Nate Bonter banged out three hits and drove in three runs, helping the Grand Haven varsity baseball team knock off West Ottawa on Wednesday, 10-3.
The game was tied 3-3 after seven innings, then the Bucs exploded for seven runs in the top of the eighth inning.
Connor Grimes earned the win for the Bucs, allowing just four hits and three runs while striking out three over eight innings of work.
Leadoff batter Elliott Martin had three hits and scored two runs for the Bucs, while Joe Zelenka had a hit, scored twice and drove in a pair.
Hayden Modaff added a hit and an RBI, while Chad Mattson scored twice for the Bucs.
Grand Haven and West Ottawa also met on Tuesday, with the teams splitting a doubleheader.
TROJANS SWEEP GRANT
Fruitport cruised to a 14-2 win in five innings the first game of Tuesday’s doubleheader against Grant, then came from behind to win Game 2, 9-3.
In the opener, Cody Merkins pitched and went five innings, striking out eight and walking one.
Mitchell Reyes had three hits, including a double and a home run, driving in five runs.
Kolin Lakatos added three hits and three RBIs, while Alex Bowen and Jarod Wierengo each had two hits.
In Game 2, Grant took a 3-1 lead into the fourth inning, but the Trojans stormed back. Reyes finished with two doubles while Austin Curtis added two hits.
Travis Grimm earned the win in relief as Fruitport pitchers limited Grant to one hit and three unearned runs.
The Trojans are now 6-2 in Lakes Eight play, just a half-game behind first-place Spring Lake.