The Western Michigan Christian baseball split a pair of games on Saturday, beating Coopersville and falling to Newaygo.
In the opener, Cam Waller hit his first career home run, but it wasn’t enough as the Warriors fell to Newaygo, 6-2.
“Newaygo battled us and had a few more hits than we did,” WMC coach Chris VanHekken said. “We played well, just a couple of little mistakes on our end and we lose.”
Matt VanderPloeg had two hits, as did Waller. Sam Goorman recorded his first varsity hit as well.
Later, the Warriors topped Coopersville, 4-2, behind a strong effort on the mound by Waller and Coleman Brott. They combined to throw seven strong innings, keeping Coopersville off balance all game.
Logan Waller hit a double to drive in the first run and Cam Waller roped a double to score Jared Varnado to seal the victory.
Eric Bourdo scored two runs for the Warriors. Logan Waller was credited with the win.
“I was really happy with how we bounced back to take Game 2,” VanHekken said. “We have been playing very good competition as of late and it was great for us to finish this one. Logan and Coleman threw strikes and Eric Bourdo played great at shortstop for us.
“Sam Goorman and Cam Waller also played very well in the outfield. Again, Jared Varnado was a wall for us at catcher. He keeps getting better and better every game.”