2018-05-10 / Sports

Martians swept by Lake Fenton in baseball

Goodrich’s Joe Toporek, shown here at the plate on April 27, took the mound last Wednesday and pitched a complete game. 
Photo by Brandon Pope Goodrich’s Joe Toporek, shown here at the plate on April 27, took the mound last Wednesday and pitched a complete game. Photo by Brandon Pope GOODRICH – The Goodrich baseball team was broomed 5-1, 4-3 by Lake Fenton Monday.

“Despite having nine hits, we could only manage to score one run (in Game One),” said Goodrich coach Bob Foreback. “We stranded nine runners and could not get a big hit when we needed it…We also committed three errors while Lake Fenton played a clean game.”

Game Two was more of the same, with Goodrich stranding seven baserunners.

“We only had three hits in game two and couldn’t take advantage of the nine walks Lake Fenton gave us,” continued Foreback. “It’s very difficult to win when you walk nine batters, but Lake Fenton found a way.”

The Martians defeated Lake Fenton 6-1 on Friday in the Greater Flint Invitational at Whaley Park in Flint.

Goodrich took advantage of three hits from Josh Belanger, two hits from Kyle Mouch and three Lake Fenton errors to secure the victory. Ethan Young earned the win on the mound, and the Goodrich defense did not commit any errors. The Martians will advance to the Greater Flint Championship on Memorial Day.

Last Wednesday, the Martians beat Holly 4-2. Joe Toporek pitched all seven innings. The nightcap of the doubleheader was cancelled due to weather.

Goodrich is now in second place in the GAC at 4-2, trailing only Corunna at 6-0. — J.O

GRAND BLANC: The Bobcats cruised past Wayne Memorial 13-3 on Monday.

Grand Blanc scored four in the first, three in the second, one in the third, four in the fourth and one in the fifth. Wayne Memorial scored its only three runs in the fifth.

Grand Blanc had five pitchers combine for the win. Keegan Titmuss fanned three and gave up two hits over two innings. Ethan Asperberger struck out two and gave up one hit in one innings. Logan Bailes threw one inning, striking out one and allowing one hit and one walk. Kaleb Kemper threw 0.2 innings to strike out two. Blake Olah struck out one.

Olah was 2-for-3 with a RBI and three runs. Zach Wurtz was also 2-for- 3 with three RBI and a run. Noah Austerman had two hits and a RBI, Drew Kranz was 2-for-2 with a pair of RBI and a run and Sean Seaton, Dan Heidenreich and Toby McLean had one hit each.

On Friday, Grand Blanc fell to Novi 7-6. Novi scored one in the first, one in the second, two in the third and three in the fifth. The Bobcats drove in five in the fifth and one in the seventh. Kranz tossed 4.2 innings to strike out eight and allowed six hits, seven runs and five walks. Kemper threw 1.1 innings and struck out one.

Olah was 2-for-4 with three RBI and a run, Heidenreich was 2-of-3 with a run and McLean had a hit, a RBI and two runs.

Grand Blanc, 6-15, hosts Waterford Our Lady of the Lakes tomorrow. – K.R.

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