Morley Stanwood baseball team sweeps Hesperia in central state activities association division twinbill

HESPERIA – The weather was cold but the Morley Stanwood bats were warm.

Coach Vern Smith’s team endured freezing temperatures Tuesday for 8-1, 17-2 wins over Hesperia in Central State Activities Association Silver Division action.

“The sun didn’t show much and the snow squalls didn’t help much,” Smith said. “We managed to get him in. That was the important thing.”

In Game 1, Devin Garbow had a hit and scored two runs. Seth Carey had three hits and an RBI. Kyle Biller had a hit and two RBIs.

Zade Garrett pitched six innings, allowing one run on three hits and striking out six. Carey pitched an inning.

The 17-2 win came over three sets. The Mohawks had eight runs in the first six in second and three in third.

Gage Freiberg walked twice and scored three runs. Aaron Moore had two hits and four RBIs. Devin Garbow had two hits and three RBIs. Kevin Groendyke had two hits and four RBIs.

Groendyke went three innings on the mound, allowing two runs on five hits.

“In Game 2, we supported Kevin really well,” Smith said. “He got his first college win.”

Despite the cold weather, the Mohawks bats were explosive.

“We’ve made some changes to the roster and sometimes I think it’s one of those scenarios where if a kid gets warmed up with their hitting, it leads to more hitting,” Smith said. “It was one of those nights where the kids kept rolling.”

Morley Stanwood plays at Lakeview on Friday.

“I just want to play a game above 45 degrees without the wind howling,” Smith said.

SOFTBALL

Hesperia sweeps Morley Stanwood

HESPERIA – Those were two game-scoring games with Hesperia sweeping the Mohawks 19-14 and 17-9.

Brooke Edgerly had three hits and four RBIs in Game 1. McKenzie Meldrum had two strikeouts as the losing pitcher.

In Game 2, Edgerly had three hits and MaKenna Martin had three RBIs. Olivia Nelson suffered the pitching loss for the Mohawks.

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