Baseball roundup: Mona Shores, Reeths-Puffer split a pair in O-K Black doubleheader

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O-K Black Conference rivals Mona Shores and Reeths-Puffer split a baseball twin bill on Tuesday.

The Sailors (10-5, 4-1) broke out the bats to take the opener 15-5. The Rockets scored a comeback win in the nightcap, 7-5.

Mona Shores’ Connor Vallie grabbed the win in Game 1 by pitching five strong innings. Austin Flowers led the offense with three hits, two steals and an RBI. Tyler Campbell and Caden Broersma each had two hits for Shores.

Cole Aerts, Kobe Schalk and Jarett Wall all drove in a run for the Rockets.

In Game 2, Reeths-Puffer scored four runs in the seventh to overcome a 5-3 deficit and earn the win. Schalk collected three hits to lead the R-P offense, while Spencer Fredricks added two.

Flowers led the Sailors again with a pair of hits, two RBIs and two steals.

O-K BLUE

SPRING LAKE 6-15, COOPERSVILLE 5-1 – The Lakers survived a late Coopersville comeback in the opener before dominating Game 2 for a doubleheader sweep on Tuesday.

Rylan Peets was masterful for the Lakers in Game 1. He threw six innings with just one unearned run and 13 strikeouts. He added two hits at the plate. David Rumptz collected three hits, including a home run, and three RBIs.

Rumptz homered again in the second game and totaled two hits and four RBs. Peets added three knocks as well. Conner Saxe pitched the victory for Spring Lake.

CSAA

HOLTON 3-12, KENT CITY 1-0 – The Red Devils (9-4, 7-0) got a pair of dominant pitching performances to claim a CSAA conference doubleheader sweep on Tuesday.

Dalton Giddings started the opener and threw five innings of no-hit ball. He struck out eight. Brett Ward matched him in Game 2, allowing just one hit in four innings of work with four punch-outs.

Giddings led the offense with three hits and four RBI on the day. Brent McLaughlin and Adrian Poling had three hits each.

CENTRAL MONTCALM 5-8, FREMONT 1-9 – The Packers rebounded from a tough Game 1 loss to earn a split on Tuesday night.

Not much went right for Fremont in the opener as they managed just one run and struggled defensively.

The Packers fell behind 3-0 in the first inning of the nightcap, but came back to get the win. Zayne Stroven got the win on the mound. Stroven, Carter Moon and Jacob Delong all had two hits for Fremont.

 

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