Greenville sweeps Cedar Springs: The Yellow Jackets remained undefeated with a pair of wins against Cedar Springs at home on Tuesday. Greenville mercied the Red Hawks 10-0 in five innings in game one. Parker Syrjala earned the win with seven strikeouts. Kaleb Vinton, Calvin Syrjala and Tyler Orr each had two hits. Orr had four RBIs. Greenville won game two 12-3. Vinton had three hits and three RBIs, while Parker Syrjala had two hits and three RBIs. Quote: “It was a solid performance. We still have some little things to clean up, but I like our aggressive mentality. It was nice to see Kaleb swing it well.” — coach Corey Kohler. Record: 7-0 (2-0). Next game: at Cedar Springs on Thursday.
CC-Crystal mercies Ashley twice: The Eagles outscored the Bears 28-1 in a doubleheader sweep of Ashley with games of 11-1 in six innings and 17-0 in four innings Tuesday. Jeremy Bigford pitched 5 2/3 innings and allowed a single hit with five walks and 13 strikeouts. Billy Fisk and Jordan Evans had two hits each. Chris Krukowski pitched a no-hitter in the second game, walking four and fanning nine. Getting three hits were Fisk, Spencer Harwood and Thomas Turner, and getting two hits each were Tabor Erskin, Dallas O’Green and Mike McCrackin. Record: 3-5-1 (2-0). Next game: at home against Lansing Christian on Thursday.
Lakeview loses a pair: The Wildcats lost a pair of CSAA games to Morley Stanwood Tuesday by scores of 3-2 and 9-2. Kyler Ridgeway took the loss in the opener, allowing all three runs on four hits with seven strikeouts and three walks. Lakeview had four hits, two by Garrett Cavendish, one by Brad Hamlin and one by Cameron Bunker. In the second game, the Wildcats got hits from Bunker, Jordan Stephens and Damien LeFluere. Hamlin pitched only a third of an inning and allowed two runs on a hit and a walk before leaving with arm trouble. Record: 1-3 (0-2). Next game: at home against Holton Friday.
CM goes 0-2: The Hornets lost a road doubleheader on Tuesday at Chippewa Hills. The Warriors won game one 12-6 and game two 9-2. Dalin Clark suffered the loss in game one. Brody Shindorf had two hits and three RBIs. Oryan Wetherington took the loss in game two. Jesse Petersen, Mason Barnwell and Ben West each had two hits. Quote: “The offense was more productive tonight, and while we are not where we want to be yet defensively, we made more plays tonight.” — coach Robert Luginbuhl. Record: 1-4 (0-2). Next game: at home against White Cloud on Friday.
Belding falls twice: The Redskins lost a pair at Comstock Park on Tuesday 8-1 and 4-2. Aaden Quinn took the loss in game one, while Logan Campbell took the loss in game two. Record: 1-6. Next game: at home Thursday against Comstock Park.
Belding 2-0: The Redskins earned a pair of victories against Comstock Park on Tuesday. Belding won game one 6-1 and game two 16-1 in five innings. Julia Rupert earned the win in game one with seven strikeouts. Brooke Linebaugh had three hits, while Greta Wilker, Mariah Heintzelman, Ryann Rich and Rupert each had two hits. Wilker had a home run and two RBIs. Paige Ledin picked up the win in game two. She allowed four hits with three strikeouts. Rachel Hunt had two triples and two RBIs. Wilker, Ledin and Linebaugh each had three RBIs. Record: 5-4 (4-1). Next game: at home Thursday against Comstock Park.
CC-Crystal mercies Bears twice: The Eagles had no problems with Ashley Tuesday, mercying the Bears 18-2 in five innings and 14-3 in six innings. Whitney LaVictor allowed four hits and two walks while striking out six in winning the first game. Raelynne Ferguson had three hits including a home run and seven RBIs, Mackenzie Geister had three hits and LaVictor, Taylee Smith and Sierra Assemany had two hits. One of LaVictor’s hits was a home run. In game two, Geister won with a four-hitter, striking out 12 without a walk. Smith, Taylor Reeder and Hailey Lutherloh had three hits and three RBIs each, Ferguson added three hits and two RBIs, and Geister and LaVictor added two hits each. Record: 3-5 (2-0). Next game: at the Byron Invitational Saturday.
CM loses twice: The Hornets traveled to Chippewa Hills on Tuesday, but lost both games 5-0 and 10-5. Scylar Blaisdell pitched the first game, allowing four hits with two strikeouts in six innings. Courtnee Nicholson and Saydee Rowland each had one hit. Rowland pitched game two, allowing four hits in 5 2/3 innings. Central Montcalm had six errors in the game. Mal Morgan had two hits for the Hornets. Quote: “Once we solidify the routine defense we will be fine. Our pitchers throw a lot of strikes,” — coach Bruce Nicholson. Record: 1-5 (0-2). Next game: at home Friday against White Cloud.
Greenville 75, Cedar Springs 62: The Yellow Jackets won its second straight O-K Bronze meet on Tuesday night at Cedar Springs. Landon Kemp paced the victors with four wins in the long jump (16-10), pole vault (10-0), 100 hurdles (16.74) and the 300 hurdles (55.01). Leah Somerfield and Ally Berry each won three events. Somerfield won the shot put (35-1 3/4), Discus (92-9) and high jump (4-8). Berry won the 100 (13.34), 200 (28.03) and 1,600 relay (4:30.87) with Clarice Callahan, Stacey Fitzgerald and Madison Sorsen. Record: 2-0. Next meet: at home Thursday against Forest Hills Eastern.
Belding 80, Sparta 48: The Redskins won another O-K Blue meet on Tuesday night at Sparta. McKenzie Breimayer led the Redskins with four wins in the 100 (13.20), 200 (27.81), 400 relay with Hallee Breimayer, Mackenzie Sower and MacKenzie Rode (55.59) and the 800 relay with Halle Breimayer, Sower and Rode. Monica Baylis won the 800 (2:40.29) and 1,600 (5:49.05), while Gabby Holyfield won the shot put (30-5) and discus (104-2). Quote: “Tonight’s dual meet was really important. The winner of this meet holds the upper hand in the battle for the conference title.” — coach John Carlson. Record: 2-0. Next meet: at Comstock Park on Thursday.
Cedar Springs 91, Greenville 46: The Red Hawks got the better of the Yellow Jackets on Tuesday in an O-K Bronze meet. Carter Stephens earned four wins in the 100 (11.40), 200 (24.06), 400 relay (47.15) with Jake Prosser, Brennan Ramirez and Eric Plate and 800 relay (1:33) with Kyle Swindell, Ramirez and Plate. Greenville won the 1,600 relay (3:55.23) with Swindell, Ramirez, Austin Douglas and Trent Heintzelman. Record: 1-1. Next meet: at home Thursday against Forest Hills Eastern.
Sparta 86.5, Belding 41.5: The Redskins lost to O-K Blue rival Sparta on Tuesday. Andrew Swider had three wins for the Redskins in the 100 (11.70), 200 (23.82) and 400 (54.67). Trevor Curtis won the 3,200 (10:50.63), Allen Backing the shot put (38-6) and Jeff Brimmer the high jump (5-8). Sparta swept the relay events. Quote: “Andrew had a solid meet for us tonight. His fourth event, the pole vault was canceled due to high winds.” — coach John Carlson. Record: 0-2. Next meet: at Comstock Park on Thursday.
Lakeview 2, Reed City 0: The Wildcats had two goals from Tricia Beckett that stood up in a CSAA matchup on Monday. Danielle Grant got the shutout, making six saves. Record: 1-1 (1-1). Next game: at Fremont Thursday.
Montabella 15th at Alma: The Mustangs shot a 467 team score at the Alma Invitational Monday, which was 15th among the 16 teams in the meet, won by Alma’s Black team with a 335 team score. Montabella’s scorers were Josh Balhorn with a 96, Mike Hyde with a 100, Dakota Lobert with a 102 and Cameron Nisonger with a 169. Next match: at the Lakeview Invitational Saturday.
Butternut eighth at Alma: The Butternut Homeschoolers finished with a team score of 388 at the Alma Invitational, good for eighth among the 16 teams at the tournament. Isaac Crouse tied for fourth overall with an 82, followed by Greg Winters with a 93, Dylan Kroes with a 97 and Ben Gehrke with a 116.
Lakeview third at Newaygo: The Wildcats shot a team score of 379 to take third at the CSAA jamboree at Newaygo Tuesday. Chippewa Hills shot a 370 to win and Big Rapids had a 376 for second. Central Montcalm had a 437 for fifth. Lakeview was led by match medalist Jon Wandel with an 85, followed by Jon King with a 95, Ben Outman with a 96 and Bennett Tomandl with a 103. Central’s individual scorers were not made available. Next match: both Lakeview and Central will be at the Lakeview Invitational Saturday.