SPRING LAKE — The Spring Lake Lakers overcame a rough outing in the first game and earned a split of a conference baseball doubleheader on Tuesday.
Visiting Hamilton won the first game, 5-0, and Spring Lake won the nightcap, 7-4.
In the first game, Hamilton plated four runs in the top of the first inning and that was all it needed to win the game. Laker pitcher Zane Stahl struck out nine in six innings of work. Zach Schlepp, Derrick Paggeot and Oliver Smies each had a single for Spring Lake.
In the second game, the Lakers used a 10-hit attack to gain the split. Spring Lake jumped out early with three runs in the bottom of the first, fell behind 4-3 after the top of the fourth and scored a run in the fifth and two in the sixth.
Gerritt Lyyski posted the victory on the mound with seven strikeouts in five innings of work. Will May pitched two innings and earned the save.
Schlepp and Lyyski each had three hits while Owen Smies added two hits for Spring Lake.
Spring Lake (13-7, 8-6) hosts Oakridge in a single game at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday. On Thursday, the Lakers have a single game in Hamilton (13-7, 8-6) to complete the three-game series.