat pitching woes, as they walked 11 and plunked three. Jason Rocz scored three runs for Paw Paw and added two RBI and Zach Callahan homered. Chavartt smacked a solo bomb for TR and Parker Ellifritz had two hits and a run.
(At South Haven)
Sturgis 11, South Haven 1 (Game 1)
Lane Kimes pitched four of the game’s five innings for the Trojans, allowing three hits and an unearned run. Zach Chapman doubled twice and singled, scoring twice. Kendall Buscher racked up three RBI with a double. Brayden Bathgate, Kimes, and Isaac Harper all scored twice.
Sturgis 5, South Haven 2 (Game 2)
The Trojans fell down 1-0 after the first inning, but tied the game in the fourth and went ahead in the fifth. Drew Murphy pitched four innings, giving up one hit and an unearned run with nine strikeouts. Kimes doubled and singled for two RBI and a run. Buscher scored twice.
(At Dowagiac Union)
Dowagiac 3, Allegan 1 (Game 1)
Hunter Brackensick was excellent for the Chieftains, striking out 10 and allowing five hits and an unearned run in his complete game win. Deshawn Brooks, AJ Kidd, and Henry Weller scored the Dowagiac runs on six hits.
Dowagiac 7, Allegan 5 (Game 2, suspended)
The second game was stopped due to darkness in the bottom of the fourth inning. Duan Simpson doubled and singled for two runs and two RBI. Cody Dorman also knocked in two on a single.
Comstock 7, Benton Harbor 2 (Game 1)
The Colts went ahead with three in the second inning and stayed ahead from there. Cole Mollohan threw a complete game with nine strikeouts, three hits, and two unearned runs. Mollohan also had three hits (one double) and two RBI offensively. Jared Plane and Michael Khazad both tallied two RBI on a double and single. Evan Caswell and Owen Drake scored twice.
Comstock 5, Benton Harbor 2 (Game 2, incomplete)
Game two only got as far as the bottom of the third inning. Jared Plane scored twice and singled twice. Evan Caswell scored two runs via two walks.
Kalamazoo Christian 13, Galesburg-Augusta 0 (Game 1)
JJ Gasaway threw a complete game shutout, striking out 10 with five hits and one walk allowed. Elliot Lemmer and Michael Moralez both had a double and two singles. Moralez and Alec Corwin both scored thrice. Josh Egberts, Lemmer, and Derek McClure all had two runs.
Kalamazoo Christian 12, Galesburg-Augusta 3 (Game 2)
The Rams went ahead with a two-run third inning, followed by a Comet explosion with five in the fourth and seven in the fifth. Elliot Lemmer had eight strikeouts in his five inning start with five hits allowed. Jared Scheffers doubled twice for three RBI. Alec Corwin racked up three RBI on a single and double for two runs. G-A’s Gavin Miller had two hits and a RBI.
Climax-Scotts 11, North Adams-Jerome 1 (Game 1)
A seven-run third inning helped put the game out of reach. Jake Lane had eight strikeouts in a five-inning complete game, giving up only three hits and one unearned run. Both Jackson Lawrence and Hunter Mejeur both had two hit, two RBI, two run performances. Lane scored twice with two RBI from both Braden Butler and Brock Borden.
Climax-Scotts 10, North Adams-Jerome 2 (Game 2)
The Panthers fell behind 2-0 after the first inning, but worked back ahead on a 12-hit game. Lawrence gave up two hits and two runs in five innings on the mound. Andrew Elenga doubled twice and singled for two runs. Jordan Tutt had three hits (one double) and three runs. Borden scored thrice on two singles.
Kalamazoo Central 10, Coloma 1
Cole Hemingway pitched a strong complete game with five hits, one run, and five strikeouts. Brooks Hemingway homered, singled, and drew three walks for a total of three RBI and three runs. Hilario DeLaPaz doubled and singled twice with a run. Sam Henley scored thrice.
(At Jackson Northwest)
Gull Lake 11, Jackson Northwest 3 (Game 1)
The Blue Devils had three RB from Dawson Clancy and two by Luke Scoles. Dylan Stanton, Korbin Griffin, and Kole Warren all scored twice. Luke Mastromatteo threw three scoreless innings, allowing one hit and striking out five.
Gull Lake 6, Jackson Northwest 2 (Game 2, incomplete)
The second game didn’t get through two complete innings. Justin Mansager and Stanton both had two RBI in the short time played and Luke Scoles scored twice.
Hackett Catholic 12, Lawton 2 (Game 1)
The Irish went ahead with a six-run second inning and put the game away with another six in the fifth inning. John Brown allowed four hits and two earned runs in a five-inning complete game, striking out six. Andrew Widger tallied three singles, two runs, and two RBI. Andrew Bridenstine, Michael Tourney, Steven Widger, and Connor Cavanaugh all had two runs.
Hackett Catholic 6, Lawton 1 (Game 2)
Cavanaugh (four innings) and Sam Shea (three innings) combined for only six hits and one unearned run, with both fanning four batters. Stephen Kwapis tripled and singled for two runs and one RBI. Steven Widger picked up two RBI and a run.
Cassopolis 12, Marcellus 0 (Game 1)
Cassopolis 13, Marcellus 1 (Game 2)
No statistical information was reported.
(At Glen Oaks)
Mid Michigan 6, Glen Oaks 4 (Game 1)
Glen Oaks 3, Mid Michigan 2 (Game 2, 10 innings)
No statistics available