HART — North Muskegon’s baseball team took two from Hart, 16-4 and 10-0, in West Michigan Conference Rivers Division action in Hart Wednesday.
Early in the opener, it appeared the Pirates were ready to give the well-balanced Norsemen a run for their money, with Blake Weirich shutting down the strong Norsemen at the plate over the first two innings.
Kyan Clark gave the Pirates an early lead when he homered over the fence in right center.
North Muskegon took charge in the third and fourth innings, however, and erased any chance of a Hart upset.
Four different players contributed two hits apiece for the Norsemen, with Ben Meyers highlighting the offense with a home run, three RBI and two runs scored. John Caliendo had a double, two RBI and two runs scored.
Carter Mieler also had two RBI and scored two runs, while Denny Belmonte added a double, a walk, one RBI and one run scored.
Logan Slimko threw 3 2/3 innings and allowed four runs on six hits, walked three and struck out five. Jaxon Bean relieved him and finished the last 1 1/3 innings and struck out one.
Hart was led by Clark with two hits, while Ty Schlukebir, Brendan Hiddema, Tyler VanderZanden and Mitch Slade each contributed base hits.
Troy McManus and Ryan Delora combined on the shutout in the second game. McManus went three innings and did not give up a hit while walking just one and registering five strikeouts. Delora threw the last two innings and gave up two hits, one walk and struck out four.
Meyers paced the Norsemen at the plate, finishing 3-for-4 with one RBI and three runs scored. McManus drove in three runs on two hits with one run scored. Delora added two hits on two at-bats with a double and a walk, drove in a run and scored once. Belmonte was 2-for-3 with a walk, one RBI and scored a run.
Sam Gallo went 2-for-2 with a double, one RBI and scored a run while McManus was 2-for-3 with three RBI and scored a run.
Hart had just two hits, one apiece by Schlukebir and Weirich.
North Muskegon (16-5 overall) travels to Holton next Tuesday.
Hart (7-6 overall, 4-2 in WMC Rivers) is right back in action Thursday by hosting White Cloud.