Doubleheader sweeps over Jackson and Lansing Eastern and a twin bill loss to Lansing Catholic Central leaves the Comets at 13-5 as the Diamond Classic and MHSAA tournaments approach in a couple of weeks.
Grand Ledge swept the visiting Vikings from Jackson on May1 by scores of 5-1 and 15-5.
In the opener junior Tyler Waldrop upped his record to 4-0 with a six inning two hit performance while striking out seven Vikings.
Senior outfielder Keefer Johnson had an RBI as did senior third sacker Tyler Trierweiler. Designated hitter Zach Garfield and Waldrop also added hits.
In game two the Comets rattled off 10 hits including three by Johnson and Garfield. Both also drove in three runs each. Junior secondbaseman Sam Goodman also drove in three runs with a hit.
Senior Nick Kamrada continued his pitching success as he moved to 5-0 allowing six hits and five runs in four innings.
The following day the Comets dropped two games to LCC at Municipal Park in Lansing. The Cougars won the opener 8-7 as they scored four runs in the seventh innings to erase a 7-4 Comets lead.
LCC then took the nightcap 5-4. Grand Ledge battled back from a 5-0 deficit with three runs in the fourth inning and one more in the fifth before coming up short in the end.
On May 5 the Comets swept the Quakers by scores of 16-1 and 10-0.
In the opener Kamrada went all six innings in the mercy rule game and allowed just one hit while fanning 11 Quaker batters.
Trierweiler drove in three runs with a hit and Brendan Baker added three RBIs with two hits. Lalumia also drove in two runs with a couple of hits.
In game two sophomore first baseman Nate Langenfeld was the hitting hero with three hits and three RBIs in the 10-0 five inning mercy game.
Senior catcher Brennen Cummings drove in two with a hit and Goodman added an RBI hit.
Waldrop picked up the win going all five innings and allowing just one hit while striking out 10.
“We’re still a work in progress,” head coach Pat O’Keefe said. “We’ve got young guys playing and starting to come through.”
Next week the Diamond Classic field will be set. “There are a lot of very good teams in the area and the Classic will be a good one.”
Before that the Comets have twin bill dates with league foes East Lansing and Holt.
The Comets host the Trojans on Monday, May 12, before traveling to Holt on Thursday. The outcome of the CAAC Blue will be determined between the three teams.