QUINCY, MI 9WTVB) - In Branch County high school sports, it was a Coldwater sweep yesterday over Quincy in both baseball and softball as the county rivals faced off in doubleheaders at Quincy. We had the baseball action on the radio as the Cardinals took out the Orioles 4-0 and 19-0. In the opener, Brandon Lewis tossed a complete game 3-hit shutout with 4 strikeouts. Jordan Butler had a pair of singles and scored twice with an rbi while Ryan Mock also had 2-hits with an rbi. In the 3-inning nightcap, Brayton Rzepka was the winning pitcher, allowing 3-hits with 5 strikeouts over the 3 innings. On offense, Michael Gillette had a double and two singles and 3 rbi’s while Randall Linton and Brendan Spangler each added 3 hits and an rbi. Our McDonalds Player of the Game honors for Coldwater went to Brandon Lewis and Michael Gillette while for Quincy it was Jake Rider in game one and Chase Cook in the nightcap. The sweep improved Coldwater’s record to 11-5 while Quincy slips to 5-and-5.
In the junior varsity games, the Cardinals took a pair of five inning contests at Coldwater 13-3 and 11-1. The winning pitchers were Kollin Wark and Jesse Mangat. In game one, Addison Duda had 3 hits and 4 rbi’s while in the second game, five Cardinals had 2 hits apiece with the j-v record now at 11-1.
In the softball sweep yesterday for Coldwater, it was a 2-1 victory in 8-innings in the opener and 11-0 in five innings in the nightcap. In game one, Jessica Becks went the distance on the mound with a 2-hitter and 11 strikeouts while at the plate, Morgan Howard had 3 singles and Katti Ness had the game winning rbi double. In the second game, Ness was the winning pitcher with a 4-hitter and Kenzie Galloway had a home run and a triple with 3 rbi’s while Kati Stanton had a triple and a single with 2 rbi’s. Coldwater improved their record to 7-3.
The Lady Cardinals swept the j-v doubleheader at home over Quincy 19-4 and 16-1. Sierra Wolfcale and Hallie Simpson were the winning pitchers. In the opener, Wolfcale had a double and single and 5 rbi’s and Gabby Milnes added 3 rbi’s with a double and a single. In game two, Wolfcale had another double and two singles with an rbi while Jalynn Snyder added a triple and 2 singles with an rbi.
In another county matchup yesterday, it was Bronson sweeping their baseball and softball doubleheaders at Union City. The Vikings took the baseball games 11-5 and 15-9. The winning pitchers were Tyler Roussey and Noah Roberts. On offense, Roberts had 4 hits on the day with two rbi’s. Ryan Hagen and Daniel McMichael each added 3 hits with 2 rbi’s for McMichael while Blake Fox had 3 rbi’s on 2-hits in the nightcap as the Vikings improved to 7-1 and the Chargers dropped to 3-7.
In the softball sweep for Bronson, they beat Union City 10-0 and 11-0 in a pair of six inning games. Skyler Sobeski had a 1-hitter with a dozen strikeouts in the opener. Kassidy Bystry had 3 singles and an rbi while Kinslea Blouin had 3 rbi’s on 2 singles. In the nightcap, Lindsey Sikorski had a one hitter with 15 strikeouts while Blouin had a single, double, and triple and 3 rbi’s as Bronson improved to 10-2.
Last night in girl’s soccer, Quincy dropped a league match at home to Springport 4-2. The visiting Spartans led 2-1 at the break and Quincy fell behind 3-1 in the second half but managed to make it 3-2 before Springport hit the back of the net again to finish out the scoring. Liz Counterman and Cailyn Hines had the goals for the Orioles with an assist for Counterman. Quincy outshot Springport 19-15 while Haley Askew had 7 saves in goal. The Orioles’ record is now 2-1 in league play and 2-3 overall.
Thursday in boy’s golf Coldwater picked up a victory on the road 161-184 over Fremont at the Lake James Golf Course. Leading the way for the Cardinals was Nate Waterbury with a 38, Keagan Dwyer had a 40, Cam Ruge shot a 41, Nolan Duda carded a 42, Nick Galliers had a 45 and Scout Case rounded out the scoring with a 48. In the jv match, Coldwater also defeated Fremont by a score of 201 - 262. Tanner Bowers paced the Cardinals with a 48, Collin Warner fired a 49 and Jacob Fair had a 50.
On today’s high school sports schedule, in track, Coldwater is at Edwardsburg for the Eddies Invitational while Bronson is at Parma Western. And in boys golf, Coldwater plays at the Marshall Invitational while Union City is at the Springport Invitational.
Today on the Coaches Corner, it’s Coldwater softball coach Tina Scheidler.
In middle school sports yesterday, in tennis, Coldwater suffered a pair of losses to Battle Creek Lakeview. The “A” team went down to defeat 8-0 at Lakeview while at home, the “B” team fell 7-1 with Coldwater’s point coming from a win by Loveleen Lalia at fourth singles.