Monday baseball roundup: Montague bats were hot in a 10-4 victory over Grand Haven in first game of a doubleheader

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The Montague baseball team piled up 13 hits in a 10-4 victory over Grand Haven on Saturday in the first of two non-conference games.

Trey Mikkelsen had two hits and two RBIs for Montague. Owen Petersen and Sam Smith each added two hits and an RBI, and Colton Blankstrom hit a double.

Kade Johnson was the winning pitcher for Montague, tossing six innings, giving up two runs on seven hits while striking out four and walking three.

Montague fell to Grand Haven 6-4 in the second game. Tugg Nichols went 3-for-3 at the plate for the Wildcats while Aidan Buchberger took the loss on the mound

Montague is now 7-7 on the season.

KENT CITY 6-14, ORCHARD VIEW 5-0 – Kent City took two from Orchard View in the non-league doubleheader on Friday night.

Kyle Larson got the win in Game 1 for Kent City, striking out 11 and walking six. Bryant Fahling came in to finish the game and get the save as the Eagles took the first game 6-5.

Kent City had 13 hits and zero errors in Game 2. Troy Atwood threw a complete game shutout, allowing only two hits and one walk while striking out six batters to help the Eagles take the 14-0 victory.  

On the day, the Eagles were led by Mason Westbrook with three hits and four RBIs, Atwood with two hits, Webb Longcore with two hits and four RBIs, Larson with two hits and an RBI, and Zane Kik with two hits and two RBIs.

The Eagles are now 3-3 on the season.

GRANDVILLE 9-7, MONA SHORES 1-6 – Mona Shores dropped both games of the non-conference doubleheader on Saturday.

Mona Shores pitcher Jaxon Huffman got the loss in the first game. Mason Brunworth had two hits for the Sailors while Mark Konecny had two hits and an RBI in the 9-1 loss.

The second game was very close. The Sailors took a 2-0 lead in the first on RBIs from Huffman and Diego Pena before falling behind 6-2 entering the final inning.

In the seventh, Brady Rose had an RBI single to shorten Grandville’s lead, before Huffman tied the game with a three-run homer with two outs, to push the game to extra innings.

Grandville salvaged the win and the sweep by scoring in the bottom of the tenth inning.

Jason Anderson took the loss, allowing one run in three innings of work for the Sailors.

Mona Shores fell to 6-5 on the season.

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