Greenville 1-1: The Yellow Jackets split with the Wildcats in an O-K Bronze Conference doubleheader on Tuesday. Greenville won game one 6-4 behind two hits each from Nick Reamer, Max Little and Jacob Crittenden. Reamer scored twice, while Little, Crittenden and Caleb Vinton each had an RBI. Northview bounced back with a 7-1 win in game two. Travis Groom had two hits, Little an RBI and Parker Syrjala and Brad Gilbert one hit each. Record: 7-2 (6-1). Next game: at Northview Thursday.
Allendale drops Belding twice: The Redskins lost both games of an O-K Blue Conference twin bill with the Falcons Tuesday, losing 5-2 and 8-1. Tyler Strevel was the losing pitcher in the first game despite allowing just two hits and striking out eight. Belding had only four hits in that game, then had 11 hits in the second but was unable to score more than one run. Kole Hart was hit with the loss as he struck out one batter. Brady Blasher had three hits and Strevel and Russ McDowell each added two more. Records: 4-6 and 4-4. Next games: at Coopersville Thursday.
Lakeview downed by Devils: The Wildcats fell in a couple of games to Hesperia by scores of 8-1 and 10-1 Tuesday. The first-game loss went to Damian Beckett, who allowed six hits and five walks while striking out nine in 5 2/3 innings. Garrett Canvendish and Jordan Stephens had two hits each. The second-game loss went to Chad King, who only went three innings and scattered six hits and three walks. Calvin England had two hits for the Wildcats. Records: 2-9 and 2-8. Next games: at home Thursday against Grant.
Central mercied twice: The Green Hornets were shut out and mercied in two games against Hesperia Tuesday by identical 10-0 scores. Austin Edwards was the losing pitcher in the opener, walking three, striking out three and giving up four hits. Jesse Petersen had the only Central hit in the game. Oryan Wetherington was hit with the loss in the nightcap, allowing six hits and three walks without a strikeout. Wetherington and Lonnie Moore had the only hits. Records: 3-7 and 2-4. Next games: at home against Evart Thursday.
CC-Crystal takes down Montabella twice: The Eagles won both ends of an MSAC doubleheader Tuesday, winning 10-2 and 6-1. In the opening game, Katie Wilcox struck out five and gave up just two hits in getting the win on the mound. The losing pitcher was Cheyann Frasle, who allowed 10 hits and five walks. Raelynn Ferguson had three hits and Wilcox and Haley Shinabarger had two each. Montabella’s hits came from Frasle and Melissa Allen. Mackenzie Geister was CC-Crystal’s winning pitcher in the nightcap, as she allowed six hits and a walk, striking out four. Emily Lint took the loss despite four hits allowed and three walks. No Eagle had more than one hit but Kayla LaCroix, Mariah Davidson, Sarah Miller and Allen had two hits each. Next games: CC-Crystal hosts Pewamo-Westphalia today, Montabella is at the Reed City Invitational Saturday.
Greenville splits: The Yellow Jackets were shut out in the first game of two with Northview Tuesday 3-0, but came back to beat the Wildcats 5-4 in the second. Lexii Canterbury got the win and the loss in the doubleheader, losing the first game despite six stikeouts and seven hits allowed without a walk. Greenville had only three hits: Liz Niemiec, Sarah Newhouse and Devon Tate. Canterbury got the win in the second game when Nikta Howe had a run-scoring fielder’s choice in the seventh inning. Canterbury struck out four, walked four and allowed six hits. Howe was the only Jacket with two hits. Next game: at Northview Thursday.
Central hammers Newaygo: The Green Hornets outscored the Lions by a total of 34-2 in mercies of 21-2 and 13-0 Tuesday. Paige Switzer allowed just three hits and a walk while striking out four in the four-inning opener, then added two hits at the plate as did Skylar Blaisdell and Paige Ledin. Mikayla Studley had three hits including a home run and Maddy and Hanna Christensen had three hits each. In the second game, Ledin threw a two-hitter, striking out five without a walk. She also had her first varsity homer of the season. Studley and Michaela Crooks had two hits each including a homer and Switzer and Hanna Christensen had two hits each. Records: 8-7 and 6-2. Next games: at home against Evart Thursday.
Belding wins two: The Redskins were double-winners over Allendale Tuesday by scored of 12-1 in five innings and 9-5. Caitlin Alkire had both wins on the mound, pitching a two-hitter with five strikeouts in the first game and scattering eight hits and two walks around three strikeouts in the second. Greta Wilker had three hits and Rachel Hunt added two in the opener, while Hunt, Wilker and Hannah Linebaugh had two each. Records: 6-1 and 5-1. Next games: at Coopersville Thursday.
Greenville 75, GR West Catholic 62: The Yellow Jackets got an O-K Bronze Conference win over the Falcons Tuesday. Carter Stpehens had two firsts, winning the 100 (11.98) and being a member fo the winning 400 relay team (45.61). Greg Krusniak also had two firsts, winning the discus (121-6 /2) and the shot put (45-2 ½) as did Jesse Muniz winning the long jump (18-11 ¼) and the 110-meter hurdles (16.85). Record: 2-2. Next meet: at home against Forest Hills Northern Thursday.
Belding 77, Sparta 59: The Redskins picked up an O-K Blue Conference win over the Spartans Tuesday. Leading in firsts was Brendan Zuver, who won the 100 (11.93), the 200 (24.19) and was a member of the winning 400 relay team (46.33). Next meet: at Wyoming High Thursday.
Greenville 92, GR West Catholic 45: The Yellow Jackets won their third O-K Bronze Conference meet Tuesday by knocking off the Falcons, who took first in only three events. Taylor Baker again won four events, winning the long jump (15-3 ½), the 100 (13.09), the 200 (27.10) and helping the winning 1,600 relay team (4:27.65). Taylor Christensen had three firsts, winning the high jump (5-0), the 100 hurdles (17.34) and the 300 hurdles (53.94). Record: 3-1. Next meet: at home against Forest Hills Northern Thursday.
Belding 79, Sparta 58: The Redskins set two records in the O-K Blue Conference win over the Spartans, setting a new 3,200-meter relay record (10:04.86) and Monica Baylis lowering the school mark for the 1,600 (5:35.10). Baylis also won the 800 (2:33.55). Also getting three firsts was Mackenzie Briemayer, who won the 100 (13.78) and being a member of the winning 800 relay (1:55.61) and 400 relay teams (53.41). Next meet: at Wyoming High Thursday.