The first-place Hartland lacrosse team continued their surge in the Lakes Conference on Wednesday, picking up a 16-7 victory over what was the league’s second-place team entering the contest in Huron Valley Unified.
The Eagles got big games from Scott Wistinghausen, Justin Light, Andrew Spisz, Dominik Treadway and Ben Parks, who each contributed two goals. Forrest Hashbrook, Nathan Lipon, Garnet Potter, Danny Smith, Dylan Couture and Nico Candela all chipped in one.
Parks also had a game-high three assists.
The Eagles (6-1, 3-0) return to action Monday against Grand Blanc.
Brighton 17-12, Pinckney 0-1
PINCKNEY – Jared Dokey had six hits, including an inside-the-park home run, and scored six runs for the Bulldogs.
“Our pregame was as good as we’ve had, and it carried over to the game,” Brighton coach Charlie Christner said. “I was happy with our concentration in both games.”
Alexx Zielinski threw a two-hit shutout in the first game, which went four innings, while Justin Steel threw a one-hitter in the nightcap.
Fowlerville 3-2, Corunna 2-5
FOWLERVILLE – The Gladiators (6-2) made it four wins in two days with the sweep at home.
“The kids found a way,” Fowlerville coach Mike Hanna said. “We didn’t hit the ball well, made a few mistakes and found a way to win.”
The Glads are off until Monday, when they begin the CAAC White schedule at Eaton Rapids.
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PINCKNEY – Hartland had the three of the top five golfers and won the team title in the tournament at Timber Trace Golf Club.
Baker Stevenson was the medalist with a two-over 74, with Bryce Messner a stroke behind at 75. Beau Breault tied for fourth with a 79.
Pinckney 4-6, Brighton 1-3
PINCKNEY – Ashley Wilson threw a four-hitter in the opener, striking out nine and getting three hits at the plate.
In the nightcap, Pinckney (3-2, 2-1 West) broke a 3-3 tie after three innings with single runs in the fourth, fifth and sixth.
Emily Ball had three hits in that game for the Pirates.
Brighton coach Nikki Greathouse was upbeat despite the sweep.
“We fielded well and we hit well,” she said. “We did everything pretty good, and they did everything a little bit better. We’re taking steps in the right direction.”
Hartland 12-2, Howell 2-17
HOWELL – Breanna Robeson was 4-for-4 in the opener for Hartland, in a game that ended after five innings.
“We showed up totally flat,” Howell coach Ron Pezzoni said. “I think it was a carryover from Tuesday,” when the Highlanders routed Farmington Hills Harrison.
Howell rolled in the nightcap, which ended after four innings.
Jordan Humitz and Abby Lasagna had three hits apiece for the Highlanders.
Fowlerville 13-19, Corunna 3-7
FOWLERVILLE – The Gladiators (2-6) picked up their first victories of the season in the sweep.
“We did some really good things and found some things we need to work on,” Fowlerville coach Matt Copeland said. “But we did the things we needed to do to give us a chance to win.”