2018-05-17 / Sports

Glen Lake takes two from Suttons Bay


ALEC RICE throws a pitch to a Frankfort batter during a double header at Suttons Bay high school on Tuesday, May 15, 2018. Suttons Bay dropped both games against Frankfort. ALEC RICE throws a pitch to a Frankfort batter during a double header at Suttons Bay high school on Tuesday, May 15, 2018. Suttons Bay dropped both games against Frankfort. A tale of two games for Glen Lake as they had to come back in one game, and go back and forth in another in a twin-bill against Suttons Bay Tuesday. Game one was a big offensive day for Glen Lake, while the night cap was more of a defensive game. Glen Lake was able to come back from an early 3-0 deficit in the third inning and take a 12-3 victory in the first game. The teams went back and forth in game two, as Glen Lake was able to complete the two game sweep against Suttons Bay, winning 4-3.

“The bats were really cold today, which is a credit to Suttons Bay,” skipper Kris Herman said. “They pitched well and got the plays that they needed behind them most of the night, so we had to manufacture some offense. It eventually opened things up in the first game, but the second game was another struggle offensively.”

In game one, Jon Popp earned his second win of the season, only surrendering two hits and striking out seven. Brandon Tremble had two hits, as well as two runs batted in. Robbie Dezelski also had two hits and one run batted in, and Cade Peterson drove in two runs. Drew Peterson also drove in two runs for the Lakers.

In game two, Popp had an RBI double, Cade Peterson had an RBI single, and Nick Apsey drove in a run as well.

“Suttons Bay is a much better team than records would indicate...they played really good baseball tonight, and will be a difficult team in the District.” Herman said.

Defense struggles, as Suttons Bay loses two at home to Frankfort

Game one of this double header was a struggle for the young team, as the Norsemen were only able to muster one run against a strong Frankfort team, losing 16-1.

In game two, the Norsemen were able to get a few hits, but couldn’t keep up with Frankfort, losing 15-0.

“We are a young team, and we keep improving and getting better,” head coach Doug Periard said. “We have guys that are playing the outfield for the first time and these errors are going to happen. We are a young team though, and we will continue to build on this.”

Kaleb Grant continued his strong week at the plate, as he had a double and scored a run in game one of this double header. In the two games against Glen Lake and the win against Marion, Grant went seven for eight. Alec Rice drove in the lone run for the Norsemen. The six errors hurt the Norsemen in the long run. In game two, Lucas Mikesell had a hit, Rice had a double, and Luke Murphy had a hit to add to the Suttons Bay offense.

St. Mary splits double header

Both games in this double header were close, and saw St. Mary win a one run game, and also lose a one run game. In game one, Jacob Schaub earned the win on the mound, and also had two hits at the plate. Harrison Schaub and Nate Smith also had two hits for the Eagles. Rayden Dunham, Zavier Mckillip and Smith all drove in a run for the Eagles.

“We’re starting to hit better,” head coach Dewey Painter said. “Our young pitchers are pitching very well too.”

In game two, Nate Smith had three hits and drove in three of the Eagles five runs. The Eagles dropped game two, 6-5. August Schaub also had a hit and drove in a run for St. Mary.

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