After losing five of its six previous games, including several by very close scores, the Fruitport baseball team sprung back to life by winning two games and the championship at Saturday’s Fruitport Old Fashioned Days Wooden Bat Tournament.

The Trojans started out the day by beating Western Michigan Christian 2-1.

Pitcher Trevor Rusnak was outstanding for Fruitport, scattering four hits with nine strikeouts and no walks.

The Trojans scored their first run in the first inning on a passed ball, then Braxton Ward knocked in the game-winning run with a single in the second inning.

Avery Lambers slides hard into second base against West Catholic earlier this week. Photo/Angela Rusnak

Ward, Christian Kennedy, Ryan Bosch, Brady French and Ricky Wiggins each collected one hit for Fruitport.

The Trojans kept things rolling in the championship game, defeating Ludington 4-2 in another well-pitched game.

Avery Lambers gave up only three hits while striking out nine and walking two in 6 2/3 innings. Satchel Norwood finished the game on the mound for Fruitport.

The Trojans took control in the bottom of the second inning when Tommy Anderson knocked in one run with a single and Braxton Ward knocked in two more with another single.

Brady French takes a big swing. Photo/Angela Rusnak

Ward finished with two RBIs while Anderson had two hits. Fruitport’s defense was error-free in the game.

The welcome victories came the heels of three tough losses to Grand Rapids West Catholic earlier in the week.

The Trojans, now 14-13, will begin postseason play on Tuesday when they host a Divisiion 2 district tournament play-in game against Coopersville.eddie