One comeback gets there, one falls short
Free passes and miscues enable Eagle sweep
Photo by Gail Mansfield
Fremont 5-3 North Muskegon 3-5
Aided by a strong defensive showing behind him Payton Mansfield kept his team in the game through 6 innings but an equally strong mound performance by Norseman Charlie Branch saw the teams reach the final frame with the Packers down by 2.
Once again the team rose to the occasion with a 3 run 7th highlighted by a Drew DeBlake single that plated a pair of teammates, The rally put Fremontin a position to win.
So Mansfield returned to the mound and finished the job giving the Packers game 1.
In the second contest the Comeback Kids almost pulled off another improbable win. Down 5-0 the Packers put on their patented late rally as Mansfield, DeBlake and Logan Nelson knocked home runs but this time it was too little too late and the Norse gained the split. Nelson and Mansfield continues to rake opposing pitching as Nelson collecting another 3 hits in the loss and n Mansfield doubled and singled
Kent City 8-10 Hesperia 7-0
With each week of the season, Hesperia has found themselves in many competitive games but unable to close the door for the win. For six innings at home Monday night, it looked like the Panthers had turned the corner. The team took a 7-3 lead into the last inning and were three outs away from defeating one of the top teams in the CSAA. Then the wheels fell off.
Nothing does more for increasing a coach’s stress level than walks and errors,and the 7th proved to have plenty of both allowing the Eagles to rally back for the win
Armando Escobedo, Travis Kurtz, Hunter Billman and Michael Norris each had two hits for Hesperia. Travis Kurtz pitched four strong innings and left with a 7-3 lead.
In game two, Hesperia bats could not get going and Kent City won 10-0 in six.