RAVENNA — Ravenna’s baseball team dropped a West Michigan Conference doubleheader with visiting Montague, 9-3 and 10-0 at home Saturday.

In the first game the Bulldogs took a 2-0 lead after one inning, but the Wildcats came back with two runs of their own in the top of the fourth.

Montague broke the tie with two more runs in the top of the fifth, and then pushed four runs across in the top of the sixth. Ravenna scored one in the bottom of the sixth, and the Wildcats scored one in the top of the seventh.

The Bulldogs out-hit the Wildcats, 8-5, but also committed three errors while Montague had one.

Kade Johnson was the winning pitcher for Montague, giving up three runs on eight hits while striking out nine and not walking a batter over 6 2/3 innings.

Johnson also helped his own cause at the plate, going 2-for-2. Tugg Nichols had a hit and drove in two runs, Owen Peterson had a run batted in. Also getting hits for the Wildcats were Colton Blankstrom and Chase Gowell.

Brandon McFarren took the loss in relief for the Bulldogs, throwing two innings and giving up six runs  (four earned) on three hits while walking four and striking out one.

Thomas McCullough was 2-for-4 and Dayton Thomas went 2-for-3 to lead the Bulldogs in hitting in the first game. Travis May was 1-for-3 with a RBI. McFarren, Blake Homoly and Owen Scott each had a hit.

Ravenna committed three errors in the nightcap, and each team had five hits.

Montague scored all the runs it would need with five in the bottom of the first inning. The Wildcats scored one in the third and four in the fourth.

Blankstrom was the winning pitcher for the Wildcats, giving up five hits, walking one and striking out five over five innings.

Tate Stine led the Wildcats at the plate, going 2-for-2 with one RBI and one run scored. Aidan Buchberger knocked in a run. Peterson had one RBI and scored a run. Owen Fairchild had a base hit and drove in two runs.

Dayton Thomas took the loss, pitching just one inning and giving up five runs on one hit and five walks. Collin Polley finished the game and walked three while striking out one in three innings.

McCullough paced the Bulldogs in hitting, going 2-for-3. Thomas, Poley and Drew Mabrito each had a hit.

Ravenna Varsity Boys Baseball Team (Photo courtesy of Radium Photo)