Friday Highlights: Lahser Baseball Splits Doubleheader Against Avondale
Strong pitching helps Knights almost sweep doubleheader; Andover baseball wins on senior night over Lathrup; Seaholm baseball falls to Walled Lake Central.
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AVONDALE over Lahser 4-3
Lahser over AVONDALE, 6-2
Bloomfield Hills Lahser almost pulled off a sweep of Avondale on Friday in a doubleheader.
The Knights gave up a run in the bottom half of the seventh in the first game to fall 4-3, but came back in the second game and won 6-2 behind a three-hitter by starting pitcher Neal Krentz.
In Game One, Jack Schaffer hit a single to centerfield that scored Charlie Dauch from third base to put Lahser up 1-0. It was Schaffer’s first game at the varsity level for the Knights.
The Yellow Jackets came back in the third inning to tie it at 1-1 and added two runs in the fifth inning.
Lahser rallied in the sixth with two runs on four hits, but in the seventh, with a runner on second base, Matt Andrus hit a RBI single to give his team a walk-off win.
Jonathan Watkins took the tough loss after going six-plus innings and only giving up six hits and two walks.
Krentz picked up where Watkins left off on the mound in game two. He tossed a three hitter while striking out nine. Neither of Avondale’s runs were earned.
The Knights jumped out to a 2-0 lead with a two run double from Jack Wyman. The Yellow Jackets responded with two runs in the third.
Lahser put the game out of reach with a three run fifth inning and added an insurance run in the sixth. In game two, the Knights finished with 12 hits.
ANDOVER over Southfield Lathrup, 11-3
Andover celebrated senior night with an 11-3 win over Southfield Lathrup on Friday night.
The Barons were behind early after giving up a pair of runs in the third. They quickly came back with four in the bottom half of the inning. Southfield walked six batters in the inning and Harry Singer hit an RBI single.
Alec Mares singled to centerfield in the fourth and scored on a wild pitch. Tim Zobl came up to bat later in the inning and made it 8-2 with an RBI single deep to right field.
Southfield Lathrup scored one in the fifth, but a double play got the Barons out of the inning. Emerson Misch, Ryan Kavanagh, Zobl and Zach Wolfe brought four more runs home in the fifth inning.
Zach Wolfe started for the Barons and went two and two thirds innings, striking out four. Harry Singer and Perry Klemanski both saw time on the mound in relief and kept their team in control.
Next up for Andover, is a game at Comerica Park against Lahser on Wednesday at 1 p.m. and then the regular season finale against Troy on Friday in a doubleheader.
Walled Lake Central over SEAHOLM, 7-6
Three runs in the bottom of the seventh weren’t enough to erase Walled Lake Central’s 7-3 lead on Friday.
The Birmingham Seaholm Maples went up 1-0 in the first inning, but gave up four runs in the third to fall behind.
Ben Rouff was the winning pitcher for Walled Lake. He gave up six earned runs on a 11 hits and a walk.
Spencer Eick was 3-for-4 for Seaholm. Max Cormier was 3-for-4 with a double and Alex Breeden was 2-for-3 with a double.
Athens over ROCHESTER, 5-1, 9-0
That’s a wrap for the Oakland Activities Association White division.
Troy Athens swept a doubleheader on Wednesday at Rochester 5-1 and 9-0 to give the school its first division title since 1976.
If the Falcons had won both games, the teams would have been co-league champions, but Athens wanted the title all to itself.
“The girls were really pumped,” Red Hawks coach Dave Marr said. “There were smiles all around.”
As she’s done all season, Haley Zemmer pitched dominate complete games in both wins. She struck out 14 batters in the first game and 10 in the second. She gave up only five hits on the day combined.
The Falcons didn’t have a lot of scoring opportunities against the sophomore. They loaded the bases in the second inning of the first game and only had one runner reach third base in the second game, but that was it.
“She was on her game,” Marr said. “She had them (the Falcons’ hitters) off-balance the entire time.”
Melissa Palmer had three hits and four runs in the first game. Sarah Watson knocked in three of Athens’ five runs. In the second game, Palmer added two more hits and runs. Watson had another RBI.
“Palmer also had a couple of walks,” Marr said. “And Watson was key for us. She put the ball in play every at-bat.”
LAKE ORION over Troy 3-1
Troy over LAKE ORION, 11-5
Lake Orion and Troy (20-6) split a doubleheader on Wednesday.
The Dragons won the first game in a pitchers duel 3-1. The Colts pitcher Katy Karjenta was the “tough luck” loser in the game according to her coach Tom Calnen. Karjenta gave up three runs, but only one was earned. She only allowed five hits and didn’t walk a batter.
Rachel Dalland had two hits for Lake Orion with an RBI.
In the second game, Troy’s bats came alive to score an 11-5 win. Kristin Schetler was 2-for-4, Ashley Messina was 2-for-5 with three RBIs and Allie Cianciolo was 2-for-5 with an RBI.
Jesse Pappas broke game open with a pitch hit double that scored two runs.
Berkley over HAZEL PARK, 14-0 (five innings)
Berkley High School's baseball team continued its dominance over Oakland Activities Association Gold opponents with a 14-0 win over Hazel Park in five innings on Wednesday.
Brad Burke struck out 10 batters over five innings for the Bears. He allowed only one hit on the afternoon.
Brad Burke was 2-for-2 with two RBIs and two walks and Jacob Baker was 2-for-4 with three RBIs.
Berkley is now 11-0 in the OAA Gold and 17-6 overall. The Bears have locked up the Gold conference champions with one game left to play in the division.
This weekend the Bear's travel to Holland for the Joe Hooker Memorial tournament hosted by Holland Christian High School.
ANDOVER over Athens, 2-1, 14-0 (five innings)
The Bloomfield Hills Andover varsity baseball team swept a doubleheader on Wednesday over Troy Athens 2-1 and 14-0 in five innings.
Gabe Berman locked down the first game for the Barons on the mound. He struck out four batters and picked up the win with the help of some solid defense behind him. Berman also had the key hit in the first game.
Marlin Pruitt and Emerson Misch scored on a single by Berman in the third innings.
The Red Hawks scored a run on three singles in the seventh inning, but it wasn’t enough.
In the second game, Pruitt pitched four scoreless innings and struck out four batters.
Alec Mare's single in the first plated two runs and Andover added seven more runs in the third. Danny Harwood and Tim Zobl both knocked in a pair of runs in the inning.
Andover's record is now 24-4-1. The Barons take on Southfield Lathrup in their last home game and Senior Night this Friday.
FARMINGTON over Seaholm, 4-2
Seaholm over FARMINGTON, 9-6
Seahom and Farmington split a doubleheader on Wednesday night.
In the first game, the Falcons won 4-2 behind a strong pitching performance from Connor Mohr. Mohr pitched a complete game and only allowed one earned run on four hits. He was also 2-for-2 with a homerun.
Steven Palmeri was 2-for-2 with a pair of RBIs for the Maples.
Seaholm evened the score in the second game with a 9-6 win. A big five-run sixth inning for the Maples broke a 4-4 tie. Their 14 hits helped make up for four fielding errors.
Michael Doney was 4-for-5 and Tommy Scheidt was 3-for-4. Mohr had another strong game for Farmington. He went 2-for-3 with a double and a triple.
BERKLEY over Ferndale, 11-4
Berkley and Ferndale resumed play in a game that was suspended on May 9 on Tuesday.
The Bears were leading 1-0 in the top of the third inning when play was stopped earlier in the month.
Berkley (16-6; 10-0 OAA Gold) didn’t waste much time putting the game out of reach. It scored six runs before the Eagles managed to get out of the third and ended up winning 11-4.
Nick Bauer gave up one unearned run over six innings and struck out six. Ian Kobernick was 2-for-4 with three RBIs. Dugan Fernandez was 2-for-3 with two extra base hits and three RBIs
FERNDALE over Farmington, 2-1
Lexie Brisson-Fast scored twice to give the Ferndale High School girls soccer team a key victory over Oakland Activities Association Blue rival Farmington on Tuesday night.
The Eagles won 2-1 to give it sole possession of the division title in the Blue and an undefeated record in league play at 10-0-2. Overall, Ferndale is 13-2-2.
LAHSER over Berkley, 3-2
On senior night, Bloomfield Hills Lahser overcame an early goal against to go up 3-1 on Berkley, and the Knights held on for a 3-2 win after a late goal by the Bears.
Lahser was proud to honor its seven seniors with a victory. Goals were scored by Maddie Rohr, Suzanne Miller, and Maddie Ferry. Brea Dean had key saves late in the game to seal the victory.
Cranbrook Kingswood over BIRMINGHAM UNITED, 11-10
Cranbrook pulled out a close win over Birmingham United, 11-10, on Tuesday.
Birmingham (11-8) pulled even after being down 6-4 at halftime, but Amanda Schimpke scored the game-winner with 10 seconds left in the game. It was her fifth goal of the night.
Patch Athlete of the Week nominee Kathy Quigley scored four goals for Birmingham and Annie Sevic had two goals.
Maddy Weber had three goals and Ariana Vesper had two for Cranbrook.
ATHENS over Fraser, 12-5
Troy Athens used a big fifth inning to beat Fraser at home 12-5 on Monday night.
“We were down 4-1 early,” Red Hawks coach Dave Marr said. “We battled back to 5-4 and then scored seven runs in the fifth and that gave us the cushion we needed.”
Erica Sissmets was 4-for-4 with a double and RBI. Amanda Mildfelt was 3-for-4 with two RBIs and two extra base hits.
Patch Athlete of the Week nominee Haley Zemmer was 3-for-4 with two RBIs and a double. She also pitched a complete game for the win. Three of the five runs were earned and she struck out 11.
After the win Monday and a strong showing over the weekend at the 34th annual Fred Pieper Softball Tournament in Royal Oak, Athens is 23-5.
The Red Hawks went 4-1 at the tournament Saturday and Sunday tying for fifth place.
“We lost 7-2 in the quarterfinals to Lake Orion on Sunday morning, but the game was a lot closer than the score indicates,” Marr said. “We made some mistakes, we committed two errors that allowed four runs to score.”
Marr’s team bounced back to win in the consolation round 12-2 over Flushing.
“Haley pitched all but one inning over the weekend,” he said. “She really wanted the ball in her hand after losing to Lake Orion, I don’t think I could of held her back.”
Zemmer pitched four no hit innings in the final game before allowing a pair of runs in the fifth.
Athens is 10-2 at tournaments this season.
“It was a good weekend, especially considering the strong competition,” Marr said.
BERKLEY over Livonia Clarenceville, 7-0
Berkley High School’s offense kept finding the net on Monday in a 7-0 win over Livonia Clarenceville.
The Bears (11-0-2) scored five unanswered goals in the first half to put the game out of reach early. Stephanie Miller and Roxanne Segall had two goals apiece. Karsyn Baker, Alissa Roye and Sam Munoz also scored.
Julie Shields and Kristen Rysenga split time in goal to help Berkley pick up its fifth shutout win of the season.
A win Tuesday over Lahser will give the Bears sole possession of first place in the Oakland Activities Association White. They already clinched a share of the division title, but a win or a Royal Oak loss will give them the title outright.
BERKLEY over Southfield, 4-3; Royal Oak over BERKLEY, 13-3
The Berkley High School baseball team split a pair of games Monday at home.
The Bears beat Southfield 4-3 in an OAA Gold game and then lost a night cap to Royal Oak, 13-3.
In the early game, Tony Tenaglia was the winning pitcher, throwing a scoreless inning in relief. Tyler Tollefson was 2-for-3 with an RBI and Nick Bauer was 1-for-2 with an RBI.
In the loss to the Ravens, Ian Kobernick was 2-for-3 with an RBI.
Berkley is 9-0 in OAA Gold and 15-6 overall.
Seaholm over STONEY CREEK, 6-3
Birmingham Seaholm let its bats do the talking in a 6-3 win over Rochester Stoney Creek on Monday night.
The Maples' lineup pounded out 14 hits in the nonleague game. Seaholm was up 5-0 by the time the Cougars were able to answer with one run in the fifth inning and two in the sixth.
Michael Doney was 3-for-4 with two runs, an RBI and a stolen base. Patch Athlete of the Week from last week Spencer Eick was 2-for-2 with two RBIs. Josh Letiman was 3-for-4 with an RBI
Michael Levitsky was the winning pitcher for Seaholm (8-13). He gave up two runs on four hits in five innings. He walked three and struck out one. Steven Palmeri came in the game in the seventh inning to get an out and pick up a save.
For Stoney Creek (16-9), Zak Northrup was 2-for-4 and Dane Hathaway was 2-for-3.
FROM THE WEEKEND
CLARKSTON over Lahser, 2-1 (eight innings)
Clarkston used a suicide squeeze in the bottom of the eighth inning to edge out Lahser 2-1 on Saturday.
The Wolves' leadoff hitter in the inning reach based on a fielding error and would cross home plate after a pair of bunts to end the game.
It spoiled a tremendous performance from the Knights' starting pitcher Neal Krentz, who pitched the entire eight-inning game for his team. He scattered four hits and three walks while striking out five hitters. Both runs were unearned.
Lahser erased an early 1-0 deficit in the fifth inning when Steven Terryn hit a double that scored Conor Wahl.
ANDOVER over Lamphere, 10-0 (six innings), 16-6 (five innings)
Andover potent offense continued to put up runs in a doubleheader against Lamphere on Saturday.
The Barons won the first game 10-0 in six innings and the second game 16-6 in five innings.
In the opener, Harry Singer pitched a complete game for win, striking out three.
Patch Athlete of the Week nominee Emerson Misch put the Barons ahead early with a homerun in the first inning. He also knocked in a run in the second inning with a double.
Andover (21-4-1) won by mercy rule with a four-run sixth inning.
Winston Urwiller was the winning pitcher for the Barons in the second game. He went 5 1/3 innings before Alec Mares and Gabe Berman closed out the game.
Lamphere scored five runs in the fifth inning, but it wasn’t enough to dig themselves out of an early deficit 8-0 deficit.
Andover manufactured three runs in the first and an RBI double from Ryan Kavanagh in the second inning put his team up 5-0. Todd Weiss hit a single in the third to score two more runs and then he scored on a sacrifice fly from Todd Weiss.
BIRMINGHAM UNITED over Troy, 14-2
Birmingham United won 14-2 against Troy High School at Maple Field on Friday night.
Sarah Feiten had six goals and Patch Athlete of the Week nominee Kathy Quigley had five goals and two assists for Birmingham.
Kate Leary was in goal and had six saves. She kept the Colts scoreless in the second half to help her team improve to 11-7.
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