The Pennfield baseball team stayed red hot on Tuesday, handing visiting Delton Kellogg a sweep in Kalamazoo Valley Association action.
The host Panthers won by scores of 4-0 and 11-8.
After opening the season with a 1-6 record, Pennfield has now won eight straight to improve to 9-6 overall and 7-4 in league play.
“We lost several one-run games earlier in the year, weren’t able to close teams out. Now we’re starting to go without the longer stretches where we’re not scoring,” said Pennfield head coach Rob Moran. “We’re adding a little to the lead instead of sitting on it. The kids are starting to understand you can’t coast, you have to finish tings off. We’re in the game more than we have been in the past.”
In Game 1, Pennfield’s Caleb Frein got the win with 10 strikeouts. Offensively for the host Panthers, Tanner Dean was 2-for-3 with two doubles, Brayden Bennett was 2-for-3 with an RBI and Alex Reed doubled.
In Game 2, Dean earned the victory with seven strikeouts. At the plate for Pennfield, Evan Thomas was 3-for-4 with a double and two RBIs, while Hunter Hoogakker and Dean were each 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI.
St. Philip 5-4, Bellevue 1-0: In Game 1, St. Philip’s Blake Groat earned the win with 12 strikeouts. At the plate for the Tigers, Brendan Gausselin had two hits and Evan Hanna picked up two RBIs. In Game 2, Gausselin earned the win with a six-inning shutout. For Bellevue (4-4), Zach Webb had two hits.
Marshall 11-1, (at) Harper Creek 6-4: In Game 1, Collin Neal got the complete-game win for Marshall, allowing two earned runs. At the plate for the Redhawks, Chase Bennett was 3-for-5, Neal was 3-for-4 with a three-run homer, and Dan Welke and John Dorsh each had two hits. In Game 2 for the Redhawks (11-6, 4-4 SMAC East), Mitch Konkle and Alex Walton each had two hits.
Lakeview 10-11, (at) Loy Norrix 0-0: Jake Herbers earned the win from the mound for Lakeview in the first game, striking out six in five innings, while also getting three hits. Matt Jozwiak added two hits and two RBIs for the Spartans in the first game. In the second game, Tyler Horan earned the win, allowing three hits in five innings. Brennan Kerr went 4-for-4 and Jake Bivens went 3-for-4 with Nick Jones adding two hits and two RBIs as the Spartans improved to 8-5 overall and 6-2 in the division.
(at) Maple Valley 14-9, Leslie 3-0: The Lions swept Leslie to improve to 9-5 on the season. In the doubleheader, Austin Gonser had six hits, Kyle Brumm had four hits and Sammy Benedict had four hits. Tommy Mudge earned the win in the first game from the mound, allowing four hits and striking out four. Gonser earned the win in the second game, striking out six in five innings.
(at) Union City 10, Quincy 5: Brady Johnson earned the win for Union City, striking out seven, to help the Chargers improve to 14-3 overall and 7-2 in the league. Cody Cable had four runs scored for Union City with Chris Reiger had four RBIs, including a home run with Devon DiGiacomo adding four RBIs. Steven Abra had two hits for Quincy, which falls to 7-6 overall.
Climax-Scotts 10-8, (AT) Colon 0-5: Logan Simmons earned the win for C-S in the first game, striking out four in five innings. Kirk Gibson, Cody Campbell, Brandon Haynes and Zach Nabozney each had two hits in the opener. Campbell added two more hits in the second game as C-S improves to 13-0 overall.
Coldwater 14-10, (AT) BCC 4-3: Bryan Mock had three hits with Grant Maurer, Skylar Reincke and Brandon Lewis each getting two hits for Coldwater in the first game of this doubleheader sweep for the Cardinals. Lewis came back and earned the win from the mound in the second game, striking out five. Jeremy Harrell had two hits and two RBIs for Coldwater, which improves to 10-7 overall.
Athens 5-2, (at) Springport 3-8: In Game 1, Devan Kinney threw a complete-game victory for Athens with two strikeouts. Austin Cole had a double a single and two RBIs and Austin Monk had a double. In Game 2 for Athens (2-12, 1-9 Big Eight), Boston Kinney had two hits and Preston Stemaly had two hits.
Homer 21-14 (at) Jonesville 1-4: In Game 1, Homer’s Dylan Thomas got the win in six innings, allowing two hits with nine strikeouts. Kevin Butters had three hits with two RBIs, Alex White and Nate Sitkiewicz each had two hits with a double and two RBIs and Thomas had two hits with an RBI. In Game 2, Brock Ridgeway got the win for the Trojans in four innings of relief with three strikeouts. At the plate for Homer, Chaz Hopkins had three hits and three RBIs, Tyler Ridgeway had two singles and three RBIs, White had two singles and Sitkiewicz had two hits with a double and two RBIs.
Bellevue 25-16, (at) St. Philip 4-1: In Game 1, Bellevue’s Kacee McPeters got the win with six strikeouts. Offensively for the Broncos, Alexi Knapper had four hits, seven stolen bases and three RBIs, Dawn Zeeryp had four hits, four RBIs and five stolen bases and Alliceea Moreno had three hits. In Game 2, Alexis Hart and Moreno combined to get the victory for Bellevue (5-1 SCAA), while Torre Henny had three hits with two RBIs and Audrianna Thornton had three hits and five stolen bases.
(at) Coldwater 18-19, BCC 3-1: Coldwater swept BCC to go to 8-2 in division play and 11-6 overall. The Cardinals’ Jessica Becks earned the win in the first game, striking out eight with Kate Monsoon adding two hits and two RBIs. In the second game, Katie Ness earned the win, allowing two hits. Kenzie Galloway, Jessica Becks and Micheala Gillette each had three hits for the Cardinals.
(At) Harper Creek 10-9, Marshall 0-5: In Game 1, Taylor Shellenberger had seven strikeouts for Harper Creek to earn the win. At the plate for the Beavers, Jozlin Johhnson, Haley Burritt and Kaycee Klaren each had three hits, while Bree Pajak and Paige Shellenberger had two hits apiece. In Game 2, Taylor Shellenberger had three strikeouts to earn the victory and keep Harper Creek unbeaten. Offensively for the Beavers (22-0, 10-0 SMAC East), Taylor Shellenberger had three hits with a double and a triple, Haley Burritt and Klaren each had three hits and Johnson had two hits. For the Redhawks (5-7, 2-6 SMAC East), Katie Jarvis had two singles and an RBI, while E.J. Marshall had three hits with three RBIs.
(At) Pennfield 2-5, Delton Kellogg 7-1: In Game 1, Pennfield’s Shelby Miller was 2-for-3, while Holli Longstreth and Terra Dickenson each doubled. In Game 2, Longstreth earned the win for the host Panthers (7-9, 7-5 KVA) with three strikeouts. Miller was 3-for-4 with three runs scored, Amanda Sare and Dickenson each doubled.
(At) Olivet 1-3, Galesburg-Augusta 0-10: In Game 1, Olivet’s Renae Morton tallied 17 strikeouts to earn the complete-game shutout victory. Also for the Eagles, Kaila Redfield had two doubles and an RBI. G-A was led by Noelle Mejeur with a triple. In Game 2, Estee Ostlund got the win for the visiting Rams. Also for G-A, Alex McDaniel had two doubles and an RBI, Ostlund had two RBIs, Holly DeLeon had two RBIs and Kayla Nyitray had three RBIs.
Bronson 12-13, (at) Centreville 0-1: In Game 1, Skyler Sobeski earned the win for Bronson with five strikeouts. Kinslea Blouin had three hits and three RBIs, Grace Pyles had two hits including a double and three RBIs and Sobeski and Lauren Cary each had two hits. In Game 2, Lindsey Sikorski got the win with seven strikeouts. Offensively for the Vikings (20-1, 6-0 SJV), Sobeski had three hits with a double and Blouin had two hits and four RBIs.
Homer 11-12, (at) Jonesville 4-2: In Game 1, Homer’s Jaimie Dibble got the win with three strikeouts. At the plate for the Trojans, Brooke Ebersole had two hits with a double and four RBIs, Ashlyn Swafford had two hits with a double, Stephanie Osborn had two hits and two RBIs and Mallory Ray doubled. In Game 2, Ray earned the win for Homer with one strikeout over five innings. Kelsey Konkol had two hits with a double and two RBIs, Mallori Konkle doubled, Alexis Salow had three hits with a double and three RBIs, and Osborn, Ray, Ebersole and Kristin Nelson had two hits apiece.
Climax-Scotts 5-6, Colon 2-5: Climax-Scotts used defense to sweep this doubleheader, getting seven double plays on the day. Taylor Macomber earned the win for the Panthers in the first game, allowing five hits. Lydia Swager had four RBIs. In the second game, Megan Smith earned the win with Stephanie Ashley, Destiny Froberg, Swager, Macomber and Sydney Macomber each getting two hits as C-S improves to 12-2.
Union City 12-8, (at) Quincy 2-5: In Game 1, Union City’s Marissa Mead had three strikeouts over five innings to get the win. At the plate for the Chargers, Mead had three hits with an RBI and Brooke Johnson had two hits and three RBIs. In Game 2, Mead earned the complete-game win with six strikeouts. Offensively for Union City, Johnson had three hits and an RBI, Rachael Grinnell had two hits and two RBIs and Riley Smith and Mead had two hits and two runs scored apiece.
KVA Triangular at Thornapple Creek: Pennfield won the three-team event with a score of 166, while Kalamazoo Christian shot a 186 and Parchment had a 187.
Pennfield’s Garrett Day was the medalist with a 39. Also scoring for the Panthers were Trevor Cameron (40), Darin Blocker (43) and Tyler Cox (44).
Onstead Invite at Grande GC: Coldwater placed fifth out of 22 teams with a score of 346. Saline won the event with a 305.
Coldwater’s scorers were Nathan Waterbury (81), Scout Case (84), Jerry Lutterbeck (90) Nick Waterbury (91) and Stephan Boston (99).
(At) Delton Kellogg 2, Kalamazoo Hackett 0: Rachel Parker and Sarah Rendon each scored in the win for Delton Kellogg, with an assist apiece from Kanoe Chaffee and Aryka Poling. The Panthers’ Christy Gonzalez made two saves in goal.
(At) Lakeview 4, Okemos 4
No. 1: Draga Sabotic (O) d. Rachael Hager 6-0, 6-2; No. 2: Emily Stiuble (O) Ami Kato 6-0, 6-0; No. 3: Anne Sangliana (L) d. Kylie Wilkinson 2-6, 6-3, 6-1; No. 4: Maya Srkolovic (O) d. Ellie Denison 6-0, 6-1
No. 1: Maddy Drikakis/Alisha Horan (L) d. Ally Hopping/Catherine Wingrove 6-4, 6-4; No. 2: Marie Lazar/Nikki Nordberg (O) d. Kathleen Wendt/Julia Ryan 6-4, 7-5; No. 3: Jordan McCann/Ester Sang (L) d. Keerthana Kolisetti/Saloni Shaw 2-6, 6-1, 6-3; No. 4: Hannah Aimesbury/Maddie Schimpf (L) d. MacKenzie Desoutel/Sydney Williams 7-6, 7-6
Record: *Lakeview 8-1-2; **Okemos 13-0-1
*Ranked No. 4 in Division 2; **Ranked No. 10 in Division 2
Harper Creek 5, Sturgis 3
No. 1: Vakharia (S) d. Gilbert 6-3, 6-4; No. 2: L. Latshaw (HC) d. Bowman 6-3, 6-0; No. 3: K. Latshaw (HC) d. Crossman 6-1, 6-2; No. 4: Flowers (S) d. Cruz 6-1, 7-5
No. 1: Setterblad/Inman (S) d. Gilmore/Hancock 6-3, 6-1; No. 2: Ballez/Hammond (HC) d. York/York 7-5, 6-3; No. 3: Brady/Crumpton (HC) d. Clark/Harker 6-0, 6-1; No. 4: Moore/Murphy (HC) d. Earl/Condon 6-2, 6-2
Schoolcraft 5, (at) Pennfield 3
No. 1: Harley Turner (P) d. Megan Scott 6-0, 6-2; No. 2: Annie Sampley (S) d. Sydney Smyers 6-7(3), 7-5, 6-1; No. 3: Lisa Dube (P) d. Taylor Blodgett 6-4, 2-6, 6-0; No. 4: Madelyn Ballard (S) d. Sam Penland 6-0, 6-1
No. 1: Halie Morris/Megan Allen (S) d. Katie Perry/Meghan Hagebuch 6-0, 6-2; No. 2: Kylie Lettow/Claire Langejans (S) d. Anna Porter/Allison Stark 3-6, 7-6(5), 6-1; No. 3: Brianna Gilliard/Crystal Smith (P) d. Kristina Morris/Justene Knowlton 6-2, 6-3; No. 4: Lauren Palmer/Allison Manning (S) d. Brianna Everline/Allison Schwarz 6-2, 7-5
(At) Galesburg-Augusta 4, Bridgman 4
No. 1: Taylor Dragicevich (GA) d. Molly Meyer 7-6(3), 6-2; No. 2: Emily Hickman (GA) d. Puja Patel 6-3, 6-3; No. 3: Megan Beaver (GA) d. Gina Zebell 6-0, 6-1; No. 4: Brianna Buller (GA) d. Sam Ravitch 6-2, 6-1
No. 1: Demorrow/Jones (B) d. Midgett/Thomas 6-2, 6-4; No. 2: Hildebrandt/Patel (B) d. Little/Diehlman 6-1, 6-1; No. 3: Badger/Koth (B) d. Jefferson/Hopkins 7-5, 7-6(0); No. 4: King/Stomm (B) d. Verberg/Gower 6-1, 6-0
SMAC 5-TEAM DUAL (Mon.)
Team scores: Gull Lake 95, Coldwater 67; Gull Lake 124, Battle Creek Central 32; Coldwater 95, Battle Creek Central 46; Coldwater 91, Sturgis 65; Harper Creek 122, Sturgis 37; Harper Creek 99, Coldwater 62
High jump: Schulz (HC) 4-10; Pole vault: Carotenuto (S) 8-6; Long jump: Taylor (GL) 17-2.25; Discus: Kish (C) 101-10; Shot put: Kish (C) 33-10; 3,200 relay: Gull Lake (Chaffin, Fell, Smith, Coonrod) 10:13.10; 100 hurdles: Penny (HC) 18.08; 100: Taylor (GL) 13.26; 800 relay: Gull Lake (Mansfield, Coonrod, Chaffin, Taylor) 1:52.10; 1,600: Schott (C) 5:34.79; 400 relay: Battle Creek Central (Wade, Taylor, Smith, Wade) 52.82; 400: Ellis (BCC) 1:01.53; 300 hurdles: Baker (HC) 52.87; 800: Coonrod (GL) 2:27.08; 200: Ellis (BCC) 26.25; 3,200: Schott (C) 12:05.45; 1,600 relay: Harper Creek (Kerr, Callahan, Rivera, Dishaw) 4:23.94
Team scores: Marshall 129, Albion 25; Marshall 111, Leslie 51; Leslie 116, Albion 30
3,200 relay: Marshall (Morgan, Thompson, Debrabander, Schalow) 11:51.61; 100 hurdles: Quinnn (M) 18.23; 100: Wilson (A) 13.19; 800 relay: Albion (Pace, Nelson, Wilson, Patterson) 1:56.02; 1,600: Morgan (M) 5:53.89; 400 relay: Albion (Pace, Nelson, Wilson, Patterson) 54.35; 400: Huffman (M) 1:05.43; 300 hurdles: Quinn (M) 54.41; Leslie 2:34.06; 200: Wilson (A) 27.39; 3,200: Schalow (M) 13:07.65; 1,600 relay: Leslie 4:38.75; High jump: Huffman (M) 4-10; Shot put: Shumaker (M) 27-4.5; Discus: Leslie 91-4; Pole vault: Jungel (M) 8-6; Long jump: Espinoza (M) 16-2.75
Team scores: Marshall 100, Albion 60; Leslie 94, Albion 57; Marshall 106, Leslie 57
3,200 relay: Albion (Peoples, Cage, Lerma, Bell) 9:09.59; 110 hurdles: Estelle (A) 16.31; 100: Bright-Mitchell (A) 11.15; 800 relay: Marshall (L. Blanchard, Brown, B. Blanchard, Grant) 1:36.01; 1,600: Cruz (M) 4:58.75; 400 relay: Leslie 45.35; 400: Bright-Mitchell (A) 52.20; 300 hurdles: Blanchard (M) 44.96; 800: Hudson (A) 2:05.52; 200: Bright-Mitchell (A) 22.78; 3,200: Swaton (M) 11:11.31; 1,600 relay: Marshall (Mumaw, Quinn, Cruz, Grant) 3:43.34; High jump: Estelle (A) 6-0; Shot put: Cage (A) 41-5; Discus: Leslie 121-5; Pole vault: Kraska (M) 10-0; Long jump: Cage (A) 19-3.5