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Varsity baseball goes 2-2 on the week


Pictured is Bryce Marvel on the mound against Greenville. Courtesy photo.

On Monday, May 13, the varsity baseball team traveled to Greenville to take on the Yellow Jackets.  

Senior Seth Biggs took the mound in game one and split the game with Nathan Draper.  Each pitched 3 innings in the 6-4 loss.  The Red Hawks managed 8 total hits in the game but couldn’t get those hits when they needed them.  Dylan Williams led the team with 3 hits.  Conner Ellison added two more.  Peyton Newman had one hit, as did both Thomas and Trevor Reed.  Greenville jumped out to an early lead and the Hawks chipped away at the lead, but weren’t able to catch up.

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Trevor Reed hitting the ball into the gap against Greenville. Courtesy photo.

In game two, Ellison took the mound.  He was able to successfully keep the Yellow Jackets off balance for 5 innings, allowing only 3 runs.  Dylan Williams came in to close out the final two innings to earn the save in the 4-3 victory.  Biggs led the squad with 3 hits.  Nathan Draper and Trevor Reed each had 2.  Thomas Reed and Bryce Marvel added one hit each.  

“The Red Hawk bats were excellent in this double header,” said Coach Justin Glyshaw. “Unfortunately, many players experienced the bad luck so many ballplayers go through by hitting balls hard that end up going directly into the glove of your opponent.”

The third game of this three game series saw sophomore Bryce Marvel on the mound for Cedar Springs on Wednesday, May 15.  Greenville continued to smash the baseball in this game, totaling 14 hits throughout the game.  Brilliant pitching on the part of Marvel, along with a defense that made some great plays allowed the damage to be minimal.  Marvel walked only one Yellow Jacket hitter and struck out 8 in a complete game performance. Though the Red Hawks had only four hits during the game, they were able to take advantage of a few key situations to score when they needed to.  Nathan Draper, Jeremy Campione, Dylan Williams and Trevor Reed each contributed with one hit each.  In the end, Greenville was denied opportunities by the Cedar Springs defense with the final score in Cedar’s favor 5-3.  

On Thursday, May 16, the Red Hawks played a non-conference game against Caledonia at Cornerstone University.  Unfortunately, the game got out of hand early as Caledonia came out swinging the bat and crushing the baseball.  They put up 17 runs in only 6 innings, while the Hawks were only able to eek out two hits: one from Seth Biggs, the other from Thomas Reed.  With one week to go in the regular season the varsity baseball team is holding on to a 13-11 record.  They wrap up regular season play this week with games against Central Montcalm and Forest Hills Northern.

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Varsity baseball takes two over Northview


The Varsity Red Hawks baseball team faced off against the Northview Wildcats on April 30, and with a doubleheader on May 1 last week.

Pictured is Nathan Male on the mound for the Red Hawks. Courtesy photo.

The first game of the three game series with the Northview Wildcats was a sloppy affair. With the rain causing field conditions to deteriorate rapidly as the evening wore on, the Red Hawks had their work cut out for them. Connor Ellison started the game on the mound. Though he struggled with his control, he did manage to get through the first three innings, leaving the score at a 2-2 tie. Dylan Williams came in and closed out the game, battling the rain and cold for control of his fastball.  

The Wildcats managed to pull ahead in the 5th inning by taking advantage of a few walks and a few base hits. Williams was able to leave the score at 6-4 going into the bottom of the 6th inning. The final inning started by Kyle Wise getting hit by a pitch, followed by Nathan Male getting a hit to left field. Connor Ellison drew a walk to load the bases. Dylan Williams came to the plate and drove the ball into the gap for a double, scoring two runs and tying the game. Clean up hitter Peyton Newman came to the plate next. After swinging and missing at his first two strikes, he made contact on his third swing and dropped the ball into left field. Ellison scored the game-winning run with a final score of 7-6.  

“I was impressed with the perseverance of the team, battling the elements as well as a tough Northview squad,” said Coach Justin Glyshaw.

In the second of three games, Seth Biggs threw a solid first four innings, leaving the game with a 3-3 tie. Dylan Williams came in to pitch the second half of the game. It took until the 8th inning until the Red Hawks managed to get a sacrifice fly to right field from Logan Kobayashi to score the winning run.  

Thomas Reed, Seth Biggs and Nathan Draper each had two hits in the game. Trevor Reed, Dylan Williams and Conner Ellison each added a hit as well.

In the third and final game, the Red Hawks managed only three hits throughout the course of the game. Dylan Williams had two of those hits and Thomas Reed had the other. Peyton Newman and Nathan Male threw three-innings apiece on the mound but the Wildcats were not to be denied as they pounded the baseball.  This game only made it through the 6th inning and was called because of darkness. The final score was 8-1.  

The Varsity baseball record sits at a respectable 8 wins and 7 losses. Their games against Fremont, Ottawa Hills and the results of their Allendale tournament will be in next week’s issue.

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Varsity Red Hawks go 2-1 against FHC


In game one of a three game series with Forest Hills Central, sophomore Bryce Marvel threw a great game earning a 4-1 victory. In his brilliant complete game he struck out 5 and walked none while allowing only 2 hits.

Bryce Marvel on the mound at Forest Hills Central. Courtesy photo.

At the plate the Hawks totaled 13 hits, led by seniors Peyton Newman and Dylan Williams who had three each. Thomas Reed and Bryce Marvel each had two each, while Trevor Reed, Nathan Draper and Connor Ellison each added one apiece.  

Game two started out with Seth Biggs throwing 2 excellent innings. However, in the third inning, the wheels came off and the Hawks committed 7 errors that allowed the Rangers to score 12 unearned runs.  

The struggles continued at the plate as the Red Hawks were only able to manage four hits. Newman led the team with two. Ellison and Trevor Reed each had one hit as well.  

In game three the boys struggled to get things going at the plate. The lackluster game totaled only four hits. Bryce Marvel had a double and a single, while both Trevor and Thomas Reed had a single. The final score was 9-0.  

Sitting at 6-6, Coach Glyshaw said he is happy with the boys’ overall attitude but they need to play clean baseball to beat good teams. 

This week they play another three game set, this time against Northview, and wrap up the week with a double header against Big Rapids.  

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Varsity boys baseball take one, lose two to Lowell


The Varsity boys’ baseball team has a record of 3-2 after last week’s games against the Lowell Red Arrows.

Senior Dylan Williams struck out six in the Red Hawks’ 13-3 win over the Red Arrows. Courtesy photo.

In game 1 of the three-game series, the Red Hawks ran into a tough left-hander from Lowell. He struck out 12 and walked 9. Caden Vandenberg managed one single late in the game, but the Hawks were led at the plate by Payton Newman who had 2 singles and a triple. Seth Biggs (0-1) pitched a great game, though the defense behind him committed 7 errors. Biggs struck out 2, but walked 0 in the 10-4 loss.  All ten of the Red Arrow runs were unearned.

In game 2, Connor Ellison (0-1) and Bryce Marvel combined to throw a great game. Again, defensive errors plagued the defense and all 4 runs were unearned. The bats came alive a bit as the Red Hawks managed six total hits. Vandenberg, Kyle Wise, Colton Moore, and Payton Newman each had one hit each. Dylan Williams added 2 hits in the 4-1 loss.  

In game 3, senior Dylan Williams (1-0) took the mound. He threw a complete game, striking out 6 and walking 3, while allowing only 4 hits. The Hawks hit the ball well the entire game, led again by clean-up hitter Payton Newman who had 3 hits and 2 RBI. Dylan Williams helped himself out by adding 2 singles and a double. Trevor Reed also had 2 hits, as did Bryce Marvel. Seth Biggs knocked in the winning run to earn a 13-3 win.  

This week the varsity is scheduled to play Ottawa Hills on Monday and Wednesday, and Forest Hills Eastern on Friday.

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