COLDWATER, MI (WTVB) - In Branch County high school sports from over the weekend, in baseball on Saturday, Quincy finished second at the Bath Invitational, losing to Bath 11-to-7 in the championship game. Bryce McCavit suffered the defeat. Tristan Haylett had a double and a single and four rbi’s. Jimmy Strock also had two hits. In the semi-finals, Quincy beat Belding 8-to-1. Tyler Powell was the winning pitcher. Connor Bassage had 3 hits and 2 rbi’s while Bryce McCavit had 2 hits including a double and an rbi and Jake Rider also had a pair of hits and an rbi. The Oriole’s record is now 7-and-5 and they return to action tomorrow with a doubleheader at Union City.
In softball, Bronson won the Grand Rapids Northview Invitational, beating Belding 10-to-0 in the title game. Skylar Sobeski tossed a 4-inning, one-hitter for the victory with 5 strikeouts and helped her own cause with a pair of triples and 3 rbi’s. In the semi-finals, Bronson blanked Northview 1-to-0 while in pool play action, they defeated Caledonia and Grand Rapids Kenowa Hills. Bronson improved its record to 16-and-1 and tomorrow, they play at Centreville.
In track, it was the Quincy Invitational Saturday with 8 teams competing with Union City finishing first, Quincy second and Bronson third in both the boys and girls meets. In the boys team scoring, Union City earned 180 points, with 152-and-a-half for Quincy and 129 for Bronson. Josh Holton led Union City, taking first place in the long jump and the 100 and 200 meter dashes. Also, Jesse Anderson won both hurdles races while the Chargers swept all four relay races. And Joseph Newcomb of Tekonsha was a double winner in the 16-hundrd and 32 hundred meter runs. In the girls meet, Union City had 203 points, Quincy 169-and-a-half and Bronson 145-and-a-half. Double winners for Union City were Brooke Johnson in the high jump and 200 meter dash and Katie Birch in the 800 and 16-hundred meter runs. Union City also took first place in the four relay races. And Mariah Roberts was a double winner for Bronson in the 100 meter dash and 300 meter low hurdles.
On today’s high school schedule, in baseball, Coldwater plays a pair at home against Jackson Lumen Christi and we’ll have the action from Lowe Field on the radio, joining the doubleheader in progress with our live coverage on AM 1590 and FM 95.5 and the audio streaming on-line at wtvbam.com beginning around 5:30 right after the Evening Journal. Also on the schedule, there’s girls soccer as Coldwater plays at home with a Parent’s Night match against Harper Creek with the j-v action at 5 o’clock and the varsity at 6:45. Also in girls soccer, Quincy hosts Hillsdale starting at 5:30. In baseball, Coldwater plays a pair at home against Jackson Lumen Christi. In track, Coldwater has a double-dual meet at Battle Creek Central while Quincy hosts Reading and Union City hosts Jonesville. In boy’s golf, Coldwater hosts a SMAC East Jamboree at the Golf Club of Coldwater, Bronson plays in a St. Joe Valley meet hosted by White Pigeon and Union City has a Big 8 Jamboree at Concord Hills. And in girl’s tennis, it’s Coldwater at Adrian. Today on the Coaches Corner, it’s Coldwater baseball coach Randy Spangler.
In middle school sports, in tennis, the Coldwater “A” team won the Sturgis Invitational for the second straight year on Saturday led by flight winners Kameron Miller at first singles and Austin Butler and Tanner Bowers at first doubles.