Traverse City Record-Eagle

May 19, 2013

Prep Sports Roundup: Trojans defend home diamond

From staff reports
Traverse City Record-Eagle

---- — TRAVERSE CITY — Ron Dohm pitched a one-hit shutout Saturday as Traverse City Central captured its own baseball tournament with a 4-0 win over Muskegon Oakridge.

Adam Stepan collected three hits and Ethan Campbell two for the Trojans (6-13-1). Campbell scored two runs.

Central rallied from a 7-6 deficit in the bottom of the seventh to beat Essexville-Garber 8-7 in the opener. Drew Girard delivered the game-winning RBI. Girard finished with two hits and two RBIs as did Stepan.

Ethan Pilarski added a pair of doubles. Mitch Brien allowed just one run in four innings of relief to earn the win.


Titans second

in own invitational

Traverse City West defeated Marquette 6-3 and Newaygo 5-3 to finish 2-1 and place second in its own Titan Baseball Invitational.

The Titans and East Grand Rapids both finished 2-1. The Pioneers earned the tournament title based on the fact that they defeated West 4-3 on Friday. Newaygo and Marquette both finished 1-2.

Trent McDougall had three hits and drove in a run to lead the Titans past Newaygo. Matt Kirkey earned the victory, while Wes Talbot picked up the save. Will Reed singled and doubled, Geordon Carter added a two-run double, and Colin Bush had an RBI double.

Paul Soma earned the win in relief of starter Jared Roth in West’s victory over Marquette. Roth allowed four hits and struck out one. Walter Burkovich had a two run double, while Reed and McDougall each had two hits and drove in a run, and Bush doubled for the Titans.

West (18-4) plays its final Big North Conference doubleheader of the season Tuesday at Alpena. The Titans are 10-0 in league play, while Alpena is 9-1. A split or a sweep would give West its first league championship since 2009.

Charlevoix 10 9

GR Creston 4 3

Freshmen pitchers Hunter Cox and Austin Putman pitched Charlevoix to 10-4 and 9-3 non-conference wins over Grand Rapids Creston.

Cox tossed a two-hitter in a six-inning outing in game one. He struck out 10. Shane Sutherland and Tommy Zipp paced the offense with three hits apiece. Zipp had two doubles and two RBIs. Luke Klinger and Nate Moon contributed two hits with Klinger driving in two.

Putman fired a three-hitter in the nightcap. He struck out six. Noah Certa’s three hits led the Rayders (20-2), who received seven walks and had two batters hit by pitches. Putman helped his cause with a two-run single.

Glen Lake downs

Rogers City to go 1-1

Glen Lake finished 1-1 Saturday in its own Laker Baseball Invitational.

The Lakers, ranked fourth in the Division IV state coaches poll, fell 1-0 to Clare in their tournament opener. Clare is ranked third in Division III.

Glen Lake (20-4) bounced back to defeat Rogers City, 4-1. Zach Cooper earned the victory, striking out four while allowing five hits. Tristan Williams had two hits to lead the Lakers at the plate.

Glen Lake’s Thomas Waning lost a pitcher’s duel to Clare’s Charles Bugbee. Waning struck out three and surrendered four hits. Bugbee finished with a two-hitter, singles by Cooper and Curtis Bunek.

Clare defeated Leroy Pine River, 4-0, in the championship game.

Pine River advanced to the final with a 10-1 win over Rogers City.

Frankfort 6 7

Mancelona 1 8

R.J. Kennis pitched Frankfort to a 6-1 non-league win over Mancelona in the opener of a twinbill.

Kennis struck out eight and allowed eight hits. Brennan Flynn and Nate Frieswyk powered the Panthers with two hits apiece. Flynn had a pair of doubles. Cole VanWagoner had two hits and scored a run for the Ironmen (12-5). J.R. Cook also had two hits and drove in a run.

Mancelona won the nightcap 8-7. Cody Derrer went 3-for-3 with four RBIs for Mancelona. VanWagoner and Brandon Willson added two hits. VanWagoner scored two runs and stole three bases. Cook earned the win. Flynn, Kennis and Nolan Nye pounded out two hits apiece for Frankfort (18-5.

Wilhelm throws no-hitter, Sabres take consolation

Jonathan Wilhelm pitched a five-inning no hitter as Traverse City Christian beat Buckley 14-1 in the consolation game of the Spring Swing tournament at Christian.

Wilhelm struck out eight. He was backed by Dennis Alekseyenko and Ben Larkins, who drove in three runs apiece. Alekseyenko had two hits as did Grant Maurer, who drove in a run.

The Sabres dropped their opener to Manton 7-3. Larkins and Alekseyenko led the attack with two hits.

Newberry had beaten Buckley in the other first-round game 11-0.

Gaylord St. Mary

finishes 1-1

Matt Spyhalski singled and tripled, and Nick Lochinski singled and doubled to back the five-hit pitching of Anthony Zielinski Saturday as Gaylord St. Mary defeated Portland St. Patrick 6-4 to finish 1-1 in the 26th Annual Mount Pleasant Sacred Heart Tournament.

The Snowbirds (11-7) opened the tournament with a 10-1 loss to Bay City All Saints. Sophomore Jack Lochinski struck out one and walked four in taking the loss. Adam Nowicki had two hits for the Snowbirds.

All Saints defeated Sacred Heart, 7-6, in the tournament championship game.


West finishes 0-3

in Titan Invitational

Traverse City West finished 0-3 in the Titan Invitational.

The Titans lost to Troy 7-1 and 9-1 and also fell to Lake Orion 10-0. Lake Orion and Troy went 3-0 in the four-team field. The title was awarded to Lake Orion, which did not allow a run in the tournament.

For West, Laura Krieber and Ashley Zeits had three hits on the day. Krieber had a triple while Zeits scored a run. Katie Lemkie contributed an RBI single. Angelika Diehl added two hits and scored a run.

Derrer pitches Mancyto title at Benzie

Kallie Derrer pitched a pair of two-hit shutouts as Mancelona captured the Benzie Central Invitational.

Mancelona (14-2) beat McBain 5-0 and the host Huskies 2-0. Derrer struck out 18 on the day.

In the win over McBain, Derrer helped her own cause with two hits and two RBIs. Lindsey Friday added a double and two RBIs. Logan Allen added two hits.

In the win over Benzie, Allen, Dakota Derrer and Haley Ackler all had two hits.

Benzie’s Blair Frederick singled twice in the loss to Mancelona. Earlier, the Huskies posted an 11-2 win over Elk Rapids. Winning pitcher Michaela Williams allowed four hits and struck out four. Danielle Gomulinski led a 17-hit attack with five hits including a triple, Frederick finished with three hits, Williams singled and doubled, and Charlotte Warsecke and Alisha Clouse had two hits apiece. Gomulinski, Williams and Warsecke drove in two runs each.

Bellaire wins own


Samantha Niepoth’s one-out single in the bottom of the 10th inning scored Michaela Watson from third, lifting Bellaire to a dramatic 4-3 victory over East Jordan in the championship game of the Bellaire Invitational.

Mackenzie Verellen went the distance in the circle for the victory. She struck out 13 and walked three in fashioning a two-hitter. Katie Thornton had three hits to lead Bellaire at the plate, while Haley Myas and Amber Tipton had two each, Niepoth added a double to her game-winning single, and Verellen singled.

Verellen struck out 12 and walked three as the Eagles opened the tournament with a 12-2 win over Ellsworth. Myas had three hits including a double to lead Bellaire at the plate, while Madalyn Balon homered, doubled and drove in two runs. Also for Bellaire, Verellen singled and doubled, Thornton had two hits, Kayla Camp had an RBI double, Watson added a run-scoring single, and Ali Lampman singled.

Sabres top Buckley,

finish 1-1 in tourney

Traverse City Christian rebounded from an 11-0 loss to Manton to beat Buckley 13-2 in the consolation game of the Spring Swing.

Rachelle Peterson picked up the win. She had two hits as did Mikayla Brett.

Manton won the tournament.

Frankfort ends up 1-1 at Mesick Invitational

Frankfort finished 1-1 in the Mesick Bulldog Invitational.

The Panthers lost to the host Bulldogs 8-4 in the opener. Katie Gokey had a pair of hits for Frankfort (15-12).

The Panthers came back to beat Houghton Lake 10-3 behind the pitching of Aleha Hunt. Gokey pounded out three hits and Hannah Nostrandt, MacKenna Kelly, Keelan Kelly, Courtney Bower and Anna Hunt two apiece.

Clare captures

Laker Invitational

Clare edged Rogers City 4-3 to win the Laker Invitational at Glen Lake.

Clare beat Glen Lake 15-0 in its opener as Katya Halfmann pitched a no-hitter. Rogers City blanked Pine River 4-0.

In the consolation game, Pine River downed Glen Lake 10-0 behind the pitching of Brooke Tennington. Glen Lake is (11-14).

St. Francis JV team wins tourney

Julia Hardy’s bases-loaded triple sparked the St. Francis JV to a 14-9 win over the Traverse City West JV to capture its own tournament.

The Gladiators finished 3-0. In the win over West, Aly and Sidney Bradfield led with two hits.

The Gladiators also beat Glen Lake 18-0 and Grayling 10-4. Sidney Bradfield’s three hits paced a 13-hit attack against Glen Lake. Aly Bradfield, Lauren Cvengros and Hardy added two hits.

Cvengros pitched a two-hitter in the win over Grayling. She also had two hits as did Hardy for St. Francis (15-1).


Norse post 655

Suttons Bay shot a 36-hole 655 in the East Lansing Classic, played at Michigan State’s Forest Akers East and West.

The Norsemen fired a 314 on East, which is where the Division 4 state finals will be held. Sean Lammy had a 72 on East, Brent Duddles and Devin Capron 80 and Eric Chapman 82. For the day, Lammy finished with a 154, Capron 163, Duddles 166 and Chapman 172.

Suttons Bay hosts a Northwest Conference jamboree Monday at the Leelanau Club.


TC Liberty takes

two out of three

Suzanne Britten scored the game’s lone goal to give TC Liberty a 1-0 Lake Michigan Conference win over Boyne City.

Brin Forlenza had the shutout in goal.

Earlier, the Liberty dropped a 1-0 contest to Grayling on a goal by the Vikings Hailey Whittaker.

Liberty (7-7) came back to beat Kalkaska 5-0 as Britten scored twice. Annie Lyman finished with a goal and two assists. Ainsley Gallagher and Madi Fedorinchik contributed goals as well. Fedorinchik and Rikke Foss drew assists. Logan Poniatoski was in goal.


St. Francis 8

TC Central B 0

Two days after winning a regional, St. Francis rolled to an 8-0 win over the Traverse City Central varsity B.

The Gladiators had wins from Amanda Bandrowski (6-2, 6-0), Natalie Burke (6-2, 6-1), Lena Popp (6-0, 6-2), Lauren Hansen (6-0, 6-1), Chloe Lodge-Bailey Chouinard (6-3, 4-6, 6-3), Courtney McCardel-Emily Szmania (6-2, 6-2), Sarah Stayman-Rosie Wilson (6-0, 7-5) and Carlee McCardel-Bethany Richey (6-2, 6-1).

The Lake Michigan Conference championships are Tuesday at Traverse City Central.

TC Central Black JV 8

St. Francis JV 0

Isabel Lutz posted a 6-0, 6-1 at No. 1 singles as the Traverse Cit Central Black JV beat St. Francis JV 8-0.

Also victorious for the Trojans: Abbey Kaufman (6-2, 6-4), Andrea Longton (6-1, 6-0), Angela Amalfitano (6-0, 6-1), Aleksa Szunko-Hanna Simmons (6-2, 6-2), Kaitlyn McLintock-Caroline Gardner (6-2, 6-1), Molly Smith-Katie Stanton (6-2, 6-1) and Annika Lintvezt-Taylor Robbins (6-10, 6-0).


TC Thunder 17

TC Crusaders 3

Jack Brewer and Chris Bennett scored four goals apiece as the TC Thunder beat the TC Crusaders 17-3 in YMCA lacrosse at Thirlby Field.

Ted Okerstrom chipped in three goals, Brett Spanski two and Chris Costanza, Jake Bonafacio, John Leaming and Chris Chang one apiece. Mitch Wynkoop had eight saves in goal for the Thunder (13-1), who play at Petoskey on Thursday.