The North Muskegon baseball team posted a 1-2 record against tough competition Saturday at the Boyce City Invitational tournament.
The Norse were impressive in a 5-1 win over Rudyard, an Upper Peninsula team that’s ranked eighth in the state in Division 4. Brighton Schofield was brilliant on the mound, tossing a complete game and striking out a career-high 13 batters. Alex Slocum led the offense with two singles and three RBIs. Mack Young and Dalton Fuller each added two hits.
North Muskegon lost to Boyne City 5-3 in the second game. Pitcher Jesse Cooke took the loss despite striking out eight in six innings. Cooke and Fuller each had two hits.
The Norse advanced to the tournament championship game, because they allowed the fewest runs in pool play. They lost the title game 14-4 to Alpena to take runner-up honors for the second straight year. Schofield had a single, a triple and scored two runs while Slocum had two RBIs.
Schofield, Fuller and Slocum were selected to the All-Tournament team.
North Muskegon is now 6-7 on the season.