Greenville mercies CM twice: The Yellow Jackets had no problems with the Green Hornets Wednesday in a game moved to Greenville’s diamond, as Greenville won the opener 14-0 in five innings and the second 16-4 in five innings. Parker Syrjala earned the win in game one, going four innings with nine strikeouts and one walk. At the plate, Syrjala went 3-for-3 with a home run. Oryan Wetherington took the loss for Central in the opener. In game two, the Yellow Jackets used four pitchers in the win. Kolton Dunham and Peter Januzelli each went 3-for-4. Jesse Petersen was the losing pitcher for the Hornets in the nightcap. Greenville’s Ethan Morris went 5-for-6 for both games. Quote: “It was a good start to our season. We did a lot of nice things, but we still have room to improve a lot. It was nice to get outside.” — Greenville coach Corey Kohler. Records: Greenville is 2-0; Central is 0-2. Next games: Greenville is at the Morley Stanwood Invitational Saturday; Central is at Chippewa Hills Tuesday.
Montabella sweeps Coleman: The Mustangs opened the season with 32 combined hits in a doubleheader win over Coleman 12-1 in five innings and 1-8 Wednesday. In the first game, Dan Cutler went all five innings and got the win, striking out eight, allowing two hits and five walks. Pete Taylor, Brady Burggren and Colby Butler each were 3-for-4. In the second game, the Comets went up 6-0 after the first inning but Montabella came back with 18 hits. Butler came in in relief and got the win, pitching six innings, scattering five hits and two walks around 12 strikeouts. Burggren, Taylor, Austin Huber and Chase Murray had three hits each and Butler and Nate Moore added two each. Records: 2-0 (2-0). Next games: at Farwell today.
Greenville, CM split: The Yellow Jackets and Green Hornets opened their season with a win each in a doubleheader Wednesday. Central won the first game 15-5, but Greenville took the second game 16-6. Central, helped by 11 Jacket errors in the opener, was led by Scylar Blaisdell, who had three hits and allowed four hits and a walk, striking out a batter on the mound. Sarah Newhouse was the losing pitcher, allowing 10 hits and three walks with four strikeouts. Newhouse and Nikota Howe had two hits each in the loss, with each hitting a home run. Howe won the second game when Greenville had 15 hits. Mallory Morgan took the loss for the Hornets, going only an inning and a third and scattering two hits and four walks while fanning a pair of Jackets. Howe and Liz Niemic had three hits each and Lauren Walsh, Newhouse and Devon Tate had two hits each. Blaisdell had another three hits and Courtney Nicholson added two more for Central. Records: Central is 1-1; Greenville is 1-1. Next games: Central is at home against Clare Monday; Greenville is at Comstock Park Saturday.
Big Rapids 4, Lakeview 1: The Wildcats got outside for the first time this season and lost to the Cardinals Wednesday. Trisha Beckett had Lakeview’s lone goal and Danielle Grant had eight saves in the loss. Record: 0-1. Next game: at Reed City Monday.
Lakeview fourth at own invitational: The Wildcats hosted an invitational tournament at Tullymore Golf Club in Canadian Lakes Wednesday night, with the tournament being nine holes of scramble and nine holes of best ball. Lakeview finished fourth with a team score of 380, led by Jon Wandel’s 75 that was second overall to Alma’s Jay Green by a stroke. Jon King shot a 90, Ben Outman added a 107 and Benett Tomandl shot a 108. Next match: at Newaygo for a CSAA jamboree Tuesday.