Bucs, Lakers baseball teams drop contests

Grand Haven's varsity baseball team suffered a 6-3 loss to Zeeland East on Monday. The Buccaneers' Cody Otting led the way offensively with two hits and an RBI. Doug Zelenka stole a base and drove in a run, while Andy Davis added an infield single for the Bucs. Matt Kroll was outstanding on defense at third base for Grand Haven, which falls to 1-1 on the season.
Matt DeYoung
Apr 12, 2011

Mike Ginoccio got the start for Grand Haven and went 3 1/3 innings, giving up four hits and four runs, with only two of those runs earned. He struck out four and walked three.

Brody Anderson allowed two runs, one earned, over 2 1/3 innings of work before Otting took the mound and retired all four batters he faced.

Zeeland East pitchers combined to strike out 14 Grand Haven batters while allowing just three hits.

The Bucs open O-K Red Conference play at Jenison on Wednesday at 4:30 p.m.

BRONCOS BEST LAKERS
Spring Lake suffered a 9-2 loss to Coopersville on Monday.

The Broncos erupted for six runs in the fifth inning to break open a close game.

Michael Zietlow led the Lakers with two hits, including a double, while Adam Clauss added two singles.

“We played well defensively and we received solid pitching from Nick Keller, Brian Chappell and Michael Zietlow,” Lakers’ coach Brian Sabo said. “We did not hit the ball well tonight, but I’m confident we will come around offensively.”

The Lakers host Zeeland West on Wednesday.

JV SOFTBALL RECORDS SWEEP
Spring Lake’s junior varsity softball team swept Shelby on Monday, winning 17-2 in three innings, then winning 21-17 in the nightcap.

 

Ashley Keena won the opener while Shelby Kiser was the winning pitcher in the second game. Riley Leete led the Lakers offensively as she went 9-for-9. Erin Vargo had seven hits while Emily Blahnik and Sierra Woods each had six hits. Alishia Holmes was 5-for-7 and played great defense at second base.

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