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CS JV baseball season gets under way

After a few game cancellations before spring break, the Cedar Springs JV baseball team finally took the field for four games during the week of April 8. 

JV Baseball team gets together after picking up win Friday night at Lowell. Courtesy photo.

They opened the season Monday, April 9, with an 11-3 non-conference win against Grant. New coaches Matthew Greenland and Kevin McDonald were happy with the play of the young men for the first game of the year. The coaching staff decided on a pitching by committee for the game. Dylan Knauf, Aiden Brunin, William Zain, Gage Haywood and Logan Petty all pitched in the game. William Zain let the team with 2 hits in the contest, Logan Petty, Jeremy Campione, Dylan Knauf, Gage Haywood, Alec McDonald and Issac Rypma each having a hit.

OK White Conference play opened immediately after with a home double-header contest with Lowell on April 10. During the first game, Dylan Knauf pitched well but the Red Hawks could not get bats going against a good Lowell team and lost the first game 6-2.  

Trenton Snoeyink started Game 2 of the double header against Lowell and he pitched 5 strong innings. At the end of 5 innings, the game was called due to darkness and was tied 2-2 in the top of the 6th inning.  

The team then traveled to Lowell on Friday, April 12, to Lowell to complete the season series and complete game 2. Logan Petty got the pitching going for the continuation game and pitched great. The game was still deadlocked 2-2 after 7 innings.  The Red Hawks then had a bad half inning allowing 4 runs in the top of the 8th inning, and lost game 2 of the series 6-2.  

The third and final game of the series was well played on both sides with mistake-free baseball. The Red Hawks were down 2-1 thru 4 innings. In the top of the 5th, Issac Rypma had a great at bat and drew a walk. Gage Haywood then pinch ran for Rypma, and that’s when Coach Greenland went to small ball. Great bunts by McDonald and Snoeyink led to bases loaded. Campione drew another timely walk making the score 2-2. Zain then hit a sacrifice fly to bring in Snoeyink to take the lead 3-2. The Red Hawks picked up an insurance run in the 7th and picked up the win in the game 4-2. Freshmen Aiden Brunin pitched a complete game, a 2-hitter. There was great overall defense by the team including a great diving foul ball catch by Anthony Lizardo. In the series, Campione led the team with 3 hits; Zain, Snoeyink, Rypma, and Brunin had 2 hits each; and Mcdonald had 1 hit. 

At the end of opening week, the JV baseball team stands at 2-2. Coach Greenland was pleased with the first week of baseball. “I am extremely happy with our pitching and defense to start the season. The hitting will come; it’s a long season and we need to stay healthy.” 

Before the season started, the team lost Dylan Greenland for the season and Gage Haywood is battling some early arm soreness. “Like any team with injuries, we’re going with the next man up mentality,” he said. 

“We are looking forward to a great season with high expectations for these fine young men. We have 5 games gain next week and it’s time to go to work.”

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Red Hawks win baseball opener at Cornerstone

The varsity Red Hawks were finally able to thwart Mother Nature and get outside to play a baseball game before spring break. They took on the Wolves of Wyoming last Wednesday under the lights at Cornerstone University.  

The Red Hawks swarm teammate Jarrett Hoogerhyde as they celebrate winning their opening game of the season at Cornerstone University on March 27. Courtesy photo.

Coaches Glyshaw, Reed and Williams decided to get as many pitchers on the mound as possible in this game, throwing a different pitcher each inning. “We had a few rough innings defensively, committing 5 total errors, but we learned some things about our boys. We definitely have some things to work on,” said new varsity coach Justin Glyshaw. “I was most impressed with the play of our catchers. Logan Kobayashi played a great defensive game as did Dylan Williams, who threw out two runners.”

The boys managed 12 hits in the seven-inning contest. Thomas Reed started off the season with a bang, hitting a triple on the first pitch of the season. Cleanup hitter Payton Newman followed with another triple later in the first inning, and was driven in by a shot up the middle from Bryce Marvel. Despite another triple in the second inning from Nathan Male, the Hawks weren’t able to push another run across the plate until the fifth, when a double by Newman, followed by another single by Marvel, would drive in three more runs.  

In the 6th, an RBI from both Thomas and Trevor Reed drove in Male and Jarrett Hoogerhyde to tie the game at 7-7. Sophomore Bryce Marvel (1-0) looked great on the mound as he shut the Wolves down in the top of the 7th.  

When the Red Hawks came up in the bottom of the 7th, Marvel led off with a single to left. Nathan Draper was hit by a pitch, which put runners at first and second with no outs. Senior Jarrett Hoogerhyde came to the plate next. He swung and missed on the first pitch but drove the second fastball into the left-center gap, scoring Marvel and winning the game. His walk-off double leaves the Red Hawks with a 1-0 record as they head into break. 

The next varsity game will be home against Grant on April 9.  

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