Although most prep student-athletes were idle last week for “spring break,” the Coldwater High baseball team took advantage of some spring-like weather Saturday and hosted the Southern Michigan Bank and Trust Tournament.
The Cardinals went 2-1 on the day and are now 4-1 for the season. Coldwater lost 7-5 to Hamilton, then defeated Whiteford 15-8 and Cheboygan 9-6.
“For Cheboygan, it was like spring break for them,” said Coldwater coach Randy Spangler. “Their coach was telling me that their kids were cross-country skiing on snow there in Cheboygan on Friday before heading down to the tournament Saturday morning.”
In the loss to Hamilton, reliever Jordan Butler suffered the mound setback. Offensively, Brady Duke went 2-for-2 with two RBI, Austin Krzeminski went 2-for-4 with a solo home run, and Brandon Lewis went 2-for-2.
In the win against Whiteford, Randall Linton allowed one run in 3 2/3 innings of relief to earn the pitching victory. Martin Johnston went 2-for-2 with two runs scored; Brendan Spangler went 2-for-3 with a single, a double and two RBI; and Krzeminski went 2-for-4 with a double, a homer and three RBI.
And, in the triumph vs. Cheboygan, Johnston was the winning pitcher in relief, and Ryan Mock went 2-for-4 with four RBI.
Comstock Invite (Sat.): Bronson went 2-1 on the day in season-opening play. The Vikings beat Buchanan 2-1, beat Parchment 9-7 and lost to Coloma 1-0.
Skyler Sobeski was the winning pitcher vs. Buchanan and the losing hurler vs. Coloma. Lindsey Sikorski was the winning pitcher vs. Parchment.
On the day offensively for Bronson, Hannah Hoover had five hits and two RBI; Sobeski had four hits, including two doubles; Kelsey Robinson had two singles and two RBI; Sikorski had a single, a double and an RBI; and Liz Baker had a home run, a double and two RBI.