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Red Hawks capture two wins in doubleheader


JV pitcher Peyton Newman delivers a fastball to catcher Seth Biggs last week against the Newaygo Lions.

JV pitcher Peyton Newman delivers a fastball to catcher Seth Biggs last week against the Newaygo Lions.

Cedar Springs JV Baseball

Last week’s doubleheader against the Newago Lions added two wins to the Cedar Springs JV baseball teams’ record after a loss to Kent City in the opening game of the season two weeks ago. The team’s pitching has given up only two walks so far this season, which is less than a walk per game. Sophomore Peyton Newman has pitched 9 innings over the first two weeks and has yet to surrender an earned run.

“Our pitching gives us a chance in every game by throwing strikes and making the other team earn it,” said Coach Tyson Hoffman.

Dylan Cudney, a sophomore, leads the team so far this season in RBIs with 7 for the books. The team’s bats were swinging both games with a 16-3 win the first game, and a 9-1 win the second game.

Next week’s battle will be home against the Lowell Red Arrows in another doubleheader Tuesday April 11.

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Girls softball splits doubleheader with FH Eastern


 

By Kendra Coons

 

The girls varsity softball team had a week full of game cancellations and delays. The team was scheduled for a doubleheader on Tuesday, April 29 at Forest Hills Eastern, but it was unfortunately cancelled due to bad weather. The game was rescheduled to Wednesday, April 30 and the softball team traveled back to FHE once again. The Red Hawks faced FHE the weekend before in the Fruitport tournament and won 8-7. This time around, Cedar Springs beat FHE in the first game of the double header 11-9 and lost to them 10-8 in the second game. The team’s overall record is now 10-7.

“We hit very well…but our defense let us down,” stated head coach Bill VanHorn.

Throughout the two games, the Red Hawks had a lot of hits and runs. The leading hitters for the Red Hawks throughout the two games were senior centerfielder Charlie Saylor with 2 doubles and 3 hits total, and senior second baseman Kendra Coons also with 2 doubles, 3 hits and 3 RBI’s. Also contributing to the Red Hawks score were senior catcher Taylor Baker, junior designated hitter Erin Johnson, senior right fielder Brittney Robinson, junior left fielder Allison Snavely, and junior shortstop Aubree Mouthaan, all with 2 hits each. Junior third baseman Alexis Lucarelli also had a triple that cleared the bases and had a total of 4 RbI’s. Pitching in the circle for the Red Hawks was junior Allyson Arnold. Arnold added a win for the first game, and added a loss for the second. She had a total of 4 strikeouts and one walk in the first game.

“We can play with any team if we play defense,” commented VanHorn.

The team was also scheduled to play FHE again on Thursday, May 1 but the game was cancelled once again due to weather. The game was rescheduled for Monday, May 5. This will be the final match-up between Cedar Springs and FHE. Also this week, the Red Hawks went up against their conference rival, West Catholic. The Red Hawks played West Catholic on Tuesday, May 6 at home for a doubleheader and then traveled to West Catholic to play the Falcons once again for a single game. Look for game results in next week’s paper.

The varsity team is also playing in the Gilbrater Carlson Cancer tournament in Detroit this Saturday. There will be a total of four games. Please come on out and support your varsity softball team as they take on another busy and hopefully successful week!

 

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