COLDWATER, MI (WTVB) - Thursday in high school baseball, it was a Coldwater doubleheader sweep at home over Mattawan 13-0 and 15-5. Jordan Butler had a two hitter in the opener with six strikeouts. The offense was led by Morgan Sims with a pair of hits including a double and 4 rbi’s. Ryan Mock added two hits with an rbi and Marty Johnson had an rbi double. In the nightcap, Brandon Lewis was the winning pitcher and helped his own cause with a single, a double, and 2 rbi’s. Butler had 3 rbi’s with 2 doubles and a single. The Cardinals improved their record to 6-and-3 and tomorrow they host the annual Coldwater Cardinal Invitational Pat Lowe Memorial Tournament.
In yesterday’s junior varsity games at Mattawan, it was a split for Coldwater with the Cardinals winning the opener 18-6 before dropping the second game12-9. Sean Printke picked up the victory in game one while Brayton Rzepka and Jimmy Johnston had home runs for Coldwater. Kollen Wark suffered the loss in the nightcap while Matt Gotowski had 3 hits.
Also in baseball yesterday, Quincy fell at home to Centreville 4-2. Jake Rider suffered the loss for the Orioles in relief of Tyler Powell. Quincy was held to just one hit delivered by Jimmy Strock, who also scored both of the Oriole’s runs and had a pair of stolen bases.
Bronson finally opened its season yesterday and swept a doubleheader at home over Athens 6-0 and 13-5. The winning pitchers were Chase Carpenter and Ryan Hagen. In the opener, Blake Fox had 2 hits and 2 rbi’s while Tyler Roussey had 2 rbi’s in the second game.
And Union City dropped a pair at home to Concord 5-3 and 13-4. Hunter Johns and Darren Austin were the losing pitchers. In game one, Austin had a hit and an rbi while Cody Cable had a hit and scored twice. In the nightcap, Daylon Ulrich had two hits and two rbi’s as the Chargers slip to 0-4.
In softball yesterday, Bronson split a doubleheader at Sturgis, dropping the opener 4-2 before winning the nightcap 12-2. Lindsey Sikorski suffered the loss in game one while at the plate, she had a double and 2 singles. Kelsey Robinson and Skyler Sobeski had two hits apiece with an rbi for Sobeski. In the second game, Sobeski earned the victory with a 4-hitter and 8 strikeouts. She also had a single and two rbi’s. Sikorski and Kassidy Bystry each had two singles and a double as the split left Bronson with a 3-and-2 record. And Union City was swept at home in a doubleheader by Concord 11-0 and 11-2.
Last night in girl’s soccer, Coldwater fell 1-0 in non-conference action at Charlotte. A penalty kick with 13 minutes left to play was the only scoring in the defensive struggle that featured only 8 shots on goal for Charlotte, compared to 6 for Coldwater. Mina Wellet had one save in goal in the first half, while Shelby Bowers had 3 in the second half. The loss dropped Coldwater's record to 1-2 on the season. They'll host defending Division 2 state champion Gull Lake on Monday night. In last night’s j-v match at Charlotte, it ended in a 1-1 tie with Coldwater’s goal coming on a Madison Marsh penalty kick.
Also in girl’s soccer, Quincy opened its season with a 6-0 Independent Soccer League shutout at Hanover-Horton. The Lady Orioles were up 5-0 at the half. Liz Counterman and Mackenzie Moore each had a pair of goals with an assist for Counterman. The other Quincy goals were scored by Cailyn Hines and Gaby Masson. Angelica Sussex added 2 assists with one assist for Ashton King. Quincy out shot Hanover Horton 21-2 on the night while Haley Askew had 2 saves in goal. Tomorrow, Quincy plays at the Chelsea Invitational.
Yesterday in boy’s golf, Coldwater hosted 16 teams for the Cardinal Classic Invitational at the Coldwater Golf Club. The Cardinal’s Red team placed ninth while the White team finished 15th. Marshall won the tournament with a team score of 314. The Red team total was 350. Nate Waterbury led the way with an 81, good for 14th place overall. Nolan Duda carded an 86 and Cam Ruge shot an 88. The White team score was 388 with Keagan Dwyer posting a 92.
And in girl’s tennis, Coldwater lost 6-2 at Marshall. Madison Zinn scored a win at first singles while the other point came from a fourth doubles victory for Emilie Dunny and Allison Eastmead. In the j-v match, Coldwater beat Marshall 5-2. Alyssa Bowen and Emily Hicks won at first and second singles with a default victory at fourth singles. Also winning for the Lady Cardinals were Next Panyakom and Hannah Johnson at second doubles and Madisen Fox and Kale Riley at third doubles.
The only varsity event on today’s high school sports schedule is Bronson track with the Vikings at the Comstock Invitational. Today on the Coaches Corner, it’s Coldwater softball coach Tina Scheidler.