IMLAY CITY – Imlay City baseball team shared a couple of games with Brown City at home on Thursday. The Spartans won the first game 4-3, but lost the night cap 5-2.
The match was kept pointless until the third round when Brown City scored their first run at the top of the round, but Imlay City responded at the bottom of the round with a separate run. Brown City then added a race in the fourth and one in the fifth for a 3-1 lead into the sixth. The Spartans equalized the point at the bottom of the sixth at 3-3 before giving up the match with a run at the bottom of the seventh.
Cole Schwab emptied the rubber in five innings for the Spartans, waving six while giving up three hits, three runs and three trips. Quinn Rossen threw two rounds of relief, and gave up four hits.
Schwab also led the offensive effort on the plate, with three hits and two runs. Ricky Guerrero had two hits and one run. JP Burns added one hit and two RBI. Jacob Carroll also had a hit and an RBI.
At the end of the match, the Spartans took a 1-0 lead in the first. Neither team scored again before Brown City ran five races in the fifth. Imlay City added a new race in the sixth.
Dakota Sandzik had two hits and crossed home twice. Dylan Belan had a hit and an RBI. Zach Dingwell, Xander Nolin and Lance Wolford all added a hit.
Imlay City will host Marlette on Wednesday.
Lightning shared a double bill at Frankenmuth on Thursday. Lapeer dropped the first game in an 8-5 loss, but bounced back for a 4-3 win in the second game.
Frankenmuth took a 3-0 lead in the first. Lapeer added a run in the second, but Frankenmuth responded with four in the third for a 7-1 lead. Lapeer scored three on the fifth, while Frankenmuth added one. The Lightning added their last race in the sixth.
Tim Polidor took the mound in two rounds, and knocked out one while giving up three hits, six races and three trips. Logan Dunbar also threw two innings, knocked out one and gave up three hits, one run and two rounds. Trace Hudson added three laps and one run, while Carter Horback struck out two.
Offensively, Ethan Wills had two hits, an RBI and a run. Owen Hebberd also had two hits, an RBI and a race. Tyler Vanecek, Polidor and Parker Duncan all had one hit each.
In the late game, Lapeer scored three in the first and one in the second. Frankenmuth scored two in the second and one in the third.
Vanecek emptied the rubber in three rounds, waved three strokes while giving up four hits, three runs and three trips.
Wills had two hits, an RBI and a run. Trace Hudson added a couple of hits and a run. Duncan hit a hit.
Lapeer is at Flint Powers on Monday.
Mayville baseball dropped a couple of games in Bay City All Saints Central, losing 13-0 and 16-1.
All Saints Central ran five races in the first, two in the second, two in the third and four in the fourth in the early game when they did not give up any hits to Mayville.
In the late game, Bay City All Saints Central scored three in the first, four in the second, four in the third and five in the fourth. Mayville’s lonely race was in fourth.
Jace Brown had a hit and an RBI. Lucas Rutter added a hit and Steven Gilbert scored.
Mayville is at Deckerville on Thursday.
The Broncos were defeated 8-2 at Richmond on Wednesday. Richmond scored two in the second, four in the third and two in the fourth. North Branch ran a couple of races in the sixth.
North Branch is at Yale on Monday.