Photos by Chris Carpenter
Centreville 19, Bangor 4 (Game 1, four innings)
The Bulldogs managed to score big on just nine hits with some help from six Bangor errors. Hunter Hutchinson scattered seven hits and was responsible for only one earned run and he ended the short game with six strikeouts.
Seth Chiddister, Alex Meyer and Hutchinson (two doubles) each produced two hits, and Nick Weber, Jared Spencer (triple) and Chad Spence registered hits. Hutchinson drove in a team-high four runs, Meyer, Weber and Spencer had 2 RBI each, and Chiddister, Kyzer Bowen, spence and Trae Martin added RBIs. Hutchinson, Bowen and Derek Gleaton all swiped two bags.
Centreville 11, Bangor 1 (Game 2, five innings)
The Bulldogs moved to 9-3-1 for the year after erupting for 10 runs in the fifth. Alex Meyer got the start and worked with a 1-0 deficit through three innings. Jared Spencer threw the final two innings and got the win after Centreville tied the game in the fourth and pulled ahead in the fifth. The two allowed only three combined hits and totaled seven strikeouts.
Weber (double) and Hutchinson both recorded two hits, and Chiddister, Bowen, Spence and Gleaton had one apiece. Chiddister, Weber and Hutchinson drove in two runs apiece.
Kalamazoo Christian 8, Martin 5 (Game 1)
Twice falling behind in the early innings, Kalamazoo Christian came up with enough answers to take down Martin in game one of a doubleheader, 8-5.
The Comets gave up a run in each of the first two innings, but scored in the bottom half of each frame to slow any momentum from Martin. Kalamazoo Christian opened up a 6-2 lead in the third inning, and added a couple insurance runs in the sixth.
Josh Egberts had 2 RBI and a run scored for Kalamazoo Christian. Mac Block drove in a run and had a pair of hits. Chris Terpstra also had 1 RBI.
Derek McClure earned the win after allowing three runs in 2.1 innings. Four pitchers contributed for the Comets, including Elliot Lemmer, who pitched two scoreless innings.
W- Derek McClure: 2.1 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 5 K
L- Westra: 6.0 IP, 7 H, 8 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 4 K
Kalamazoo Christian 8, Martin 1 (Game 2, six innings)
Kalamazoo Christian capitalized on seven Martin errors, taking game two 8-1.
The Comets led 3-1 after three innings, but scored four runs in the bottom of the fourth to take control of the game.
Travis Pease went 2-of-3 with 1 RBI and two runs scored for the Comets. Michael Moralez also had 1 RBI.
Alec Corwin earned the win, allowing one run on five hits in four innings pitched. Moralez was strong in relief, throwing two innings, striking out five and allowing no hits.
W- Alec Corwin: 4.0 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 1 K
L- Morris: 3.1 IP, 2 H, 5 R, 1 ER, 4 BB, 2 K
Hackett 13, Lawrence 4 (Game 1)
A late offensive explosion broke open a tight contest, as Hackett pulled away for a 13-4 win over Lawrence.
Hackett held a slim 5-4 lead after five innings, but scored three runs in the sixth and five more in the seventh inning to pull away.
Brenden Warner went 3-for-5 with 3 RBI and two runs scored for Hackett. Cooper Smith also added 3 RBI on a pair of hits.
Hackett was busy on the basepaths after racking up 11 hits, but also showed patience at the plate, drawing 10 walks. Stephen Kwapis was hitless, but scored two runs after drawing a pair of walks.
W- Sam Shea: 3.2 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 5 K
L- Dylan Matheny: 4.0 IP, 5 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 4 BB, 3 K
Hackett 9, Lawrence 5 (Game 2, four innings)
Even in a shortened game, there was plenty of offense in game two between Hackett and Lawrence.
Hackett racked up 9 runs in four innings, coming away with the 9-5 win.
Sam Shea had 2 RBI for Hackett, as did Keaton Ashby. Cooper Smith, Brenden Warner, Joe Carr and Garrett Warner all added an RBI for Hackett.
W- Heath Baldwin: 2.1 IP, 5 H, 5 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 4 K
L- Ethan Payment: 3.1 IP, 8 H, 8 R, 7 ER, 2 BB, 3 K
Coloma 8, Galesburg-Augusta 3 (Game 1)
Coloma tied the game at 3-3 in the bottom of the third and went on to score one run in the fourth, three more in the fifth and one in the sixth. Eastman and Starnes combined for a seven-hit effort on the mound for Coloma.
Landers took the loss for the Rams with two hits and two earned runs allowed over 3 2/3 innings. He walked eight batters. Miller (one double) led Galesburg-Augusta with two hits, while McDaniel, Beatty, Landers, Wilson and Robinson had one hit apiece.
Galesburg-Augusta 6, Coloma 4 (Game 2)
A four-run third inning for Galesburg-Augusta proved to be the difference, and Patterson came in for the final two innings for the win. He gave up one hit and struck out four. Patterson and Beatty (one double) both finished with two hits, and McDaniel, Robinson and Ball singled.
Schoolcraft 6, Fennville 2 (Game 1)
The Eagles never trailed in the opener of Monday’s SAC doubleheader, jumping out to a 2-0 lead after two innings and scoring three in the fourth. Schoolcraft finished with 13 hits. Connor Nutt got the win with a complete-game effort that included seven hits and one earned run allowed. He struck out six and walked two.
Jett Gott and Mark Shaink each had three hits, Alex Thole and Steven Schultz produced two apiece, and Dalton Adams, Nutt and Jack Hunt all had one. Nutt drove in a team-best 2 runs.
Schoolcraft 11, Fennville 4 (Game 2, three innings)
Schoolcraft scored seven runs in the second inning to pull way ahead. Harmon Devries started and tossed two innings with three hits and three earned runs allowed, finishing with a pair of strikeouts and three walks. Mark Fox threw the third and gave up one hit and one earned run with a strikeout.
Gott, Wyatt Adams, Dalton Adams (double), Shaink, Davis and Austin Edwards had hits for the Eagles. Dalton Adams and Shaink both had 2 RBI.
Photos by Katrina Rayhill
Watervliet 9, Constantine 8 (Game 1)
Entering the doubleheader undefeated at 10-0, Watervliet scored four runs in the first inning and held a 7-1 advantage through four. Constantine scored five runs in the top of the seventh to tie the game at 8-8, but the Panthers’ Ben Myas’ walkoff single scored Garrett Matthews to end it. Constantine statistics were not reported.
Watervliet 11, Constantine 3 (Game 2, five innings)
Once again, the Panthers scored four in the first inning and remined in control the rest of the way, adding seven more in the fourth. Jakob Aldrich got the win for Watervliet with two hits allowed and seven strikeouts over four innings.
Mendon 16, White Pigeon 1 (Game 1, four innings)
The Hornets scored a run in the first and 10 in the second to start pulling away. They would add two more in the third and three in the fourth. Cole Decker started and earned the victory after three innings of work, which included six hits and one earned run allowed, and seven strikeouts. Mikki Feister was 3-for-3 with 4 RBI, Emmett Bingaman and Carson Cupp both had two hits, and Decker and Noah Slaughter singled.
Mendon 7, White Pigeon 0 (Game 2, WP forfeit)
The Chiefs forfeited trailing 7-0. Coach Daniel Carr said he had three players with hurting arms due to overuse and wasn’t going to jeopardize their health. “The decision wasn’t made easily,” he said.