By Jason Wesseldyk
Saugatuck 4 Saranac 5
Saugatuck 2 Saranac 2
After dropping the first game of its non-league doubleheader with Saranac on Wednesday, March 27, in heartbreaking fashion, Saugatuck regrouped to salvage the 2-2 tie in the nightcap.
Both of Saugatuck’s runs in the second game, which was stopped early due to darkness, came in the first inning.
Joey Antel got the Indians on the scoreboard with an RBI triple that scored Ryan Shanahan. Colten Schaefer followed with a run-scoring groundout.
Alec Hoezee started on the mound for Saugatuck, giving up one earned run.
Game one saw the Indians rally for four runs in the top of seventh inning to take a 4-3 lead.
Nick Cadreau drove in the first run with a single, while Luke Czarnecki had a two-run double to knot the score at 3-3. Antel then doubled to make it 4-3.
Unfortunately for Saugatuck, that lead proved to be short-lived as Saranac plated two runs in the bottom of the inning to take the 5-4 win.
Nick Baumbach started and went the first four innings, striking out four.
For the day, Antel went 2-for-5 with the double and triple, while Baumbach was 2-for-4.
Fennville 5 Black River 1
Fennville 2 Black River 2
A four-run rally in the bottom of the sixth inning carried Fennville to the 5-1 win over Black River in the first game of a doubleheader on Wednesday, March 27.
The second game was stopped after six innings due to darkness with the teams locked in a 2-2 tie.
With the opening game knotted at 1-1, Matthew Sanchez and Austin Scovill led off the bottom of the sixth with singles. Brody Peterson followed with a single of his own to drive in both Sanchez and Scovill, giving Fennville the 3-1 lead.
Tyger Rastall added a fourth straight single to make it 4-1 and Blake Aalderink later doubled to tack on one more insurance run.
Fennville starter Sanchez scattered four hits and three walks over seven innings with eight strikeouts. Scovill led the Blackhawk offense with a 2-for-3 effort.
Game two saw Fennville go up 1-0 on Peterson’s RBI single in the first inning before Black River responded with two runs in the top of the second. But Scovill singled home a run in the third inning to even the score at 2-2.