Hatchets, Pirates split;  Lakers, Red Hawks, Bearcats win

Hatchets, Pirates split; Lakers, Red Hawks, Bearcats win

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Bad Axel's varsity baseball team earned a sweep of visiting Deckerville on Friday afternoon, winning 17-1 and 18-3.

Bad Axel’s varsity baseball team earned a sweep of visiting Deckerville on Friday afternoon, winning 17-1 and 18-3.

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BAD AX – The baseball teams of Bad Ax and Harbor Beach shared a double header Tuesday night, with the Hatchets winning Game 1 with a score of 9-0 and the Pirates bounced back to take the second game, 4-0.

In game 1, Nick Errer had a big game on the plate, went 3-for-3 and ran in a couple of races. Errer, who also stole three bases, got things started in the first place with an RBI single, which gave the Hatchets all the offense they would need. Drayden Romas was 1-for-3 with 3 RBIs. Keaton Braun and Micah Gordon each had a hit and an RBI, and Griffin Meinhold, Caleb Guigar and Vinny Blackstock all scored hits. On the mound, Meinhold and Romas each went two pointless rounds, where Romas knocked out a couple, and Gordon ended the game.

In Game 2, Mason Booms and Luke Woodke would lead the Pirates, who each got a hit and drove in the race. Manton Weber and Tanton Babcock also had hits for Harbor Beach. Jace Knoblock wanted to earn the win for the Pirates, giving up just one hit over four innings while hitting six. Grant Smaglinski would close the game on the mound for Harbor Beach and throw a pointless round.

The Hatchets open district games at noon Saturday against Laker at Cass City. Pirates will host Owendale-Gagetown.

Cass City baseball tops Sandusky
CASS CITY – Riley Swiderski, Kenton Wiseman and Alex Perry each ran in two races when the Cass City baseball team beat visitors Sandusky, 9-5, on Tuesday. Luke Tschirhardt and Bryce Fernald also raced for the Red Hawks. Carter Patrick, Wiseman and Perry had two hits each. Ryan DeLong also got a hit.

On the mound, Patrick and Swiderski combined seven innings, spreading seven hits while hitting five.

The Red Hawks (21-12) earned a share of the Greater Thumb Conference West title last week, a distinction they will share with the Bad Ax Hatchets.

They open district games on Saturday at home against Caro.

Laker tops the United States
SEBWAING – Dylan Wehner’s three-run triple in the top of the fifth round helps the Laker baseball team to a 5-3 victory over Unionville-Sebewaing on Tuesday.

Jayce Sears and Westin Bowles had two hits, and Justin Esch drove over Laker. Garrett Bowles and Anthony Sheridon also had hits for Laker.

Sheridon gave up a run of two hits while hitting eight over four and a third inning. Wehner won the victory, allowing three hits over two and two thirds.

For the Patriots, Keydan Reinke had two hits. Keegan Bixman, Walker Foley and Evan Goslin also had hits.

The Lakers open district games Saturday at Cass City against Bad Ax. The Patriots open at home on Friday.

Bearcats edge Caro in slugfest
UBLY – The Ubly baseball team scored three races at the bottom of the seventh round to get past Caro, 11-10, on Tuesday.

Aiden Mackowiak, who ran in two races while scoring two, led the offensive for the Bearcats. Kyle Sweeney, Eric Grifka, Austin Gentner and Wade Messing also had RBI. Noland Van Erp and Logan Volmering both scored races.

On the mound, Mark Hellig picked up the victory and gave up three earned races while knocking out nine in three and two-thirds of rounds. Van Erp kept Caro pointless over the last two-and-a-half innings.

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