SL baseball stays in contention for Lakes 8 title

The power pitching of Nick Keller and a lineup that produced four triples carried Spring Lake's varsity baseball team to a 5-2 victory over rival Fruitport in a key matchup to stay in contention for a Lakes Eight Conference title. Game 2 of the doubleheader was called due to darkness with the teams tied at 8-8 in a thrilling extra innings affair. Spring Lake coach Brian Sabo expected the game to be completed later this week.
Nate Thompson
May 18, 2011


With its victory, Spring Lake improves to 8-8 overall and 7-2 in the Lakes Eight, keeping the Lakers a game behind Tri-County. Fruitport falls to 12-8 and 5-3.
Fruitport was limited to just three hits by Keller, and the only time the Trojans’ offense found success was in the first inning, when they played small ball.

Fruitport had its first three batters of Kyle Vandygriff, Gene Archer and Cody Merkins reach safely on a passed ball on a third strike, an error on a bunt, and a bunt single. They scored twice on double steals, as Spring Lake was too late relaying its throws from second back to home.

“With those two quick runs, it would have been easy for a lot of teams to fall apart. But we made plays the rest of the way,” Sabo said.

To read more of this story, see today's print edition of the Grand Haven Tribune. 


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