2017-05-18 / Sports


Kearsley’s Brooklyn Dever (19) fights for possession. 
Photo by Brandon Pope Kearsley’s Brooklyn Dever (19) fights for possession. Photo by Brandon Pope BASEBALL

ATHERTON: The Wolverines traveled to Flint Southwestern on Monday, but no scores were reported.

Last Thursday, Atherton visited Genesee, but no scores were reported for that game either.

Atherton hosts Montrose today and Beecher next Wednesday. – A.V.

BENTLEY: The Bulldogs swept Bendle in a pair of three-inning mercy games on Monday. Bentley took the first game 24-2 and the second game with a 15-0 shutout. Logan Pray and Josh Simpson got the wins for Bentley, both allowing only one hit each.

In the first game, Bentley scored nine runs in the first inning alone. Seth Allinger had three hits and five RBI and Grant Gooch had three hits and three RBI. Josh Posey had a pair of hits, including a home run, and four RBI. Zach Coron and Ray Tinning both had two hits and two RBI each. Pray allowed one hit and struck out five.

“The last few games have been tremendous in our approach at the plate and we are now hitting the ball harder because we are hitting the ball where its pitched rather than trying to pull everything down the line,” said Bentley coach Todd Schultz. “I’m proud of the hard work and focus our team has had and we are starting to see some of the rewards of that hard work and focus.”

Simpson took the hill for Bentley in the nightcap, striking out five and allowed only one hit. Tinnin added another pair of hits. Logan Eaton had two hits and two RBI. Seth Allinger also had two hits.

“We carried our momentum over the first game and continued to have good quality at-bats and hit the ball hard,” added Schultz. “I was really proud that we didn’t let up after the first game and stayed focused. We have had a couple of games earlier this season where we had beaten a team before and we let up and got beat. These wins gave us second place in the GAC White division.”

Bentley, 14-8 overall, 5-3 GAC, travels to Beecher tonight. – K.R.

KEARSLEY: The Hornets dropped both games of a doubleheader with Flushing on Monday, losing both games 10-0. Game one went five innings and game two went six innings. No other stats were reported.

On Saturday, Kearsley won all three of its games at the Mt. Morris Invitational, beating Carman- Ainsworth 12-2, Lansing Waverly 4-3 and Mt. Morris 3-2.

Against Carman-Ainsworth, Mitchell Conley, Dylon Folts, Ethan Livingston and Josh Patrick all led the offense. Livingston pitched five innings, giving up six hits during the win.

Ryan McCoy led Kearsley against Lansing Waverly, recording two doubles. McCoy was also the winning pitcher, giving up four hits.

Against Mt. Morris, Conley, Livingston and Devon Vaughn led the way with two hits each. Vaughn also recorded two RBI. Dustin Bennett was the winning pitcher for the Hornets, allowing just four hits for the game.

Last Wednesday, the Hornets defeated Flint Southwestern Academy 10-0 and 12-2.

In game one, Conley led the way for Kearsley with three hits while scoring three runs. Dustin Bennett recorded four RBI during the win. Pitcher McCoy was on the mound, pitching a no-hitter.

In game two, Bennett and Patrick each led the Hornets with three hits. Conley had two hits and McCoy scored four runs. Livingston earned the win on the mound.

Kearsley’s game on Friday against Imlay City has been canceled. The Hornets face Clio next Tuesday. – A.V.


KEARSLEY: The Hornets were narrowly edged by three strokes against Holly at Flushing Valley Country Club last Friday, 194-197. Connor VanSteenburg shot a 51, Jack Vollmar a 44, Tyler Gronauer carded a 48 and Chandler Ford a 54.

The Hornets were at the Flint Elks Club last Thursday and routed Clio, 175-222. VanSteenburg put up a 39, Vollmar had a personal-best 38 and Gronauer, Logan Loyer and Stephen White all matched each other with 49s.

Kearsley was at Flushing on Wednesday, following press deadlines. – B.P.


ATHERTON: Morrice beat Atherton 16-0, 19-0 on May 11. Alexis Morgan took the loss in game one giving up 15 hits and 19 runs, 16 earned, with one strikeout. Olivia Garcia and Alexis Morgan had the two hits.

Rachel Morales took the loss in game two after giving up 10 hits and 16 runs, 10 earned, with one strikeout. Atherton had no hits in the game.

The Wolverines lost to Webberville 20-0 and 17-0 on May 8. Alexis Morgan took the game one-loss giving up nine hits and 20 runs, 11 earned, with three strikeouts. Morales swallowed the loss in game two giving up nine hits, 17 runs, 14 earned, with one strikeout. Laura Morgan had the lone Atherton hit in the game. – L.P.

BENDLE: Bendle lost both ends of Monday’s doubleheader against Bentley, 5-2 and 5-3.

The Lady Tigers played in the Mt. Morris tournament on Saturday, finishing the day with a 1-2 record. Bendle lost to Mt. Morris, 6-1, and Pigeon-Laker 8-7, but beat Carman-Ainsworth 18-7.

Bendle allowed Mt. Morris to take a 1-0 lead. Mt. Morris added three in the fourth and two in the sixth. Bendle’s lone run came in the fifth inning.

Despite taking a 3-0 lead in the first inning against Pigeon-Laker, Bendle failed to hold on to the lead after allowing Pigeon-Laker to score six runs in the third to take a lead that they grasped for the rest of the game. Bendle added two in the bottom of the third, but Pigeon-Laker added a pair of runs in the sixth to extend its lead. Bendle drove in two in the bottom of the sixth to fall just short.

Carman-Ainsworth drove in seven runs in the top of the first inning, but Bendle came right back to score eight in the bottom of the inning. The Tigers then added two in the second, three in the fourth and five in the fifth while holding Carman-Ainsworth scoreless for the remainder of the game.

The Lady Tigers were swept by LakeVille last Thursday, losing the first 5-1 and the nightcap 11-3. Joey Newton was pinned with both losses.

Bendle’s lone run in the early game came in the sixth inning while LakeVille scored four in the second and one more in the sixth. Newton threw six innings against 27 batters and fanned six while allowing a walk, four hits and five runs. Bendle only managed to collect four hits on the game, coming from Lillian Plamondon, Morgan Willard, Newton and Brittani Wray.

LakeVille took a 3-1 lead after the first inning. LakeVille added a pair of runs in the third and six in the seventh to seal the loss for Bendle. Bendle’s last two runs came in the sixth. Newton faced 43 batters and struck out seven while allowing 11 runs, six walks and eight hits. Bendle had three hits on the game. Plamondon had one and scored two runs. Newton had one and a hit. Christina Hamilton had one hit and scored one run.

Bendle hosts Mt. Morris tonight. – K.R.

BENTLEY: The Lady Bulldogs swept Bendle on Monday. Bentley took the early win 5-2 and edged out Bendle 4-3 in the late game. Katie Harris pitched two complete games. She struck out three batters in the first game and allowed only three hits. Madison Gooch was 3-for-3 with a pair of RBI. Kilee Leonard was 2-for-3 with an RBI.

In the nightcap, Harris struck out two and gave up five hits. Bendle score a pair of runs in the fourth inning, but the Bulldogs fired back in the bottom of the inning to cut the lead by one 2-1 when Gooch drove in Julia Western. Bendle added to its lead in the fifth to go up 3-1, but Bentley continued to battle back to go down by one once more when Leonard stole home on a wild pitch. The game came down to the seventh inning with Leonard and Allisa Burrows reached base with a single. Sylvana Beagle walked to load the bases and Maygen Hyder had the game winning RBI on a fielder’s choice.

“We faced very tough pitching tonight from Bendle pitcher, Joey Newton, but as the girls have done all year, they played hard and fought to the end,” said Bentley coach Joe Western. “This team really has a never-say-die attitude this year, no matter what the score or the situation. I am very proud of this team!”

Bentley was scheduled to face Mt. Morris last Thursday but the game was rescheduled for May 30. Bentley travels to Beecher tonight. – K.R.

KEARSLEY: The Lady Hornets swept Flushing 10-0, 17-0 on Monday at Flushing. Olivia Dunsmore struck out three in five innings to get the win in the opener. Claire Ouellette had huge numbers with three hits, five RBI and a run, Brittney Dick had a hit, a run and an RBI, Kaitlin Foco added a hit and a run and Alexis Echols a hit and two runs.

Katie Lewis fanned five in four innings in the finale. Foco had a big game with three hits and four RBI. Loren Jolin chipped in two hits and three runs, Ouellette had two hits, three RBI and four runs and Desiree Lewis two hits and two RBI. Dick had a hit, three RBI and two runs. Katie Lewis a hit and two runs, Halle Parish a hit and a run and Echols a hit and two runs.

At their own tournament on Saturday, the Hornets took down Davison, 7-5. Ouellette had two hits, two RBI and a run, Parish added two hits, two runs and an RBI and Dick and Desiree Lewis each had a hit and a run. Foco added a hit, a run and two RBI. Katie Lewis pitched all seven innings.

Kearsley also routed LakeVille, 8-1. Parrish added two hits and two runs, Dick had a hit, a run and three RBI and Ouellette a hit and a run. Katie had Lewis a run, Echols a hit, a run and three RBI and Sindey Wager a hit and a run.Hannah Scully had a hit, a run and an RBI.

Kearsley was at Brown City on Wednesday, following press deadlines. – B.P.

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