Game 2 was a different story as the Lakers’ defense, which was outstanding in the opener, fell apart. Several errors, walks and a pair of hit batters cost Spring Lake in an 11-10 game that was called after five innings because of the weather.
The Lakers will compete in Grand Haven’s Big Buc Invitational today.
BUCS WIN AGAIN
Grand Haven completed a season sweep of O-K Red rival Jenison, scoring a 12-7 victory over the visiting Wildcats.
Matt Kroll had two hits and drove in three runs for the Buccaneers. Andy Davis drove in a pair of runs on two hits, while Doug Zelenka belted a double and a home run, diving in two.
Danny Cotter added two hits and Adam Krizan drove in a pair with a single and also played solid defense behind the plate.
Zelenka earned the victory on the mound, giving up four earned runs. Cody Sutton preserved the win, allowing just one hit over three innings of work.
A seven-run third inning put the Bucs on top 9-4. Jenison got back into the game with three runs in the top of the fourth, but Grand Haven cushioned its lead with two runs in the fifth and another in the sixth
“All our hard work is paying off. It’s neat to see,” Bucs’ coach Morey Wagenmaker said.
The Buccaneers will host the Big Buc Tournament today.
TROJANS COME UP SHORT
Fruitport suffered a 4-3 loss to Newaygo on Friday despite a fantastic outing by Cody Merkins.
The Trojans’ hurler threw six solid innings, striking out eight and not allowing an earned run.
Fruitport’s bats were cold until the seventh inning. They stranded 10 runners, including seven in scoring possition, before finally pushing three runs across in the seventh inning. John Sullivan doubled, then Gene Archer walked. Merkins and Lance Gilbert drove in runs for the Trojans.
Game 2 was called after the third inning due to darkness with the Trojans leading 4-1.