Belding wins at Lakeview: The Redskins were the winners of the Lakeview Invitational Saturday when they beat Scottville Mason County Central 2-1 and Clare 7-6. Neil McCully got the win in the opener after allowing four hits while striking out four. McCully and Kole Hart had the only hits in the game, as Mason County Central had four errors. Garrett Anderson got the win against the Pioneers with one strikeout, while Hart got the save, going an inning and a third and striking out a batter. Todd Haller led Belding with two hits. Next games: at Wyoming High Tuesday.
Lakeview loses two: The Wildcats were beat in both games of their own invitational Saturday, losing the first game to Scottville Mason County Central 17-7 in six innings and to Clare 7-3 in five innings. Against Mason County Central the losing pitcher was Damion Beckett, who lasted only two innings. Kyler Ridgeway and Jared Taylor had two hits each in the game. Chad Kain went five innings against the Pioneers and took the loss, while Calvin Englund and Joey Cole had two hits each in the loss. Record: 7-12. Next games: at home today against Newaygo to make up a doubleheader.
CC-Crystal drops a pair: The Eagles played in their own baseball tournament and lost a couple of close games, losing to St. Louis 6-2 and to Fulton 4-3. In the game against the Sharks, Hunter Clark was the losing pitcher, as he allowed seven hits and struck out six without a walk. CC-Crystal had five different players with a hit. Against the Pirates Tom Vargas was hit with the loss despite six hits and one walk allowed, striking out a batter. Four different Eagles had a hit in the game. Record: 9-12-2. Next games: at Mount Pleasant Sacred Heart Tuesday.
CC-Crystal wins own tournament: The Eagles had no problems winning their own softball tournament Saturday, as they beat St. Louis 7-2 in the first game and Ithaca 18-3 in five innings in the second game. Katie Wilcox got the win in both games. She allowed eight hits, walked one and fanned three in the first game and scattered six hits and a walk with four strikeouts in the championship game. Wilcox also homered in both games, with the first homer coming in a 3-for-4 game against the Sharks. Krysti Jolley and Kali Donahue were also 3-for-4 in the first game. Against the Yellowjackets, when CC-Crystal had 18 hits, Donahue was 4-for-4, Jolley was 3-for-5 and Taylee Smith, Tomberlee Smith, Hailey Shinabarger and JV promote Karrigan Flick had two hits each. Record: 12-8. Next games: at Mount Pleasant Sacred Heart Tuesday.
Belding 1-1 at Byron Center: The Redskins were only able to play two games at the Byron Center Blue Chip Tournament Saturday because of rain and they split. The first game was a 15-3 loss to Howell. Caitlin Alkire took the loss, going only 2 1/3 innings and allowing eight hits while walking one and striking out two. Greta Wilker and Hannah Linebaugh had two hits each in that game. Then in the second game, Belding beat Bellaire 8-0, as Alkire threw a four-hit shutout, striking out seven. Wilker had three hits and Mariah Heintzelman had two with two RBIs. Record: 13-5. Next games: at Wyoming High Tuesday.
Lakeview, Tri County golf at Rockford: The Vikings shot 394 while the Wildcats carded a 430 in difficult conditions at Cedar Chase Golf Course Saturday in the Rockford Invitational. Individual scores for Tri County, who was 15th, were not available, while 16th-place Lakeview got a 91 from Jon Wandel, a 109 from Kameron Gilbert, a 110 from Ben Outman and a 120 from R.K. Boomer. Next meet: at Montabella with Fremont Providence Christian and Hesperia today.
Central boys last at home: The Green Hornets finished eighth at their own invitational Saturday with 29 points, which was behind Ionia’s winning score of 182. Getting two places each were Cory Kindle taking sixth in the shot put (42-0 1/2) and discus (107-5 1/2); Joseph Baldwin, who was sixth in the 1,600 (5:24.77) and was a member of the third-place 3,200-meter relay team (9:59.74); Jayson Beckley, who was sixth in the 200 (26.02) and was a member of the third-place 800-meter relay team (1:40.56); and Logan Davis, who was also a part of the 800-meter relay and was third in the 200 (25.50). Next meet: at Morley Stanwood for the CSAA championships Wednesday.
Lakeview boys seventh at Central: The Wildcats scored 76 points to finish seventh at the Hornet Invitational Saturday. Drake Boomer led Lakeview with four places: a win in the 200 (24.99), the high jump (5-8) and the long jump (17-10 ½) and being a part of the third-place 400-meter relay team (48.46). Trevor Schnick took three places, getting a fourth in the 1,600 (6:07.93), a third in the 800 (2:19.85) and taking part in the fourth-place 1,600-meter relay team (4:40.51). Also a part of the 1,600-meter relay and notching two other places was Peter Betten, who also was fourth in the 300-meter hurdles (47.60) and was fifth in the pole vault (11-0). Next meet: at Morley Stanwood for the CSAA championships Wednesday.
Central girls eighth at own meet: The Green Hornets scored 42 points at their own invitational Saturday, which was behind winner Ionia’s 187. Leading with four places was LaShae Wright, who was second in the 100-meter hurdles (16.09) and won the high jump (4-10) while running a leg in the third-place 800-meter relay (1:58.70) and the second-place 400-meter relay (56.27). Also on both of those relay teams was Rachel Davis, who added two individual places with a sixth in the 100 (14.68) and in the 200 (32.24). Next meet: at Morley Stanwood for the CSAA championships Wednesday.
Lakeview girls ninth: The Wildcat girls took ninth at the Hornet Invitational Saturday, finishing with 31 points. Lakeview was led by Lauren Jaquays, who was fifth in the shot put (28-1) and sixth in the discus (70-3) and the long jump (12-1). Penny Sapp had a fifth in the 100-meter hurdles (20.35) and in the long jump (12-3), Lexi Bates was third in the 3,200 (15:28.12) and sixth in the 1,600 (6:53.72) and Becca Mathews was fourth in the pole vault (6-6) and fifth in the 200 (32.00). Next meet: at Morley Stanwood for the CSAA championships Wednesday.