Grand Ledge captured a second consecutive CAAC Blue baseball title against East Lansing on Friday, finishing undefeated in league play.
The Comets took both games of the doubleheader, winning 9-1 in the first game and 13-0 in five innings in the second.
“We played really well tonight,” Grand Ledge coach Patrick O’Keefe said.
“Those were some great wins for us, and we’re proud to represent the CAAC Blue league.”
East Lansing coach Mark Pendred said the Comets (24-7, 14-0) deserved the victories.
“It is tough to play a game last night and stay up late and then come out today and play a double header, with the pitching especially, but we really just didn’t play that well tonight,” Pendred said.
“Grand Ledge deserved the (wins) tonight.”
Comet senior Nick Kamrada pitched a no-hitter in the five-inning second game.
“I think I threw pretty well and I was throwing strikes pretty well,” Kamrada said.
“I threw a no-hitter, but it would have been a perfect game if I hadn’t (had) a walk early in the game.”
O’Keefe was pleased the two starters.
“Both of our pitchers, Tyler Woltrop and Nick Kamrada did an excellent job tonight, and they were both backed up by great defense,” O’Keefe said.
Brennan Cummings scored the Comets’ first run in the second inning on a wild pitch from East Lansing pitcher Reece Poiter.
Zach Garfield scored the second run of the inning on an RBI single by Tyler Trierweiler.
Nate Langenfeld added a three-run double to give the Comets a 5-0 lead.
Chris Keller drove in the sixth run of the inning with a single.
Sam Goodman added a two-run double in the third inning as the lead grew to eight.
In the fourth, Grand Ledge’s Cam Edlin scored on a wild pitch for a 9-0 lead.
Trierweiler had a single to knock in Garfield, and Goodman also had an RBI single for the Comets’ 11th run.
Grand Ledge’s Austin Levin added a two-run single.
The Comets’ 13-run lead after the top of the fifth inning ended the game due to the mercy rule.
In the first game, Luke LaLumia hit a two-run homer in the second inning to give the Comets a 3-0 lead.
Christian Keller added a two-run single in the third inning.
East Lansing’s Kaleb Eisenmann scored the Trojans’ only run on of a wild pitch in the fourth.