Central drops a pair: The Green Hornets were mercied twice by Hesperia in a CSAA doubleheader Tuesday, losing games of 10-0 in six innings and 17-3 in five innings. Todd Switzer took the loss in the first game despite allowing just four hits, striking out five and walking two. Central had four hits by four different players. Cody Veltkamp was the losing pitcher in the second game, scattering eight hits and five walks without a strikeout. Central had only three hits in that game. Records: 5-15 and 3-13. Next game: at Fifth Third Ballpark today against Tri County.
Lakeview falls twice: The Wildcats fell in a pair of CSAA games against Big Rapids Tuesday, losing 4-2 and 6-2 in Big Rapids. Damion Beckett took the loss for Lakeview in the opener, as he gave up 10 hits and four walks while striking out eight. Kyler Ridgeway, Joey Cole and Brad Hamlin had hits for Lakeview. In the nightcap, Calvin Brackett took the loss, allowing eight hits and three walks with just one strikeout. Garrett Cavendish was 2-for-4 in the loss. Records: 7-16 and 4-12. Next games: at home against White Cloud Monday in a make-up doubleheader.
Two losses for Belding: After coming up big in the Lakeview Invitational Saturday, the Redskins were unable to beat the Wyoming Wolves Tuesday, losing 6-3 and 4-0. The loss in the first game went to Brian Daller, who struck out one batter. Sam Syrjala knocked out two hits for Belding. Daller also took the loss in the second game, as he struck out one batter again. Record: 9-13. Next game: at home against Wyoming High Thursday.
Montabella wins twice: The Mustangs continued Ashley’s tough season, mercying the Bears 15-0 in four innings in the first game and 13-1 in five innings in the second. Cheyann Frasle picked up her second win of the season, allowing two hits and two walks, striking out three. Mariah Davidson had three hits while Sarah Miller and Ragan Krampe had two each. Emily Lint got her second win of the season in the night cap, giving up just two hits while striking out seven. Frasle had three hits and Krampe added two more. Record: 5-13. Next games: at home against Lakeview Monday.
Lakeview takes a pair: The Wildcats outscored Big Rapids 38-9 in a pair of five-inning mercies Tuesday, winning 20-7 and 18-2. The first game was won by Erin Vanderzand, who scattered three hits and three walks around five strikeouts. Estelle Molitor was 4-for-5 with five RBIs and Andrea Henry added a 3-for-4 day at the plate with four RBIs. Kirsten Johnson got the win in the second game after she gave up five hits and three walks, striking out five. Lakeview had 20 hits, led by Molitor, Henry, Vanderzand and Keelie Outman with three each. Sheena Norton, Ashley Sorsen and Megan Langdon had two hits each for the Wildcats. Records: 9-12 and 7-9. Next games: at home against Forest Hills Northern Friday.
Greenville splits with WC: The Yellow Jackets were only able to win one game against Grand Rapids West Catholic Tuesday, losing the first game 8-7, but taking the second game 6-2. Lexii Canterbury took the loss in game one after allowing 14 hits and two walks while striking out eight. Greenville got hree hits from Kae page and two hits from Beth Gantz. In game two, Canterbury allowed four hits and struck out four without a walk in the win. Page, Nikota Howe and Liz Niemiec had two hits each, with Niemiec hitting a two-run triple in the third inning to give the Jackets a lead they never lost. Records: 11-6 and 10-4. Next game: at home against West Catholic today.
Belding, Wyoming split: The Redskins won the opener of a doubleheader against Wyoming High Tuesday 5-1, but they lost 14-7 to the Wolves in the second game. Caitlin Alkire had both the win and a loss, starting with two hits and three strikeouts without a walk and closing with just two innings pitched with seven hits allowed. Rachel Hunt was 3-for-4 and Hannah Linebaugh and Greta Wilker had two hits each in the first game, while Wilker was 2-for-3 in the second game. Records: 14-6 and 9-3. Next game: at home against Wyoming High Thursday.
CC-Crystal takes one of two against Sacred Heart: The Eagles were able to get a win against the Irish, who are ranked second in the state in the latest MHSSCA poll. They beat the Irish 4-2 in the first game but lost 5-3 in extra innings in the second game. Katie Wilcox took the win and the loss Tuesday, striking out five with two walks in the opener and fanning two with three walks in the closer. Wilcox and Hailey Shinabarger were each 3-for-4 in the first game but only five hits came from five different players in the second game. Records: 13-9 and 6-4. Next games: home vs. Greenville Friday.
Lakeview 4, Fremont Providence Christian 1: The Wildcats allowed the first goal to the Storm but scored four unanswered to get the win. Brookelyn Reed had two goals and Mackenzie Burns and Katie Johnson had the others. Tori Nielsen had two assists, while Reed and Ally Fleck each had one. Goalkeeper Danielle Grant made three saves in the game. Record: 8-2-1. Next game: at BR Crossroads Charter Academy today.
Montabella second at quad: The Mustangs went to Fremont Providence Christian to face the host Storm, Hesperia and Lakeview and finished second to the Wildcats. Lakeview shot a 185, Montabella shot a 211, Providence Christian shot 212 and the Panthers shot 230. Lakeview scores were not available, but Montabella got a 49 from Josh Balhorn, a 53 from Michael Hyde, a 54 from Dakota Lobert and a 55 from Parker Eldred. Next meet: Lakeview is at the CSAA championships next Tuesday, Montabella goes to the Farwell Invitational Thursday.