Lakeview, Reed City split: The Wildcats lost the first game to the Coyotes 4-0, but came back in the second game for a 12-2, five-inning mercy. Lakeview’s Brad Hamlin went five innings in the opener and struck out 11, with three hits allowed and five walks. Hamlin, Jordan Stephens and Cameron Bunker each had hits for the Wildcats. Kyler Ridgeway went all five innings in game two and earned the win, scattering two hits and three walks, while striking out six. Garrett Cavendish and Calvin Englund had three hits each and Ridgeway helped his own cause with two hits of his own. Record: 3-7 (2-6). Next game: at Hesperia Friday.
Montabella, Sacred Heart split: The Mustangs split a pair of games against the Irish Tuesday, losing the first 8-7 and winning the second 9-8. In game one, Sacred Heart scored five runs in the bottom of the seventh for the win, costing Brady Burggren a win. Burggren was not credited with an inning pitched in relief, allowing two hits and a walk. Burggren and Austin Huber had two hits each in the game. In game two, Dan Cutler went the first five innings and got the win allowing 12 hits. He struck out six and walked two. Burggren earned the save in the second game, pitching two innings and allowing two hits and two walks, striking out three. Cutler, Huber, Chase Murray and Tyler House had two hits each in the win. Record: 7-7 (4-4). Next game: at home against Coleman Thursday for a non-conference game.
Greenville 0-2: The Yellow Jackets lost both games of a doubleheader on Tuesday at Forest Hills Northern. Grenville lost 4-3 in game one in nine innings. Kaleb Vinton went 3-for-4. Greenville lost game two 9-2. Vinton and Kolton Dunham each went 2-for-3. Record: 10-3 (5-3). Next game: at Cornerstone University on Thursday against FH Northern.
Central falls twice: The Green Hornets were beat in two games by the Holton Red Devils Tuesday. The first game was a 2-1 win by the Devils and the second game was 9-1 Devils. Oryan Wetherington went the distance in the first game, giving up six hits while striking out five and walking four. Jesse Petersen, Todd Switzer, Oryan Wetherington, Brody Shindorf and Mason Barnwell each had hits. Switzer took the loss in game two, while Petersen had two hits. Record: 5-9-1 (3-5). Next game: at Big Rapids today.
Belding goes 0-2: The Redskins lost the first game to Allendale 6-2 and the second game 8-0. The losing pitcher in game one was Aaden Quinn, who went five innings and allowed seven hits, walking two and fanning two. Neil McCully had two hits. McCully had Belding’s only hit in game two. Logan Campbell went only an inning and a third, allowing four hits and three walks with three strikeouts. Next game: at Fifth Third Ballpark today against Cedar Springs.
Greenville 13, FH Northern 2: The Yellow Jackets defeated Huskies with a 13-2 five inning mercy on Tuesday. Sarah Newhouse earned the win in four innings of work, allowing four hits and one earned run. Newhouse had two hits including a two-run homer. Beth Gantz, Elizabeth Niemiec and Emily Schnepp each had two hits. Nikota Howe had a three-run home run. Record 10-6 (3-3). Next game: at home Thursday against FH Northern.
CC-Crystal splits: The Eagles went to Coleman for an MSAC doubleheader with the Comets and came away with a split. CC-Crystal was mercied in five innings 11-0 in the first game but got a two-RBI double in the bottom of the sixth from Whitney LaVictor for a 3-2 win in the second game. Lavictor was the pitcher of record in both games, allowing 10 hits and four walks in the opener and nine hits and four walks in the nightcap. Taylee Smith and Raelynne Ferguson had hits in the first game. Ferguson and Mackenzie Geister had two hits each in the second. Record: 8-9 (5-1). Next game: at home against Evart today.
Montabella drops pair: The Mustangs were beaten by the No. 10 team in the state in Division 4 in the latest Michigan High School Softball Coaches Poll, falling to the Irish 9-4 and 13-0 in five innings Tuesday. Emily Lint took the loss in the opener, walking four, fanning two and giving up 12 hits. Kendra Stockwell had three hits in the loss. Twin sister Hanna Stockwell took the loss in the nightcap, giving up 12 hits, walking three and striking out four. Sarah Miller, Hanna Stockwell and Lint had hits. Record: 3-13 (0-8). Next game: at home against Coleman Thursday.
Lakeview second, Central fifth at jamboree: The Wildcats were 10 strokes higher than Big Rapids in the CSAA jamboree at Brookside Golf Course Tuesday, as the Cardinals shot 356 as a team to Lakeview’s 366. Chippewa Hills carded a 371, Reed City shot 379 for fourth and Central Montcalm added a 383. For the Wildcats, Jon Wandel shot 80, Jake Park added a 94 and Seth Kanouse and Bennett Tomandl each shot 96. Josh Mitchel led the Hornets with an 89. Caleb Daggett added a 90, Mason Ferguson 98 and Gunther Ebels 106. Next match: Lakeview is at Montabella today, Central is at the Big Rapids Invitational Monday.