Fruitport’s varsity baseball team split a pair of games against Orchard View on Thursday.
The Trojans opened with an impressive 17-3 win in six innings. In that contest, Travis Grimm went six innings, allowing eight hits, three runs and striking out five.
Mitchell Reyes had two tribles and drove in four runs for the Trojans. Brandon Lee and Andrew Slocum each had three hits, while Justin Wierengo, Alex Bowen and Kyle Fialek pounded out two hits apiece.
“The kids really swung the bat well and took advantage of the opportunities to knock in the runs,” coach Nick Reed said.
In Game 2, the Trojans hurt themselves with several late errors in an 8-5 loss.
Austin Curtis suffered the loss on the mound as he went six innings and allowed eight runs, only four of which were earned.
Reyes banged out three hits, as did Jacob Breese. Slocum and Wierengo also had a pair of hits.
The Trojans host rival Spring Lake on Tuesday.
LAKERS SWEEP RAVENNA
Spring Lake received a pair of dominating performances on the mound to sweep Ravenna on Thursday.
The Lakers took the opener, 15-2, thanks to three innings of no-hit ball by Dillon Groover. Jeff Marod pitched the final two innings for Spring Lake.
In that contest, Codey Houts went 3-for-4 with four runs scored. Kyle Houts added a hit, an RBI and two runs scored, while Kyle Zietlow drilled a home run.
In Game 2, Kyle Houts had a hit and scored three runs, while Michael Dillingham had a hit and drove in two runs.
Jorge Lozano threw 4 1/3 innings of shutout ball, then Houts came in and closed out the game. Lozano added a base hit and two RBIs.
WARRIORS POUND FREEDOM CHRISTIAN
Western Michigan Christian’s Eric Bourdo pitched three innings, giving up one run on three hits, en route to a 21-1 win over Hudsonville Freedom Christian on Thursday.
WMC had 15 hits, with Logan Waller slamming two doubles and a single, Henry Dekam with a triple and two singles, Christian Brower with a double and a single, and Chad Beisel and Bailey Heykoop each with a pair of singles.
“The team hit the ball well and played great defensively. It is a great momentum builder,” WMC coach Darin Waller said.
“But there is something bigger than this fine game of baseball and it's about Freedom’s head coach. He suffered a stroke and is still struggling with recovery at Mary Free Bed Hospital. So if we all can keep him in our prayers that he would have a full recovery.”