TRAVERSE CITY — TC West won its first two Big North baseball games of the season on Friday, beating Gaylord 15-0 and 23-1.
Walt Borkovich and Trent McDougall combined on a no-hitter in the first game. Borkovich struck out seven in the win. In the second game Max Ludka allowed only two hits and fanned six. McDougall had four strikeouts in relief.
At the plate for the Titans (3-1, 2-0 Big North) in the opener, Geordan Carter had three hits and three RBIs, Teegan Kenny had three hits and two RBIs, Borkovich had two hits and three RBIs, and Dean Simsa and Donny Cizek each had two hits.
In the second game McDougall had four hits, including three doubles, and had four RBIs. Jared Roth added three hits and two RBIs, Carter had a double among three hits and Collin Bush homered and drove in three runs.
The Titans travel to Grand Rapids Union today.
Frankfort 17 13
Onekama 3 0
Ken Frieswyk and Owen Stratton held Onekama’s offense in check, limiting the Portagers to four hits in a 17-3 and 13-0 doubleheader sweep.
Stratton started the opener, and struck out six in four innings of two-hit ball. Nolan Nye was 3-for-3 with a double, Kole Hollenbeck went 2-for-2 with a double and Frieswyk had a double among two hits.
Frieswyk gave up two hits and struck out three in five frames of the nightcap win, and Brennan Flynn was 3-for-4.
The Panthers (8-2) host Lake Leelanau St. Mary’s on Tuesday.
Kalkaska 6 11
East Jordan 0 0
Kalkaska opened the 2013 baseball season with a pair of shutout wins in action against East Jordan on Friday.
Chris Spann threw a two-hitter in the first game and Zach Hill followed with a one-hitter. Spann struck out eight and Hill fanned two. Nick Mitchell led the Blazers offensively in the second game going 3-for-3 with two runs scored. Hill added two hits as did Kollyn Wilson.
The Blazers host St. Francis on Tuesday.
Suttons Bay 6 5
Charlevoix 11 0
Suttons Bay hurler Jake Kiessel stymied Charlevoix by allowing only two hits and striking out four in a 5-0 victory in the second game of a baseball doubleheader on Friday.
KeNen Borths took the loss for Charlevoix, allowing five hits and striking out four.
Kiessel went 2-for-2 with a double and an RBI. Martin Stowe went 2-for-2 with a double and three RBIs, Jesse Fox had an RBI hit and Logan Mikesell reached base three times, including a single. Suttons Bay (5-2-1) scored four runs in the first inning of the nightcap to jump ahead and never looked back.
The Rayders took the first game 11-6.
Noah Certa had two doubles and four RBIs for the Rayders. Nate Moon had two hits, including a solo homer, J.J. Bottomly had a double among two hits and Shane Sutherland added two hits and stole three bases.
For the Norsemen, Stowe went 3-for-3 with two doubles and Mikesell doubled among his two hits and had two RBIs. Alex Crocker added two hits.
The Norsemen host Benzie Central on Tuesday.
TC Christian 10 6
Buckley 4 11
Jonathan Wilhelm struck out 12 in 4 2/3 innings of work, while scattering six hits, in TC Christian’s 10-4 win on Friday in a baseball twinbill opener against Buckley.
Cam Beemer came in and picked up the save for Christian (1-4-1).
Wilhelm also doubled to help his cause., while Dennis Alekseyenko had two hits, two RBIs and scored twice. Josiah Wermuth had an RBI double.
Buckley took the first game 11-6, despite two hits and an RBI from Ben Larkins and two RBIs from Jacob Rorick.
The Sabres face the TC Central freshman team on Monday.
Cheboygan JV 9 7
TC Central JV 2 4
Cheboygan swept Traverse City Central 9-2 and 7-4 in junior varsity action.
Josh Endres had three hits for the Trojans, including a pair of doubles. Spencer Brown and Griffin Brien added two hits each.
Elk Rapids frosh 9 2
TC West frosh 26 22
TC West’s freshman baseball team improved to 6-1 with a doubleheader sweep over Elk Rapids on Friday.
Sam Clark was the winning pitcher in game one and Mitch Winowiecki earned the win game two.
Tyler Buchanan had four hits to lead West in game one, while Brett Hines had three hits and Kyle Bailey two hits. In game two, Buchanan had three hits, Alex Strickland slugged two homers and Jake Sheehan collected two hits.
The Titans travel to the Bay City Western Invitational today.
LL St. Mary 12 8
Bear Lake 8 1
Mary Rexroat went 3-for-4 in the first game and 2-for-3 in the second game, driving in a total of eight runs as Lake Leelanau St. Mary swept Bear Lake in softball on Friday.
Rexroat also was the winning pitcher in the second game, fanning four, walking two and allowing five hits.
Megan Popp got the win in the first game, striking out three and walking five. Nicole Falkiewicz went 2-for-3 for the Eagles. For Bear Lake, Brianne Bowling went 2-for-3.
Abbie Thon went 2-for-3 for St. Mary in the second game.
Frankfort 2 2
Onekama 0 3
Aleah Hunt allowed only two hits to lead Frankfort to a 2-0 softball victory over Onekama in the first game of a doubleheader on Friday. The Portagers got revenge in the second game and pulled out a 3-2 win.
Offensively for the Panthers in the first game, Anna Hunt doubled, and Keelan Kelly and Courtney Bower had hits.
Kelly, Kolby Spencley and Katie Gokey had hits in the second game for Frankfort, with Gokey’s being a double. Spencley took the loss despite allowing only one hit.
The Panthers (6-2) are playing in the Standish-Sterling Invitational today.
TC Christian 17 8
Buckley 9 11
Mikayla Brett struck out seven batters and went 3-for-4 in TC Christian’s 17-9 softball victory over Buckley in the first game of a doubleheader on Friday.
Brett walked three and got the win for the Sabres (1-3). Hannah Wermuth went 2-for-3 to help offensively.
Rachel Peterson worked the circle for the Sabres in the second game, walking three. She added two hits, while Brett went 3-for-3, including two doubles.
TC Central JV 17 21
Glen Lake varsity 0 0
Lisa Brown slugged a three-run homer and scored three runs to lead the TC Central junior varsity to a 17-0 win over Glen Lake in the first game of a softball doubleheader on Friday. Brown added two more hits and scored two more runs in the nightcap, a 21-0 victory.
Emily Jenkins was the winning pitcher in game one, striking out four. Allie Shumate collected a hit and Fayth Lautner played solid defense for the Trojans.
Cate Young was the winning pitcher in the second game for Central (4-2). Emily Clements aided the offense with a hit and two runs scored.
The Trojans play today at the Cadillac Invitational.
TRACK AND FIELD
TC Central girls at Spartan Classic
Traverse City Central’s girls track team placed among the top six in six events on Friday at the Michigan State University Invitational in East Lansing.
Central’s best finish came in the long jump, where McKenna Beers was second with a leap of 17 feet, and in the 3,200-meter relay, where the team of Lauren Marsh, Joy Reist, Jordan Matterella and Katie Moses were second in a time of 9:35.04.
The Trojans’ 800 relay team of Beers, Morgan Scollard, Madison Ostergren and Courtney Codotte was fifth in a time of 1:49.22, while Scollard also placed fifth in the 100 dash (13.19). Maddy Wetherhult also earned a fifth-place finish, running a 16.7 in the 100 hurdles. McKenzie Sandars had a sixth-place finish in the discus (95’1”).
Team scores were not compiled in time for publication.
TC Central boys at Spartan Classic
Aaron Taylor placed in the top 10 in four different events to lead the Trojans.
He won the high jump with a leap of 6’2”, was second in the 100 hurdles (15.65) and took eighth and ninth in the 300 hurdles and long jump.
T.J. Schwannecke won the 400-meter dash in 50.83 seconds, took third in the 200 (23.07) and was part of the fourth-place 400 relay team with Alex Liggett, T.J. Schepperly and Jean-Claude Jephte.
John Piatek was fourth int he shot put with a heave of 45’2”.
The 3,200 relay team of Johnny Ackley, Marco Morcotte, Chris Brower and Anthony Berry was third in 8:12.
Berry set a school freshman record with a 4:29.05 in the 1,600 to place fifth, and Brower claimed fifth in the 800 in 1:59.
Team scores were not compiled in time for publication.
TC West 2nd at Drake Relays
Traverse City West’s boys and girls teams combined to finish second at Midland’s Drake Relays.
The events combines boys and girls scores.
Midland won it with 84 points, while West was second at 72 and Alpena took third with 67.
The Titans won the high jump with a trio of Olivia Bishop, Mikenna Meredith and Hannah Yancho. Bishop posted the meet’s best leap, clearing 5’2”.
Kate Melvin, Kimmy Bilinski, Bishop and Quinn Hall combined to win the 1,600 relay in 4:22.
In the co-ed relay — which consists of two 1,600-meter legs and two 800-meter legs — the Titans took second with a team of Sean hall, Alec Ondrajka, Jessica Stockley and Amanda Fouchey.
The 6,400 relay team of Kayla Norris, Olivia Verellen, Emily O’Leary and Alyssa Ohanesian was second, while the 400 relay team of Bilinski, Allida Smith, Mattison Mokanyk and Patricia Davis was second in 52.8 seconds. The 800 relay team of Bilinski, Smith, Mokanyk and Hall was runner-up in 1:54.
West’s shot put relay took first for the Titans with the team of Nick Whiting, Connor Hayes, Matt Lowe and Derrick Diver. Those same four took second in the 400 shot put relay.
The sprint medley relay was first as well behind the efforts of Tyler Johnson, Jack Bishop, Dan Montgomery and Brandon Montgomery. Those four also took second in the 1,600 relay.
Other second-place finishes went to the shuttle hurdle relay team of Kyle Ringwelski, Diver, Ed Harrigan and John Sheehan; and the 6,400 relay team of Ondrajka, Kieran Hall, Nick Hirschenberger and Jimmy Seekamp.
West travels Tuesday to Petoskey for a Big North Conference dual meet.
TC Central 3rd in Holly
Traverse City Central placed third in the loaded Holly Invitational on Friday — and has an equally tough test up today.
Division 1 No. 1-ranked Clarkston won the event with 13 points, taking five of eight flights. No. 2-ranked Port Huron Northern had 10 points and won two flights, while No. 7 TC Central put up nine points and one flight championship.
Amelia Pezzetti and Molly Whiting won No. 4 doubles, beating the two top-ranked teams in the state in the process. They downed Port Huron Northern 6-2, 6-1 and Clarkston 7-5, 6-2.
The Trojans’ other seven flights went 1-1 for the evening, with singles flights of Paige Cooley, Kelly Milliken, Christi Druskovich and Taylor Weckstein and doubles tandems of Kitty Mast/Elizabeth Pappas, Katie Raymond/Leah Potter and Devon Dotterer/Abby Palisin.
Central keeps traveling today, participating in the Ann Arbor Huron Invitational, an even in which all eight teams competing are ranked in the top 10.
Bloomfield Hills SH 5
TC St. Francis 3
St. Francis took on the top team in Division 4 and was handed a hard-fought 5-3 loss to Bloomfield Hills Academy of the Sacred Heart. The Gladiators won two matches in singles and one in doubles. At No. 1 singles Amanda Bandroski posted a 10-1 victory, while at No. 2 singles Natalie Burke won 10-3. The No. 4 doubles team of Courtney McCardel and Bethany Richey won 10-8.
At No. 3 singles Lena Popp was defeated 1-10, while Lauren Hansen lost 10-11 in a tiebreaker. The No. 1 doubles team of Chloe Lodge and Bailey Chouinard lost 2-10, while Courtney McCardel and Emily Szmania lost 0-10 at No. 2 doubles. The No. 3 doubles team of Sarah Stayman and Rosie Wilson lost 1-10.
The Gladiators will continue to see some of the best squads in the state today when they play in the Northpointe Christian Invitational, which features five of the top 10 teams in Division 4.
Elk Rapids 6
Suttons Bay 0
Carley Patterson scored a pair of goals to lead Elk Rapids to a commanding 6-0 girls soccer victory over visiting Suttons Bay on Friday.
Claire Huhta, Hailey Patterson, Nicole Hill and Jordan McNamara also scored for the Elks, who led 4-0 at the half.
Paige Granger was in net for Elk Rapids (5-0-1) and made one save.
Elk Rapids plays at Kalkaska on Tuesday.
— Compiled by James Cook and Chris Dobrowolski