Evart baseball team splits with Reed City, Charlevoix

EVART — Evart’s baseball team split with Charlevoix on Saturday, winning the first game 13-7, and losing the second 16-4.

Billy Conklin was the winning pitcher in the first game. He had a double and single. Chris Imhoff added two hits and a RBI, Josh Dorn had a double, single and two RBIs, Karsten Allen added a single and a RBI while Cody Pritchard, Layne Nadig and Andrew Bengry had singles. Bengry added a RBI.

In the second game, Trevin Ladd was the losing pitcher. Robbie Tapling had a single and a RBI, Imhoff had a single, double and RBI and Josh Dorn had a double and RBI. Allen also had a single.

“The second game, we just ran out of pitchers,” Evart coach Josh Johnson said. “It was one of those days I felt I’d run everyone out and see what we’ve got.

“I’m really happy the way we’re hitting the ball right now,” Johnson said. “Especially the first game, we played good defense. The second game, it’s an ugly score.”

Evart 3-6, Reed City 2-8 (baseball)

Second baseman Robbie Tapling made a diving catch with the tying run at third base the bottom of the seventh to preserve a 3-2 win for Evart in the first game of a nonleague doubleheader on Tuesday.

Reed City had Gabe Miller on third base when Cameron Austin’s two-out line drive was caught by Tapling.

Evart’s Andrew Bengry came in early in the game to pitch with the bases loaded and no outs. He retired the side and shut out the Coyotes the rest of the game.

The Coyotes won the five-inning second game 8-6.

Trevin Ladd was the losing pitcher.

Josh Dorn, Chris Imhoff and Tapling were Evart’s leading hitters throughout the doubleheader.

“I’m pretty happy with the way we battled,” Johnson said. “We’re not doing things to hurt ourselves. That’s exciting right there.”