PREP BASEBALL: Onekama gets first win; Neph his 300th

PENTWATER — The Onekama baseball team picked up its first win of the season while coach John Neph recorded the 300th of his career with a 10-8 win against Pentwater on Monday.

“I’m proud of the guys because they were down early but stayed with it and came back,” Neph said of the victory. “(Reaching 300 wins) is a good mark and I owe it all to good assistant coaches and great players.”

The West Michigan D League doubleheader was shortened to one, six-inning game due to cold, windy conditions.

“We hung in there,” Neph said. “It made for some fun plays.”

Onekama (1-2, 1-0 WMD) trailed 6-1 after the fourth inning but scored four in the fifth and five in the sixth.

Nolan Miller and Joe Eno combined to throw the first five innings before Stephen Verrett got the save.

Joe Eno went 3-for-4 with a double and RBI, Morgan Ledford drove in a pair with a single while Curtis McKenney and Cordell Williams each had a hit.

Neph said the schools will get together to reschedule the other league game, which will likely be part of a doubleheader.

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