GH baseball wins first district title in 15 years

Grand Haven won its first district baseball championship in 15 years with a surprising 6-0 win over Reeths-Puffer on Saturday. Adam Poel threw a complete-game shutout, striking out seven while scattering five hits to help the Bucs (15-11) top the Rockets (27-5). Poel was supported by an excellent defensive effort behind him. The Bucs turned three double plays, including a key play in the bottom of the seventh inning after the Rockets had loaded the bases with no outs.
Tribune Staff
Jun 6, 2011

“In high school baseball, if you get good pitching, good defense and timely hitting, good things happen, and we had all of those things in Saturday’s championship game,” said Grand Haven coach Morey Wagenmaker. “Adam threw well. He hit his spots. He threw a lot of ground balls, and we made the plays. Our kids were up for the task, and I’m very excited for them. I’m happy to see all their hard work pay off.”

Doug Zelenka provided much of the offense as he singled, homered and drove in two runs. Danny Cotter doubled, tripled and drove in a run, while Adam Krizan and Jeff Stevens each had run-scoring singles for the Bucs, who advance to Saturday’s Division 1 regional tournament at Jenison.

Grand Haven reached the district finals with a 15-0 blanking of Muskegon in the semifinal round.

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

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