Tuesday baseball roundup: Steve Schuitema wins 300th as MCC coach, Crusaders sweep WMC

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Muskegon Catholic’s baseball coach Steve Schuitema won his 300th game of his career as the Crusaders won both games of a doubleheader on Tuesday.

The Crusaders won the opener 6-2 against Western Michigan Christian, then won the nightcap by a 12-10 margin.

 Navarre Klint earned the win in Game 1, allowing two runs in the first inning and shutting out the Warriors for the rest of the game. He pitched five strikeouts and allowed three hits.

Max Price blasted a home run for the Crusaders, while Klint and Sam Kartes each had two hits.

Cole Crabtree suffered the loss for Western Michigan Christian in the first game, pitching six innings, allowing nine hits, three runs and striking out seven batters.

WMC’s Sam Sipe landed two hits and had two RBIs.

Klint, Tom Kartes, and Nick Powell each landed two hits for Muskegon Catholic Central in the second game.

Sipe pitched five innings for the Warriors in the second game, allowing nine hits and two runs, and striking out four batters. Crabtree landed three hits and an RBI.

The Crusaders improved to 11-6 overall and are 7-1 in Lakes 8 Conference play.

LAKES 8 CONFERENCE

ORCHARD VIEW 3-13, MANISTEE 4-8 – The Cardinals split a Lakes 8 Conference doubleheader against Manistee on Tuesday.

Orchard View lost the first game as Jacob Peterman and Brendan Hyatt both landed two hits each to lead the Cardinals.

Jaycob Fekken earned the win from the mound for the Cardinals in the second game, striking out five batters. Owen Swanson paced Orchard View with five RBIs.

The Cardinals improved to 3-12 for the season, with a 2-5 record in conference play.

O-K GREEN CONFERENCE

MONA SHORES 3-20, WYOMING 4-1 – The Sailors split a doubleheader on Tuesday in O-K Green Conference play.

Brady Whalen pitched the loss in the first game for the Sailors, pitching seven innings, allowing one earned run and striking out eight batters.

Jaxon Huffman led Mona Shores with two hits, one RBI and one run, followed by Aaron Piasecki who added two hits and scored one run.

Jason Anderson earned the win from the mound in Game 2 pitching five innings for the Sailors. Anderson struck out four batters and allowed one hit.

Kaleb Wilburn landed three hits and had five RBIs for Mona Shores. Huffman and Mason Brunworth each chipped in with three hits. Mark Konecny added two hits.

The Sailors moved to 15-7 for the season and 9-4 in conference play.

REETHS-PUFFER 10-8, GRAND RAPIDS UNION 0-2 – The Rockets won both games in an O-K Green doubleheader to improve to 12-6 overall and 7-4 in conference play.

Kaleb Mitchelson earned the win from the mound in the first game, striking out three batters and allowing one hit. Jaxon Whitaker struck out three batters in two innings.

Jeremy Ardshahi landed two hits and two RBI’s while Kaden Edwards added two hits.

Kendall Smith pitched just over four innings in the nightcap, striking out five batters. Whitaker pitched three strikeouts.

Whitaker, Alex Orchard and Alex Johnson each drove in a run in the second game, with Whitaker and Orchard contributing with two hits.

O-K BLUE CONFERENCE

FRUITPORT 4, HUDSONVILLE UNITY CHRISTIAN 3 – The Trojans rallied to score all four runs in the seventh inning to erase a three-run deficit to earn the win on Tuesday night in extra innings.

Mayson Whitlow hit a runner in to put Fruitport on the board and hits from Aiden Vela and Balke Hronek brought two more runners in to tie the game.

The Trojans scored a run in the eighth inning to earn the win in O-K Blue action.

Caleb Foy earned the win from the mound, striking out two batters and giving up zero runs in the three innings he pitched. Hronek and Gavin Reames landed two hits each, with Hronek knocking in a run.

WEST MICHIGAN CONFERENCE

RAVENNA 6-10, SHELBY 0-0 – The Bulldogs both games of a West Michigan Conference doubleheader in shutout fashion on Tuesday.

Kurtis Spruit earned the win from the mound in the opener, striking out nine batters and allowing seven hits.

Thomas McCullough hit a home run and a singled, bringing in two RBIs. Dayton Thomas and Dom Jones landed two hits each, with Thomas getting two RBIs and Jones getting one.

Tristin Witt allowed one hit in Game 2, striking out five batters. Jones and Thomas had two hits and two RBIs each.

The Tigers were led by Isaac Aebig with two hits.

Ravenna improved to 13-5 on the season and 6-4 in the West Michigan Conference play.

NORTH MUSKEGON 12-0, OAKRIDGE 2-1 – Oakridge and North Muskegon split a West Michigan Conference doubleheader on Tuesday.

 Charlie Branch pitched most of the first game for the Eagles, striking out nine batters and allowing three hits.

Joe Duplissis, Seamus Corbett and Ben Meyers each had two hits for Oakridge, with Meyer scoring two runs and knocking in three runs.

Oakridge’s Ethan Miller took the loss in Game 1, allowing 10 hits and five runs.

McManus allowed six hits in Game 1 and pitched eight strikeouts for the Norse.

Seth Plumhoff pitched a no-hitter to earn the Eagles the win in Game 2. He struck out nine batters on the night.

 

 

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