Bucs can't keep pace with defending state champs

Tribune Staff • Jul 21, 2015 at 12:39 PM

Defending Division 1 baseball state champion Hudsonville scored a doubleheader sweep of visiting Grand Haven on Monday.

In the opener, the Eagles pulled away for a 10-0 win in five innings. Eagles’ pitcher Keegan Baar tossed a no-hitter, striking out eight.

John Cahalan took the loss for the Bucs, allowing five eights and eight runs, six of which were earned. He struck out five.

In the second game, the Bucs were much more competitive as they lost 5-1 in a game that went all seven innings.

Grand Haven managed five hits off Hudsonville starter Mason Opple, who went five innings, allowing five hits and striking out six.

Connor Grimes got the start for Grand Haven. He allowed eight hits and five runs while striking out four over 5 2/3 innings.

Chad Mattson banged out a pair of hits for Grand Haven, while Ty VanWieren’s base hit scored Jeff Stevens for the Bucs’ lone run of the game.

The Bucs will take on Hudsonville again on Wednesday for a single game.

Junior Varsity: Grand Haven split a doubleheader with Hudsonville on Monday. The Bucs lost the opener, 11-0, but battled back for a 6-4 win in Game 2 thanks to a complete-game effort by starter Stone Whipple.

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