FROM STAFF REPORTS
Traverse City Record-Eagle
— BUCKLEY — Strikeouts were abundant in a baseball doubleheader between Buckley and Mesick on Tuesday, with pitchers totaling 29 Ks in the first game and 24 more in the nightcap as the two teams split the twinbill.
Thane Herbert fanned 16 while throwing a one hitter to lead Mesick to a 7-0 win in the opener. Tyler Welch came through with 13 strikeouts for Buckley. Clay Wagatha and Brad Harris both homered for Mesick (2-4) among their two hits each. Herbert had a double among two hits. Tyler Meyers also doubled.
Buckley earned the split when Austin Burt drew a bases-loaded walk in the bottom of the seventh inning to win 7-6. Welch had three hits and four RBIs to lead the winners offensively. Welch worked four innings and fanned 11. Austin Burmania, who got the win in relief, pitched the final inning.
Harris took the loss despite 13 strikeouts and five hits allowed. Meyers had two hits and two RBIs to lead Mesick.
Benzie Central 5 2
Suttons Bay 1 3
Suttons Bay held on for a 3-2 nightcap victory to force a split with Benzie Central.
The Huskies won the opener 5-1 as Josh Ledford struck out five in six innings and added two hits and an RBI at the plate. Zach Perry and Evan Witkop had RBIs and Jackson Ledford scored two runs. Alex Crocker drove in Suttons Bay’s run.
Logan Mikesell was 2-for-3 in the nightcap win for the Norse (6-3-1, 2-1-1 Northwest), while Jake Kiessel fanned six in 5.1 innings of two-hit ball and Mikesell picked up a save.
Nick MacGirr and Josh Ledford doubled in the nightcap for Benzie (5-3, 3-1).
Charlevoix 11 9
East Jordan 4 2
Shane Sutherland had four hits and six RBIs to lead Charlevoix to an 11-4 and 9-2 sweep of East Jordan.
Sutherland had a pair of doubles and two RBIs in the opener in addition to throwing a complete game four-hitter and striking out three. Tommy Zipp was 3-for-3 with a double and two RBIs and Nate Moon had two hits.
East Jordan’s Tim Schut belted a pair of home runs and drove in three, while Zach Shepard hit s solo homer.
In the nightcap, Zipp tossed a five-hitter and struck out eight. Sutherland had a home run and four RBIs on two hits, Moon doubled twice and scored three runs,
Will Telgenhof had two hits and two RBIs for the night, while Tag McCreadie added two hits and an RBI.
The Rayders (7-1, 4-0 LMC) host Rudyard on Thursday.
Frankfort 2 10
LL St. Mary 2 4
Frankfort scored two runs in the top of the sixth inning to force extra innings, ultimately tying Lake Leelanau St. Mary 2-2 in the seven-inning first game of a baseball doubleheader on Tuesday. In the second game the Panthers took a 10-4 victory.
Nolan Nye fanned 12 in six innings of work for the Panthers. Sam Tiesworth added three strikeouts in one inning of relief. Jack Garthe pitched a complete game for St. Mary, allowing three hits.
Nye, Cole Hollenbeck, R.J. Kennis and Brennan Flynn had hits for Frankfort. For St. Mary, Nate Schwarz, Tristen Peabody, Dan Bardenhagen and Garthe had hits.
Kennis got the win in the second game, striking out nine in four innings. Sam Stockdale worked two innings of relief with three strikeouts. Owen Stratton hit a solo home run that was the spark in a three-run fifth inning for the Panthers and ended the game with two hits. Nate Frieswyk also had two hits for Frankfort (9-2-1).
Bardenhagen, Leif Mohrman, Christina Doran and John VanRaalte collected the hits for St. Mary (1-1-2).
Kingsley 3 8
Glen Lake 2 12
Austin Olson slugged a bases-loaded single that was part of a three-run sixth inning as Kingsley slipped past Glen Lake 3-2 in the first game of a baseball doubleheader on Tuesday. The Lakers got revenge in the nightcap, posting a 12-8 win to split the two games.
Scott McPherson went 3-for-3 with an RBI for the Stags (4-6-1) in game one. Matt Bartz was the winning pitcher, allowing five hits and one walk and fanning five.
Thomas Waning took the loss for Glen Lake (5-1), striking out 10. Austin Odziana had two hits, both doubles, and an RBI.
In the second game Ben Schweikart got the win for the Lakers in relief. Curtis Bunek got the save. Trevor Apsey and Odziana had two doubles apiece. Travis Moore had three hits and two RBIs, while Bunek and Dale Pleva had two RBIs.
TC St. Francis 0 7
Kalkaska 1 0
Traverse City St. Francis shut down Kalkaska in the nightcap to salvage a split with the Lake Michigan Conference foes.
The Blazers won the opener 1-0 as Ellie Barber struck out seven in a three-hitter. Kelli Guy had two hits.
J.T. Helsel walked in the fifth, stole second, advanced to third on a passed ball and scored on Taylor Birgy’s bunt single. Birgy had two hits.
The Gladiators (5-2, 3-1 LMC) rebounded in the second contest, as Gabby Morgan struck out six and gave up four hits.
Haley Bussell doubled twice, Megan Knudsen was 2-for-3 with two RBIs, Bridget Bussell doubled among two hits and drove in a run and Abbey Coger had an RBI. Guy had a pair of hits for Kalkaska (3-1, 3-1 LMC).
Kingsley 9 5
Glen Lake 0 1
Amanda Yoker threw a one-hitter in each game of Kingsley’s softball sweep over host Glen Lake on Tuesday, 9-0 and 5-1.
Yoker struck out nine in the first game and six in the second game.
Offensively for the Stags in the opener, Alicia Folkersma had a double and two singles, while Kaitlyn Totten had a double among two hits, Yoker hit a triple and a double and Dannie Fulker doubled.
Yoker went 3-for-3, including a double, to lead Kingsley in the second game. Totten and Ellie Rawlings also added doubles and Bree Colegrove singled.
The Stags (6-4, 6-0 Northwest) host Benzie Central on Friday.
LL St. Mary 5 8
Frankfort 2 7
A three-run first inning got Lake Leelanau St. Mary off to a good start in the first game of Tuesday’s softball doubleheader against Frankfort and the Eagles went on to take both ends of the twinbill, 5-2 and 8-7.
Megan Popp was the winning pitcher in game one, striking out eight, walking one and allowing five hits. Frankfort’s Aleah Hunt took the loss, despite only giving up three hits.
Mary Rexroat got the win for the Eagles (9-4) in the second game, striking out three, walking one and allowing eight hits. Hunt took the loss again, allowing 11 hits.
Hannah Weber went 3-for-3 and Rachael Thon went 2-for-2 with two RBIs for the Eagles. For Frankfort, Sophie Nye was 2-for-3, and Anna Hunt and Kellan Kelly were each 2-for-4. MacKenna Kelly had a double in each game for Frankfort, while Courtney Bower tripled.
Benzie Central 7 8
Suttons Bay 1 3
Michaela Williams was the winning pitcher in both games as Benzie Central swept Suttons Bay 7-1 and 8-3 in a softball twinbill on Tuesday.
Williams struck out 10 in the opener and added six strikeouts in the second game. Jane Hursey struck out 11 and had two hits of her own in the loss in the first game. Marla Reynolds had an RBI.
Williams, Dannie Gomulinski and Missy Sass each had two hits for Benzie in the opener, with Williams driving in two runs. Mariah Hansen had a two-run triple for the winners. Jessica Hunt had two RBIs for the Norsemen and Hursey struck out eight in the nightcap.
In game two, Hansen had two doubles among three hits and two RBIs. Charlotte Warsecke, Blair Frederick and Kelsey Judge each had two hits, with Frederick also driving in two runs. Williams chipped in with a hit as well for the Huskies (4-7, 3-1 Northwest), who play Kingsley on Friday.
Central Lake 1
Central Lake finished off a Ski Valley Conference sweep spread out over two days, eking out a 1-0 victory over Bellaire.
The Trojans won the opener Monday, but the second contest was called due to rain.
Allie Hines stuck out eight and allowed only two hits to pick up the win. Lauren Rogers was 1-for-3 with a run.
Rogers’ hit was the only one off Bellaire starter McKenzie Verellen — and that one actually was in the first inning Monday before the game was called. Verellen ended up with 12 strikeouts.
Lindsay Lampman, Ali Lampman and Michaela Watson had hits for the Eagles, who travel Thursday to Forest Area.
Central Lake (4-0, 2-0 SVC) hosts Pellston today.
Cadillac JV 8 11
TC West JV 5 8
The Traverse City West junior varsity softball team dropped a pair of games in a doubleheader against Cadillac on Monday, 8-5 and 11-8.
Sammy Denoyer had two RBIs and Emma Vandermeulen hit a triple among two hits for the Titans in game one. Vandermeulen took the loss, striking out two in a complete game.
In the second game West was led by Mykaylah Gauld with three hits and three RBIs. Jodi Turnquist and Kayln Havens added two hits each. Vandermeulen and Claire Bladek both pitched for West.
TCSF JV 12 20
Kalkaska JV 0 3
Lauren Cvengros threw a no-hitter with seven strikeouts as TC St. Francis beat Kalkaska 12-0 in the first game of a junior varsity softball doubleheader on Tuesday.
Caroline Brown led the Gladiators with a double and three RBIs in that game.
In the nightcap Cvengros and Aly Bradfield combined for the mound duties for St. Francis.
Brown had two hits, Gigi Ward had a two-run double among her two hits and Brooklyn Barber had a bases-loaded triple.
St. Francis (6-1) travels to Boyne City on Tuesday.
TC Central 1
Katie Wheeler made four saves to help Traverse City Central hold on to a 1-1 tie with Big North Conference foe Petoskey.
Jalyna Cisneros scored off a Grace Stanton assist for Central, and Brigitte Bunter set up Liz Fraser’s goal for Petoskey.
Kelsey Ance had two saves for the Northmen (1-3-2, 1-3-1 BNC). The Trojans (4-5-1, 3-1-1 BNC) travel Thursday to Gaylord.
The junior varsity game also ended in a 1-1 deadlock, as Greta Groothuis scored off a Megan Puckett assist for Central, Carrie Wynkoop made three saves and Cara Ferguson and Tori Huggins were solid at midfield and defense.
TC West 2
Traverse City West couldn’t hold on to a 2-0 lead and ended up having to settle for a 2-2 tie in girls soccer against Gaylord on Tuesday.
Maria Rapson and Erica Whiting scored for the Titans (5-2-1, 3-1 Big North) in the first 29 minutes. Assists went to Jessica Kalbfleisch and Rapson. But the Blue Devils rallied with a goal before the end of the first half and added the equalizer with six minutes left. West had the play the entire second half a player down after one of the Titans received a red card.
Savannah Wojtanowski saw 11 shots in goal for West.
Benzie Central 1
Kingsley earned an A on Tuesday.
The Stags won 3-1 over Benzie Central, with each of the three Kingsley goal scorers’ names starting with the letter A.
Ally Kintner and Autumn Goggin each had a goal and an assist and Ally Clark scored off a corner kick for the other goal.
Kasey Hayes made three saves in net for Kingsley (2-2-2, 2-1-2 Northwest Girls Soccer Conference), which travels Friday to Kalkaska.
Sam Bennett scored Benzie’s goal, with an assist from Megan Kubit. Elizabeth Putnam was in goal for the Huskies, who host Glen Lake on Monday.
Elk Rapids 6
Carley Patterson scored four goals and Hailey Patterson added two goals and two assists as Elk Rapids dominated Kalkaska in a 6-0 girls soccer win on Tuesday.
Paige Granger was in net for the Elks (6-0-1, 5-0 Lake Michigan), who host Grayling today.
Burt Lake NMCA 1
Cheboygan topped Burt Lake Northern Michigan Christian 3-1.
Natascha Vinz scored a goal, Shelby Donovan made 17 saves and Mariah Salter, Abigail Vertican and Rebekah Leonard played solid games.
TC Central 8
Traverse City Central was playing its fourth event in five days and had to travel to Alpena to do it.
If the Trojans were tired, you wouldn’t know it.
Central routed the Wildcats 8-0, dropping only eight games in the process. No flight lost more than two of those in the team’s first Big North Conference dual.
The Trojans had singles victories by Paige Cooley (6-0, 6-0), Kelly Milliken (6-1, 6-1), Christi Druskovich (6-0, 6-1) and Taylor Weckstein (6-0, 6-0).
Doubles wins came from Kitty Mast/Elizabeth Pappas (6-0, 6-2), Leah Potter/Katie Raymond (6-0, 6-2), Kyle Dotterrer/Abby Palisin (6-0, 6-0) and Amelia Pezzetti/Molly Whiting (6-1, 6-0).
The Trojans have a scrimmage against Grandville on Friday before participating in Saturday’s Holland Invitational.
TC West 2
Petoskey swept the doubles flights to earn a 6-2 Big North Conference dual win over Traverse City West.
West’s win came from Morgan Harris at No. 2 singles (6-4, 6-3) and Jill Turnquist at No. 3 singles (6-4, 6-4).
Petoskey’s Lizzie VanAlst (6-1, 6-2) and Megan Lorenz (6-2, 6-7, 7-6) won singles matches, while the doubles teams of Katie Bergmann/Morgan Kelley (7-5, 4-7, 6-4), Emily Lapine/Alex Knaisel (6-1, 6-2), Lauren Munch/Cassie O’Hagen (6-3, 6-4) and Rachel Porter/Shaina Uretha (6-1, 6-2) earned victories.
TC St. Francis 6
Elk Rapids 2
St. Francis won the top three flights in singles and doubles to capture a girls tennis meet against host Elk Rapids, 6-2, on Monday.
No. 1 singles player Angie Aboudib took a 6-3, 6-1 win, while Beth Swan won 6-2, 1-6, 10-7 at No. 2 and Nicole Ehardt posted a 6-2, 6-2 win at No. 3.
At No. 1 doubles, Emily Weitzel and Jenna Tomczak won 6-0, 6-0. At No. 2 doubles, Jessica Pax and Lily Ambrosius won 6-3, 6-2. The No. 3 doubles team of Emma Schmitz and Alex Middleton were victorious 6-2, 6-3.
The Gladiators host TC Central on Friday.
TC Central JV Gold 7
Alpena JV 1
TC Central’s junior varsity gold team won the top three singles matches and all four doubles matches on Tuesday in a girls tennis dual against Alpena.
Central’s winners were: Emma Sheldon at No. 1 singles, 6-1, 6-4; Shaina Kalbfleisch at No. 2 singles, 6-4, 6-3; and Maxine Valesano at No. 3 singles, 6-4, 6-3.
At No. 1 doubles, Becca Revette and Megan Moomey won 6-1, 6-2. At No. 2 doubles, Taylor Robbins and Melissa Lance won 6-0, 6-0. At No. 3 doubles, Jane Leahy and Ashley Hulet came up with a 6-3, 6-2 win. The No. 4 doubles team of Aubrey Krueger and Annie Botsford took a 7-5, 6-2 victory.
The Trojans host Manistee today.
TC West 96
Traverse City West won all four relay races in an 86-40 dual-meet win over Big North Conference foe Petoskey.
The 1,600 relay team of Allida Smith, Kimmy Bilinski, Quinn Hall and Kate Melvin won in 4:27, while the 400 team of Hannah Carlson, Bilinski, Smith and Mattison Mokanyk took first in 53.5 seconds. The 800 quartet of Carlson, Smith, Bilinski and Patricia Davis won in 1:53.3, and the 3,200 team of Amanda Fouchey, Jessica Gockley, Melvin and Corinne Schrotenboer ran a 10:55 to win.
Mokanyk won the 110 hurdles in 17.74 and Olivia Bishop took the 300 hurdles in 50.62.
Bishop won the high jump at 5’ as the Titans took the top four spots, and Hall cleared 7’ to take the pole vault.
Smith claimed the 100 in 12.71, Melvin the 400 in 1:05.8 and Gockley the 800 in 2:34.4.
West returns to action in Friday’s Ken Bell Invitational at TC Central.
TC West 102.67
Spencer Montcastle and Tyler Johnson both had a pair of individual firsts, and both helped the winning 400-meter relay team as TC West’s boys track team beat Petoskey on Tuesday.
Montcastle won the 110 hurdles (15.25) and the 300 hurdles (41.84), while Johnson was first in the 400 (51.2) and 200 (22.68). Those two joined Brandon Montgomery and Dan Montgomery on the 400 relay (44.49).
The Titans’ other winners included: Dan Montgomery in the 100 (11.02); Kieran Hall in the 800 (2:14.14); Dustin Tucker in the pole vault (11’6”); John Sheehan in the long jump (17’7.25”); the 800 relay team of Dominic Teeples Derrick Diver, Jason Crandall and Dan Phifer (1:36.8); and the 1,600 relay team of Diver, Teeples, Kyle Ringwelski and Brad Richey (3:47.9).
TC Thunder 12
Jack Brewer and Logan Krieger scored hat tricks as the Traverse City Thunder racked up a 12-0 shutout win over Cadillac.
Ted Okerstrom and Chris Chang scored two goals each, while Yani Beeker and Ellis Begley each had one.
Mitch Wynkoop made seven saves for the Thunder (5-1), which plays the Traverse City Crusaders at Carlisle Field on Thursday.
— Compiled by James Cook and Chris Dobrowolski