Local Sports Journal

North Muskegon, received a pair of outstanding pitching performances in sweeping a West Michigan Conference doubleheader from Mason County Central, 3-1 and 3-2.

“We’re not hitting the ball well, but when you get good pitching and good defense, you always have a chance to play well,” said NM coach Warren Kent III, who picked up his 200th career win at North Muskegon with the victory in the opener. Kent now has a 201-107-1 record.

In the opener, Adrian Anderson tossed six innings of no-hit ball before surrendering two singles and a run in the seventh inning. He struck out five and allowed no walks.

NM scored a solo run in the fifth inning on an RBI single by Travis Webster and added two in the sixth on a Brody Scott RBI groundout and an RBI single by Ryan Compeau.

The Spartans lone run scored off an RBI double by Nathan Stinnet.

In the nightcap, Rogan McEvoy scattered seven hits to run his record to 4-0. He struck out four and allowed no walks.

Jesse Dunn, who was 3-for-4, scored all three runs for the Norse, and Compeau was 3-for-3 with a double. Anderson added two singles and two RBI.

MCC was led by Anders Asiala, who had three singles. Stinnet added a double.

NM raises its record to 8-3 overall, 7-1 in the WMC while MCC falls to 4-8 overall, 1-5 in the conference.

“Both pitchers had great command tonight,” Kent said. “Adrian never went to a full count while Rogan only went to full count once. We also played solid defense, which always helps.”

The NM sweep sets up a doubleheader matchup with league-leading Montague next Tuesday at Montague.