Local Sports Journal

Muskegon Catholic Central and Mona Shores renewed their cross-town rivalry in high school baseball Wednesday, with the Crusaders grabbing an 8-3 win. 

The two teams looked like they might have a tight contest as the Sailors led 2-1 after the first inning. But MCC scored  two runs in both the second and third innings and added three runs in the fourth.

Winning pitcher Nick Holt struck out four and gave up two runs on five hits in four innings. Adam Callow allowed just one hit in three innings of relief.

Zach Houston had two hits and two RBI for MCC while Nick Holt and Jacob Holt each added a pair of hits for the winners. Zack Winzer had one hit and scored two runs.

Julian Loera paced Mona Shores with two hits while Noah Dykstra had a hit and an RBI.

Kent City 11, Wyoming Lee 0 – Kent City scored nine runs in the fourth inning to beat Wyoming Lee. Ben Celelake was 4-for-4 with a triple, double, two singles and three RBI for the Eagles. Winning pitcher Jake Krueger struck out six and allowed one hit in four innings. He also had a pair of hits for the Eagles.

Mason County Central 3-3, Montague 0-2 –
 MCC pitcher Brian Erndteman gave up just one hit and struck out 11 in the Game 1 win. Spencer Knizacky had two hits and an RBI for the Spartans. Montague’s Ben Rupert broke up the no-hitter  with a double in the seventh inning. In the nightcap, Sean Wells pitched five innings with five strikeouts to collect the win for MCC. Blake Bladzik had three hits while Wells had two. Montague’s Jacob Buchberger finished with three hits, including an RBI double, and pitched all seven innings.  

Whitehall 8-12, Shelby 1-0: Noah Robart had two hits and Noah Trombley added a double and two RBI in Whitehall’s Game 1 win. Cheston Manns pitched all seven innings and gave up nine hits and no walks for the Vikings (4-1, 2-0). Jake Baffi and Graham Herin each had double and a single for Shelby (0-2, 0-2). Ian Zweigle posted the win on the mound in Game 2 for Whitehall. He gave up four hits and had just one walk while getting a double and a single at the plate. Daniel Dubois had three hits and Jared Brock had two hits and three RBI for the Vikings. Tony Guerra led Shelby with two hits.