ROCKFORD — Play ball.

By no means has that sounded so good.

After dropping their 2020 season to the COVID-19 pandemic, the prep baseball/softball season is getting again underway in 2021.

Pine River topped Marion 4-1 within the first recreation and the second was known as due to darkness Tuesday on the Artwork Van Sports activities Advanced.

“You could possibly undoubtedly inform we did not play final yr and we had some youngsters in quarantine the week earlier than spring break,” Pine River coach Shawn Ruppert stated. “You could possibly inform we have not had a chance to play collectively that a lot.

“I assumed the primary recreation, each groups performed fairly nicely.”

Hunter Kanouse received the win for the Bucks within the opener, putting out six in two innings of labor. Austin Letoski began.

Austin Dean had a triple and two RBIs for Pine River on the plate whereas Garett Sumpter had a success and a RBI and Ben Lockhart drove in a run.

Chase Seeley, Aadin Yowell and Mason Salisbury pitched for Marion. Westin Cox, Gavin Prielipp and Braden Prielipp recorded hits for the Eagles.

Salisbury paced Marion with two hits within the second recreation whereas Gavin Prielipp, Seeley and Yowell every had one.

 

Evart wins two

EVART — Evart received its season off to a powerful begin because it swept Farwell 16-0 and 21-4.

“It is good to play baseball once more,” Evart coach Josh Johnson stated. “That seemed like regular.

“It was a variety of enjoyable and we had a reasonably first rate crowd.”

Danny Witbeck and Pierce Johnson mixed for a no-hitter within the opener.

On the plate, Pierce Johnson had two hits and two RBIs; Witbeck two hits, together with a triple, and an RBI; Reese Ransom two hits and three RBIs; Michael Lodholtz a double; Mac Sims an RBI; and Haidyn Simmer an RBI.

4 completely different pitchers restricted Farwell to 4 hits within the nightcap.

On the plate, Johnson had two hits and an RBI; Brycen Shively an RBI; Witbeck a success; Nate Sochocki a success; Ransom two hits, together with a double, and an RBI; Lodholtz three hits and an RBI; and Daryin Reagan two hits.

Evart is at Large Rapids on Thursday.

 

SOFTBALL

Eagles sweep Bucks

ROCKFORD — Marion swept two from Pine River in non-league play, 13-3 and 19-6.

Payton Raymond tossed a no-hitter, permitting no earned runs and one stroll whereas putting out 5.

Raymond helped herself on the plate with a two-run house run whereas Georgia Meyer had two hits, together with a double.

Lyly Schwab had two hits whereas Aarin Corridor, Nicolette Maddox, Bree Nolan and Delaney Lloyd had a success apiece.

Meyer received the win, permitting two earned runs on 5 hits whereas putting out 9.

Maddox led the way in which on the plate with 4 hits, together with three doubles, and eight RBIs.

McKayla Cruson had three hits whereas Schwab, Lexi Bain and Lloyd had two hits apiece.

Meyer, Raymond and Nolan every had one.

Marion is at Whittemore-Prescott on Friday.

 

Cadillac drops two

GLADWIN — Cadillac dropped its season opener to Gladwin, 4-1 and 3-2, on Tuesday.

“Each have been nice video games and I’m happy with how the ladies performed coming off break,” Cadillac coach Dan Dahlquist stated. “We had some errors that gave up unearned runs.

“The ladies battled in each video games and I’m very proud with how we competed.”

Ashlyn Lundquist took the loss within the opener, permitting two earned runs on 4 hits and two walks whereas putting out 14.

Lundquist helped herself on the plate with two hits, together with a double whereas Mady Smith additionally had a success.

Lundquist took the loss in recreation two, permitting two earned runs on three hits and a stroll whereas putting out two.

She had two hits on the plate whereas Emma Maury and Layke Sims had a success apiece.

Cadillac is at Chippewa Hills on Thursday.