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Mt. Pleasant baseball sweeps Heritage

The Mt. Pleasant High School baseball team swept Saginaw Heritage on Friday, winning the opener 7-2 and the finale 3-2.

Aaron Leasher got the start in game one for the Oilers (17-7, 11-3) and struck out 11 while allowing just one run on three hits and five walks over six innings to improve his record to 4-3 on the year. Offensively, Robert Backus led the way with three hits including a double, two steals, an RBI and three runs scored. Dean Marais finished the game with a double and three RBIs while Zach Heeke had two hits and two runs scored. Joe Genia and Dan Keller also chipped in with a hit apiece for Mt. Pleasant.

In the finale, Nick Burkholder got the start and earned the victory as he went all five innings while striking out four and allowing two runs on five hits and three walks. Backus led the way offensively again for the Oilers as he finished the game with a hit, an RBI and a run scored. Dan Keller also batted well with a hit and an RBI while Max Heeke and Genia each finished with a hit.



Shepherd sweeps Alma

The Shepherd baseball team earned a Tri-Valley Conference Central sweep at Alma Friday.

The Bluejays (17-6, 10-2) opened with a 4-3 win in eight innings and closed out the series with a 3-1 victory.

In the opener, Brandon Stressman doubled in the eighth inning and later scored the winning run on a passed ball. Stressman led Shepherd at the plate with a single and a double, while Mason Branigan contributed three singles. Gage Gall struck out nine and allowed three runs (two earned) on four hits over eight innings.

Zach Hanson took the loss for Alma, surrendering six hits while fanning six in eight innings of work.

In the nightcap, Branigan collected the win after allowing three hits and striking out six in seven innings. Matt Young suffered the loss for the Panthers, giving up three runs on five hits and four walks.



Warriors swept by Hesperia

The Chippewa Hills baseball team fell to 13-11 overall and to 9-5 in the CSAA Friday as it was swept by Hesperia 2-1 and 6-1.

RJ Simon took the tough-luck loss in the opener as he allowed two earned runs on four hits while striking out four in seven innings.

Nolan Denslow had an RBI single while Austin Issette had two hits.

In the nightcap Jarrett Humpula took the loss as he allowed four unearned runs on two hits while striking out eight in five and one third.

Hunter Conley doubled while Tyler Williams drove in a run and Keven Peterson singled.



Farwell falls twice to Beaverton

The Farwell baseball team dropped two Jack Pine Conference games to Beaverton Friday, falling by scores of 4-1 and 5-2, respectively.

Jacob Sutton took the loss in the opener after surrendering four unearned runs on seven hits over seven innings. Walter Mosby led the way at the plate, going 2-for-3 with an RBI.

In the nightcap, Kyle Danielson gave up five unearned runs on five hits over five innings to take the loss. Noah Wilson went 1-for-2 with an RBI.



Aggies now 10-0 in Highland

LAKE CITY - The Beal City High School baseball team improved to a perfect 10-0 in the Highland Conference on Friday as it swept Lake City by finals of 15-0 and 10-2.

In the opener, Kurt Gross got the start for the Aggies (20-3) and allowed one hit and one walk while striking out four to improve his record to 5-1 for the season. Offensively Ty Rollins led the way as he went 2-for-4 from the plate with two RBIs. Kendall Flaugher had a good game as well going 2-for-2 with two RBIs. Ian Hoogerhyde also went 2-for-2 and had an RBI in the game.

Luke Farrell got the call in the finale for Beal City and improved his record to 2-0 for the year as he went six innings while allowing three hits, a walk and one earned run while striking out seven in six innings of work. Offensively, Ryan Tillman led the way as he went 2-for-3 with two RBIs. Carson Salisbury also batted well going 1-for-1 with a triple and two RBIs.

As it stands, the Aggies lead Pine River by two games in the loss column and can lock up a share of the conference title at home on Tuesday against McBain.



Montabella sweeps Ashley

The Montabella High School baseball team swept Ashley Friday, winning the opener 13-1 and the finale 12-2.

Colby Butler got the start for Montabella (10-8, 6-4) in game one and earned the victory as he allowed two hits and one walk while striking out six in three innings of work. He also helped himself out at the plate where he went 2-for-2 in the game. Chase Murray went 2-for-4 with a triple while Austin Huber went 2-for-4 with an RBI.

In the finale, Dan Cutler earned the victory as he allowed two hits, three walks and one earned run while striking out four in four innings. Brady Burggren led the way offensively in the second game as he went 3-for-3 with a double and two RBIs. Butler also had a good game as he went 2-for-3 with a double and two RBIs while Murray went 2-for-4 with a double.

Pioneers sweep Flying G's

GLADWIN - The Clare High School baseball team swept Gladwin Friday, winning the opener 4-0 in eight innings and the finale 6-5 courtesy of a passed ball in the seventh.

Colton Punches got the start and earned the victory in game one as he pitched all eight innings, allowing just two hits and three walks while striking out 11. Offensively, Gabe Denton led the way for Clare (16-4, 8-2) as he finished with a double and two RBIs. Mason Packard and Jordan Gross also batted well with two hits apiece.

In the finale, Camden Dice got the start and the victory for Clare as he allowed six hits, five walks and four earned runs while striking out six in seven innings of work. Logan Emry led the way offensively with two hits and an RBI. Denton, Packard and Connor Clickner all finished the game with a hit and an RBI while Punches chipped in with a double.

As it stands, the Pioneers remained locked with Sanford Meridian atop the Jack Pine conference and must win their final four games of the season to guarantee at least a share of the conference title.

Last Updated: 5/16/2014 10:53:37 PM EST

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