Baseball: Newaygo Goes 2-2 In Weekend Play
Newaygo 7-1 Central Montcalm 0-11
In the opener the Lions grabbed an early lead and Conner Swinehart did the rest scattering 7 hits and striking out 3 while tossing 7 innings of shutout baseball for the complete game win.
Newaygo’s offense was led by Cooper Heinzman, Hunter Lay, and Swinehart who sent home 3 teammates with a pair of hits
In the nightcap it was the Hornets who grabbed the lead then had their pitcher silence the Lion bats as the teams split their doubleheader. Jacob Polasek took the mound loss for Newaygo and Noah Graff drove in the lone Lion run going 1-2
Newaygo 15 Pentwater 2
Pentwater jumped out to an early 2 -0 lead in the first inning before the Lions roared back putting up a 9 spot enroute to a 5 inning win over the Falcons. In a wild first inning a wild pitch scored one run, Burkholder singled driving in one run, Brandon Sekach singled, driving in two runs, Graff walked to drive in a run then Swinehart walked to drive in a run, and Lay singled, driving in two more.
Jarrod Heideman earned the win for Newaygo going five innings and surrendering two runs on one hit,Heideman struck out five and walked non in collecting the mound win.
Burkholder,Heinzeman, Sekach, and Nick Simington each collected multiple hits while Graff, Burkholder, Sekach, Lay, and Swinehart each drove in two runs.
Shelby 3 Newaygo 0
In a tight game featuring strong pitching and defense from both teams the Tigers came up with the runs needed to secure the win. Orion Gordon wen 6 innings for Newaygo and was tagged with the loss. The Lion offense managed just 5 hits in the game as Jacob Polasek, Heideman, Noah Cantu, Heinzeman, and Lay finished with one hit each.