Bucs softball sweep East Kentwood
The Grand Haven softball team took on O-K Red Conference foe East Kentwood for a doubleheader Tuesday night, winning both games by scores of 12-1 and 9-4.
Grand Haven got things started in the first inning of Game 1, as Haley Aldred grounded out to score one run. They would pull away for good with a five-run third inning.
Baby Hang kicked things off with a double, scoring one run before Ashlyn Hall knocked an RBI single. Kaelyn Stafford followed with an RBI triple, before Madison Shumaker scored on a sacrifice and Regan Riemersma finished with an RBI single.
A six-run fourth inning padded the lead, led by doubles by Shumaker and Riemersma, along with a Stafford triple and single by Emily Walcott.
Shumaker took the win for Grand Haven, lasting five innings, allowing two hits and one run while striking out four.
The Bucs totaled 14 hits on the day. Riemersma, Hang, Shumaker, Stafford and Hall all managed multiple hits.
Game 2 saw an early Grand Haven lead and a late Kentwood rally. The Bucs scored three runs in the first, second and sixth innings each, while the Falcons plated one in the first, and two in the sixth and seventh to close the gap.
Riemersma took the win from the pitching circle, throwing seven innings with 10 hits, five runs (three earned), three walks and five strikeouts.
Stafford led the offense with four RBIs on a single hit, while Aldred batted in two and Hang, Hall and Shumaker each batted in one. Hall and Hang each scored three runs.
The Bucs return to action Thursday at Grandville.
Junior varsity: Grand Haven defeated East Kentwood 18-3 and 16-0 Tuesday in their doubleheader. Mercedes Ybarra and Hannah Bowen were the winning pitchers.
Bucs baseball defeats Falcons
The Grand Haven baseball team took on East Kentwood in an O-K Red Conference doubleheader Tuesday winning Game 1 5-3, while Game 2 was postponed to Thursday due to darkness.
Owen Krizan took the win from the mound, throwing seven innings and giving up three runs (one earned) on three hits with two walks and 10 strikeouts.
Tanner Williams led the offense with two runs scored, while Krizan, Ethan Prins and Tyler Harp batted in runs.
Game 2 will be completed Thursday before the start of Game 3.
Bucs soccer edges Forest Hills Eastern
The Grand Haven girls soccer team traveled to Grand Rapids on Tuesday night to take on Forest Hills Eastern, winning 2-0.
Ellary Bylsma netted one goal and one assist, setting up Alli Keyser to start the game.
Laker lax edges Holland Christian
The Spring Lake boys lacrosse team traveled to Holland to take on Holland Christian on Tuesday, winning 6-4.
The Lakers opened up a 2-1 lead in the first quarter, thanks to a pair of goals from Colby Brown and one from Dominik Molotky.
Holland Christian got out in transition in the second quarter to cut the Spring Lake lead to 4-3 at halftime with Jake Vinkemulder netting the Lakers’ lone goal in the second quarter.
After a scoreless third quarter, the Maroons evened the score to start the fourth, before Molotky netted two more goals down the stretch to secure the victory.
The faceoff crew of Caleb Montgomery, Joe Chittendon and Mitch Payne won 12-of-14 draws, while the Laker defense held Holland Christian to 22 shots on the night. Gavin Cunningham made six saves in the cage while Jaiden Lewis made three.
The win moves Spring Lake to 3-0 overall and 2-0 in conference play. They host Reeths-Puffer on Thursday.
Junior varsity: Spring Lake defeated Holland Christian 13-1 Tuesday, remaining undefeated on the season.
Laker tennis defeats Coopersville
The Spring Lake girls tennis team took on O-K Blue conference foe Coopersville Tuesday, winning 5-3.
Winning their matches for the Lakers were No. 1 singles player Jensen Hussey, 6-4, 6-2; No. 4 singles player Morgan Whitaker 7-6 (5), 6-1; No. 1 doubles pair of Adeline Sherman and Rachel Oostinde 6-4, 6-2; No. 2 doubles pair Erin Burke and Zoe Walters 6-2, 6-2; and the No. 4 doubles pair of Abbi Perkins and Mahli Braak 6-1, 6-3.