Grant 5 Newaygo 1
Coach Gomez de Leon: Due to the rivalry between both Grant and Newaygo, most players and fans look forward to the match. We uphold the idea that we adjust our formation based on the teams we are playing, and this game was no different. Adjustments were made to our defense to encourage offensive play and it worked to our advantage. Our midfield dominated the center of the field and Emme Losee, sophomore center mid, was the playmaker of the game. Right wing player Delaney Cronk, demonstrating her footwork was able to make several runs and achieved her third Hat Trick of the season scoring our first, fourth, and fifth points of the game. Makayla Cronk, playing right wing, had an assist to senior forward Nikki Tellkamp who played smart and tapped the ball into Newaygo’s net for our second point. Emme Losee also shot a ball through the center of Newaygo’s defense and Tellkamp with her speed, caught up to it and was able to score the third point of the game. Newaygo had one good run but our defense was well prepared to not just stop opponents play but gain control to start our attacking play. Newaygo was able to score off of a corner kick.
Holton 7 Hesperia 3
The Panthers fell to the Red Devils in the opener of their doubleheader. Lynnsey Tinkham drove in a pair of runs with a single one of only 4 hits by the Panthers. Ellie Palmer took the loss on the slab. The nightcap was suspended in the 4th with Holton holding a 7-5 lead and Hesperia coming to bat. The game will be completed at a later date.
Hesperia is now 4-3 in the Silver and 5-6 overall.
Holton 10 Hesperia 0
The Red Devils moved to 6-1 in conference play (9-6 overall) with the win over the Panthers.
Aiden Poling went 4 innings to capture the mound win striking out 3 along the way and adding a pair of hits to the cause. Nathan Slowik and Cody Wright banged out a pair of hts apiece as well.
Hunter Dickinson collected the only 2 hits of Poling.
Fremont 8 Shelby 0
Fremont 20 Mason County Eastern 0
The Packers took home the hardware Saturday in the Mason County Eastern Tournament.
Senior Zayne Stroven pitched 5 innings of shutout ball striking out 4 and walking only batter to lead the Pack over the Tigers in the tournament opener Hot hitters for the Packers were Zayne Stroven 1-1, Payton Mansfield 2-3 with a home run, and Cole Miller 2-4.
Packers were on fire with the bats in game two. Coach Foster was able to get everyone in during this tournament along with the 2 JV players he brought up for the day. Joe Kortge was 3-3, Calvin Miller was 3-4, Austin Kukal was 2-2 with a grand slam in the 5th inning. Jacob Visser pitched a shutout striking out 7 and walking only one batter. Fremont's record is 9-5, and 1-1 in conference play.