Wednesday baseball roundup: Montague wins late, WMC tops Ravenna, MCC doubles up OV, Grand Haven splits and Big Reds fall

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Montague used late-game heroics from Asher Erickson in its 8-7 non-conference baseball win over Grand Rapids Forest Hills Eastern on Wednesday.

Erickson singled home Brennan Schwarz in the bottom of the seventh for the walkoff win.

Montague pitcher Zachary Buchberger posted the victory, going five innings and giving up eight hits on one walk and two earned runs while striking out three.

Erikson finished with two hits and Johnny Monette had two hits and two RBIs for Montague.

The Wildcats (4-2) fell 8-0 in Game 2, and managed a pair of hits from Sebastian Archer and Trey Mikkelsen.

WESTERN MICHIGAN CHRISTIAN 8, RAVENNA 2 – The Warriors tallied six runs in the first inning to get off to a quick start.  Nick Moser, Tyler VanBeek, and Jamo Goorman had two hits each at the plate for WMC. Winning pitcher Jaxon Deur pitched four innings and was backed by Michael Kamps’ 2 2/3 innings pitched.

Josh Cox led Ravenna with two hits.

HESPERIA 15, MUSKEGON 9 – The Big Reds were led by Tawon Cooper who amassed three hits, two RBIs, a double and four stolen bases. Andrew D’avignon had two hits and two RBIs along with two stolen bases and Demetrius Evans had a single and five stolen bases for Muskegon.

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MUSKEGON CATHOLIC 3-6, ORCHARD VIEW 0-4 – MCC’s Heath Cory pitched a no hitter in Game 1, striking out nine while giving up one walk. Max Price and Carson St. Amour each posted a pair of hits for MCC (6-1). OV’s Chase Keller allowed six hits and struck out four.

Price posted a pair of hits and pitched a complete game in the nightcap win for the Crusaders. OV was led by Brett Shawl with two hits.

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GRAND HAVEN 11-3, EAST KENTWOOD 1-4 –  The Bucs took an early 3-0 lead after the first inning in Game 1 and didn’t look back. Owen Krizan had two hits including a triple and Hunter Brown posted two hits for the Bucs. Grand Haven pitcher Jax Mast posted the win, giving up three hits and one walk while striking out six. Connor Worthington belted a solo home run and also had two stolen bases. In Game 2, the Bucs scored runs in the second, third and fourth innings to take a 3-2 lead. But a two-run fifth by East Kentwood sealed the loss for Grand Haven. Krizan pitched all seven innings for Grand Haven, giving up four hits while striking out eight. Ryan Mattson had two hits and Alex Kapala and Krizan both had a hit and an RBI for the Bucs.

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