JV baseball stays hot, improves to 6-0 with 13-2 and 11-5 wins over Cedar Springs

JV baseball stays hot, improves to 6-0 with 13-2 and 11-5 wins over Cedar Springs

Sam Tuori, Sports Reporter

Thanks to scoring a combined 25 runs and 14 hits in the 2 games, the JV baseball team was able to sweep Monday night’s doubleheader at Cedar Springs.

Game one saw the Rangers send freshman Joey Seurynck to the mound, and much like his first start of the year, he was outstanding. Joey pitched 4 innings, allowing just one hit, walking just 2 Cedar Springs batters and striking out 4. Once again, he was able to pour in first-pitch strikes to nearly 75% of the batters he faced, which is huge to be able to get ahead of the Red Hawks’ batters.

The Rangers’ offense gave Joey all the run support he needed and then some. In the top of the first, the first three hitters in the order, sophomores Aidan O’Meara, Maguire Mahacek, and Nathan Sigg, all singled and later came around to score. In the top of the third inning, the Rangers were able to bat around the entire order and score 8 runs, thanks in large part to drawing 6 walks. Sophomore Isaac Gurley had a base hit and drove in a pair of runs, and fellow sophomore Sam Cooper also had a base hit and drove in a run.

With a 13-0 lead heading into the bottom of the fifth inning, the Rangers sent sophomore southpaw Carson Mocherman to the mound trying to end the game early with a mercy rule victory. Carson was wild, walking three, throwing a wild pitch, and allowing two runs, but he was able to strike out one batter and seal the mercy rule victory for the Rangers, 13-2.

In the second game, sophomore Maguire Mahacek was on the mound for the Rangers. Maguire had a very solid outing, throwing 4 innings and only allowing 2 hits. He also walked 3 batters, allowed 4 runs, and struck out 2.

The Rangers only scored in three innings but scored at least 3 runs in them. After striking for 3 runs in the second inning, the Ranger bats fell silent for a few innings. After Cedar Springs was able to take a 4-3 lead, the Rangers scored 5 in the top of the fifth inning. Thanks in large part to 3 straight doubles to start the inning by sophomores Logan Vanlente and Sean Macleod, and Joey, the Rangers were able to take the lead for good at 8-4. Aidan and sophomore Evan Van Artsen led the offensive charge, both collected 3 hits and drove in 2 runs.

Sean came in in the fifth inning and shut down the Red Hawks’ bats. He allowed just one hit, one run, and struck out three batters to help shut the door on an 11-5 FHC victory.

With the win, the Rangers improve to 6-0 and will be back in action Wednesday at home, when they look for their second straight conference series sweep.