CC-Crystal splits at tourney: The Eagles won one game and lost one at their own invitational Saturday. The win was over Fulton 6-2, as Jeremy Bigford struck out seven and allowed two hits. Tabor Erskin had two hits in the game for CC-Crystal. Erskin was hit with the loss in the second game after scattering 12 hits and walking two with three strikeouts. Spencer Harwood had three hits and Dallas O’Green added two more in the loss. Next game: at home against Mount Pleasant Sacred Heart Tuesday.
Greenville loses twice at Caledonia: The Yellow Jackets took a pair of losses at the Caledonia Invitational Saturday. Greenville opened with a 6-3 loss to Northview in which they made six errors. Sarah Newhouse took the loss, allowing five hits. Nikota Howe had two hits in the game. The Jackets then were mercied by Muskegon Mona Shores 13-3 in five innings. Devon Tate had three hits while Howe and Newhouse had two each. Record: 11-9. Next game: at home against West Catholic Tuesday.
Belding 0-2-1 at Byron Center: The Redskins had to deal with sickness at the Byron Center Invitational and they came away winless. Belding opened with a 2-1 loss to Grandville in which they had five different players get five different hits. Julia Ruppert, Belding’s only pitcher, allowed nine hits with a strikeout. The Redskins then tied with Sanford Meridian 5-5. Ruppert pitched six innings and scattered 11 hits without a walk or strikeout. Greta Wilker had four hits and Brooke Linebaugh had two. The final game against Midland Bullock Creek was a 10-0 mercy where the Lancers scored all 10 runs in the fifth inning. Ruppert pitched 5 1/3 innings and scattered eight hits with a strikeout. Wilker and Hannah Linebaugh had the only hits in the game. Record:10-9. Next game: at home against Wyoming Tuesday.
Lakeview struggles at Rockford: The Wildcats had “our poorest day on the course season to date,” according to coach Brian Corwin, as they shot 433 at the Rockford Invitational at Cedar Chase Golf Course Saturday. Jon Wandel had an 86, followed by Bennett Tomandl with a 114, Ben Outman with a 115 and Seth Kanouse with a 118. Next meet: at the CSAA jamboree at Spring Valley Golf Course Tuesday.
Lakeview sixth, Central seventh at Hornet Invite: The Wildcats scored 132 points while the host Green Hornets had 102.5 at Central’s invitational Saturday. Lakeview was sixth while the Hornets took seventh behind winner Saranac with 207 points. For Central Trenton Braman had two firsts, winning the 100-meter dash (12.51) and being a member of the winning 400 relay (47.69). Lakeview got two firsts from Trevor Bacon, as he won the shot put (50-4 ½) and the discus (120-3 ¾). Next meet: Both Central and Lakeview are at the CSAA championships at Newaygo Tuesday.
Lakeview sixth, Central last at invite: The Wildcats scored 87 points for sixth overall at the Hornet Invitational, while the host Hornets had only 24 points for last in a meet won by Ionia with 212. Central’s Gwen Parks had three medals, finishing fourth in the 100-meter dash (14.95), fifth in the 200 (31.75) and fourth in the 400 (1:13.16). The Wildcats were led by Ahkaree Pettway with thirds in the 100 (13.92) and the 200 (28.51), a fourth in the 400 relay (1:07.35) and a second in the 800 relay (2:16.84). Next meet: Both Central and Lakeview are at the CSAA championships at Newaygo Tuesday.