East Grand Rapids 6, Greenville 5: The Yellow Jackets lost in the eighth inning when the Pioneers executed a suicide squeeze play for the winning run. That made a loser out of relief pitcher Brad Gilbert, who didn’t allow a hit but walked two in one inning of work. Parker Syrjala, Tyler Orr, Tre Nelson and Stephen Oliver had two hits each for Greenville as they had 12 hits. Records: 1-5 and 0-3. Next game: at Tri County today.
Tri County 16, Lakeview 1: The Vikings mercied the Wildcats in five innings Thursday. Kyler Ridgeway took the loss after allowing nine hits and four walks in four innings, striking out four. Ridgeway, Joey Cole, Cory Hamlin and Damien Beckett had the only Lakeview hits of the game. Records: Lakeview is 2-3, Tri County is 0-0. Next games: Lakeview is at Clare today, Tri County is at home against Greenville today.
Fowler 11, CC-Crystal 5: The two teams named Eagles tried to play two games Thursday but only one is official, and that was Fowler’s opening game win. Nate LaVictor took the loss for CC-Crystal, as he allowed five hits and two walks while striking out two in three innings. Mitch Wesley was 5-for-5 with three stolen bases in the game, Lucas Ratu added three hits and two RBIs and LaVictor was 2-for-3. The second game was called on account of darkness after six innings with the two teams tied at eight. The game will be picked up from that point at a later date. Records: 4-4-1 and 1-4-1. Next games: at the Potterville tournament Saturday.
Greenville JV wins two: The JV Yellow Jackets won a pair of games against East Grand Rapids Wednesday, winning 12-10 and 6-3. Kaleb Vinton was credited with the win in both games. In the second game he scattered four hits and struck out four. Max Little and Bryan Edwards had three hits each in the opener, and Peter Januzelli and Ethan Morris had an RBI each in the second game. Record: 7-1. Next game: at home against Tri County today.
Tri County 2, Lakeview 0: The Vikings only had three hits against the Wildcats Thursday, but they scored and Lakeview didn’t. Kayla Voss allowed only five hits to get the win on the mound for Tri County, while Erin Vanderzand was the losing pitcher despite just three hits and two walks allowed, striking out five. Sam Kidder, Kaylee Hackbardt and Dani Longoria had the three Viking hits. Liz Nielsen had two hits, Estelle Molitor, Sadie Massey and Vanderzand had the other hits for Lakeview. Records: Lakeview is 6-3, Tri County is unknown. Next games: Lakeview is at Clare today, Tri County is home against Greenville.
Vestaburg no-hits Ashley twice: The Wolverines remained undefeated in the 2012 season by throwing a pair of no-hitters against the Bears Thursday by scores of 16-0 and 21-0, both in three innings. Kayla Dill and Janelle Rons had the no-hitters for Vestaburg. Tonya Gates had three nits and three RBIs in the opener, and Rons added four hits and four runs in the second game, while Jackie Gostomski had three hits and three RBIs. Records: 8-0 and 6-0. Next games: at Central Montcalm Monday.
CC-Crystal splits with Fowler: CC-Crystal and Fowler each took turns mercying the other “Eagles” Thursday. The Fowler Eagles won the first game 12-2 in six innings while the CC-Crystal Eagles won the nightcap 16-4 in five innings. Katie Wilcox was tagged with the loss in the opener as she gave up eight hits and five walks against two strikeouts. Mackenzie Geister, Meriah Gallagher, Hailey Shinabarger and Sarah Bratcher had the hits for CC-Crystal. In the second game Geister allowed only six hits and a walk in the win. Wilcox and Shinabarger had two hits each in the win. Records: 4-2 and 2-2. Next games: at the Potterville tournament Saturday.
Montabella mercied twice: The Mustangs fell to the Farwell Eagles by scores of 17-0 in four innings and 11-1 in six innings Thursday. Emily Lint was the losing pitcher in the opener, giving up only four earned runs. Montabella had hits from Cheyann Frasle, Mariah Davidson and Taylor Hutson. In the nightcap Frasle allowed one earned run on three hits and four walks. Frasle, Davidson, Allie Ball and Taylor Smith had the Mustangs’ hits in the game. Record: 4-11. Next games: at the Fulton Invitational Saturday.
Greenville fifth at pre-conference: The Yellow Jackets were fifth of the six O-K White Conference teams at Thornapple Pointe on Thursday, shooting a team score of 346. East Grand Rapids was the winner with a 316 score, followed by Grand Rapids Christian at 322. Greenville’s scorers were Dylan Bernth with an 82, Brady McNeill with an 83, Jake Visch with an 89 and Alex Karatkiewicz with a 92. Next meet: at home Monday against Lowell and Northview.
Central second at Chippewa Hills: The Green Hornets were second in the red division at the Chippewa Hills Match Play tournament Thursday, scoring 36 points. That was one point behind Cedar Springs and one point ahead of Sparta. Jared Cilibraise was 2-1 in the meet, as was Ben Gladding. Tyler Sleet, however, won all three of his matches. Next meet: at home against Shepherd today.
Lakeview fifth at Chip Hills: The Wildcats ended up fifth in the blue division of the Chippewa Hills Match Play, as Brock Kanouse won all three of his matches, Kameron Gilbert was 2-1 as was Jon Wandel. Next meet: at Chippewa Hills for a CSAA jamboree Tuesday.
Montabella struggles at Chippewa Hills: The Mustangs had only 14 points as a team in the blue division at the Chippewa Hills Match Play tournament Thursday, as only sophomore Dakota Lobert won two of his three matches. Next meet: at Fulton Wednesday.
Greenville 93, Creston 44: The Yellow Jackets won their first dual meet of the season with a win over the Polar Bears Thursday. Leading Greenville was Luke Wilson and Kyle Swindell with three firsts each. Wilson won the long jump (18-7), the high jump (5-6) and was a member of the winning 800-meter relay team (1:35.94). Swindell was a member of the winning 3,200-meter relay team (9:15.45) and the 1,600-meter relay team (3:47.84) and won the 800 (2:15.41). Records: 1-3 and 1-1. Next meet: at Grand Rapids Christian Tuesday.
Greenville 116 ¾, Creston 19 ¼: The Yellow Jackets remained undefeated with a win over the Polar Bears Thursday. Rosalyn Wyse had four firsts, tying for first in the high jump (4-6), winning the 300-meter hurdles (48.45) and being a member of the winning 400-meter relay (1:51.91) and 1,600-meter relay teams (4:26.3). Bailey Parmelee also had four firsts, winning the long jump (15-8 ½), the 1,600 (5:12.00), the 800 (2:27.95) and the 3,200 (11:27.46). Records: 4-0 and 2-0. Next meet: at Grand Rapids Christian Tuesday.
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