After a rough patch, Canton’s varsity baseball team is starting to get back on track.
The Chiefs swept Saturday’s doubleheader against Kalamazoo Central and followed that up with Monday’s 4-3 victory over South Lyon East, to give the team some momentum entering Wednesday’s KLAA South Division twinbill against Livonia Churchill.
It was Noah Spencer who came through Monday, smacking a game-winning hit with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning to score Nick Sprosek from second.
Sprosek led off the frame with a single, his second safety of the contest.
Other offensive stalwarts for Canton (13-9 overall) were Justin Dolney (three hits) and Aaron Miller (RBI single).
Earning the victory in relief was Scott Bazner, who followed a strong start from Greg Goodbred (four innings, one earned run).
On Saturday, the Chiefs earned 2-1 and 8-7 wins over Kalamazoo Central, with the latter going nine innings before Bazner scored on an infield error for the winning run.
In the nightcap, Bazner pitched two innings of relief for the win while offensive catalysts were Andrew Loehnis (two hits, two runs), Spencer (two hits, two runs) and Goodbred (hit, RBI).
Tyler Byers pitched four scoreless innings in the Saturday opener, with Mitch Zelenak picking up the save in relief.
Nick Romanauski and Sprosek helped the cause, each tallying RBI hits.
Host Plymouth knocked off Livonia Stevenson 5-3 on Monday in a KLAA crossover baseball tilt.
Kevin Anthony pitched a complete game for the Wildcats, who were in need of a victory, coach Jason Crain said.
Coming through on offense for Plymouth were Pete Carravallah (3-for-3), Patrick Downing (2-for-4, RBI) and Seth Hubbard (2-for-3, two RBIs).
The Wildcats, meanwhile, split Saturday’s home twinbill against Saline.
In the opener, Plymouth lost 7-2 despite three solid innings of work by pitcher Owen Spryszak. John Kochan and Cory Burnette combined to pitch a scoreless final inning.
Andrew Hejka, Carravallah and Hubbard each registered hits.
Game 2 went much better behind a complete-game effort from pitcher Josh Janovsky, who only gave up one earned run. Tallying two hits each were Hejka, Cameron Stella, Downing and Hubbard.
PCA wins big
On April 29, Plymouth Christian Academy visited Macomb Christian and earned a 10-5 victory in the MIAC Red Conference contest.
Adam Albert started and picked up the win, pitching into the seventh before giving way to reliever Mike Slater.
Will Crecelius (two singles) and AJ Greuber (single, double) led the Eagles’ offense. Others chipping in included Josh Mason (double), Mike Slater, Josh Slater, Tanner Hay, Nick Andres and Jake Shook (each with singles).