10:56 AM EDT, May 10, 2011
HARBOR SPRINGS -- Eli Schlappi took a page out of Justin Verlander's book on Monday.
In fact, he did the Tiger ace one better.
Schlappi, a senior right-hander, tossed a perfect game as Harbor Springs defeated Harbor Light Christian, 10-0, in the opening game of a non-league high school baseball doubleheader two days after Verlander tossed a no-hitter against the Toronto Blue Jays.
The Rams completed the sweep with a 16-2 victory in the nightcap. Both games were called after five innings because of the 10-run mercy rule.
Schlappi struck out seven in his gem, and just one ball off the Harbor Light bats left the infield.
"It was fun doing the scorebook and seeing all those zeros," said Harbor Springs coach Mark Grosvenor, who added Schlappi received outstanding defensive support from the Ram infield. "He was overpowering and he's been such a nice luxury to have. We have some good arms, but he's been throwing so strong all year and he's thrown a lot of innings."
The Rams, 11-2, led 4-0 in the fourth inning before blowing the game open with a six-run fifth.
Casey Keiswetter doubled and Adam Sydow had two singles to lead the Rams at the plate, while Schlappi doubled, and Scott Morse, John Hansen, Jackson Kopka and John Mathews all singled.
Nathan Cook walked five in taking the loss.
"You have to give Schlappi credit," Harbor Light coach Tom DeKorte said. "He pitched really well and had us in check all night."
Nate VanSloten started for Harbor and earned the win in the nightcap. Ian Walda and Keiswetter pitched in relief.
Sydow finished with four hits including a homer and a double, while Morse had two hits, Keiswetter and Kopka both doubled, Mitch Wallin and Jacob Hickman had two hits apiece, and VanSloten singled.
Daniel Klevorn walked two and struck out one in taking the loss.
Curtis Clark had two hits and Collin Hewitt singled for the Swordsmen, 12-6.
Boyne City 9-4, St. Francis 4-2
TRAVERSE CITY -- Kolbi Shumaker and Caleb Roberts each had three hits including a double in the opener as the Ramblers swept a Lake Michigan Conference doubleheader, improving to 11-3-1 overall, 6-1-1 league.
The Ramblers sent 10 men to the plate in the top of the first inning of game one, jumping to a 6-0 lead.
Shumaker struck out 10, walked two and surrendered four hits in earning the game-one victory.
Gage Burt, Dustin Field and Austin Gardner added a single apiece for the Ramblers, and Travis LaPeer drove in a run with a suicide squeeze bunt.
Roberts struck out six, walked three and allowed seven hits for the victory in game two.
Gardner, a sophomore, broke a 2-2 tie with a one-out two-run single in the sixth inning.
Gardner's single was Boyne's lone hit. The Ramblers took advantage of eight walks and four St. Francis errors.
Pellston 13-12, Bellaire 1-2
PELLSTON -- Andy Hamlin smacked a two-run homer and was the winning pitcher in the opening game as the Hornets swept Bellaire Monday at Pioneer Park, improving to 11-9 overall, 6-4 league.
Hamlin struck out eight, walked four and allowed just two hits in game one.
Blake Wagenschutz who had two hits including a triple to lead the Hornets at the plate, while Jake Freed had a two-run single, Hamlin doubled, and Zak Kruskie, Nick Nathan, Justin Warner and Logan Healy each singled.
Kruskie struck out nine, walked one and scattered four hits for the victory in game two.
"Andy (Hamlin) and Zak (Kruskie) really pitched well for us," Pellston coach Randy Bricker said. "It was the best one-two punch we've had all year."
Hamlin's two-run homer sparked a five-run first, while Kruskie and Nathan had two hits apiece. Wagenschutz added a double, and Christopher Hass, Travis Skiba and Ronnie Schlosser all singled.
JOHANNESBURG -- Mancelona defeated Harbor Light, 10-7, Saturday in the championship game of the Johannesburg-Lewiston Invitational.
Jake Ellis struck out seven, walked five and surrendered 13 hits in taking the loss.
Curtis Clark and Daniel Klevorn both doubled to lead Harbor Light at the plate, while Josh Lounsbury, Collin Hewitt and Ellis added two hits apiece. Trevor Schaar and Caleb Walker each singled for the Swordsmen.
Ellis had three hits including a double as Harbor Light advanced to the championship game with a 6-2 win over the host Cardinals.
Hewitt tripled, Schaar doubled, and Klevorn, Nathan Cook and Lounsbury each singled.
Hewitt struck out eight, walked three and allowed just one hit for the victory. Ellis worked one inning in relief.
Pellston 10-14, Bellaire 2-3
PELLSTON -- Kristi Lewis had four hits including a home run and was the winning pitcher in both games as Pellston swept a Ski Valley Conference softball doubleheader from Bellaire on Monday.
The Hornets took the opener, 10-2, and won the nightcap, 14-3, to improve to 15-3.
Lewis allowed nine hits, walked two and struck out 14 in the two games. Kelly Lewis pitched in relief for Pellston in game one. She allowed one hit and struck out four.
Kelsey Peppler and Tori Rybinski both had four hits for the Hornets, while Shelby Hughey had three hits, and Sam McNitt and Kelly Lewis had two apiece.
The Hornets are 15-3.
Harbor Light 14-14, Harbor Springs 2-5
HARBOR SPRINGS -- Kaila Schutte was the winning pitcher in both games Monday as Harbor Light swept the Rams in a non-league twinbill.
Schutte struck out seven and walked two in tossing a two-hitter in the opener, then walked four and struck out seven in fashioning a three-hitter in the nightcap.
Ashley Dominic singled and doubled to lead Harbor Light at the plate in the opener, while Christine Morgan, Liz Britton and Joselyn Clark added two hits apiece. Emily Lechowicz, Ashley Osborn, Katie Walker and Schutte each singled.
Hailey Cameron singled and Breehe Simpkins had an RBI for the Rams.
Losing pitcher Megan Mathews struck out six and walked three.
Britton, Schutte and Dominic had three hits apiece and Annie Fila added two hits to lead Harbor Light in game two.
Also for the Swordsmen, Morgan had a two-run triple, while Hayley Huffman, Clark and Mariah Lambert each singled. Clark finished with three RBI.
Kay Paige doubled, tripled and drove in three runs for the Rams, while Cameron had a two-run double.
Paige walked 10 and struck out three in taking the loss.
Harbor Light broke a 5-5 tie with a five-run fifth.
"I thought the girls came back in the second game and played very, very tough," Harbor Springs coach Mike Mathews said.
Harbor Light is 14-6, the Rams are 8-9.
Swordsmen win tourney
JOHANNESBURG -- Kaila Schutte and Emily Lechowicz each singled and tripled to lead Harbor Light to a 9-2 victory over Mancelona Saturday in the championship game of the Johannesburg-Lewiston Invitational.
"We played our best game of the season," Harbor Light coach Gregg Garn said. "They really looked good and hit the ball well."
Schutte struck out seven and walked two in tossing a three-hitter for the victory. She also picked up two RBI.
Christine Morgan had a two-run single, Liz Britton added an RBI double, and Mariah Lambert and Annie Fila both singled for the Swordsmen.
Harbor Light opened the tournament with a 10-2 win over the host Cardinals.
Schutte struck out seven and walked five in throwing a two-hitter for the win.
Lechowicz singled, doubled and drove in three runs to lead Harbor Light at the plate, while Morgan had two hits and two RBI.
Also for the Swordsmen, Lambert tripled, Schutte doubled, Joselyn Clark had a two-run single, Ashley Dominic had an RBI single, and Sarah Bellmore singled.
Hornets win tourney
RUDYARD -- Kelsey Peppler led off both games with a home run Saturday, sparking Pellston to the championship in the Rudyard Invitational.
The Hornets opened with a 10-5 win over Rudyard, then topped Kinross Maplewood Baptist, 15-6, in the title game.
Kristi Lewis allowed nine hits and struck out five for the win against Rudyard. Kelly Lewis struck out seven and walked seven for the victory against Maplewood Baptist.
Kristi Lewis had four hits including a home run on the day, while Tori Rybinski also had four hits. Kelly Lewis finished with three hits, while Shelby Hughey added two.
At the plate, the Hornets had four hits each from Tori Rybinski and Kristi Lewis, one one was a homerun, while Kelly Lewis added three and Shelby Hughey had two hits for the games.
Charlevoix 5, Boyne City 2
BOYNE CITY -- The Rayders topped the Ramblers in a Lake Michigan Conference game on Friday.
Kaley Aown allowed eight hits, walked three and struck out two in taking the loss.
Abbi Fair and Katelyn Lutterbach had two hits each, while Ketrin Hocquard singled for Boyne.
East Jordan 18-21, Grayling 2-8
EAST JORDAN -- Rainy McCune had two hits in the opening game, and Miranda Snyder and Stevie Bartig each singled and doubled in game two as the Red Devils improved to 10-2 Monday with a sweep.
Tommie Outman struck out six and allowed just one hit in earning the win in the opener. Kayly Zimmer tripled and Maddie Cesaro singled for the Red Devils.
McCune fanned three for the game-two win. She tripled and doubled, while Alli Sutton tripled and singled, and Sam Burkle and Ellen Brandell each singled.
Charlevoix JV second
KEWADIN -- Justin Erskine shot a team-best 46 to lead Charlevoix to a second-place finish Monday in a seven-team junior varsity nine-hole tournament at A-Ga-Ming.
Co-medalists Michael Dunn and Jake Crawford both shot 41 to lead Kalkaska to first place with a 176 team score.
The Rayders shot 189, while East Jordan shot 215 to place fifth, and Boyne City shot 228 to place seventh.
Other Charlevoix scores: Drew Seymour, 47; Brad Rizzo, 48; Joe Rich, 48; Will Jeakle, 54; Addison Amstuz, 74.
East Jordan scores: Wesley Ricker, 49; Morgan Tinney, 54; Don Halbert, 56; Trista Karlskin, 56; Paige Podskalny, 69; Dillon Sweet, 81.
Boyne City scores: Jalen Adams, 54; Travis Porter, 55; Dillon Rainey, 58; Logan Orbin, 61; Paston Hvey, 68.
Grayling 7, Petoskey JV Gold 1
Singles results: 1-Marissa Koon defeated Andrea Dryden, 6-0, 6-0; 2-Danielle Dami def. Maria Advrus, 6-3, 6-7 (5), 10-8; 3-Rachel Jensen def. Nicole Bellmer, 6-0, 6-0; 4-Millie Bisgaad def. Jaclyn Snider, 6-0, 6-0.
Doubles results: 1-Robson-Wilson def. Yeifi Dong-Anna Yllaska, 6-4, 6-2; 2-Foguth-Turner def. Amber Stahmer-Brandi Schroeder, 6-1, 6-2; 3-Ashley Pettenger-Megan George (P) def. Sloan-Nealson, 6-7 (6), 6-4, 10-8; 4-Putty-Putnam def. Ashlen Muladore-Sydney Foster, 6-3, 7-6 (3).
Petoskey 13, T.C. St. Francis 3
TRAVERSE CITY -- Sam Robbins had four goals while Luke Robbins added three goals and an assist as the Petoskey lacrosse club improved to 8-1 with a victory on Monday.
Petoskey scored eight unanswered goals in the second half.
Greg Tonge had a goal and six assists for Petoskey, Hunter Viles had a goal and an assist, and Ty Wagner, Connor Case, Evan Peters and Caleb Mitchum added a goal apiece. Steve Snider and Tim Scarff each had an assist.
Petoskey goalkeeper Tommy Kidd made 11 saves.
In the JV game, T.C. Central defeated Petoskey, 7-1. Julian Ruemenapp scored the goal for Petoskey.]
Charlevoix 5, Grayling 2
CHARLEVOIX -- Senior Hannah Doan notched her first career hat trick Monday as Charlevoix defeated Grayling, 5-2, in a Lake Michigan Conference girls' soccer match.
The win lifted Charlevoix to 4-3-4 overall, 3-1-2 league.
Doan, a defender, staked the Rayders to a 2-0 halftime lead when she scored on a pair of direct kicks from about 25 yards out. She scored in the second half on a corner kick.
Taylor Smith had a goal and an assist for the Rayders, and Abbey Barnes also scored.
Ciara Summers scored both of Grayling's goals.
Lynzie Gotshall and Bailee Stevens split the game in goal for Charlevoix.
Rayder coach Carol Madison lauded the play of Grace Glenny, Cora Taylor, Katie Kitely and Cristin Cole.
Harbor Springs 3, Boyne City 0
HARBOR SPRINGS -- Freshmen Stephanie Sylvain scored two goals to lead the Rams past Boyne City Monday in a Lake Michigan Conference match.
Emily Ford also scored, while Betsy Simons and Autumn Kihnke each had an assist. Eden Erxleben posted the shutout in goal for Harbor.
"We had strong play from our freshmen, like Sylvain, Denise Gretzinger, Paige Bayliss, Layne Compton and Betsy Simons," Harbor coach Ed Fantozzi said. "It was a good game for them to get some quality minutes."
The Rams improved to 6-3-2 overall, 5-0-2 league.
NMCA 1, Sault 1
BURT LAKE -- Natascha Vinz scored the lone goal for Burt Lake Northern Michigan Christian Academy (NMCA) as the Eagles and Sault Ste. Marie played to a non-conference tie on Monday.
Shelby Donovan finished with 13 saves in goal for the Eagles, 7-2-1, while coach Rusty Chatfield lauded the play of Megan Crawford, Rebekah Leonard and Vinz.
TRACK & FIELD
HARBOR SPRINGS -- The East Jordan boys and Boyne City girls earned victories Monday in the seven-team Kiwanis 9 & 10 Invitational at Reynolds Field in Harbor Springs.
The East Jordan boys finished with 112 points to edge the host Rams, who finished with 106.33. Boyne City was third with 86.33.
The Boyne girls finished with 194 points, followed by Pellston, 70; and Charlevoix, 52.
Josh Wojan won both the 1,600-meter run and 3,200 to pace the Red Devils boys, while teammate Alex Moses won the 200 and Ben Walton was first in the shot put.
Harbor's Sam Hansen taking two firsts including the long jump and high jump while Logan Simkins, 100; and the 400-meter relay team also won for Harbor.
Chris Young of Charlevoix was first in the 300 hurdles.
The Boyne City girls, led by Kylie Hicks, won eight events. Hicks set meet records in winning the 100 hurdles, 16.30 seconds; and the 400, 1:00.52. She also won the 400. Other Boyne firsts came from Mary Myers, shot put; Halee Boughton, 100; Erica Westbrook, 3200; and Kiersten Bielas, 300 hurdles.
Charlevoix's Olivia Certa won the 800, while Harbor's Kaitlyn Alessi was first in the 1,600.
Event-by-event results of the Kiwanis 9-10 track and field meet Monday at Harbor Springs' Reynolds Field. Winners are listed with their time, distance or height followed by area athletes placing in the top six. Legend: Harbor Springs, HS; Boyne City, BC; East Jordan, EJ; Charlevoix, CX; Pellston, P; Grayling, G; Kalkaska, K.
Team scores: 1-East Jordan, 112; 2-Harbor Springs, 106.33; 3-Boyne City, 86.33; 4-Charlevoix, 76.33; 5-Grayling, 69; 6-Kalkaska, 33; 7-Pellston, 19.
100 dash: 1-Logan Simkins, HS, 12.04; 3-Jared Reilbel, CX; 4-Ben Walton, EJ; 5-Joe Baker, EJ; 6-Brandon Cardwell, EJ.
200 dash: 1-Alex Moses, EJ, 25.13; 3-Christopher Moore, BC; 4- Zach Wandrie, BC; 6- Nick Snabes, CX.
400 run: 1-Curtis Wilson, G, 54.41; 2- Moses, EJ; 4- Justin Price, P; Nathaniel Tippett, HS.
800 run: 1- Charlie Dryer, HS, 2:07.21; 2- Josh Wojan, EJ; 3- Eric Buday, 4- CX; C.J. Rice, CX; 5- Jacob Nethercott, HS; 6- Alex Branim, BC.
1600 run: 1- Wojan, EJ, 4:56.65; 2- Jackson Buday, CX; 3- Jeffery Howard, HS; 4- Donvee Burks, EJ; 5- Branim, BC.
3200 run: 1- Wojan, EJ, 11:14.20; 2- Howard, HS; 5- Tristan Keneabikise, HS; 6- Hunter Kilpatrick, P.
110 hurdles: 1- Scott Parkison, G, 18.41; 2- Chris Young, CX; 3- Garret Smith, BC; 4- Joe Barker, EJ; 5- Grant Walker, EJ.
3200: 1- Young, CX, 46.03; 2- Smith, BC; 4- Walker, EJ;
Shot Put: 1- Ben Walton, EJ, 39-.05; 2- Garrick Struble, BC; 3- Eareckson Myers, P; 4- Devin Colbeck, BC; 6- Cody Cupp, BC.
Discus: 1- Zach Cameron, K, 101-2; 2- Colbeck, BC; 3- Ben Walton, EJ; 5- Struble, BC; 6- Sawyer Russell, CX.
High Jump: 1- Sam Hansen, HS, 5-8; 2- Burks, EJ; 3- Trevor Rohrer, HS; T4- Simkins, HS, Russell, CX, & Smith, BC.
Long Jump: 1- Hansen, HS, 18-3.75; 2- Christopher Moore, BC; 5- Kasen Hollingsworth, HS; 6- Reilbel, CX.
Pole Vault: 1- Connor Mills, BC, 10-0; 2- Nick Holt, EJ; 4- Kurtis Spencer, P; 6- Russell, CX.
400 relay: 1- Harbor Spings, 49.38; 2- Charlevoix; 3- East Jordan; 4- Pellston; 5- Boyne City.
800: 1- Harbor Springs, 1:44.12; 2- Boyne City.
1600: 1- Charlevoix, 4:00.74; 2- Harbor Springs; 3- Boyne City; 5- East Jordan.
3200: 1- Charlevoix, 9:33.18; 2- Harbor Springs; 3- East Jordan.
Team scores: 1-Boyne City, 194; 2-Pellston, 70; 3-Charlevoix, 52; 4-Kalkaska, 50; 5-Harbor Springs, 49; 6-Grayling, 45; 7-East Jordan, 6.
100 dash: 1-Halee Boughton, BC, 13.78; 2-Breanna Sisman, P; 6-Kiersten Bielas, BC.
200 dash: 1- Kylie Hicks, BC, 27.09; 2- Sherry Boss, CX; 4- Boughton, BC; 5-Sisman, P; 6-Dana Zulski, P.
400 run: 1- Olivia Certa, CX, 2:42.01; 2- Taylor Sydow, HS; 4- Erica Westbrook, BC; 5- Jennelle Roberts, BC; 6- Abby Welch, P.
1600 run: 1- Kaitlyn Alessi, HS; 5:52.47; 2- Sydow, HS; 3- Heather Nichols, BC; 5- Ann Voci, CX.
3200 run: 1- Westbrook, BC, 12:19.30; 2- Alessi, HS; 3-Roberts, BC; 4-Olivia Heimforth, P.
100 hurdles: 1- Hicks, BC, 16.30; 2- Zulski, P; 3- Katie Blumke, P; 4- Krysta Comer, CX; 5- Delaney Hodge, CX.
300m hurdles: 1- Kiersten Bielas, BC, 59.43; 2- Blumke, P; 3- Delaney Hodge, CX.
Shot Put: 1- Mary Myers, BC, 28-8; 3- Jasmine Steinhoff, EJ; 4- Courtney Weldon, BC; 5- Ryleigh Knoop, CX; 6- Kristine MacLean, P.
Discus: 1- Myers, BC, 83-6; 2- Morgan Perkul, 3- HS; Weldon, BC; 6- Autumn Sobelski, CX.
High Jump: 1-Hicks, BC, 4-8; 3T- Jessica Reeves, HS, & Hodge, CX; 5- Erin Baker, BC; Blumke, P.
Long Jump: 1-Boughton, BC, 14-11; 2- Ashley LaVictor, BC; 3- Zulski, P; 4- Emilee Evans, BC; 5- Reeves, HS.
Pole Vault: 1- Myers, BC, 8'00"; 2- Kaylee Wilson, BC.
400 meter relay: 1- Grayling, 55.07; 2- Pellston (Welch, Sisman, Brandy Drier, Zulski); 3- Boyne City.
800: 1- Kalkaska, 2:05.32; 2- Pellston (Welch, Drier, Blumke, Sisman); 3- Boyne City.
1600: 1- Boyne City, 5:18.43; 2- Pellston.
3200: 1- Boyne City, 11:55.30.
Inland Lakes third
JOHANNESBURG -- Sandy Bischoff won the long jump at 14 feet, 9 1/4 inches to lead the Inland Lakes girls' track team to a third-place finish Monday at the Johannesburg-Lewiston Invitational.
St. Ignace won the meet with 173 points, while the Bulldogs finished with 76.25. St. Ignace also won the boys' meet with 92.5 points, while Inland Lakes was seventh with 51.
The Bulldog boys were led by the 3,200-meter relay team of Travis Jensen, Cody Bonilla, Duane Vizina and Silas Stempel. That quartet finished first in 9 minutes, 12 seconds.
Earning second place finishes for the Bulldogs were Zoey Comben in the shot put, and Bonilla in the 400.
Inland Lakes thirds: 400 relay (Katelin Passino, Emily Griffore, Nakira Brasseur, Allie Michie); 1,600 relay (Nakita Brassuer, Bischoff, Rebecca Hunt, Rebekah Drogowski); Hannah Rundell, pole vault.
Inland Lakes fourths: 1,600 relay (Travis Jensen, Kyle Hanel, Bonilla, Vizina); Riley Hirn, discus; 3,200 relay (Emilie Hungerford, Rebecca Step, Hunt, Bischoff); Michie, 100 hurdles; Sandy Bischoff, 1600.
Inland Lakes fifths: Kyle Hanel, pole vault; Hirm, shot put; Drogowski, 100 hurdles; Katelin Passino, 100.
Inland Lakes sixths: Austin Morse, 110 hurdles; Alex Greenlaw, 200; 800 relay (Katelin Passino, Louisa Heckner, Makalya Vizina, Allie Michie).