Baseball roundup 5/20: Mona Shores beats GR Union; Mason County Central, Montague, Muskegon Catholic, North Muskegon earn sweeps

 

Local Sports Journal

Mona Shores scored a pair of runs in the first and second innings and made that stand up as they beat Grand Rapids Union 5-2 in an OK Black Conference game on Tuesday.

Noah Dykstra and Julian Loera both had three hits each for the Sailors.

Winning pitcher Eric Nelson tossed seven innings allowing six hits and fanning four.

Mason County Central 11-4, Ravenna 1-3: Jacob Graczyk had four hits and Anders Asiala three to lead MCC in the doubleheader. Spencer Knizacky and Mitchell Lange had two hits each for MCC and Knizacky and Lange drove in three runs each. Brian Emdleman and Murphy O’Brien both earned pitching win for the Spartans.

Montague 18-1, Hart 0-0: Issac Atkins had four hits and drove in six runs to lead Montague to the sweep. Ben Rupert had four hits and three RBIs and Jacob Buchberger had three hits and four RBIs. Cameron Brayman had three hits for Montague and David Rogers had two. Atkins and Buchberger hit homers for the Wildcats. Buchberger and Chayce Lohman both earned pitching wins for Montague and both recorded 11 strikeouts. Jaykob Gallop fanned five on the mound for Hart.

Muskegon Catholic 13-10, Western Michigan Christian 10-4: Zach Huston had five hits and drove in three runs for MCC and Anthony Woodard had three hits and four RBIs in the two games. Alex Lewandoski had four hits and Adam Callow had three hits for MCC. Callow and Huston earned pitching wins for MCC. Matt VanderPloeg and Cam Waller had two hits each for WMC.

North Muskegon 9-5, Shelby 5-2: Norse pitcher Riley Draper tossed a no-hitter in the nightcap, but he needed help from his teammates in the top of the seventh inning to turn a 1-0 loss into a 5-2 victory. North Muskegon (11-8, 7-3) also won the opener, 9-5, in the West Michigan Conference doubleheader. In the nightcap, Shelby took a 1-0 lead, thanks to an unearned run in the second inning. However, the Norse benefited from three hits, two errors and two hit batters in the top of the seventh to score five runs. Draper finished with five strikeouts, one walk and one hit by pitch. Offensively, NM’s Brody Scott had a single and a double while Reese McCamant added two singles. In the opener, NM used a five-run third inning to take a 6-3. After Shelby closed the gap to 6-5, the Norse scored solo runs in the fourth, fifth and sixth to put the game away. Scott led the way with two singles, McCamant had two RBI and Stephen Pallante scored twice.

West Ottawa 5-4, Grand Haven 2-7: Nate Bonter, Chad Mattson, Hayden Modaff and Levi Overway had two hits each for Grand Haven. Jared Kelly earned the Game 2 win for the Bucs allowing three runs with two strikeouts.

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