Bucs, Lakers baseball suffer setbacks

West Ottawa's Collin Gee limited Grand Haven to just three hits over seven innings in a 5-2 O-K Red Conference baseball victory for the Panthers on Tuesday.
Tribune Staff
May 17, 2012


West Ottawa banged out seven hits against Buccaneers’ starter Mike Ginocchio, who went six innings, allowing five earned runs while striking out seven and walking just two.

Gee allowed two runs, one earned, while fanning eight and walking two.

Doug Zelenka, Danny Cotter and Ty VanWieren each singled for the Bucs. Cotter came around to score on VanWieren’s base hit, while Adam Krizan also scored a run for the Buccaneers, who fall to 13-9 on the season.

Austin Sanders had two hits and drove in two runs for West Ottawa.

Grand Haven is back in action today as it hosts the Panthers, with the first pitch scheduled for 4:30 p.m.


Spring Lake’s varsity baseball team suffered a 10-2 loss to Grandville on Wednesday.

The Bulldogs scored six runs in the first inning to take control of the contest.

“A six-run first inning made for an uphill climb, but we played very well the rest of the way,” Lakers’ coach Brian Sabo said.

Dillon Groover pitched 5 2/3 strong innings, allowing just three hits.

Michael Dillingham banged out a double while Carter Bench and Noah Ellingboe added singles.

Tonight, the Lakers travel to Orchard View to compelte a doubleheader that was delayed because of lightening on Tuesday. Spring Lake lost the opening game of the twin bill on Tuesday, 5-0.



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