Squeeze bunt helps Lakers' baseball pull out district title victory

A squeeze bunt by Logan Pellegrom scored Jeff Marod in the sixth inning, helping Spring Lake win the Division 2 district title on Saturday.
Tribune Staff
Jun 4, 2012


The Lakers opened the day with a 3-0 win over rival Fruitport, then edged Allendale in the title game, 3-2.

"I'm really happy for our kids," coach Brian Sabo said. "Everyone contributed to these victories in some way. It was just a great team effort."

Spring Lake's offense got off to a quick start against the Falcons, scoring two runs in the top of the first inning thanks to some heads-up base running.

Following a Michael Dillingham base hit, Michael Zietlow hit a short ball that was thrown away, allowing Dillingham to score all the way from first base.

Zietlow advanced to third on a play and scored on a ground bay by J.P. Batts.

On the mound, Zietlow got off to a rocky start, giving up two runs in the bottom of the first.

"Michael was one batter away from being pulled in the first inning," Sabo said. "He continued having difficulty with his control but kept battling out of several james, including a bases-loaded situation in the sixth."

The Lakers scored the winning run in the top of the sixth as Marod was inserted as a pinch runner after catcher Codey Houts walked. He moved to third on Nic Bectel's single and scored on Pellegrom's squeeze bunt.

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