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DK and TK boys both downed by West Catholic at wood bat invite

DK and TK boys both downed by West Catholic at wood bat invite

DK and TK boys both downed by West Catholic at wood bat invite

West Catholic allowed just three runs all day in besting Thornapple Kellogg and Delton Kellogg to win the Trojans annual Wood Bat Tournament and Pancake Breakfast Saturday in Middleville.

The Falcon varsity baseball team bested the host Trojans 10-1 in the day's opener and then earned the tournament trophy with 6-2 win over the Delton Kellogg boys.

Thornapple Kellogg avenged a loss to Delton Kellogg's varsity baseball team last month at Hastings' Barry County Invitational by besting the Panthers 8-5 to close out the day.

Jordan Hey was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded, after three consecutive two-out walks for the Trojans, in the top of the fifth inning to snap a 5-5 tie between the Trojans and Panthers in the day's finale.

A couple of Delton Kellogg errors combined with a Samuel McKeown walk and a single by Isaiah Postma allowed the Trojans to add two runs to their lead in the top of the sixth.

Delton Kellogg outhit the Trojans 5-3 in ballgame. TK got three singles, one each for Postma, Nolan Dahley and Kaiden Pratt. McKeown, Colson Brummel and Pratt had one RBI each for TK and Hey drove in two runs.

Singles by Maxwell Swift, Keegon Kokx, Cameron Curcuro, Blake Thomas and Carter Howland were the five hits for the Panthers. Swift had two RBI and Payton Warner and Thomas one each.

Dawson Hamming and Levi VanderHeide spilt the time on the mound for the Trojans. Hamming allowed five runs, three earned, in 3.2 innings. He struck out two and walked three.

VanderHeide threw 2.1 innings of hitless, scoreless baseball. He struck out three and walked three.

Curcuro took the loss for the Panthers, allowing five runs on three hits and two strike outs. He walked six in five innings. Mats Van Kleef struck out one, walked one and gave up two hits in an inning of relief for the Panthers.

Swift was 2-for-3 at the plate for DK in the contest with West Catholic. He scored one run. Kaleb Post and Curcuro both doubled and Owen Koch singled for DK. Curcuro had their team's lone RBI.

Brummel was 2-for-3 with a double and a single in the opener with West Catholic for TK. Alex Bonnema, VanderHeide and Brian Davidoski had TK's other three hits. Matt McNee had TK's lone RBI.

Hackett Catholic Prep scored a 10-6 win over the Delton Kellogg boys in a Southwestern Athletic Conference ballgame in Delton Monday.

Both teams pounded 13 hits.

Delton Kellogg led 5-4 after six innings, but the Irish pulled in front with two runs in the top of the seventh. Curcuro and Shawn Haight put together back-to-back doubles to pen the bottom of the seventh for Delton Kellogg to tie the game at 6-6, but Haight was eventually stranded at third.

The Irish went on to score four runs with two out in the top of the eight and then secure the victory.

Swift was 3-for-5 with two runs scored for the Delton Kellogg boys. Warner, Riley Roblyer and Kokx had two hits each. Roblyer drove in two runs and Koch, Kokx and Haight had one RBI each.

Irish pitchers struck out 16 Delton batters in the ballgame.

Game two was postponed with the Irish leading 3-2 through four innings.

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