2018-05-10 / Sports

Hornets lose big at Fenton

By Sports Staff


Kearsley’s Tommy Plunkey goes through his pitching motion during a game against Goodrich on April 27. 
Photo by Brandon Pope Kearsley’s Tommy Plunkey goes through his pitching motion during a game against Goodrich on April 27. Photo by Brandon Pope FENTON – The Kearsley baseball team dropped a pair of games, 10-1, 13-2, on the road against Fenton Monday.

In the opener, Kearsley struck first after Dustin Bennett grounded out to score one run. That would be the Hornets’ lone run of the game. Fenton then added two runs in the second, three in the third, one in the fifth and four in the sixth to secure the game.

Bennett took the loss on the mound, striking out five and surrendering five runs on four hits.

In the nightcap, Kearsley again took an early lead with two runs in the second before falling victim to an offensive explosion from Fenton, as it scored five runs in the third and eight in the fourth to secure the win.

Kody Easton singled to bring in one run while also taking the loss for Kearsley. Easton pitched 3-1/3 innings with two strikeouts.

Last Thursday, Kearsley dropped both sides of a doubleheader 10-4, 11-2, against Flint Powers.

Easton and Kyle Langworthy led the offense with two hits apiece in the opener and Joe Brulla led with two RBI in the nightcap.

Kearsley hosts Swartz Creek today and is at the Mt. Morris Invitational on Saturday. – A.V.

ATHERTON:

The Wolverines fell to Webberville 10-0, 8-7 Monday.

Mason Andritsis had three hits and Ray White had two, including a double.

Last Wednesday, Atherton split a doubleheader with Bendle, 2-25, 12-9.

“In the first game we did not show up to play and that is an understatement,” said Atherton coach Richard Shedd. “We played much better in the second game.”

Tyler Robertson was the winning pitcher during the nightcap, while Jera Wicker led the offense with three hits and Ray White added two.

Atherton, 8-4 overall and 3-3 league, hosted Beecher on Wednesday and hosts Genesee Monday. – A.V.

BENDLE: The Tigers dropped both of their games at the Fowlerville Tournament, beginning with a 5-2 loss to Fowlerville Saturday.

Brent Scott and Tyler Mills put up a hit and a RBI apiece and Carter Pfieffer allowed just one earned run and fanned six batters. The second game was a 14-1 loss to Lakewood.

The Tigers were at Atherton last Wednesday but details were not made available.

Bendle hosted LakeVille yesterday and is at Pinconning Saturday. – B.P.

BENTLEY: The Bulldgos were scheduled to play Durand last Thursday, but the game was canceled due to weather with no make-up date scheduled.

On April 30, the Bulldogs split with LakeVille, 10-6, 5-18.

The Falcons jumped out to an early lead behind a couple of Bentley errors, scoring four runs in the top of the first. Bentley bounced back with three runs in the bottom of the inning and then notched five runs in the second inning, taking the lead for good.

“This was a good league win for us. Lakeville is always well coached and they are always a really competitive team,” said Bentley coach Todd Schultz. “We were able to take advantage of some errors and get some good timely hitting especially early in the game.”

Logan Pray won Game One, allowing four earned runs with five strikeouts and two walks over six innings.

“Logan didn’t have his best stuff on the mound today, but a true mark of a great pitcher is being able to persevere and compete with what he has on that day and lead the team to a win,” added Schultz.

Offensively, Seth Allinger had two hits and three RBI, and Nathan Nanney ripped three hits.

The script was flipped in Game Two, when Bentley committed eight errors and walked nine batters.

“When you do that, the score is going to be lopsided,” said Schultz. “Our pitchers and defense really let us down in the second game.”

At the plate, Nanney hit two sacrifice flies, and Zack Kirbitz and Allinger each had two hits. — J.O.

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