Spring Lake’s varsity baseball team squandered a solid pitching performance in Game 1 of its doubleheader at Fremont on Tuesday.
The Lakers were in control of Game 2, only to have the contest halted because of darkness in the seventh inning.
“If we need it for the league standings, we’ll go up there and finish it,” coach Jeff Lindsey said. “If not, we’ll get the win.”
The Lakers couldn’t manage a win in the opener despite a strong performance on the mound by Jorge Lozano. He struck out nine and allowed just one earned run in a 4-3 loss. Several errors hurt the Lakers in that contest.
Dillon Groover led the Lakers offensively with a hit and two RBIs.
Groover got the start in Game 2 and pitched well, striking out seven. Again, errors hurt the Lakers as their big lead was trimmed to 9-7 late in the game.
Ben Wisemius crushed a bases-loaded double for Spring Lake.
TROJANS TOP NORSEMEN
Alex Bowen stole home in the bottom of the seventh inning to force extra innings, and Fruitport went on to beat North Muskegon 6-5 in eight innings on Monday.
The Trojans trailed 5-4 in the bottom of the seventh inning. With Bowen on third base and two outs, Trojans’ coach Nick Reed made the gutsy call to send Bowen, and it worked.
In the eighth, the Trojans won on Kyle Fialek’s fielders choice.
“It was a little nerve-wracking calling the steal to home, but we saw a chance in the North Muskegon pitchers’ delivery in Mitchell’s at-bat, so we took a risk and it paid off.
“Alex got a great jump and timed it perfectly.”
RAMS BATTER BUCS
Grand Haven dropped both ends of a doubleheader at Rockford on Tuesday, losing 13-0 and 7-0.
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