CC-Crystal 16, Ashley 3 (6 Inn.): The Eagles managed to squeeze one game in on Tuesday before the rain. They defeated MSAC rival Bears with 12 stolen bases in the game. Carson scored six in the first inning to set the tone. Arron Haines took the win in five innings, allowing two runs, one earned with four hits and nine strikeouts. Hunter Clark had two hits and four runs, Spencer Harwood had three hits and three runs, Michael McCrackin and Haines each had two hits. Lucas Ratu had a two-run double. Next game: today at Folwer in a make-up game.
Central Montcalm 2-0: The Hornets took both games against Big Rapids on Monday. They won the first 11-9 and second 8-3. Todd Switzer won game one with seven strikeouts. He added three hits, a run and stolen base. Oryan Wetherington, Cody Veltkamp and Jesse Petersen each had two hits. Petersen had two doubles and two RBI. Both Wetherington and Veltkamp had two runs. Petersen earned the win in game two. Switzer scored two runs, Jacob Ebels had a hit and two runs, Wetherington had three hits and two RBI and Terran Ellsworth had a double and three RBI. Record: 3-1 in CSAA. Next game: at Vestaburg Thursday.
Vestaburg 12, Montabella 2: The Wolverines handed their rival a league loss on a rainy Tuesday. Sarah Miller suffered the loss, allowing 11 hits and five walks. Miller did break up the no-hit bid by Janelle Rons in the fifth inning with an RBI single. Makaila Kent had an RBI for the Mustangs on a groundout. Record: 0-3 (0-3). Next game: today at Vestaburg.
Lakeview 3rd: The Wildcats placed third in the first CSAA jamboree of the season hosted by Reed City. Big Rapids was first with 339, Chippewa Hills 358 and Lakeview 363. Jon Wandel led the Wildcats with 81. RK Boomer followed with a 90, Seth Kanouse 95 and Benett Tomandl a 97. Quote: “The course conditions were tough as the it had just opened for the season. The team score of 363 is the best the team has posted in several years.” — Lakeview coach Brian Corwin. Next match: at Brookside Golf Course on Saturday for the Wildcat Invitational.
Central Montcalm 5th: The Hornets were fifth on Tuesday in the first CSAA jamboree of the year at Reed City. Big Rapids was first with 339, Chippewa Hills second with 358 and Lakeview third with 363. Central Montcalm shot 377. Tyler Sleet led the Hornets with 80, Preston Giles 92, Josh Mitchell 102 and Brent Johnson 103. Quote: “All our golfers improved on their personal best this year. I still see 20 to 25 strokes that can be improved on by managing the course and improving their short game.” — Hornets coach Gary Buchholz. Next match: at Breckenridge Invitational on Friday.