Central, White Cloud split a pair: The Green Hornets won the first game of two with the Indians 6-4, but lost the second game 5-3 on Tuesday. Austin Edwards got the win in the opener with 12 strikeouts. Todd Switzer had three hits, while Edwards and Jake Ebels added two more. Oryan Wetherington took the loss in the second game despite five strikeouts. Central had six hits by six different players in the loss. Records: 0-2 and 0-2. Next games: at home against Big Rapids Friday.
Lakeview drops two: The Wildcats are still looking for their first win of the season after losing 5-1 and 14-4 to Holton Tuesday. Damian Beckett took the loss in the opener, allowing nine hits, three walks and striking out four in five innings. Lakeview had six hits by six different players in that game. The second game, which went only five innings due to the mercy rule, saw Kyler Ridgeway get hit with the loss, as he went only 2 2/3 innings and allowed four hits and seven walks. Jordan Stephens had two hits for Lakeview. Records: 0-3 and 0-2. Next games: at home against Newaygo Thursday.
Belding hammers Creston twice: The Redskins had no problems with the Polar Bears Tuesday, winning mercy-rule games of 11-1 in six innings and 20-2 in three innings. In the first game, Creston committed nine errors and was held to two hits by winning pitcher Jacob Spencer, who struck out nine. Belding only had five hits, with Tyler Strevel getting two of those. In the second game, Belding scored 13 times in the first inning and seven more in the second to win. Kole Hart got the win with six strikeouts without allowing a hit. Of Belding’s six hits, Neil McCully had two. Records: 3-0 and 2-0. Next game: at Creston Thursday.
Belding rips Creston: The Redskins did no favors to former player Jessie Holyfield as she came back to Belding coaching the Polar Bears and lost 18-0 and 15-0 in three innings each. Caitlin Alkire pitched the first win, striking out six and giving up a hit without a walk. Alkire and Autumn Thome had two hits each in that game. Alyssa Canterbury threw a no-hitter in the second game, not allowing a walk or a hit while striking out six. Records: 4-0 and 2-0. Next game: at Creston Thursday.
Vestaburg trips CC-Crystal twice: The Wolverines won both ends of an MSAC doubleheader with the Eagles Tuesday, winning 12-2 in six innings and 6-5. Vestaburg broke open a 2-2 game with 10 runs in the fifth to get the win for Janelle Rons, who scattered five hits to five different Eagles and struck out seven. Katie Wilcox took the loss despite striking out 12. She waked six and gave up six hits. Rons came in in relief in the second game and got the win when Vestaburg erased a 5-1 deficit. Mackenzie Geister took the loss, scattering six hits and five walks around three strikeouts. Taylee Smith, Kali Donahue and Krysti Jolley had two hits each. Records: 0-2 and 0-2. Next games: at Coleman Thursday.
Montabella falls twice: The Mustangs were beat by Coleman in a pair of MSAC games Tuesday by scores of 12-9 and 16-0. Sarah Miller took the loss in her first game since a hand injury sidelined her for most of last season. Miller allowed six runs on eight hits, a walk and three hits batters in five innings. Montabella had 14 hits, led by Miller with three and Taylor Hutson, Melissa Allen, Sarah Ranney and Emily Lint with two each. But the wheels fell off in the second game, as Allen prevented a no-hitter by the Comets. Emily Lint took the loss when the Mustangs gave up six unearned runs in the first and 10 unearned runs in the second inning. Records: 0-2 and 0-2. Next games: at Marion Thursday.
Greenville splits with Hawks: The Yellow Jackets got game one of a doubleheader with Forest Hills Eastern 10-4 but lost the second 11-10. Lexii Canterbury got the win in the opener, allowing six hits and walking seven, but striking out 10. Beth Gantz knocked out three hits and Liz Niemiec and Nikota Howe had two each, with one of Howe’s being a two-run homer. Alecia Moore took the loss in the nightcap in relief. She allowed three runs on four hits in an inning of work. Howe had three hits including another homer and four RBIs and Niemiec went yard twice for three RBIs. Records: 0-2 and 0-2. Next game: at home against Forest Hills Eastern Thursday.