Hillman baseball romps past Au Gres

HILLMAN- The Hillman baseball team easily handled Au Gres on Monday, giving up only one hit in two games and striking out 11 batters total.

Hillman (19-4, 12-1 North Star League) won the first game 10-0 in five innings. Kyle Henigan pitched the full game, giving up two walks and striking out six.

Gunnar Libby was 2-for-3 with an RBI while Mike Klein was 2-for-2 with two RBI. Trenton Hopp pitched in with two hits.

Mason VanPamel pitched all four innings in a 15-0 mercy in the second game. He walked one, gave up a hit and struck out five. He also went 2-for-3 with two RBIs.

Ty Jones led Hillman at the plate, going 2-for-3 with five RBIs. Libby was 1-for-3 with an RBI while Charles “Bubba” Banks was 1-for-2 with two RBIs. Dylan Steinke was 2-for-2 with a double and an RBI.

Hillman hosts Mio on Thursday.

Rogers City 10-0,

Mio 7-1

MIO The Rogers City and Mio baseball teams split a pair of games on Monday with Rogers City winning the first game 10-7 and losing the second 1-0.

The Hurons (8-13-1) rallied in the fifth inning in the opener, picking up five runs to win. Quintin Kelly picked up the win on the mound, giving up eight hits, one earned run and striking out nine.

Jake Malocha, Brandon Darling, Colton Fessler and Noah Lafferty had two RBIs each.

Justin Saile took the loss in the second game for the Hurons, giving up one unearned run in the second inning. He gave up five hits and struck out one. Malocha, Saile and Alex Hinkca had hits while Casey Szatkowski hit a double.

Rogers City travels to the Ogemaw Invitational on Saturday

Hale 7-4, Oscoda 5-9

HALE- Hale and Oscoda split on Monday in a baseball doubleheader, with Hale winning the first game 7-5 and Oscoda winning the second 9-4.

Hale (4-15, 3-9 North Star League) pitcher Kaydon Reimer threw five innings for the win in the opener. He gave up two earned runs, four hits, seven walks and struck out two. Kelvy Chrivia got the save, pitching two innings and giving up two runs, four walks and striking out one.

Reimer had three hits including a double and one RBI. Jamie Belbaugh had two hits and three RBIs while Chirvia and Hunter Boylen had one hit and one RBI each. Tylor Murringer singled.

Chrivia took the loss on the mound in the second game, pitching all six innings. He gave up two earned runs, seven hits, two walks and struck out four.

Chrivia hit a three-run double in the second inning to give Hale the brief 3-2 lead. Hunter Boylen also had a hit.

Hale hosts Atlanta next Tuesday.

Mancelona 3-1,

Onaway 1-0

ONAWAY-The Onaway baseball team took a pair of close losses to Mancelona on Monday, losing 3-1 and 1-0.

In the opener, Andrew Prow threw six innings and allowed one earned run on four hits with six walks and nine strikeouts for the Cardinals (14-6-1).

Chris Cleaver had a sac fly and Prow and Isaac Nave each had a hit.

In the nightcap, Cody Whitsitt pitched six innings, allowing one earned run on five hits with three walks and seven strikeouts.

Prow and Auger each had a hit for Onaway.

Onaway hosts Bellaire on Wednesday and will play a make-up game with Inland Lakes on Friday.

Alcona 11-5,

Atlanta 8-2

LINCOLN-The Alcona baseball team earned two wins against Atlanta on Monday, beating the Huskies 11-8 and 5-2.

Cody Franklin started for Alcona (21-3-1) in opener, pitching four innings and allowing three hits with 11 strikeouts. Nathan Fettes pitched the final two innings, allowing one hit and striking out three.

At the plate, Fettes had a grand slam and Franklin was 2-for-2. Carson Jamieson was 2-for-4 and Trenton LaVergne and Nathan Swinton were 2-for-3.

In the nightcap, Jamieson pitched for the Tigers, allowing seven hits and striking out 13. He was also 2-for-3 at the plate.

Chad Cole, Leigh Gibson and Fettes each had a hit.

Alcona plays at Fairview today.


Posen 12-3,

Whittemore-Prescott 0-1

WHITTEMORE- The Posen softball team picked up a pair of wins over Whittemore-Prescott on Monday, shutting down the Cardinals 12-0 in the first game and holding off a potential sixth inning rally in a 3-1 win in the nightcap.

Ashley Meyers pitched a no-hitter in the first game, giving up only one walk and striking out seven.

Monica Bartz went 3-for-3 with three RBIs while Jenna Hincka had two hits, including a double and an RBI. Taylor Chojnacki had two hits and an RBI while Amy Buczkowski had two hits.

Posen (21-3, 15-1 North Star League) picked up only three hits in the second game.

“They threw their best pitcher in the second game and we struggled a little bit adjusting to her. She made some good pitches on us too,” Posen coach Glenn Budnick said.

Posen scored in the first inning after Meyers singled with two outs and was driven to second on a wild pitch. Hincka then singled to drive in Meyers.

The Vikings went up 2-0 in the second inning after a walk turned into a run on wild pitches.

Mercedes Kowalski then picked up an RBI single in the third to give Posen a 3-0 lead.

Meyers was pitching a no-hitter through six, but gave up three consecutive singles with two outs to narrow the lead to 3-1. Meyers then struck out the last batter to end the game.

She allowed three hits, no walks and struck out six.

“The second game was good for us defensively. We no errors in the game and played great defense behind Ashley, but our bats went silent,” Budnick said.”

Posen travels to Oscoda on Thursday.

Rogers City 5-5, Mio 2-2

MIO-The Rogers City softball team earned a pair of 5-2 wins on Monday against Mio, handing the Thunderbolts their first league losses.

Nikki Radke earned the win in the opener, allowing two runs on seven hits and struck out four.

Jalen DeFlorio took the loss for Mio, but led the Thunderbolts with three hits.

Autumn Idalski had a two-run home run for the Hurons and Holle Dittmar had a two-run double. Alexa Quaine had three hits and Sarah Meredith and Kayla Fleury each had a hit.

Quaine earned the win in the nightcap, allowing two runs on four hits with five strikeouts.

Meredith had a two-run home run in the first inning and Rachel Chojnacki had a two-run single among two hits. Logan Fleming, Fleury, Idalski and Courtney Streich each had a hit and Idalski had an RBI.

Rogers City is 23-5 and 16-2 in the North Star League. The Hurons play at Ogemaw Heights today.

Hillman 3-4, Au Gres 0-3

HILLMAN-The Hillman softball team improved to 16-8 with two wins over Au Gres on Monday, 3-0 and 4-3.

In the opener, Jensen Tchorzynski pitched the first three innings for Hillman and struck out seven. Kalen Tchorzynski pitched the final two innings and struck out five.

Hillman had seven hits including a double from Courtney Sauer.

In the nightcap, Jensen threw a complete game and struck out 11. Kalen had two hits including her first home run.

Hillman hosts Mio on Thursday.

Onaway 13-4, Mancelona 1-5

ONAWAY-The Onaway softball team (5-12) split with Mancelona on Monday, mercying Mancelona 13-1 in the first game and nearly coming from behind in a 5-4 loss in the nightcap.

Skyler Butler pitched the first game for the five-inning mercy win. She gave up one earned run, two hits, four walks and struck out 12.

Jade Galer led at the plate, going 4-for-4 and scoring three times. Lexi Szymoniak was 2-for-3 with a double and two runs scored while Morgan Badgero was 2-for-3 with two runs scored. Olivia McDonald 2-for-2 and scored once while Erika Price and Butler each had a hit.

Butler took the loss in the second game. She gave up 10 hits, two walks and struck out six.

Galer was 3-for-3 in the second game with a double. Butler was 1-for-2 with a double while Badgero, Ashley LaLonde and Lindsey LaLonde each had a hit.

“We were down 3-1 in second inning and in the fourth we came up to 5-2 and then we came back in the fifth inning and started getting runs,” Onaway coach Jodi Brewbaker said. “It was like we had a lull before we started to hit. We just couldn’t get good enough to win before the end of the game.”

Onaway hosts Bellaire on Wednesday.

Alcona 10-14, Atlanta 1-4

LINCOLN- The Alcona softball team swept Atlanta 10-1 and 14-4 in a pair of home games on Monday.

Alissa Terpstra pitched a complete game for the win in the opener. She struck out 12.

Kendra Cole led the Tigers at the plate with three hits with three RBIs while Nicole Walen had a single and two RBIs.

Maddie Lane pitched a complete game for Alcona in the second game and struck out five.

Alissa Terpstra, Walen and Hannah Terpstra had two hits each. Both Terpstra sisters had four RBI while Keilee Elmer had two.


TBJH edges Cheboygan

The Thunder Bay Junior High boys track team won a dual meet against Cheboygan on Friday, winning 77 1/2 to 71 1/2.

Thunder Bay had nine first place finishes. Individual winners were: Josh Smith in the 55 hurdles (9.9) and 200 hurdles (31.4); Mike Clark in the 100 dash (12.6); Alex Arch in the high jump (5-0) and 400 dash (57.2); Robert Fairchild in the 200 dash (27.3) and Christian Stevens won the pole vault.

Thunder Bay also won two relays. The team of Clark, Arch, Bennett Speaks and Isaac Jore won the 800 relay (1:45.4) and the team of Arch, Fairchild, Jore and Matt Brink won the 400 relay (52.4).

Taking second place for Thunder Bay were: Matt Benedict in the 3,200 run, Fred Magdeleno in the 55 hurdles, Pat Heraghty in the 800 run, Aden Smith in the 1,600 run, Fairchild in the 100 dash, Speaks in the 400 dash and Tommy Mayes in the shot put.

Third place winners for Thunder Bay were: Stevens in the 800 run, Nathanial Trelfa in the 1,600 run, Brink in the 70 dash and long jump and Speaks in the pole vault.