Local Sports Journal
North Muskegon won a pair of highly contested, and tight, baseball games on Saturday at Oakridge.
The Norsemen won the opener 3-1 and the nightcap 4-3 in eight innings.
In the first game, Oakridge pitcher Jordan Wahr was dominant through five innings. He had 10 strikeouts and did not allow a hit. However, in the sixth inning, NM pushed across two runs, thanks to three hits and then added another run in the seventh.
Norseman pitcher Adrian Anderson pitched a complete game five hitter. He walked four and struck out eight. Wahr also had a complete game. He allowed four hits and struck out 14.
North Muskegon’s four hits – all singles – came from Stephen Pallante, Anderson, Ryan Compeau and Brody Scott.
Jordan Fairchild had a triple for Oakridge.
In the eight-inning nightcap, Anderson’s walkoff single plated Jesse Dunn from third base in the bottom of the eighth inning to complete the sweep. Rogan McEvoy pitched a complete game for the Norsemen.
Oakridge opened the scoring with one run in the top of the fifth, but NM came back with three unearned runs in the bottom half of the inning. Two runs scored after a grounder with the bases loaded resulted in a force out at the plate, but the relay throw to complete a possible double play sailed into right field. A wild pitch plated another NM run.
NM finished with six singles in the game.
The Eagles had nine hits, led by three hits from Fairchild, a single and double from Scott Sittser and two singles and two runs scored from Brock Gony0n.
North Muskegon improved to 5-3 overall, 5-1 in the league. Oakridge is 3-3, 2-2.