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JV baseball bats heat up to avoid sweep by the Rangers

The Cedar Springs Red Hawks welcomed a home OK White doubleheader matchup with the Rangers of Forest Hills Central on Monday April 22. The hometeam Red Hawks were no match for the visiting Rangers. The Red Hawks lost the game 12-2 and Game 2 by a score of 11-5.  The Red Hawks’ bats were quiet and struggled against the Rangers. In the two games at home, the Red Hawks only managed 10 hits.  

“It was a very odd night for these boys,” said Coach Greenland. “Everything seemed quiet.”

For the third and final game of the series, the Red Hawks visited the Rangers on Wednesday April 24. The Red Hawks did not allow the Rangers to sweep them. They pounded out 17 hits in the game and defeated the hometeam Rangers 17-4. Dylan Knauf led the team with 4 hits in the contest, followed by Aiden Brunin, Trenton Snoeyink, Jeremy Campione, Anthony Lizardo and Alec McDonald with 2 hits each, and with one hit each was Logan Petty, Willy Zain and Caleb Menefee.

The JV Team currently has a record of 6-4-1 on the year.

Next week they have an OK White 3-game series with Northview and a double header against Big Rapids.

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JV Baseball goes 3-0-1 for the week

After getting rained out Monday and Tuesday last week, the JV Baseball team welcomed Ottawa Hills for a double header at home on Wednesday evening, April 17.  

In game 1, Willy Zain took to the hill and picked up the win.  Anthoney Lizardo pitched well in relief.

Trenton Snoeyink pitches 5 scoreless innings against Forest Hills Eastern.  

Jeremy Campione, Trenton Snoeyink, Willy Zain  and Caleb Menefee totaled 2 hits each in the game.  While picking up a hit each was Logan Petty, Bailey Drake and Alec McDonald.

In game, 2 Issac Rypma was the starting pitcher and picked up the win for Game 2. Caleb Menefee also pitched in relief to close the game. The bats stayed hot in game 2 as the team totaled 11 hits. Leading the team with 3 hits each was Campione and Petty.  Lizardo and Zain had 2 hits each and Dylan Knauf had 1 hit for the team.

On Friday April 19, the team hosted a double header once again welcoming the Hawks of Forest Hills Eastern.

The team celebrates after picking up a win and a tie against FHE

 In game 1, Dylan Knauf took to the mound and pitched 5 innings, allowing 4 runs on 5 hits. The offense took advantage of some early errors by the visiting team and took an early 2-0 lead through 3 innings. In the top of the 4th inning, the visiting bats heated up and scored 4 runs on the Red Hawks taking a 4-2 lead after 4 innings. The Red Hawks scored a run in the 5th inning and 2 more in the 6th inning to retake the lead 5-4 going into the 7th.  Aiden Brunin was on the mound to pitch in the 6th and the 7th. After getting the first two batters out to start the 7th inning, the Red Hawks allowed a base runner on an error, which put the tieing run on first base. The runner then stole 2nd base, so now with the tieing run at second base and 2 outs, the Red Hawks needed one more out to win the game.  The hitter came to the plate and hit a shallow looping fly ball to right field. Logan Petty picked up the ball, relayed it to Gage Haywood, who threw it to homeplate, where Bailey Drake placed the tag on the runner trying to score from 2nd base to end the game with a final score of 5-4!  The offense totaled 9 hits in the game led by Brunin with 3 hits, Petty with 2 hits and with a hit each was Snoeyink, Campione, Zain and Rypma.

 In game 2, Trenton Snoeyink started on the hill and pitched 5 scoreless innings, striking out 7 and only allowing 3 hits.  After 5 innings. the home team Red Hawks were up 1-0. Brunin started the 6th inning and the defense fell apart in the top of the 6th inning. The defense allowed 7 runs on only 3 hits but had 4 errors. Going into the bottom of the 6th inning the visitors took the lead 7-1. The Red Hawks would not give up.  They picked up 2 runs in the 6th inning and Petty and Lizardo held the opponents scoreless in the top half of the 7th inning leaving the score 7-3 going into the Red Hawks last at bats. Lizardo starting the inning by hitting a hard ground ball to 3rd base and reaching first, following by a sharp single by Snoeyink, then another single by Brunin left the score 7-4. A pitch then hit Campione, leaving bases loaded. Zain was then also hit by a pitch, bringing in Snoeyink to make the score 7-5. Knauf then hit a bloop single to bring in Brunin, making the score 7-6.  After a strikeout and a great diving catch by the opposition, it was bases loaded and 2 outs.  Bailey Drake then hit a sharp ground ball base hit to score Campione, which tied the game.  The game ended that way, as the couldn’t muster 1 more run.  

Coach Greenland was extremely proud of the fight the fine young men had and they never gave up. “We had 1 bad half inning and had more errors in that half inning than then we have had all year,” said Coach Greenland. “But the boys never gave up in their last 2 at bats and that shows a lot of grit and determination to never give up in baseball and life.”

The JV baseball team has conference match ups with Forest Hills Central this week. Watch for those results in next week’s paper.

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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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JV Baseball loses to Northview


The Cedar Springs Red Hawks JV baseball team played a three game set against Northview last week.  

Games 1 and 2 were played Monday, May 7.  Game 1 went nine innings with Northview coming out on top 9-8. Connor Ellison and Trenton Snoeyink pitched a great game but, again, errors cost the Red Hawks the game. At the plate, Gage Haywood, Dylan Greenland, and Willy Zain each had two hits. Snoeyink, Ellison and Dylan Knauf each had a hit as well. The boys had several chances to win the game, leaving 10 runners on base throughout the game.  

In game 2, errors cost them again as Colton Moore took the mound. Five errors led to big innings by Northview as they defeated the Red Hawks again 10-2.  Connor Ellison continued hitting the ball well with two hard hits. Jeremy Campione chipped in with two hits as well. Trenton Snoeyink and Dylan Knauf each had a hit.

Game 3 was played on Wednesday, May 9. Kyle Wise, Willy Zain and Jeremy Campione shared time on the mound. The Wildcats of Northview hit the ball well, scoring 18 runs. The Red Hawks managed 8 runs on 8 hits, led by Connor Ellison with two. Snoeyink, Campione, Secord, Greenland, Knauf and Dykhouse each had hits as well.

It was a long week of fighting illness and injuries, leaving the JV team with an 11-10-1 record. Next is a non-conference week against West Ottawa and Big Rapids.

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JV Baseball improves record to 9-4

The JV baseball team played a three game series against Ottawa Hills last week. The Red Hawks won all three games, scoring 50 runs in the series. Jerome Patin and Willy Zain each had four hits in the series. Gage Haywood, Trenton Snoeyink, and Colton Moore each had three hits, while Connor Ellison, Dylan Knauf, Clyde Dykhouse and Kyle Wise each had two. Dylan Greenland, Caden Vandenberg, Lucas Secord and Jeremy Campione also had hits. Kyle Wise, Colton Moore, and Dylan Greenland each earned victories on the mound, not allowing a single run.

On Thursday, April 26, the JV team made the trip to Fremont. In the opener, Dylan Knauf threw a two hit shutout, striking out 10 and walking only one in a thrilling 2-0 victory. Trenton Snoyink and Jeremy Campione had 2 hits each and each scored runs in the final inning to get the win.  

In the second game of the double header, Kyle Wise earned the victory on the mound, striking out four and walking one. The Red Hawks were more efficient at the plate. Trenton Snoyink continued driving the ball, landing two hits, while Campione, Knauf, Zain, Ellison and Greenland each added a hit in the 11-0 victory.  

It was a great week for pitching and defense. In 5 games the boys committed only 3 errors and pitchers didn’t allow a single run. The JV team is currently 9-4-1 on the season.

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JV Baseball battles weather to complete games

Dylan Knauf got the win against the Red Arrows in game one of a doubleheader last week.

The JV baseball team was able to get two games in on April 11 before Mother Nature decided to play a joke on us with another touch of snow and ice over the weekend.

On Wednesday April 11, the Red Hawks played a double header against the undefeated Huskies of Forest Hills Northern. In the first game, Connor Ellison pitched a great game, striking out 3 and walking none. He allowed 6 hits over his six-inning outing. His defense didn’t help him much, committing 7 total errors. In the 10-3 loss, only 2 of the Forest Hills runs were earned.

At the plate, Trenton Snoeyink, Dylan Knauf, Lucas Secord, Jeremy Campione and Caden Vandenberg all recorded a hit. As a whole, the Red Hawks left a dozen runners on base and weren’t able to get hits when they needed them.  

In the second game, Kyle Wise struggled throwing strikes, walking 7 and hitting one batter, while allowing 6 runs. Colton Moore was able to hold the Huskies to just one run in his two innings of relief.  Offensively, the Red Hawks were able to draw several walks, which were brought around to score with hits from Connor Ellison, Lucas Secord and a big double from Caden Vandenberg. With aggressive baserunning and these timely hits the score was tied at 7-7 when the sun went down and the game was called due to darkness.  

Last week the JV baseball team played a three-day set against the Red Arrows of Lowell.  

On April 19, they played a doubleheader. In game one, the Red Hawks were led on the mound by Dylan Knauf. In six innings of work, he allowed 4 runs on just three hits, while walking one. Trenton Snoeyink pitched the seventh inning to earn his second save of the season in the 7-4 victory. 

At the plate, Jeremy Campione had a pair of hits. Dylan Greenland, Willy Zain, Trenton Snoeyink, Caden Vandenberg, Dylan Knauf and Gage Haywood each had a hit as well.

In game two, Sophomore Colton Moore struggled throwing strikes on the mound, and allowed 8 runs, though only 3 of them were earned. The defense also committed several errors that sunk a few innings. Dylan Knauf had two doulbles batting in the leadoff spot. Willy Zain had a pair of hits as well, one of them a double. Lucas Secord hit a double as well. Trenton Snoeyink and Clyde Dykhouse each added a hit. The game 2 final was 12-5.

In game three, on April 20, our boys ran into a tough pitcher from Lowell and were only able to scrape together one hit each from Willy Zain and Jeremy Campione. Defensively they committed six errors as a team in the 10-0 loss.

The JV team is 4-4-1 overall. This week they are scheduled to play a trio of games against Ottawa Hills and a double header against Fremont.

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Hawks win conference series

Logan Kobayashi had a good week calling games behind the plate for the JV Red Hawks. Here he is shown in one of the games against Greenville.

Logan Kobayashi had a good week calling games behind the plate for the JV Red Hawks. Here he is shown in one of the games against Greenville.

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Last week was a good week for the JV Red Hawks baseball team. They went 2-2 for the week and won the conference series against Greenville. They were only a couple of plays away from being 4-0.

Coach Tyson Hoffman said, “Typically in baseball average is about .500 baseball. We hit that this week, but were right on the cusp of being above average. The difference is just a couple plays that we need to make.”

The week ended with a 4-2 loss against Grant. Tuesday’s games against Greenville were wins, 11-3 and 9-4. Thursday, April 20, they lost to Greenville 5-4.

“After the game against Grant, we really improved our base running, had timely hitting, and made the plays we needed to make,” said Hoffman. “We were evenly matched with Greenville and it took the little things to get the series win.”

Logan Kobayashi had a good week calling games behind the plate and showed great base running instincts.

This week’s games will be against Grand Rapids Ottawa Hills.

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Cedar loses to Lowell, wins at N. Muskegon

Peyton Newman turns back from a lead off in Friday’s win over North Muskegon.

Peyton Newman turns back from a lead off in Friday’s win over North Muskegon.

JV Baseball

The JV Red Hawks baseball team lost a three-game series against the Lowell Red Arrows last week. The games were led by the bats of Seth Biggs and Peyton Newman, who both provided timely hitting and good base running.

Coach Tyson Hoffman said, “Lowell was a good team, with very disciplined and well coached athletes. We were able to stick with them for a lot of the game and made some good plays, but also showed our youth. We have to work on our fundamentals to get to their level.” Tuesday’s double headers ended with a loss of 12-4 and 5-4. Thursday’s loss was 12-3.

Last Friday’s battle against North Muskegon proved a win. The team was able to grind out at bats driving the starting pitchers count up to 91 in four innings. Peyton Newman was starting pitcher for Cedar Springs, who held the Norsemen at bay for the first four innings. Jerome Patin provided just over two innings of relief for the save, while Lucas Secord made multiple catches in the outfield, showing very good range for the position. The final score was 11-8.

The Red Hawks play against Grant, Greenville, and Holland West Ottawa this week.

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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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