The Reeths-Puffer baseball team had a big night at Marsh Field on Friday, sweeping Montague 11-4 and 7-3 in non-conference action.
In Game 1, the Rockets scored a combined 11 runs in the third through fifth innings, led by Alex Johnson’s three-hit performance. Johnson drove in three runs, with two coming on a triple in the fourth inning.
R-P’s Trent Reichert tripled in the fifth to clear the bases, and he finished with three RBIs. Brody Panozzo also contributed a three-hit performance and made some key defensive plays at third base. Kaleb Mitchelson earned the win on the mound, pitching six innings while allowing one earned run and striking out five.
In Game 2, Panozzo, Kaden Edwards, Connor Paugh, Jaxson Whitaker and Jordan Bochenek all collected hits to help the Rockets score runs in each of the first four innings. Jeremy Ardshahi earned the win on the mound, and Jordan Bochenek threw threw solid innings of relief, striking out six.
Reeths-Puffer is now 8-5 on the season.
MONA SHORES 8, HOLLAND 4 – Landen Thalman pitched all seven innings for Mona Shores, striking out four to collect the win.
Brady Rose led the offense with three hits, two runs and a stolen base. Mark Konecny had two hits, an RBI and scored two runs. Reid McAvoy had two hits, knocked in a run and scored a run. Jason Anderson had a hit and three RBIs and Aaron Piasecki had a triple, an RBI and scored a run.
Mona Shores is now 13-5 overall and 8-3 in conference play.
FREMONT 18-2, WHITEHALL 6-9 – Whitehall fell behind early in the first game of the non-conference doubleheader and ended up falling to Fremont 18-6. Connor Young and Ryan Brandenburg each had two hits for Whitehall.
Whitehall rebounded with a 9-2 victory in the nightcap. Cayden Ritchie pitched all seven innings, allowing two runs on six hits while striking out five and walking one. Ryan Findorff had three hits for the Vikings. Aiden Raymond and Christian Smolen also had multiple hits.
GRAND RAPIDS WEST CATHOLIC 4-7, MUSKEGON CATHOIC CENTRAL 1-4 -The Crusaders dropped the non-league doubleheader.
In Game 1, MCC pitcher Max Price allowed one earned run while striking out five hitters. Tom Kartes led the offense with a hit and an RBI.
In Game 2, Price, Kartes and Aiden Cook each had two hits for the Crusaders.
MCC fell to 9-6 on the season.