Tuesday Sports Roundup
By N3 Sports Team
Muskegon Catholic 10-15 Newaygo 0-0
Newaygo fell behind early and couldn't come back in a 10-0 loss to Muskegon Catholic Central on Tuesday. Muskegon Catholic Central took the lead in the first inning and continued to build their lead while holding back the Lion offense
Jarrod Heideman coming off surgery 2 weeks ago took the loss for the Lions going two innings and surrendering...
...five earned runs, four hits, and two walks while striking out three.
Jacob Polasek came in for relief for Newaygo and pitched 3 1/3 innings, giving up three runs on four hits, no walks and also setting down a trio of Crusaders on strikes.
Jacob Polasek, Hunter Lay, and Conner Swinehart each managed one hit for the Lions.
In the nightcap Conner Swinehart started the game for the visitors and struggled on the mound yielding 12 earned runs to the explosive Catholic Central offense while Newaygo was limited to just 4 hits in the 3 inning contest.
“It’s always good to play a team of the caliber of Muskegon Catholic Central,” said Lion Coach Jerry Bomay. “Nobody likes to lose but it really lets us know what we need to work on going into our league games on Thursday against Reed City.”
“Other than two bad innings we played some really good baseball in game one. We hit the ball hard all day but right at people. You just can’t give up the walks and make errors like we did in game two against a team like Muskegon Catholic…..they’ll pounce.”
Grant 15-17 White Cloud 1-3
The Tigers swept a pair from White Cloud Tuesday
In the opener Rylee Schultz got Elder to hit into a fielder's choice to get the last out of the game, as three pitchers teamed up to a throw a no-hitter in Grant Tigers 's 15-1 defeat of White Cloud on Tuesday.
Spencer Naffziger tossed the first 3 innings with Gabe Castro and Schulz finishing up Castro also drove in the game’s first run helping the Tigers grab an early lead. The visitors hammered home 7 runs in the 6th as Zach VanderWeide, Rylee Schultz, a Kyle Lowry,Casey Geers, and Naffziger each plated teammates
The Tigers collected 13 hits led by Ian Francisco, Tommy Kelley, and Naffziger.
In game 2 the Tigers rapped out another 15 hits including 4 by Geers who also picked up the mound win with relief help from Francisco.
Fremont 15 Kent City 5
The Packers won their cross conference game with Kent City
Zane Stroven drove in three runs on four hits and Tyler Zimmerman scored four runs on four hits.
White Cloud 15-19 Grant 1-3
Game one saw the Indians rally for a 10 run 3rd inning that iced the win in a chilly opener for both schools.
Elexis Plotts doubled and drove home 4 runs Hallie Schulz finished with a double and two singles and Olivia Bowman knocked in a trio of teammates with a double.
Madison Seabrook and Hannah Brown each finished with a pair of hits with Seabrook picking up a pair of RBI’s.
Selena Robeck handled the duties on the slab for the win.
In game two the Cloud’s offense continued to heat up despite the weather as they put together a 6 run 4th inning and followed it up by plating 8 more runners in the 5th to earn the sweep.
Plotts continued to wield a hot bat lacing 5 hits and driving in 4 teammates while Seabrook and Brown each knocked in 3. Hallie Schulz picked up the win while rapping out a pair of singles for the hosts.
“It was a great way to get started and nice of the girls to make the coach look like he had a clue,” said White Cloud Coach Don Barnhard
Lakeview 3 Grant 1I
The Wildcats defeated the Tigers as Nikki Tellkamp scored the lone Grant goal.