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Montague vs. North Muskegon

MONTAGUE — Montague’s baseball team swept a West Michigan Conference doubleheader with North Muskegon, 1-0 and 16-4 at home Monday afternoon.

Kade Johnson was the winning pitcher in the opener, going the distance and giving up just two hits, no walks and striking out six batters.

Hayden McDonald led the Wildcats hitting attack with a double and drove in the only run of the game when Colton Blankstrom singled, went to second on a wild pitch before McDonald’s base hit.

Blankstrom earned the win in the nightcap, also throwing the full seven innings and allowing four earned runs on seven hits, walking just one and striking out four.

McDonald again led the way for the Wildcats at the plate, knocking out three hits including a double, collecting three RBI and scoring two runs.

Nick Moss had four hits and two runs scored, Owen Petersen doubled and had four RBI, Tate Stine also had a double and one RBI and Kade Johnson had two hits, two RBI and three runs scored.

Montague improved to 16-9 overall and 12-0 in the conference.

Western Michigan Christian vs. Grand Rapids Covenant Christian

GRAND RAPIDS — Western Michigan Christian’s baseball team dropped a tight 7-6 non-conference decision to Grand Rapids Covenant Christian on the road Monday afternoon.

Covenant Christian took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning, but the Warriors scored three runs of their own in the top of the second inning to take a 3-1 lead.

It stayed that way until the fifth inning when WMC scored a run to take a 4-1 lead. The Chargers made it 4-2, before taking the lead, 5-4 with a three-run sixth inning.

WMC scored two runs in the top of the seventh to reclaim the lead, 6-5. But they couldn’t hold it as the Chargers scored two runs in the bottom half.

Caleb McKay, a freshman, led the Warriors with two hits, a double and a single, drove in a run and scored one. Sam Liggett had a triple and one RBI. Ethan Hill had a single with a RBI and scored a run.

Sam Sipe took a no decision on the mound, pitching five innings allowing two runs (one earned) and six hits, one walk and struck out eight.

The Warriors dropped to 13-6 overall.

Hesperia vs. Holton

HESPERIA — Holton’s baseball team traveled to Hesperia for a Central State Activities Association-Silver doubleheader with the Panthers on Monday and swept both ends of the twin bill, 12-4 and 6-3.

Steven Kersting picked up the win on the hill, throwing 4 2/3 innings and gave up three runs (two earned) with two strike outs. Austin Fowler allowed one run and struck out two over 2 1/3 innings of relief.

Rice Robins led the offense going 4-for-5 with two RBI and five steals. Brodrick Fialek was 2-for-4 with two steals. Carter Brant was 2-for-5 with one RBI and two steals.

Chase Albright was 2-for-5 with three RBI and five steals while Fowler was 2-for-5 with two RBI.

In the second game Kevin Erickson was the winning pitcher with two strike outs and three earned runs in 4 1/3 innings of work. Fowler threw 2 2/3 innings with four strike outs.

Erickson was 2-for-3 with a triple and two RBI to lead the Red Devils at the plate. Brant was 2-for-3 with one RBI and two steals.

Kerstng and Albright each had a hit and one RBI, while Bo Larabee had a hit and two steals.