Lakeview’s Kevin Sprick blasted a three-run home run in his varsity debut as the Spartans defeated host Pennfield 15-0 Wednesday in a five inning non-conference contest.
Taylor Perrett earned the victory for Lakeview in the season opener for both teams, pitching four hitless innings with seven strikeouts.
“Really excited for the boys. But now we shut them down until after spring break,” said Lakeview coach Jeff Sovern. “The boys played hard and battled and had some good quality at bats – especially after (Pennfield’s Jeremy) Cook left the game.”
Cook pitched three innings for Pennfield, allowing two runs with eight strikeouts.
Lakeview’s Nate Jones had three hits including a double and a triple, while Nick Jones had three hits.
(AT) HARPER CREEK 10-15, B.C. CENTRAL 0-0: In the five inning Game 1 victory for Harper Creek, Zach Smith earned the win with six strikeouts without allowing a hit. At the plate, Brandan Settles had three hits including two doubles and two RBIs and Dawson Barlett had two hits and two RBIs. In Game 2 (three innings) for the Beavers (3-0), Jeremiah Davis earned the victory on the mound with three strikeouts without allowing a hit. Barlett had four hits including a double and three RBIs while Jonny Ramos had two hits and two RBIs.
UNION CITY 4, ST. PHILIP 2: Colton Johns picked up the win on the mound with three strikeouts without surrendering a hit over four innings of relief. Seth Bruce earned the save with two strikeouts in his lone inning of work. At the plate for the Chargers (1-1), Colin Kerger had a hit and a run scored. For St. Philip, Ben Swagler had a hit and an RBI. Zach Nelson had two strikeouts in two innings of work, Brendan Gausselin had four strikeouts without allowing an earned run over two innings and Ian Mullis pitched three innings with two strikeouts while not allowing an earned run.
(AT) STURGIS 3, MARSHALL 2: Marshall’s Trevor Greenwood had a single and an RBI in the non-conference loss to Division 2 honorable mention Sturgis. On the mound for the Redhawks (0-2), Drew DeVine pitched three innings without allowing an earned run, Logan Austin threw an inning of relief without allowing a run and Logan Brigham threw two innings relief without allowing an earned run.
(AT) PENNFIELD 3-14, LAKEVIEW 0-4: Alexa Stephenson allowed one hit with nine strikeouts in the Game 1 victory for Pennfield. At the plate for the Panthers, Kaylee Clothier was 3-for-3 with a double and Chelsea Reichel was 3-for-3 with a double, an RBI and a run scored. In Game 2 for Pennfield, Brooke Lenz earned the victory over six innings of work. Clothier was 3-for-4 with a home run and three RBIs; Reichel was 3-for-4; Lindsey Pyles was 2-for-3 with two RBIs; Lenz helped her cause by going 2-for-4 with two RBIs and Katie Baird went 2-for-3 with an RBI.
(AT) HARPER CREEK 26-28, B.C. CENTRAL 0-0: In Game 1 (three innings) for Harper Creek, Shelby Keeler had two doubles and four RBIs and Olivia Orr had a hit and two RBIs. In Game 2 (three innings) for the Beavers, Orr homered with three RBIs; Haleigh Picket had three hits including a double and three BRIs; Kendyl Barnes had two hits and three RBIs; Kerrigan Schwarz doubled while Maddison Hawes had two hits and two RBIs. Harper Creek improved to 4-0 on the season.
(AT) STURGIS 8-8, MARSHALL 3-13: In the Game 1 loss for Marshall, Baylee Brodock and Caitlin Allread each had a double and an RBI. In the Game 2 victory for the Redhawks (1-3), Kara Hulce tripled with an RBI, Kaylie Bates tripled with three RBIs, Victoria Trudell had two hits and two RBIs; Taylor Towery-Phillips had two hits and an RBI and Mackenzie Benham had two hits.
HOMER 3-7, BRONSON 2-6: In Game 1 for Bronson, Payton Robinson went 3-for-3 with an RBI and Allie Sikorski doubled with an RBI. In Game 2 for the Vikings, Kelsey Robinson had two hits and Adyson Lasky had three hits and two RBIs.
MAPLE VALLEY 21-25, POTTERVILLE 15-4 (TUE.): In Game 1 for Maple Valley, Taylor Medina went 6-for-6 with six runs scored an an RBI; Elizabeth Hosack-Frizzell was 3-for-4 with an RBI and Emily Morris was 3-for-5 with three runs scored and an RBI. Emma Franklin earned the complete-game victory, allowing 11 hits with four strikeouts. In Game 2 (three innings) for the Lions, Megan Bonney was 2-for-3 with an RBI; Rachel Morris was 2-for-2 and two runs scored and Ellie Heinze was 2-for-2 with two runs scored and an RBI. Morris earned the win in the circle, allowing five hits with two strikeouts over three innings.
COLDWATER 10-3, UNION CITY 4-1 (TUE.): Skyler Herman had a double and Haley Rivard had an RBI in the Game 1 loss for Union City. Allison Adams took the Game 2 loss for the Chargers, despite allowing just two runs on eight hits with one strikeout over seven innings.
LAKEVIEW 3, HARPER CREEK 0: Ava Cook had a goal and an assist in the non-conference season-opening win for host Lakeview. Also for the Spartans, Marti Floyd and Maddee Long each scored while Hunter Garland had an assist and Jess Genier made two saves to earn the shutout. Harper Creek fell to 1-2 on the season.
GULL LAKE 3, MARSHALL 0: Marshall fell to 0-3-1 on the season following the loss to the three-time defending Division 2 state champion Blue Devils.
PORTAGE CENTRAL 6, LAKEVIEW 2 (TUE.): The Spartans received flight wins from Marin Nakashima (No. 3 singles, 7-5, 6-2) and Stella Huang (No. 4 singles, 6-2, 6-4).
MARSHALL 8, HASTINGS 0: The Redhawks swept every flight, receiving wins from Grace Corcoran (No. 1 singles, 6-0, 6-0), Melanie Busse (No. 2 singles, 6-0, 6-2), Isabel Saville (No. 3 singles, 6-4, 6-2), Polenta Sheboleava (No. 4 singles, 6-2, 6-1), Sydney Bies and Taylor Karns (No. 1 doubles, 6-2, 6-3), Erica Chamberlain and Kennedy Karns (No. 2 doubles, 6-3, 6-0), Lizza Samra and Liv Lounds (No. 3 doubles, 6-1, 6-3) and Chloe Weber and Alena Graves (No. 4 doubles, 6-3, 6-0).
GALESBURG-AUGUSTA 5, (AT) COMSTOCK 3: Posting wins for the Rams were Emily Sierengowski (No. 1 singles, 7-6, 4-6, 6-4), Taylor Verburg (No. 2 singles, 7-5, 6-2), Kirstin Gibson (No. 3 singles, 6-3, 6-4), Maggie Jefferson (No. 4 singles, 3-6, 6-4, 6-1) and the team of Eberstein and Bowser (No. 3 doubles, 6-3, 6-2).
HARPER CREEk 18, (AT) KALAMAZOO UNITED 2 (TUE.): Nine different players scored for Harper Creek, led by Mitchell Flesch with four goals and five assists. Also for the Beavers, Mike VanVleet and Connor Gilbert scored three goals apiece. Defensively, Joey Tatar had three takeaways while leading the team in ground balls.
BOYS TRACK & FIELD
ONSTEAD CO-ED RELAYS: Pennfield brought home medals in all five field events of the co-ed meet, highlighted by a runner-up finish in the pole vault and third-place finishes in the high jump, long jump, shot put and discus. The Panthers also took second in the sprint medley relay and third in the 3,200 relay, the wildcat relay and the 1,600 relay.
SAND CREEK 78, (AT) QUINCY 57: Posting first-place finishes for Quincy were Bryce Ruhl (long jump, 19-11.5; high jump, 5-8), Michael Fisher (400-meters, 58.30) and the 1,600-meter relay team of Evan Henning, Anthony Paradine, Drake Crabbs and Bryce Bassage (4:18.58).
GIRLS TRACK & FIELD
QUINCY 92, SAND CREEK 45: Winning events for Quincy were Kayla Hayes (shot put, 33-3); Ali Silva (discus, 87-10.5), Jessica Holcomb (long jump, 15-8; 200-meters, 30.11), Mackenzie Horsfall (100-dash, 14.07), Haley Bean (1,600-meters, 6:18.85), Claire Supianoski (400-dash, 1:07.09), Katie Spalding (100 hurdles 17.77; 300 hurdles, 54.96), Harmony Harpster (800-meters, 2:53.48), the 3,200-meter relay team of Bean, Harpster, Madde Horn and Gabby Porter (11:15.26), the 800-meter relay team of Montana Hindes, Horsfall, Mackenzie Moore and Supianoski (2:00.97) and the 1,600-meter relay team of Hindes, Horsfall, Spalding and Supianoski (4:45.43).
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