Ionia Bulldogs JV bested Belding in a high-scoring affair, 14-9.
Belding took an early lead in the first inning.
Ionia Bulldogs JV evened things up at four in the top of the third inning when Evan Erickson grounded out, scoring one run.
Ionia Bulldogs JV took the lead for good with five runs in the fourth inning. In the fourth Emylio Flores singled on a 0-2 count, scoring one run, Brent Wench singled on the first pitch of the at bat, scoring one run, Michael Hoogerwerff singled on a 1-0 count, scoring one run, and an error scored two runs for Ionia Bulldogs JV.
Belding scored four runs in the sixth inning. Belding’s big inning was driven by an error on a ball put in play by Dykstra and a double by Lake.
AJ Castillo earned the win for Ionia Bulldogs JV. He allowed five hits and five runs over six innings, striking out three and walking zero.
Sherman started the game for Belding. He lasted seven innings, allowing 16 hits and 15 runs while striking out nine.
William Anderson started the game for Ionia Bulldogs JV. He went one inning, allowing four runs on one hit and striking out one
Ionia Bulldogs JV collected 16 hits on the day. Shawn Bongard, Castillo, Hoogerwerff, Flores, and Collin Palmer each racked up multiple hits for Ionia Bulldogs JV. Bongard led Ionia Bulldogs JV with four hits in five at bats. Ionia Bulldogs JV tore up the base paths, as three players stole at least two bases. Gerald Robinson led the way with three.
Game 2 ended in a 5-5 tie.