The Kent City baseball team capped a CSAA Silver Division championship season with a doubleheader sweep of Holton on Tuesday. The Eagles won both games by a score of 8-4 and finished the conference season at 17-3. It’s the program’s first conference title since 2016.

In Game 1, Troy Atwood started for the Eagles, going 5 ⅔ innings, giving up one earned run on five hits, while striking out five. Kyler Larson, Webb Loncore, Zane Kik, and Josh Anderson recorded a pair of hits each. 

Bo Larabee led Holton with a pair of hits, while Gabe Colon drove in two runs.

Longcore earned the win on the mound in Game 2, turning in a complete game, allowing two earned runs on seven hits, while striking out six. Anderson led the offense with three hits, while Larson, Ryan Darling, and Kik recorded a pair of hits each. 

Brodrick Fialac had  two hits and two RBIs to lead Holton in the second game.

The Eagles improved to 21-5 overall on the season.

Puffer sweeps Union

A big game by Jaxon Whitaker propelled Reeths-Puffer to a 3-2 win in the first game of a doubleheader sweep of Grand Rapids Union Tuesday night.

Whitaker started on the mound, tossing 4 ⅔ innings of no-hit baseball with 10 strikeouts. He also provided at the plate with a two-run homer. 

Kaden Edwards, Alex Johnson and Alex Orchard each had a hit in the opener as well.

The Rockets had an easier time in Game 2, coming away with an 11-0 win. Jordan Bochenek pitched well to earn the win.

Bochenek, Whitaker and Johnson each had multiple hits in the nightcap.

Grand Haven wins final conference game

The Bucs win their final OK Red Conference game of the season as they beat East Kentwood 9-0.

Nick Wilson picked up the win on the mound, going six innings, allowing no runs on one hit while striking out 12 batters. Ty Sandwick led the attack at the plate with three hits, while Evan DuVall and Xavier Rodriguez finished the contest with a pair of hits. 

With the win, the Bucs improve to 17-15 overall.

Fruitport splits with Unity Christian

The Trojans earned a 2-0 victory in the opener of an OK Blue Conference twin bill before dropping the nightcap 6-5.

Cody Matuz earned the win on the mound in Game 1, going 6 ⅔ innings, allowing no runs on two hits with 10 strikeouts. Gavin Reames led the offense with a hit and an RBI. Ryan Bosch drove in a run, while Hayden Harper and Braxton Ward picked up a hit each. 

In Game 2, Reames started on the mound, going four innings and allowing four runs. Mayson Whitlow, Aiden Vela, and Andrew Spyke all recorded RBI hits in the contest. 

Norse split with Zeeland West

North Muskegon split a non-conference doubleheader with Zeeland West Tuesday night. The Norse dropped the opener 7-6 before bouncing back to win the nightcap 9-2. 

Sam Gallo started Game 1 for the Norse, going 5 ⅔ allowing three earned runs on six hits. John Caliendo led the offense with a pair of hits, while Gallo, Denny Belmonte and Troy McManus recorded a hit each. 

In Game 2, Ryan Delora earned the win on the mound. He allowed two runs on three hits, while striking out seven. Troy McManus led the charge at the plate with three hits and four RBIs, while Ben Meyers and James Young had two hits apiece.

Whitehall walks off Hopkins

The Vikings beat Hopkins 5-4 in walk-off fashion in a non conference contest Tuesday evening. Whitehall scored two runs in the bottom of the seventh to take the win. 

Whitehall managed to score five runs in the contest on just four hits. The Vikings utilized four walks, two hit batters and two Hopkins errors to get runners on base.

Jack McDowell started for the Vikings, allowing two earned runs on six hits, striking out seven in six innings of work. Landon Howe led the attack at the plate with a hit and three RBIs, while Ryne Christensen, Kyle Stratton, and Brenden Schmehil recorded a hit in the contest.