The West Ottawa boys lacrosse team came away with a massive 24-1 win over Portage Central on Saturday morning.
The Panthers had 12 different goal scorers and 10 players with more than one point. Cole Tulgetske had four goals and four assists and Trent Mulder had four goals and an assist. Fischer Gager had six tricks and one assist. Hayden Kollewehr had six ground balls and Julian Chavez led the D with four ground balls.
Zeeland West earns two wins Saturday
The Dux bats were on Saturday morning as they put up nine runs in the first inning and never looked back. They finished the game in three innings beating Cedar Springs 19-1.
Emily Brands collected the win on the mound for the Dux. She threw the three innings allowing an unearned run on one hit, striking out one and walking one.
“Emily threw a solid game today. She had good control as she’s been working back from being sick recently.” said coach Scott Sliva.
Two Dux went long in the game. Morgan Patrick and Emily Kragt both hit a three-run home run in the first inning to get the Dux up 9-0.
Kragt went 3-for-4, Avery Vugteveen when 2-for-3, Izzy Zamora was 2-for-2, Patrick and Carly Sleeman were 1-for-1. Taylor Zwagerman also added a hit for the Dux.
In the second game against Allendale, the Dux came away with a 6-1 win. Zeeland West took the lead in the bottom of the first with great base running. Carly Sleeman started the game with a single and put herself in a scoring position by stealing second and third while Emily Kragt was in the box. Kragt was walked and as she went directly to second, Sleeman capitalized and stole home.
Allendale tied the game in the top of the second. Dux responded and took the lead for good in the bottom of the fourth scoring two runs. With two outs Alexa Brott hit the single. Maddie Wyckoff came up and hit a double down the left field line scoring Brott. Emily Brands followed and singled to score Wyckoff. Dux added to their lead in the fifth when Sleeman doubled. Taylor Zwagerman singled to score Sleeman.
They were not done there. The Dux scored two more in the sixth when Wyckoff singled to start the bottom of the sixth. Brands came up and homered to the left field to put the Dux up 6-1 which would be the final score.
Sleeman, Wyckoff, and Brands had two hits. Zwagerman and Brott each added a hit in the victory.
Brott got the win on the mound. She threw seven innings allowing one unearned run on four hits, striking out ten and walking zero.
“Alexa was really good on the mound. It’s great when she has the support of the bats as it fuels her and the team’s momentum,” said coach Sliva. “The girls played for one another and put a full team effort to win this game. They were fired up from the first pitch to the final out.”
The Dux improved to 9-3 on the season and face 2021 Conference co-champs Wyoming on Tuesday at home at 4:15 for a doubleheader.
Holland 5, South Haven 3
The Holland Dutch took the first game of a tri against the South Haven Rams on an early Saturday morning at Holland High. The Dutch did all their scoring in the first two innings which was enough to hold off the Rams for their 7th win of the season.
Senior Andon Grigg went the distance for the Dutch on the mound, taking a no-hitter into the 4th inning and striking out 15 batters while allowing two hits and three walks.
Sophomore Emmett Book went 2-for-3 at the plate to lead the Dutch. Mateo Clawson, Zach Hop, Jackson Van Hekken, and Grigg also contributed with hits of their own.
The Dutch improved to 7-5 and remain 5-4 in conference play.
Holland 4, Lakeview 4
The Holland High Varsity tennis team was set to host their second quad of the season, but the weather had other plans in mind. The format for the day changed when Portage Northern decided not to play due to the forecast. This resulted in the Netherlands hosting the seventh-ranked team in Division 2, Battle Creek Lakeview, for an 8:30 am match.
Lakeview jumped out to a 2-0 lead after winning matches at No. 2 and No. 4 singles. Holland’s first point came at No. 3 singles, when Abby Sanchez’s opponent, unfortunately, had to retire due to an injury. The No. 2 doubles team of Natalie Legg and Emma Hulst would tie things up with a convincing 6-1, 6-2 victory.
The team score would remain tied after the No. 3 and No. 4 doubles matches finished almost simultaneously, with both matches going to third-set super tiebreakers. Lena Vanderbilt Mancinelli and Claudia Kurniawan (No.3 doubles) pulled out of their match, 6-3, 6-7 (1), 10-8. At No. 1 singles, Libby LeFebre would give Holland their first lead of the day, defeating her opponent 7-6 (5), 7-6 (7).
In a battle between two evenly matched opponents at No. 1 doubles, Holland was edged 7-5, 3-6, 10-7. The Dutch will be in action again on Monday when they host conference foe, Mona Shores at 4 pm The Netherlands is now 6-1-2 on the season.
Lakeview was set to play Zeeland West following their match with the Dutch, but rain forced a cancellation.