Sports briefs for May 16

BASEBALL

In their second game, the Wildcats defeated McBain 8-3. John Danley pitched for five innings, striking out five, walked two and allowing two earned runs. Matt Mishler had two hits, scored two runs, stole two bases and had an RBI. McKinstry also had a hit and RBI. Alex Bengry had a hit and RBI.

Evart is 8-10-1 entering action this week.

  • Evart rallied from a 7-1 deficit to beat host McBain in the opening game of a doubleheader May 8.

The second game ended in a 9-9 tie.

Everyone in the Wildcat lineup got a hit, including John Danley with two singles. Tyler Wirth had three RBIs while Preston Boyd and Jarek VanOrder had two apiece.

In the second game, Evart trailed McBain 7-7 going into the top of the sixth. Evart scored twice to tie the game. McKinstry had two hits and Boyd added three RBIs.

  • Pine River’s baseball team swept Lake City 10-0 and 14-8 in home Highland Conference action on Friday, improving the Bucks’ record to 12-8-1 overall and 6-2 in the Highland.

Lincoln Erickson was the winning pitcher for the Bucks in the first game, allowing one hit and three walks while compiling 10 strikeouts. Skyler Nelson and Devin Ruppert had two hits and two RBIs apiece. Erickson added two hits while Garrett Long had a single and two RBIs.

Nelson was the winning pitcher in the second game, allowing three hits and fanning six batters in 4.1 innings. Derrick Waldfogel was 2-for-4 with a triple and an RBI. Long had two hits with a double and two RBIs. Ruppert added a hit and two RBIs while Brandon Hoaglund had a hit and three RBIs. Tyler Lewis added a triple and RBI. Garrett Traynor had a double and RBI.

SOFTBALL

  • Evart’s softball team lost to McBain 8-7 and 13-3 in Highland Conference action on May 8. Magdalen Hyde had two hits while Chelsea Bengry had two hits including a double and an RBI. Katelyn Whitman and Dani Gray had two RBIs each.

In the second game, Evart had five hits with a single and RBI by Gray and Hyde. Bengry added a double while Dayna Casey and Nicole Bullock had singles.

  • Evart was 2-1 Saturday at Buckley. Evart beat Buckley 7-4 and Traverse City Christian 11-1 and lost to McBain 12-6. Chelsea Bengry handled most of the pitching for Evart and was also the leading hitter with a triple and a couple of doubles during the tournament.
  •  Pine River was home on Friday and took two wins over Lake City in Highland Conference action. Jamie Justin allowed two hits and no walks while fanning eight batters. She also had two hits. Kassy Nelson added two hits and Cayman Gatt had one hit.

Pine River also won the second game 16-2 in six innings. Justin pitched a no-hitter. Alexis Stokely went three innings and gave up two hits.

Gatt had three hits and four RBIs. Eight other Bucks had a hit.

Pine River entered this week 17-8 overall and 6-0 in the Highland Conference.

LITTLE LEAGUE BASEBALL

  • LeBaron Financial Group defeated PT Plus of Big Rapids 14-1 at BR’s Rotary Field in Little League action last Thursday.

“It was a real close game until the fifth,” said LeBaron coach Tom Strach.

Pitchers were Nathan Worrall, Hunter Morrison and Jeffrey Phenix. Adam Strach had two hits. Kent Beemer had two hits and had a strong day on the bases.

LeBaron is 2-0.

  • The Reed City Redi-Mix team lost 14-4 to Evart last Thursday and is 2-3.

“Evart hit the ball really well,” Redi-Mix coach Aaron Sims said.

TRACK

  • The Evart boys and girls track and field teams took the top spot at the Central Montcalm Invitational over the weekend.

The Wildcats girls won the Hornet Division with 169.5 points, just two points ahead of second-place Saranac, which tallied 167.5 points. The Evart boys took first with 185 points to win its division.

The Evart girls team was paced by Katelyne VanMourik, who won both the 400 dash (1:04.3) and the long jump (14-11.25). Jessica Tea-Hui captured the high jump (5-2), Kirstin Parson the shot put (31-7.25) and Alexis Pylman the pole vault (9-6).

The Evart boys team had five individual firsts, including Alex Newton in the 100 dash (11.83). Also taking the top spot for the Wildcats were David Zinger in the 3,200 run (9:40), Max Hodges in the 1,600 run (4:31), Nathan Struble in the high jump (5-8) and Ricky Miller in the pole vault (12-6).

Evart girls finishers:1. 400 dash - Katelyne VanMourik 1:04.3; High jump - Jessica Tea-Hui 5-2, 3. Alexis Pylman 4-6; Long jump - Katelyne VanMourik 14-11.25; Shot put - Kirstin Parsons 31-7.25, 2. Kaitlyn Parsons 28-6.5, Pole vault - Alexis Pylman 9-6; 2. 3200 relay (Grace Hamilton, Bridget Moore, Kristin Kullman, Taylor McLachlan) 11:28; 100 hurdles - Tabitha Turley 18.38; 800 relay (Jesse Lang, Alex Newton, Brady Hasse, Antonio Militello) 1:37.4; 400 relay (Cynthia Brown, Katelyne VanMourik, Jessica Tea-Hui, Tabitha Turley) 54.6; 200 dash - Jessica Tea-Hui 28.64; 3. 100 dash - Tabitha Turley 14.12; 800 relay (Cynthia Brown, Alexis Pylman, Raigan Clark, Kristin Kullman) 2:05.9; 1600 relay (Felicia Riskovich, Raigan Clark, Amanda Farrell, Shannon Riggleman) 5:05.46

Evart boys finishers: 1. 400 dash - Katelyn VanMorick 1:04.3; High jump - Jessica Tea-Hui 5-2, 3. Alexis Pylman 4-6; Long jump - Katelyn VanMorick 14-11.25; Shot put - Kirstin Parsons 31-7.25, 2. Kaitlyn Parsons 28-6.5, Pole vault - Alexis Pylman 9-6; 2. 3200 relay (Grace Hamilton, Bridget Moore, Kristin Kullman, Taylor McLachlan) 11:28; 100 hurdles - Tabitha Turley 18.38; 800 relay (Jesse Lang, Alex Newton, Brady Hasse, Antonio Militello) 1:37.4; 400 relay (Cynthia Brown, Katelyn VanMorick, Jessica Tea-Hui, Tabitha Turley) 54.6; 200 dash - Jessica Tea-Hui 28.64; 3. 100 dash - Tabitha Turley 14.12; 800 relay (Cynthia Brown, Alexis Pylman, Raigan Clark, Kristin Kullman) 2:05.9; 1600 relay (Felicia Riskovich, Raigan Clark, Amanda Farrell, Shannon Riggleman) 5:05.46

n The Pine River girls were sixth out of 14 teams on Friday at the Manton Rangers girls track and field invitational. Michelle Kelsey was third in the high jump at 4-8. Mariah Holmes won the pole vault at 9-0 and Valerie Holmes was fourth and Cheyanna Rizor fifth at 8-0 and 7-6.

The 400-meter relay team of Mariah Homes, Sheena Vokes, Jasmine Blackrick and Michelle Kelsey were second in 54.6 seconds. Michelle Kelsey was fourth in 28.28 seconds in the 200-meter dash. Rizor was fourth in the 3,200-meter run in 13:09.58. The 1,600-meter relay team of Jasmine Blackrick, Michelle Kelsey, Erin Koetje and Devyn Powell was fourth in 4:26.19.