Gehlen, RSM, K-P baseball teams compete at Spalding Tournament

Tuesday, June 21, 2022
(Photo By Charlie Hildebrand) Gehlen Catholicís Dylan Lehmann makes a throw to first base during the Spalding Tournament. He had a single and RBI in the teamís game Friday and reached five times and scored three times in Saturdayís contest.

GRANVILLE ó Vosburg Field hosted the Spalding Tournament on Friday and Saturday as the Gehlen Catholic baseball team served as host for the event. Kingsley-Pierson and Class 1A No. 1 ranked Remsen St. Maryís also competed at the tourney.

Panthers rally past Jays

The Jays came up short in their game Friday, a 7-4 loss to Kingsley-Pierson. The Jays led 4-0 through four innings before the Panthers rallied for two runs in the fifth and five in the sixth to come away with the win.

Keaton Logan and David Begnoche led the Jays with two hits apiece. Begnoche and Dylan Lehmann drove in runs for the team.

Damon Schmid homered for the Panthers to cut into the deficit as he ended with a team-high 3 RBI game. The team followed with five runs in the next inning as Conner Beelner, Malakie Christophersen, Beau Bubke, Emerson Pratt and Schmid drove in runs.

The Panthers got four of the runs against starter Zayne Weiland who lasted five complete innings. Carter Kellen took the loss as he gave up the final three runs in an inning of relief.

Evan Neumann shook off the four runs he allowed in the second inning to pitch a complete game win. He ended with eight strikeouts.

(Photo By Charlie Hildebrand) Kingsley-Piersonís Evan Neumann pitches the ball in Fridayís win over Gehlen Catholic. He ended with eight strikeouts in a complete game victory.

Hawks shut out Unity

The RSM baseball team won 11-0 in five innings in their game Friday against Unity Christian.

Brenden Fisch led the Hawks with a 3 RBI game at the plate. He reached on a pair of singles and a hit-by-pitch. Carter Schorg and Collin Homan added two hits apiece along with a walk for the game. Schorg reached on a pair of doubles. Homan had a single and double in the game and drove in a pair.

(Photo By Charlie Hildebrand) Brenden Fisch of Remsen St. Maryís rounds third base past Head Coach Dean Harpenau in Fridayís win over Unity Christian. He led the team with 3 RBI in the game as he reached on a pair of singles and a hit-by-pitch.

Alex Schroeder had a 2 RBI game while Schorg, Cael Ortmann and Hunter Pick each drove in a run.

The Hawks scored runs against all three pitchers they faced. Five runs scored in three innings against starter Graden Van Essen. The Hawks added four against Jacob Van Donge and two against Brady Boogerd.

Ortmann pitched the complete game win for the Hawks. He struck out eight while holding the Knights to three hits.

RSM beats West Lyon

The Hawks earned a 12-2 win in the full seven innings in a semifinal game. RSM led 3-2 through three innings before adding runs in each of their final four turns at the plate.

Cael Ortmann went 3-for-5 at the plate with a single, double and triple. He drove in a run. Carter Schorg, Alex Schroeder and Collin Homan ended with two hits apiece. Schorg had a 3 RBI game with a single, double and two walks. Schroeder and Homan joined Jaxon Bunkers with 2 RBI games.

The team scored five of their runs against starter Evan Faber who lasted 3 1/3 innings. RSM added four runs against Garren Meendering in his 1 1/3 inning stint and three runs against Marcus Van Beek in his 2 1/3 innings thrown.

Tate Hawf and Kael Blauwet drove in the runs for the Wildcats in the loss. Both runs scored against Jaxon Bunkers who pitched five innings before reaching his pitch limit. He struck out five. Ryan Willman pitched two innings of relief. He gave up two walks and a hit, but no runs came home under his watch as he finished with one strikeout.

Panthers beat BH/RV

Kingsley-Pierson won 11-1 over Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley in a six inning game in the semifinals of the tournament.

K-P had 10 hits from nine different batters. Evan Neumann had the only multi-hit game with a pair of singles as he drove in a run. Brandon Kron and Beau Goodwin each drove in a run while Boston Doeschot finished with a 2 RBI game.

Of the 11 runs the Panthers scored, just four were earned. Starter Jackson Harman gave up six runs, two of which were earned, in three innings while taking the loss. Colby Den Hartog gave up two unearned runs and Christian Buyert allowed three runs, two of which were earned. They each threw an inning.

The Nighthawks managed just one hit in the game, a single from Noah Leusink. The team did reach on two walks and five hit-by-pitches which allowed their only run to score from Ryan Strait.

Conner Beelner pitched four innings and earned the win as he struck out 11. He gave up one walk and hit a batter. Easton Nissen gave up the lone run on a hit, walk and four hit batters. He struck out four in 1 2/3 innings. Damon Schmid struck out the only batter he faced.

Jays top West Lyon

In a consolation game, the Gehlen baseball team got back in the win column with a dominant 14-1 win over West Lyon. The Jays led 5-1 after an inning and added a run in the second, another in the third and seven in the fourth to cap off their scoring.

Keaton Logan led the team with a 4 RBI game at the plate. He reached on a single and double in the contest.

David Begnoche had the other multi-hit game with two singles. He joined Jaxten Kramer with 2 RBI games.

Gehlen scored runs against all five pitchers they faced including five against starter Tyler Kock who took the loss over recording just two outs.

Connor Kraft earned the win as he went three innings and struck out eight. He gave up just one run on two hits as Zac Severs reached on a single and scored on a triple from Dawson Ripperda.

Brandon Gengler struck out three in an inning of relief while Begnoche added a strikeout in one inning on the mound.

Gehlenís record moved to 12-8 at the end of the tournament.

RSM wins title over K-P

The championship game was played between Remsen St. Maryís and Kingsley-Pierson. The Hawks came away with a 6-2 victory.

RSM jumped out to a 5-0 lead after five innings, scoring two in the first, two in the fourth and one in the fifth. Alex Schroeder dropped down a squeeze bunt which scored the first two runs of the game. Another sacrifice bunt from Jaxon Bunkers made it 3-0 and Cael Ortmann extended the game to a 4-0 score on back-to-back batters in the fourth. Bunkers added an RBI ground out to make it 5-0 in the fifth.

The Panthers scored in the sixth on a passed ball with a similar play in the bottom of the inning allowing the Hawks to push the lead back to five.

The last chance for the Panthers in the seventh saw the team score a run on a single off the bat of Damon Schmid, but that was all the team could manage.

Carter Schorg earned the win as he ended just one out shy of a complete game win as he reached his pitch count limit for the day in the seventh inning. He gave up two runs, one of which was earned, on four hits and five walks. He finished with five strikeouts. Collin Homan recorded the final out of the game for the Hawks.

The Panthers threw three different pitchers on the hill. Boston Doeschot took the loss with four runs given up on five hits and four walks in 3 2/3 innings. He struck out a pair. Beau Bubke threw 1 1/3 innings and Tyler Koch added an inning of relief as they each gave up one run.

RSM improved their season record to 23-0 by the end of the tournament. Kingsley-Piersonís record stood at 16-4.

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