Local Sports Journal

The Montague Wildcats proved they deserved their undefeated West Michigan Conference record by sweeping a doubleheader from second-place North Muskegon 5-4 and 8-0.

In the opener, Chase Casebolt’s solo home run to lead off the sixth inning broke a 4-4 tie, and Tristan Schultz finished off the complete game on the mound for the 5-4 win. Schultz scattered eight hits, striking out two and walking four.

Montague (10-0 in the WMC) jumped out to a 4-0 lead after four innings with a three-run second inning setting the tone. That three-run inning was highlighted by Schultz’s RBI triple.

NM (12-7 overall, 7-3 in WMC) closed the gap with a three-run fifth inning with Ryan Compeau’s two-run double being the big hit. The Norse then tied it at 4-all on Jesse Dunn’s sacrifice fly in the top of the sixth inning before Casebolt’s heroics.

Casebolt finished with two hits, two RBI and two runs while Schultz added a single to go with his triple.

Adrian Anderson led the Norse, going 3-for-4. Reese McCamant had two singles.

In the nightcap, it was all Montague as Chase Lohman tossed the complete-game shutout. Lohman allowed six hits while striking out four and walking two.

Schultz led the offense with three singles and three runs. Lohman, Brandon Stine and Casebolt all had two hits. Stine added three RBI.

Riley Draper led NM with two singles.