Prep baseball: Mustangs win 2 on Armed Forces Day

Prep baseball: Mustangs win 2 on Armed Forces Day


Prep baseball: Mustangs win 2 on Armed Forces Day


Baseball in a Glove

Baseball in a Glove

Northville ran its overall baseball record to 24-2 overall by sweeping both games Saturday at home on Armed Forces Day.

Junior Zach Prystash went all seven innings striking out nine and allowing just five hits as the Mustangs defeated White Lakeland, 7-1.

Tyler Lowe finished with three RBI, including a 2-run double, while David Dunn went 3-for-3 with an RBI as the Mustangs scored twice in the first inning and five more in the second.

The loss dropped Lakeland to 12-14 overall.

In Game Two, Lowe had a 2-run single in the sixth scoring Connor Walters and Kevin Morrissey as Northville pulled out a 5-3 win over West Bloomfield.

Lowe went 3-for-4 with three RBI, while Kevin O’Connell added two hits.

The Mustangs used four pitchers with Chris Dunn going the final 1.1 innings to pick up the victory. David Dillon started and went the first two before Dugan Darnell went the middle three before Jonathon Shi took over. They combined on a 5-hitter.

“Just a fantastic day,” Northville coach John Kostrzewa said. “The outpouring of support to honor our Armed Forces was incredible. So many community volunteers came together to make this year’s event a very memorable one. It was an experience that none of us who were involved will ever forget.”

JOHN GLENN 7, NOVI 4: On Monday, freshman pitcher Brian Martin went all seven innings as Westland John Glenn (15-13) earned the Kensington Conference win over the host Wildcats (11-20-1), who committed five errors.

Martin threw 126 pitches, scattered nine hits, walked two and struck out seven to earn the victory. He also went 2-for-5 with a run scored. Kyle Smith led the Rockets’ offensive attack going 3-for-4 with two RBI.

Novi’s Brendan Wexler went 3-for-4 with two runs scored and Adam Tobias clubbed a 2-run homer in the first inning. Spencer VanKirk added two hits, while Evan Thomas also had an RBI.

Losing pitcher Alec Bageris was charged with six earned runs on 11 hits and two walks in 3.2 innings. Jack Reilly pitched 3.1 scoreless innings in relief allowing one hit and four walks.

LAKELAND 7, NOVI 5: White Lake Lakeland (12-15) scored three times in the top of the seventh and held on for a win Saturday over the host Wildcats (11-19-1).

The Wildcats out-hit Lakeland, 9-5, as JacColliau, Scott Beaton and Joey Carn each collected two hits in the loss.

Colliau’s 2-run double in the bottom of the sixth gave Novi a 5-4 advantage.

Cass Phillips scored three runs and walked twice, whlie Tyler Cleasby knocked in three runs for the Eagles, who improved to 12-14 overall.

Winning pitcher Connor Snell went the distance allowing four earned runs on nine hits and six walks.

Scott Beaton, who came on for stater Jason Pastoor in the seventh, suffered the loss. Pastoor went the first six innings allowing two earned runs on four hits and five walks.

“It may sound strange to say but I was never so happy with the way we played after losing a double-header,” Novi coach Rick Green said. “We played great today. We played with a lot of heart.”

WEST BLOOMFIELD 4, NOVI 3: On Saturday, ZachAllread went 3-for-3 with a 2-run homer and three RBI as the Lakers edged the Wildcats (11-18-1) in a non-league encounter.

Brendan Wexler went 3-for-3 with an RBI, while losing pitcher Adam Tobias and Alec Bageris added two hits for Novi.

Tobias went six innings allowing four earned runs on seven hits and five walks while striking out four. Scott Beaton came on in relief to pitch a scoreless seventh.

Robbie Jones, the West Bloomfield starter, went the first five innings to pick up the victory. He allowed three earned runs on eight hits and three walks. Reliever Aaron Moskovitz pitched two scoreless innings to pick up the save.

NOVI 11-4, MILFORD 7-12: Playing its second double-header in as many days, the Wildcats (11-17-11) came away with a split May 14 against the host Mavericks (12-11-1) in a matchup of KLAA foes.

Adam Tobias went 3-for-5 and scored a run, while Jack Reilly was 2-for-4, including a 2-run homer and four runs, to give Novi an 11-7 win over the Mavericks in the error-filled opener.

Joey Carn also knocked in two runs, while Evan Thomas reached base safely four times, including three walks, to go along with an RBI for the Wildcats.

Winning pitcher Brett Geiger went the first 6.2 innings allowing seven runs (three earned) on eight hits and a walk. Scott Beaten came on to get the final out.

Each team committed five errors.

In Game Two, host Milford scored six times in the first en route to a 12-4 victory over Novi

in a game that was called because of darkness after five innings.

Connor Young and Nick Ciesielski each went 3-for-3, while Joe Bravo was 2-for-2, including a homer and three RBI for for the Mavericks.

Michael Variese, who went the first 4.1 innings, was the winning pitcher, while Novi starter Michael Ninkovich took the loss.

Alec Bageris went 2-for-3 with an RBI, while Beaton was 2-for-3 with a run scored to pace Novi‘s offensive attack.

Tobias also homered, while Jason Pastoor and Ninkovich each added an RBI.

SOUTH LYON 3-1, NOVI 2-2: It took nine innings in the nightcap, but the Wildcats (10-16-1, 5-10-1) got a 2-1 victory in the nightcap to salvage a split of its KLAA Central Division double-header May 13 against the host Lions (14-10, 7-8).

After losing the opener, 3-2, the Wildcats overcame 1-0 deficit in Game Two when Adam Tobias homered in top of the seventh with one-out to send the game into extra innings.

A stolen base by Connor Hood then helped set up Brendan Wexler’s game-winning RBI groundout scoring Tobias, who went 2-for-4 and scored both runs.

Scott Beaton also went 3-for-4 at the plate and was the winning pitcher in relief throwing two scoreless innings while allowing just one hit.

Novi starter JacColliau worked the first seven innings allowing one earned run on five hits. He struck out six and walked four.

South Lyon got eight strong innings on the mound from starter Dan Miller, who allowed two earned runs on eight hits.

In Game One, Kent Katsuda struck out seven and limited the Wildcats to just two hits and a walk over seven innings in leading the Lions to a 3-2 triumph.

Alec Bageris, the losing pitcher, went the first five innings allowing three earned runs on three hits and seven walks. Beaton pitched a scoreless sixth after allowing two hits and a walk.

Tobias collected an RBI, while Joey Carn and Wexler scored the lone Novi runs.

Mike Maher had an RBI, while Anton Skupin walked in all four at-bats for South Lyon.

NOVI 14, WAYNE 3: On May 12, Adam Tobias went 3-for-5 with an RBI as the Wildcats (9-15-1, 4-9-1 KLAA Central) unloaded for 13 hits in a Kensington Conference crossover victory over host Wayne Memorial (3-15, 0-14 KLAA South).

Alec Bageris also contributed a double, triple and two RBI, while Scott Beaton, Michael Ninkovich and Jason Pastoor each knocked in two runs. JacColliau also scored three runs and had an RBI, while Brendan Wexler went 2-for-3.

Winning pitcher Jason Pastoor allowed three earned runs on four hits and a walk over five innings. Bret Geiger closed out the victory with two scoreless inning. The pair combined for 3 Ks.


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