Area Roundup: Warriors baseball, softball teams sweep Wildcats

Chippewa Hills softball also completes sweep of Lakeview Wednesday

REMUS — Chippewa Hills’ baseball team was able to get a couple games in on Wednesday, with the Warriors defeating Lakeview by identical 6-4 scores.

ON THE RUN: Crossroads’ Mark Brandly (left) finished in first place in the 1600 meters during Wednesday’s conference meet at Onekema. (Pioneer photo/Dylan Savela)

Tyler Williams was the winning pitcher in game one, going six innings, giving up two earned runs while striking out five batters. Jake Tarbell came in the final inning to collect the save.

Hayden Denslow and Tarbell had singles in the win, while Andrew Hayes added a double for the Warriors.

Tyler Kelsey was the winning pitcher in the second game for the Warriors, giving up three earned runs while striking out three. Ty Schafer picked up the save, going the final inning in relief.

Hunter Conley had a two RBI double, while Kelsey added an RBI single for the Warriors.

Chippewa Hills (3-3, 2-2) is in action on Friday when the Warriors take on Big Rapids in a road contest.

SOFTBALL

Chippewa Hills 2, 11, Lakeview 1, 1

REMUS — Chippewa Hills’ softball team needed 10 innings to take down Lakeview in the opener of its twinbill, but only needed five in the second game to record a sweep on Wednesday.

The Warriors defeated Lakeview 2-1 in 10 innings, when Teagan Denslow scored on a wild throw. Cassidy Johnson picked up the win in the first game, going all 10 innings, striking out 15 batter, while giving up just one earned run on four hits.

Lottie Halm had two hit for the Warriors in the win.

In the second game, Danielle Eldred picked up the win in the circle, going five innings, giving up one earned run on two hits while striking out two batters.

Johnson and Kendall Boone led the way for the Warriors with three hits each, while Johnson added an RBI triple.

Denslow and Sam Morais each had two hits, while Morais contributed a big two RBI single. Hali Earl added a double and scored two runs in the win.

Chippewa Hills (4-2, 4-0) is in action on Friday on the road against Big Rapids.

TRACK AND FIELD

Big Rapids competes in CSAA meet

BIG RAPIDS — Big Rapids’ boys and girls teams were both victorious in CSAA track and field action against Holton on Wednesday, while the Cardinals girls defeated Lakeview in a triangular meet.

The boys team defeated the Red Devils 79-36, while the girls team defeated Holton 78.5 to 28.5. The Big Rapids girls defeated Lakeview 87-36, while the boys team fell 67-52.

Winners for Big Rapids’ boys team were Eric Boyd in the 100 (11.75) and long jump (17-10), Brent Heberling in the 800 (2:14.2) and 1600 (4:56), Ben Shaffer in the 3200 (10:41), Aidan Johanson in the 400 (1:02.19), Tristan Guibord in the pole vault (9-0) and Kenny Eckles in the discus (128-8),

Winners for the girls team against Lakeview were Katie Rae in the 100 (13.9), Alexis Pylman in the 200 (26.97) and pole vault (8-0), Brooke Day in the 800 meters (2:54.17), McKenzie Youngs in the 100 hurdles (20.51) and 300 hurdles (59.86), Lauren Maginnis in the discus (76-7), Amanda Strong in the long jump (13-6) and Chloe Kinnally in the 1600 (5:46.2) and 3200 meters (12:40).

Crossroads, Baldwin compete in WMD jamboree

BRETHREN — The Baldwin and Crossroads track and field teams got in some events on Wednesday during a West Michigan D League meet at Brethren High School.

The Crossroads boys team finished second in the meet with 75 points, behind first place Onekama with 237. Baldwin’s boys team finished seventh.

The Cougars got a first place finish from Mark Brandley in the 1600 meters (4:55), while Paul Ruelle finished first in the discus (113-6). Baldwin’s 400 meter relay team also picked up a first place finish (42.21).

On the girls’ side, Baldwin finished fifth in the jamboree with 27 points, while Crossroads took seventh with 11 points. Onekama finished first with 195 points.

GOLF

HERSEY — Big Rapids’ golf team was finally able to get out and shoot a round on Tuesday, placing first at the Central State Activities Association jamboree at Spring Valley Golf Course.

Big Rapids finished first in the jamboree, shooting a 339. The Cardinals finished ahead of second place Chippewa Hills, which carded a 358.

Pete Daniels led the way for Big Rapids with an 81, while Joe Hinds shot an 83. Mike Green had an 87, Carter Bechaz carded an 88, Brad Walling shot a 91 and Matt Brejcha had a 94 for the Cardinals.

Chippewa Hills was led by James Wilson with a 76, Grant Brinker and Dan Canham with a 92 and Nic Hillman with a 98. Corey Gooden had a 107 and Kyle Stuart had a 113 to round out the scoring for the Warriors.

Reed City finished fourth as the hosts with a 366.

The Coyotes were led by Ben Schermerhorn with an 85, Kaden Phelps with an 89, Spencer Battle with a 91 and Chad Samuels with a 101. Lee Start (104) and Jacob Green (111) rounded out the scoring for the Warriors.

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