1:17 AM PDT, May 9, 2012
SAULT STE. MARIE — Petoskey’s win streak came to an end.
Then, the Northmen started another.
Hunter Stinger had two hits and drove in two runs to back the three-hit pitching of Jordon Smith as the Northmen defeated Sault Ste. Marie, 8-2, in game two of a non-league doubleheader on Tuesday.
The Northmen saw their 10-game win streak come to an end with a 12-2 loss in the opener.
Petoskey, 13-3, goes to West Branch Ogemaw Heights for a Big North Conference doubleheader on Thursday, May, 10.
The Northmen will return to Sault Ste. Marie for a Division II district tournament on Saturday, June 2. They will face the Blue Devils in their tournament opener.
“Lineup-wise, it was a good opportunity to get a look at what they had one through nine,” Petoskey coach Shawn Racignol said of Tuesday’s games. “We were not ready to play today in game one. Pretty disappointed with our effort. The tempo was much better in game two.
“I’m hoping we can build on this use it as a learning experience, and it’ll make us better.”
Smith struck out nine for the win in the nightcap. He allowed just one hit through five innings. The Blue Devils scored both of their runs in the bottom of the sixth (final) inning.
Dillon Kelley doubled for the Northmen, while Nick Strobel, Mitch Smielewski, Smith and Nate McGann each singled. Smielewski finished with two RBI, while Joe Robbins, David Waterson and Smith added one apiece.
In the opener, Sault Ste. Marie sent 11 batters to the plate and took advantage of three walks and three Petoskey errors during a seven-run second inning that left Petoskey in an 8-1 hole.
Cole Paul allowed nine runs (three earned) on eight hits while walking five and striking out three over three innings in taking the loss. Pat Antonides pitched in relief. He allowed three runs on two hits, while walking two and striking out four.
The Northmen finished with four hits, including doubles by Danny Clancy, Stinger and Smielewski. Paul added a single. Robbins picked up an RBI.
T.C. St. Francis 1-9, Boyne City 0-5
BOYNE CITY — The Gladiators swept a Lake Michigan Conference doubleheader from the Ramblers on Tuesday, spoiling a solid pitching performance by Boyne’s Elliott Hausler.
Hausler allowed four hits and struck out four. The Gladiators’ run was unearned. Waylon Henning had the lone hit for Boyne.
In game two, Hausler, Zeek Beek and Jordan Fair had the hits for Boyne.
Cody Elzinga surrendered 10 hits, struck out two and walked three in taking the loss. Just four of St. Francis’ nine runs were earned.
“We had some good pitching from both Elliott and Cody,” Boyne coach Todd Shumaker said. “We just made too many errors behind them.”
Boyne City is 3-12.
Charlevoix 9-6, Elk Rapids 2-5
CHARLEVOIX —Nate Moon singled home the winning run in the bottom of the sixth inning Tuesday as Charlevoix completed a Lake Michigan Conference sweep of the Elks.
Moon, who finished with four hits, singled in Will Telgenhoff — who singled and moved to second on Isaac Klooster’s bunt — with the winning run as Charlevoix improved to 6-9 overall, 5-5 league.
Tommy Zipp and Shane Sutherland each had two hits and and RBI for the Rayders. Andrew Potter struck out two, walked two and allowed seven hits for the victory.
Charlevoix scored five runs in the third inning to blow open game one.
Coby Herriman struck out 10, walked four and surrendered four hits for the victory. He improved to 5-1 on the season.
Potter, Morgan Stewart and Luke Klinger had two hits apiece, Sutherland added a two-run single, and Herriman and Noah Certa added a hit apiece. Stewart and Klinger had two RBI each.
Harbor Light 18-18, Ellsworth 0-0
ELLSWORTH — Jake Ellis tossed a one-hitter in the opener and finished with four hits — three for extra bases — in the nightcap as the Swordsmen rolled to a Northern Lakes Conference sweep Tuesday, improving to 7-7 overall, 6-0 league.
Ellis struck out six and walked three in game one. He led the Swordsmen at the plate with two doubles.
Also for Harbor Light, David Thompson singled and doubled, Daniel Klevorn and Anthony Duran had two hits apiece, Mark Duran doubled, and Skylar Morgan singled.
Klevorn struck out eight, walked one and gave up just one hit for the win in game two.
Ellis had two doubles and a triple among his four hits, while Klevorn had had three hits including a double, Stephen Thompson doubled twice, Anthony Duran and Jake Lovitt each doubled, and Jeff Thompson singled for the Swordsmen.
Pellston 7-16, Alanson 3-0
ALANSON — Andy Hamlin had six hits and drove in eight runs, and Dale Stark picked up both wins Tuesday as Pellston swept the Vikings in a non-league doubleheader, improving to 13-9.
Hamlin had two hits and drove in two runs to lead the Hornets in game one, while Jake Friedenstab had two hits and an RBI, Zak Kruskie tripled, and Alex Readmond, Nick Nathan, Nick Kasubowski and Ronnie Schlosser each singled.
Stark started and went four innings. Friedenstab went the final two innings in relief. They combined on a five-hitter with nine strikeouts.
Austin Halliday struck out six in taking the loss. Halliday, Brandyn Oliver, Jake Phillips, Kody Wicker and Brett Williams each singled for Alanson.
Stark and Jared Reimann combined on a one-hitter in the nightcap, while Hamlin finished with four hits and drove in six runs.
“We played well defensively in the second game,” Pellston coach Randy Bricker said. “Andy Hamlin, offensively and defensively, was the man, with a six hits and some really good plays in the field.”
Freidenstab and Readmond added two hits each, while Kruskie, Kasubowski, Nathan, Stark, Reimann, Schloesser and Austin Wright added a hit apiece.
Taylor Tanner had the Vikings’ lone hit. Alanson is 7-9.
Forest Area 17-12, Boyne Falls 9-2
FIFE LAKE — The Warriors swept a non-league doubleheader from the Loggers on Tuesday.
Forrest Williams had two doubles and Truman Crego and William Miller each singled for the Loggers in game one.
Andrew Stevens allowed nine hits and struck out three in taking the loss. Marcus Matelski pitched an inning of relief.
Williams and Matelski each doubled in the nightcap for Boyne Falls, while Josh Berreth and Andrew Campbell each singled.
Williams allowed three hits and struck out three in taking the loss. Matelski struck out three in relief.
Petoskey 12-5, Sault Ste. Marie 2-4
PETOSKEY — Aiden Holiday had three hits and drove in five runs in the opener, and Jared Byers hit a walk-off sacrifice fly in the nightcap as the Northmen posted a sweep on Tuesday, improving to 7-1.
Cam Plath struck out four and allowed four hits for the win in game one.
Luke Schrage drove in two runs for the Northmen, while Blake Coston and Pat Tuck each singled.
Byers struck out 11 for the win in game two. His sacrifice fly brought home Nick Mesnard with the winning run.
Craig Clark and Mesnard had two hits apiece, and Jordan Swiss had a pair of RBI for the Northmen.
Charlevoix 3-7, Elk Rapids 2-4
CHARLEVOIX — KeNen Borths tossed a one-hitter and Justin Pearl had two doubles in the opener Tuesday as Charlevoix posted its first sweep of the season.
Borths struck out 10 and walked four for the win in game one.
Starter Adam Michaud struck out four over three innings for the win in game two. Pearl pitched in relief to earn the save.
Borths doubled, and Jon Frieberg and Jared Cole each had an RBI singles for the Rayders.