West Michigan Conference baseball roundup: Oakridge rallies in Game 2 to sweep Shelby

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The Oakridge baseball team dominated Shelby 15-1 in the opener of a West Michigan Conference doubleheader on Tuesday, then came back late in Game 2 to steal a 5-3 win.

Oakridge pitcher TJ Ruel pitched five innings to claim the win in Game 1. Luke Layman led off the game with a solo home run and finished with two hits and four RBI. Kolbe Stewart had two hits and three RBI while Koleman Wall and Jaxon Fri each smacked two hits for the Eagles.

Thomas Carey drove in Shelby’s lone run.

The Tigers led 3-1 entering the seventh inning in Game 2, but Oakridge mounted a comeback. Blake Masterman had two hits, including one to tie the game in the seventh. Layman drove in two on a base hit to give the Eagles their final advantage.

MONTAGUE 13-9, RAVENNA 8-11 – The Wildcats and Bulldogs put on an offensive show in Tuesday’s doubleheader split.

Nick Stever and Brennan Schwarz each had two hits and three RBI to lead Montague in the Game 1 victory.  Johnny Monette added a pair of hits and Luke Marsh got the win with eight strikeouts.

Ravenna won Game 2, but no Bulldog stats were available.

Monette had another good game in the nightcap for Montague with a single, double, and two RBIs. Sebastian Archer and Zachary Buchberger each had two hits for the Wildcats as well.

NORTH MUSKEGON 12-17, HART 0-1 – The Norse offense exploded for 29 runs in a conference doubleheader sweep of Hart on Tuesday. North Muskegon improves to 3-4 overall and 3-2 in the West Michigan Conference

Jesse Cooke picked up the win in Game 1. He struck out five in three innings of work and added two hits and three RBI at the plate. Jimmy Cobb smacked a pair of hits and Brandon Gannon drove in two runs.

Cobb led an 18-hit attack in Game 2 with three hits and three RBIs. Charlie Branch and Mack Young each had a pair of hits. Ryan Kenny picked up the win.

Keagan Foster and Matthew Robbins each had a hit on the day for Hart.

 

 

 

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