A dominating performance by Dillon Groover gave Spring Lake a 2-0 victory over rival Fruitport in the opening game of Tuesday’s doubleheader.
The Trojans’ Austin Curtis repaid the favor in Game 2, keeping Spring Lake hitters completely off balance and allowing the Trojans to salvage a split with a 9-2 win.
Curtis outdueled the Lakers’ highly touted sophomore, Jorge Lozano, in that second game.
Lozano did strike out eight batters, but he got in trouble in the fourth inning, leaving the game with the bases loaded and his team behind 3-0.
The Trojans pushed two more runs across the plate in the fourth, and were cruising until Spring Lake’s bats came to life in the sixth. The Lakers put their first two batters on base with sharp singles, and eventually pushed two runs across, closing the gap to 5-2.
The Trojans quickly quieted any thoughts of a comeback as they drove in four runs in the bottom of the inning to regain control of the contest.
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