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Red Hawk baseball splits with TK, falls to Traverse City West

Last week the Cedar Springs varsity baseball team had to deal with a combination of Covid quarantines and colder temperatures, with wind chills that were below freezing.  That being said, there were some changes in the schedule. The Red Hawks played a conference double-header at Thornapple Kellogg on Thursday and another double against Traverse City West on Friday at home.  

Aiden Brunin took the mound in the opening game of the TK series.  He cruised through the first inning striking out 2 and allowing one earned run but had to come out of the game with some elbow discomfort. This left the remainder of the game to senior Trenton Snoeyink, who did a great job striking out a dozen Trojans, walking only 3. At the plate, the Red Hawks managed 4 walks and only 2 hits, a double by Snoeyink and a single by freshman Walker Glyshaw. Both hits were timely, as they each knocked in a run, but a devastating error in the bottom of the 7th inning caused the Red Hawks the game as they dropped their 5th in a row, this time losing 3-2.

In the second game of the double header the Red Hawks got a brilliant pitching performance from senior Dylan Knauf as he earned the victory, striking out 10 in what would be a one-hit, complete game shutout. In a game that ended 5-0, Cedar scattered 7 total hits, but really came alive in the 4th inning, scoring all 5 runs with two outs. Snoeyink was again the leader at the plate with a pair of hits. Seniors  Alec McDonald, Dylan Greenland and Willy Zain each had a hit, Greenland’s being a 2 RBI double.  Juniors Aiden Brunin and Jake Rocafort each added a hit as well.  

On Friday the Red Hawks played host to the Titans of Traverse City West in a double header. West marched out a southpaw junior, Wyatt Danilowicz, who recently committed to #3 ranked Louisville. He was dominant on the mound, striking out 16 Red Hawk batters, walking one and hitting one as he put his 90 mph fastball on display. The Red Hawks were able to bring up a pair of JV pitchers to get some valuable varsity experience. Sophomore Clay Oosting took the mound and was able to battle the Titans for 5 complete innings, striking out 4 and walking 2, while allowing one run. Sophomore Braydon Gregory came on to finish out the final 2 innings of the game, striking out one and allowing a pair of runs. The Titans defeated the Red Hawks in the first half of the double header 3-0.

In the nightcap, Cedar Springs again started a sophomore. This time Haydon Koepke took the hill. He walked a pair of Titan hitters and allowed 7 runs in his 2 innings of work, only 2 of which were earned. A pair of early defensive errors extended innings for Traverse City, forcing a pitching change. Freshman switch pitcher Walker Glyshaw came on and finished out the game on the mound, striking out 10 and walking 3 in five innings of work. Again, a few errors allowed in 5 more runs and, again, only 2 were earned. At the plate the Red Hawks scattered 8 hits throughout the game. Senior Willy Zain had a single and a double. Dylan Greenland also added a double. Caleb Menefee and Dylan Knauf each added two singles, while Alec McDonald added one. With a final score of 12-5, the Red Hawks finished their third week of play with a 3-7 record.  

Coach Glyshaw said, “If we can get to the point where we can play crisp, error free baseball, we could be really good.  It’s frustrating when I look at our record and realized our win-loss record could be reversed.”

This week the varsity baseball team will play a trio of games against conference opponent, Wayland, while hosting Central Montcalm for a single game. The results of these games will be in next week’s paper.

Next week’s schedule:

5/3 Home Double vs Sparta

5/4 Double @ Catholic Central

5/6 Home Single vs Catholic Central

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Red Hawk JV baseball goes 5-0 for the week

Dylan Knauf pitches at home against Fremont.

The JV Baseball team started last week with a home double header against the Packers from Fremont.  Dylan Knauf took to the hill for the Red Hawks and pitched a complete 5-inning game allowing 2 hits, 1 run and striking out 5 for a 4-1 victory.  Leading the team with a hit each was Willy Zain, Jeremy Campione, Trenton Snoeyink and Aiden Brunin.  In the second game of the double header, Logan Petty also pitched a complete 5-inning game allowing 5 hits, 2 runs and striking out 3 for a 8-2 Red Hawk win.  The Red Hawks totaled 5 hits in the contest led by Brunin with 2 hits and with a hit each Brennen Porter, Anthony Lizardo and Alec McDonald.

The team would then host a single game at home against Saugatuck on Wednesday May 8th.  Willy Zain would get the start for the Redhawks pitching 3 innings of no hit ball and striking out 4.  Alec McDonald and Caleb Menefee pitched well in relief helping the Red Hawks earn a 14-2 victory.  The Red Hawks totaled 7 hits in the win with Aiden Brunin having 3 hits and Jeremy Campione and Zain having 2 hits each.

The team then traveled on Saturday, May 11, to Newaygo for a double header.  The Red Hawks relied on pitching by committee for game 1 of the double header.  Trenton Snoeyink, Willy Zain, Anthony Lizardo and Dylan Knauf all pitched with Dylan Knauf picking up the win for a 10-6 Red Hawk victory.  The Red Hawk offense totaled 11 hits in the contest with Willy Zain leading the team with 3 hits; getting 2 hits a piece was Brennen Porter, Logan Petty  and Caleb Menefee; and with a hit each was Trenton Snoeyink and Dylan Knauf.  In the second game of the double header the Red Hawk offense would stay hot totaling 8 more hits for a 20-3 Red Hawk victory.  Gage Haywood picked up the win on the mound.  Caleb Menefee and Logan Petty also pitched well for the Red Hawks. 

The JV Baseball currently stands at 13-5-1 on the year. See next week’s Post to find out scores on this week’s games.

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JV Red Hawks split double header


Clyde Dykhouse and Colton Moore getting ready in the field.

On May 17, the Cedar Springs Red Hawks JV baseball team traveled to Big Rapids to take on the Cardinals in a double header.  

In game one, Connor Ellison pitched a great game, striking out 7 while only walking 1. One costly error in the final inning cost the Red Hawks the victory as they lost 5-3. The Hawks scattered 7 hits throughout. Colton Moore, Willy Zain, Kyle Wise, Clyde Dykhouse, Dylan Greenland, Lucas Secord and Dylan Knauf each contributed.  

In game two Colton Moore and Dylan Knauf divided the pitching duties in the 7-5 victory. The Cardinals came out pounding the baseball, but the boys threw strikes and were able to keep them off balance. The defense made a few great plays as well. Knauf and Zain led the team at the plate with two hits apiece. Wise, Dykhouse, Jeremy Campione and Trenton Snoeyink each had hits as well.  

The JV are now 12-11-1 and will wrap up their season with a three game series with Greenville, followed by a conference tournament next week.

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