Local Sports Journal

The Reeths-Puffer baseball team kept clawing its way back Thursday, but a fifth inning error allowed Grand Rapids Union to score the go-ahead run and claim a 5-4 victory in O-K Black Conference action.

Union scored in the first inning and never trailed, but the Rockets kept fighting back with runs in the third, fourth and sixth innings.

Jake Balkema’s fourth inning single scored Caleb Sheffer and Trevor Mosher, tying the game for the Rockets. But the error in the fifth put Union up for good.

R-P pitcher Joe Champoux scattered five hits, struck out four and walked one.