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JV Baseball opens season with wins

Sophomore pitchers Connor Ellison and Kyle Wise both pitched winning games for the JV Red Hawks last week.

Under new coaches Justin Glyshaw and Matt Greenland, the Cedar Springs Boys JV baseball team is off to a 2-1 start.  

They opened their season last Thursday, March 22, at home by taking two games from rival Tri County. Connor Ellison got the win in the first game. He pitched a complete game, striking out 5 and walking only 2. In the 12-5 victory, the Red Hawks were led at the plate by Jeremy Campioine, who had 2 hits and 3 RBI. The frigid temperatures led to several Tri County errors and our Hawks were able to play aggressively and get the win.

In game two, sophomore Kyle Wise took the mound in the 3-inning shortened game as the Red Hawks rolled to a 15-0 victory. Caden Markey-Vandenberg led the team with 2 hits, while Jeremy Campione, Dylan Knauf and Clyde Dykhouse each added a hit. The boys played with a great deal of energy, despite the weather.

On Friday, freshman Dylan Knauf got the start on the mound against Sparta.  They managed to score 6 runs in the first inning. The Red Hawks fought back, closing the gap, but were unable to overtake the Spartans, losing 8-4. Colton Moore saw some time on the mound, while leading the team with two hits. Trenton Snoeyink came in to close out the game, also adding two hits himself. Jerome Patin, Jeremy Campione, Caden Vandenberg, Willy Zain, Clyde Dykhouse and Dylan Greenland each had hits as well. Overall, the Red Hawks hit the ball well, but just weren’t able to bring base runners around to score.  

This week the JV home game against Forest Hills Eastern on Tuesday was cancelled, but they did play Newaygo at home on Wednesday. Watch for those results next week!

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Red Hawk sixth-grader plays baseball in national tournament

Walker Glyshaw can pitch both right-handed and left-handed. He used that to his team’s advantage in the tournament. Courtesy photo.

Walker Glyshaw, 11, at the 12u Junior National Baseball Tournament at Walt Disney World. Courtesy photo.

Walker Glyshaw, a sixth-grader at Red Hawk Elementary, experienced the excitement of playing in the 12 and under Junior National Baseball tournament at Disney over the holidays. 

Walker’s team of junior all American baseball players from around the Midwest finished 2nd in the New Year’s Classic at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Disney.  

They opened the tournament with a 4-4 Tie against Crabfest from Maryland, followed by a 13-2 victory over JP Sports from Illinois. In that game, Walker had two hits, including a triple. He also pitched the second half of the game, striking out five and earning the victory.  

In their third game they lost a hard fought match to Puerto Rico 6-5. Though they had a disappointing 1-1-1 record, the team was able to advance to the semi finals.  

The semi final game was played against the #1 seeded team, Athletic’s Warehouse, from North Carolina. The highlight of the game came in the final inning. Walker came into the game to pitch with 2 outs and 2 runners on base. The score was 4-2. Both runs for North Carolina had come off of home runs earlier in the game. Walker would be facing both of those batters in the final inning. He threw left-handed to the first hitter who managed a weak hit up the middle, loading the bases. He then switched and threw right-handed to the next hitter. The count quickly went to 3 balls, 2 strikes. Against the advice of his coach, Walker threw a breaking ball to strike him out to end the game and earn the save.

The finals were played on New Years day against another Maryland team, the Shutdown Orioles. Walker’s team quickly got down 8-1 and managed to fight their way back to 8-7. Walker was warming up to come into the game, when it was called because they had reached the time limit.

He will play this year for the River City Prospects out of Grand Rapids.

Walker, 11, is the son of Justin and Elizabeth Glyshaw, both teachers at Cedar Springs Public Schools. 

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