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Red Hawks lose tough games to FHE

Junior Aiden Brunin pitched the best game of his career against FHE. Courtesy photo.

Coming back from Spring Break, the Red Hawk Varsity baseball team began league play. Their first conference opponent of the 2021 season was the highly touted Hawks of Forest Hills Eastern on April 13. In game 1, junior Aiden Brunin took the mound. In his best performance of his high school career, he threw 7 complete innings, striking out 6 and walking only 2. He allowed only one hit. After 7, the game was tied 0-0. Senior lefty Trenton Snoeyink came on in the 8th inning of a game that would be decided in the bottom of the 9th. Snoeyink stuck out one hitter, walked 2 and allowed a pair of hits. A couple of late inning errors allowed Eastern to push the winning run across in the bottom of the 9th and left the score at 1-0 in favor of Forest Hills.

Senior Jeremy Campione hit two left-field doubles that one-hopped over the fence. Courtesy photo.

At the plate, the Red Hawks managed just three hits, one each from Snoeyink, Willy Zain and Alec McDonald. Though they did threaten to score several times throughout the game, they were not able to get that timely hit when they needed it. Coach Glyshaw was very pleased with Brunin’s performance but said, “Our pitching so far has been great, but we need to have a better approach at the plate. You can’t win if you can’t score.”

In game two, senior Dylan Knauf took the mound. In a contest that was postponed due to darkness, Knauf got through three innings, and struck out 3 batters while allowing no hits. Walker Glyshaw pitched the 4th and 5th innings, struck out 3, and allowed 2 hits.  Unfortunately, a pair of defensive errors allowed two Forest Hills runners to score. At the plate, Alec McDonald had a single and was scored on a blast from junior Jacob Rocafort as he recorded his first varsity hit of the season. After 5 innings the game was postponed due to darkness with a score of 2-2.

The game resumed on April 14. Shuffling defenders around, Knauf took the mound to finish the game he started. Both teams managed to sneak in another run in the 7th inning, but again the game went into extra innings. In the bottom of the 9th, Eastern short stop Evan Parks managed a single to right field to give his team the 4-3 victory.

In the third game of the series, Trenton Snoeyink got the start. The lefty had a tough time consistently finding the strike zone but managed to battle himself through 3.3 innings, striking out 3 and walking 5. Freshman Walker Glyshaw came on to finish out what would be an error-ridden game. Glyshaw struck out 6 batters in 4 innings while walking 3.  

At the plate the Red Hawks showed some signs of life by totaling 6 hits. Willy Zain had a pair of singles, while Dylan Greenland and Dylan Knauf each added one each. The surprise for the day was that senior Jeremy Campione finally got his bat going by launching two doubles over the left fielder and one-hopping the fence on both shots. Cedar was able to push across 4 runs in the extra-inning contest, but a pair of costly errors in the 9th inning allowed Eastern to win this contest 5-4.  

The varsity team is sitting at a disappointing 2-4 on the season but the future looks bright, especially having taken one of the best teams in the area to extra innings in three consecutive games. This week’s games will be a trio of league contests against the Trojans of Thornapple Kellogg. Details will be in next week’s paper.

Next week’s games: April 27 at Wayland (double); April 28 vs Central Montcalm (single); April 29 vs Wayland (single); and April 30 vs Greenville (single).

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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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Cedar Springs baseball takes win over Grant

Red Hawk pitcher Peyton Newman allowed only one hit in his four innings on the mound against Grant. Courtesy photo.

The Red Hawk varsity baseball team improved to 2-0 with a 10-2 victory over Grant on Tuesday afternoon. 

The Hawks were fueled by a great collaborative pitching effort. Peyton Newman threw four scoreless innings, allowing only one hit, walking two and striking out six. Nathan Male added two innings of middle relief, striking out two. Nathan Draper came in and closed out the seventh inning to seal the victory. 

At the plate, Thomas Reed again started off the game with a line drive shot up the middle. Junior Connor Ellison also added a pair of hits, as did Sophomore Bryce Marvel. The boys hit the ball well and were able to take advantage of a few mistakes made by Grant defensively. 

The results of the games vs Lowell will run next week. 

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