Friday baseball roundup: Montague sweeps doubleheader against Ravenna, remains undefeated

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The Montague baseball team remained unbeaten in West Michigan Conference play with a 4-1 and 7-3 doubleheader sweep over Ravenna on Friday.

The Wildcats fell behind early in the opener, then scored four runs in the fourth inning to secure the win. Pitcher Colton Blankstrom tossed a complete game victory, allowing only one run on two hits with six strikeouts and three walks. Aiden Buchberger had two hits, including a double, for Montague while Hayden McDonald also had two hits.

In the second game, the Wildcats fell behind early, the scored two runs in the third inning, one in the fifth and four in the sixth to steal the win.

Relief pitcher Trey Mikkelsen tossed 5.1 innings of shutout ball, scattering four hits with six strikeouts and two waks. Nick Moss was the top hitting hero, drilling two doubles, knocking in three runs and scoring two runs. Buchberger had two hits and scored two runs while McDonald had two hits and knocked in two runs.

Montague is now 6-6 overall and 4-0 in conference play.

MARION 11-11, PENTWATER 0-1 – The Falcons came up on the short end of a doubleheader in their first two conference games of the season.

Pitcher Blake Bringedahl had seven strikeouts for Pentwater in the opener while Gavi Oliveraz had a double.

HOLTON 12-3, LAKEVIEW 4-2 – Holton got the doubleheader sweep with strong pitching.

Cody Moreen threw five innings in the first game, allowing no runs and only three hits. Chase Albright led Holton at the plate with four hits and one RBI. Aidan Poling added two hits while Austin Fowler had one hit and two RBIs.

Pitchers Kevin Erickson and Moreen combined to keep Lakeview at bay and allow the Red Devils to get a 3-2 win in Game 2. Erickson pitched 3 1/3 innings, scattering three hits and allowing two earned runs. Moreen pitched 2 2/3 innings, allowing no runs with six strikeouts.

NORTH MUSKEGON 14-16, HART 1-1 – The Norse cruised to a doubleheader sweep on Friday in West Michigan Conference play.

Matt Herniman pitched five innings in Game 1 for North Muskegon, striking out seven batters and only four hits.

Joe Duplissis, Shamus Corbett and Charlie Branch tallied multiple hits, bringing the Norse’s total to 11 during the opening game.

Corbett struck out four batters and allowed six hits and a single run in Game 2.

Alec Cutter went 3-for-3 with a home run, while both Brady Babcock and Troy McManus each landed three hits.

North Muskegon totaled 17 hits in the second game.

The Pirates were led by Brandon VanderZanden and Rece Schlukebir with two hits apiece during the opening game.

The Norse are now 6-2 overall and 4-0 record in West Michigan Conference play.

FRUITPORT 8, SHELBY 1 – Austin Wilson pitched the victory for the Trojans, throwing six innings while scattering two hits and striking out nine.

Cody Matuz landed two hits and knocked in two runs for Fruitport. Travis Boughan had a double for Shelby.

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