BAY CITY, MI A look at the high school sports scene in Bay County for the 13-14 years 2022. The coaches of Bay County are required to submit results, highlights, and comments the night of each event by emailing.
As additional information becomes available, may be updated.
BASEBALL: ALL SAINTS HAS WINNING TOUCH
For Bay City All Saints, crunch time was the appropriate time.
The Cougars win dramatic 4-3 and 5-3 against Kinde North Huron in the late innings, putting the game on the line.
Zack Kontes triggered both game-winning rallies, with each coming in the fifth inning of six-inning contests. In Game 1, Kontes secured a one-out single, stole second and scored on an RBI single from Steven Lukins. Eli Wall then finished with a run-scoring single that stood as the game-winner.
Wall made two hits in the game, and gave the game a complete-game performance.
Kontes walked and stole the second, then crashed home on an error to take the lead in Game 2. Lukins worked four powerful innings on the hill, and Devin Schular put two scoreless innings of relief to the score.
BASEBALL: BCC CAN'T KEEP PACE WITH DOW
Bay City Central was putting runs on the board, but there was no match to the Midland Dow lineup.
Dow's aggressive attack gave him 17-6 and 13-6 wins in the Saginaw Valley League doubleheader. A 10-run fourth-inning outburst in the opener set the tone for the day.
In Game 1 of the game, Joey Giffel gave Central three hits and a two-run home run from Ben Sporman. Angel Candelaria and Ethan Neitzel each had one hit and one RBI.
Cade Sowinski scored two goals for the Wolves in Game 2 and joined Sporman with one RBI.
GLENN IS PINCONNING IN THE SOFTBALL
In every inning, John Glenn drew 1-0 with Pinconning putting the win in a row against old foes.
The Spartans rallied with a four-run run in the bottom of the sixth, then led Glenn to a single run in the seventh to win.
Rheanah Sturm scored three hits with three RBIs to lead Pinconning, while Daylin Bayne scored two hits and two RBIs. Madison Shoultes, Kailie Blake, and Sami Fryzel each added two hits, and Karly Lauzon drove in two runs. Geena Gauthier struck out 13 goals.
Brooke Moeller, Olivia Kuehne, Carmyn Mackenzie, and Chelsea McKee each got four runs. Each run was knocked down by Moeller, Kuehne, and Mia Piotrowski.
Jenna Morse of the Bay City Central softball team will compete in 2022.
CENTRAL WALLOPS DOW SOFTBALL
Jenna Morse put the leadoff spot on a deadly day, and her Bay City Central teammates followed suit, jolting Midland Dow with a 17-2 and 15-0 victory in the Saginaw Valley League opener.
On the day, Morse made six hits with six RBIs, including two doubles, a triple, and a home run.
Greer Anderson came up with five hits and three RBIs for the Wolves (3-1, 2-0). Alivia Kukla and Jolie Buschlen each had three hits and three RBIs, while Annabelle Carlson knocked three hits.
Central scored two goals as Kukla and Hailey Dahn scored the match.
SOFTBALL: WALKOFF HOMER RELATIVES TO GARBER
Essexville Garber was defeated by Millington by a 9-8 victory in a powerhouse match.
As the No. 6-ranked division 3 defeats the No. 5-ranked team in Division 2, Dylan Holmes blasts a solo home run in the bottom of the seventh inning for the dramatic victory.
Alexis Linton and Sarah Basket each had two hits and joined Emma Miller with two RBIs for Garber, who scored three runs in the fifth to secure an 8-8 tie.
Millington wins the opener 13-4 for the non-league game, putting four first-inning runs and never trailing. Ella Wagner blasted a home run in her two-hit, three-RBI match for the Dukes, while Kortney Kotenko added two hits.
ALL SAINTS IN THE GAME IS BACK IN SOFTBALL
The All Saints of Bay City have made a comeback to the softball diamond, playing its first doubleheader since 2018.
Kinde North Huron sank the celebration, claiming victory against North Central Thumb League play 5-0 and 25-2.
We saw a slew of positive signs, said All Saints coach Greg Wagner.
Annaka Neetz fired three goals for the Cougars on the day, while Iris Costilla scored the first run in the era of softball in All Saints.
Natalie Fodrey of the Essexville Garber girls soccer club will play in 2022.
SOCCER: GARBER BEFORE THE BEST OF 'MUTH
Essexville Garber found a way to make the game work in its best, despite the wind's causing havoc on the game.
For a major Tri-Valley East victory, the Dukes changed their style and defeated Frankenmuth 8-0.
"Garber was very capable on an extremely windy day and adjusted the game so that primarily play the ball on the ground," coach Brent Betzold said. "Our) ball control and attack were too much for the Eagles today."
Natalie Fodrey and Brooke McDonald both shot to set a goal for the Dukes to withdraw.
Teagan Betzold set up three goals, while Ciara Kelly and Brooke Hahn each added a goal and two assists. Ella Betzold, Lauren Walker, and Fodrey each added a goal.
LACROSSE: THE DAY OF THE WESTERN DEFENSE
City Western was spooked on D against Davison.
The Warriors were defeated 9-5 in the Saginaw Valley League match, with Tanner Lapak leading the way in goals.
Josh Christensen, Trevor Rajewski, and Trevor Cianek formed a dominant defensive line that kept the scoring at an all-time low.
The Warriors had all of their scoring, thanks to Gunnar Weber, Nick Feinauer, Brody Pogoreski, Logan Cottrell, and Rowen Walraven.
CALENDAR FOR BAY COUNTY
APRIL 15th, FRIDAY
Dow Diamond Conference vs. Bay City Central at 4 p.m.
10 a.m. on Essexville Garber, Midland Dow
SATURDAY, APRIL 16
Midnight John Glenn at Cheboygan
All schedules are subject to change.
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