Tri County sweeps Fruitport: The Vikings remained in the hunt for the Lakes 8 Conference lead after winning a doubleheader from the Trojans Tuesday by scores of 12-2 in five innings and 5-2. Cody Dines got the win, allowing three hits and walking one while fanning one, then adding three hits and three RBIs at the plate. Mitch Swaney had a two-run homer in an eight-run third inning that broke open the game. Brandon Peterman got the win in the second game, as he went five innings and scattered five hits and four walks, striking out two. Swaney came in for the sixth and seventh innings and got the save despite three walks. Tyler Burns had two of Tri County’s four hits. Records: 8-5 and 5-1. Next: at home vs. Northview today.
Lakeview falls twice: The Wildcats were victimized by the Holton Red Devils by identical 13-3 scores in both ends of a CSAA doubleheader Tuesday. Damien Beckett took the loss in the opener, going only one inning and giving up five hits and three walks around three strikeouts. Beau Moore and Garrett Cavendish had the only Lakeview hits in the game. Chad Kain was the losing pitcher in the nightcap, as he allowed seven hits and six walks amongst three strikeouts. The Wildcats’ four hits came from Cavendish, Kyler Ridgeway, Jordan Stephens and Joe Cole. Records: 2-5 and 1-4. Next: at Chippewa Hills Friday.
Lakeview, Holton split: The Wildcats lost the first game with the Red Devils 2-1, but won the second game 4-3 in eight innings. Sadie Massey was hit with the loss in the opener, as she gave up six hits and three walks while striking out four. Massey, Andrea Henry and Erin Vanderzand had the only Lakeview hits. A suicide squeeze play by Keelie Outman got the Wildcats the win in the second game, making a winner out of Vanderzand, who scattered four hits and struck out three. Henry was 3-for-4 and Chelsea Lint and Liz Nielsen were each 2-for-4. Records: 7-4 and 4-2. Next: at Chippewa Hills Friday.
Central second, Lakeview fifth at jamboree: The first CSAA jamboree of the season saw the Green Hornets finish behind Big Rapids, as the Cardinals shot 343 to 361 for Central. Lakeview shot 419 to finish ahead of Hesperia. For the Hornets, Ryan Michalek and Tyler Johnson had matching 88s, Ben Gladding had a 90 and Jared Cilibraise added a 97. The Wildcats were led by Jon Wandel with a 92, followed by R.K. Boomer with 100, Nate Nelson with a 111 and Brock Kanouse with a 116. Next: Central hosts the next CSAA jamboree May 1.
Greenville third: The Yellow Jackets shot a team score of 178 Monday to finish last among three O-K White teams. Grand Rapids Northview shot a 170 while Lowell carded a 172. Greenville’s leaders were Dylan Bernth with a 42 and Dake Fisch with a 43. Next: at home against GR Creston today.
GR Christian 117 ½, Greenville 14 ½: The Yellow Jackets were beaten by the Eagles in an O-K White Conference meet Tuesday. Greenville got points from Von Brown for third in the 100 (11.96), Stephen Carter for third in the 200 (24.21) Kyle Swindell for third in the 800 (2:14.76), Levi Helms for first in the pole vault (11-0) and Luke Wilson for third in the long jump (19-7 ½). Records: 1-4 and 1-2. Next: at home vs. Lowell Thursday.
GR Christian 75, Greenville 62: The Yellow Jackets suffered their first loss of the season Tuesday as they fell to the Eagles. Leading the scoring for Greenville was Taylor Baker, who won the 400 (1:02.53), was second in the 100 (13.13) and the 200 (26.91) and was a member of the winning 1,600-meter relay team (4:19.86). Rosalyn Wyse was also a member of that relay team and won the 300-meter hurdles (49.26) and was third in the high jump (4-10). Records: 4-1 and 2-1. Next: at home against Lowell Thursday.