The Wildcat baseball team dropped both of their games in Thursday's double header against Traverse City Central Thursday, dropping their record to 4-6.
After leading 1-0, Alpena gave up two runs in the seventh inning, ending the game with a score of 2-1.
The Wildcats led 1-0 with two outs in the top of the inning, but a passed ball and a wild pitch allowed the Trojans to score the go-ahead and winning runs.
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Alpena assistant baseball coach Tim Hoes talks with members of the Alpena baseball team during the first game of doubleheader on Thursday at Alpena High School.
In the bottom half of the inning, Alpena got a runner on second base, but couldn't rally back.
Ryan Hendricks had two hits and Guilio Fantasia had one. Luke Cordes pitched the whole game, giving up five hits and two walks, but striking out nine.
Hendricks had all three Alpena hits in the second game, which Alpena lost by a score of 5-3. Tim Atkinson started the game for Alpena on the mound and was relieved later by Mitch Skiba. Together they have up seven hits and earned only one strikeout.
The Wildcats host Sault Ste. Marie on Saturday.
Alpena JV 1-4,
T.C. Central 2-3
TRAVERSE CITY The Alpena JV baseball team split their doubleheader in Traverse City Thursday, dropping the first game 2-1, then coming back from behind to win the second game, 4-3.
Andy Marwede got the loss in the opener after he pitched the whole game and only gave up five hits and one walk while striking out seven batters.
Jay Dutcher was 2-for-3.
Alpena was down 3-2 going into the last inning of the nightcap when Brad Styma got his second hit of the game to get the game winning run. Tyler Pintar went 2-for-4 at the plate, followed by Evan Hamp who went 2-for-3 and had a double and Styma who also went 2-for-3.
Pintar pitched seven innings, giving up five hits, two walks, but striking out ten Central batters.
The Wildcats now have a season record of 8-6.
They will travel to Cheboygan on Tuesday.
Arenac Eastern 1-1
TWINING The Hillman baseball team beat Arenac Eastern in both games Thursday, winning 6-1 and 16-1.
In the first game, Ty Jones only gave up five hits while striking out 10 batters in six innings.
Dylan Ross had three hits, Kyle Henigan had two hits, and Kory Keegan went 2-for-3 and had two RBIs.
Kyle Henigan pitched five innings in the second game, striking out eight batters and giving up one walk.
Mason VanPamel, Jordon VanPamel, and Henigan each had three hits, followed by Jacob Burger who went 1-for-1, had an RBI, and a walk.
Ross and Caleb Zimmer each had two hits.
Posen 2-0, Mio 2-7
MIO The Posen baseball team had no quit in them against Mio on Thursday tying the Thunderbolts 2-2 in the first game and ending the second game due to darkness trailing 7-0 after five innings.
Game one was all Nathan Lenard. Lenard pitched all eight innings earning fifteen strikeouts. Posen was looking for the win when they took the lead in the top of the eighth. Lenard took second on a sacrifice then stole third before Nick Hincka stepped up to bat and hit an RBI to squeeze Lenard home.
Lenard's record is now 2-2 for the season, with this game being left undecided.
The second game was called after only five innings due to darkness. When the game was called, Mio led 7-0. Mio had an excellent pitcher who dominated the Posen batters. Mio also made great defensive plays that Posen could not match.
Jerome Ciarkowski got the loss for the Vikings and his record is now 3-2 on the season.
Posen is now 4-5-1 overall and 2-1-1 in the North Star League.
The Vikings host Hillman on Monday.
Rogers City 9-12,
St. Ignace 0-1
ST IGNACE-The Rogers City softball team opened up Straits Area Conference play with two wins over St. Ignace on Wednesday, winning 9-0 and 12-1.
Logan Fleming earned her first varisty win in her first pitching performance, allowing one run on five hits while striking out three and walking one in four innings in the nightcap.
Linnea Brege pitched a 1-2-3 inning of relief.
Rogers City (11-0 overall, 2-0 SA) collected 18 hits in the game. Brooklyn Idalski had three hits and three RBI; Nikki Radke was 4-for-4; Fleming had two hits and an RBI; Morgan Hall had two hits and three RBI; Melissa Pomranke had three hits; Cassie Brege had two hits and an RBI and Brenna Hincka had two hits.
The Hurons tallied 17 hits in the opener and got a strong showing from Pomranke, who struck out 11 and walked one in five innings before Radke came on relief.
Courtney Streich and Rebecca Meredith each had three hits and an RBI; Linnea Brege had three hits and three RBI; Pomranke had two hits; Nikkie LaLonde and Cassie Brege each had two hits and an RBI; Fleming had a hit and Hincka had a hit and an RBI.
Posen 12-12, Mio 2-0
MIO The Posen softball team came up big Thursday in Mio, taking both games in their doubleheader.
In game one, a big fifth inning powered the Vikings to a 12-2 win. Tied at two, Posen stepped up in a huge way scoring eight runs in the fifth inning.
Ashley Meyers pitched for Posen, giving up only one hit and four walks while striking out ten batters.
Anna Couture, and Ashley Meyers went 3-for-5 with two RBIs, while Paige Lewandowski went 2-for-3 with one RBI. Danielle Rhode had a two-run single.
After a big win in the first game, Posen (7-3, 4-0 North Star League) managed to top it in the second.
Ashley Meyers gave up only two walks and struck out five batters to earn a no-hitter in a 12-0 shutout win.
Abbie Delekta went 2-for-3 with two doubles and an RBI. Emily Delekta followed with a single and two RBIs, followed closely by Amy Buczkowski who went 1-for-2.
Lewandowski hit a two-run single and Meyers had an RBI single.
Hillman 3-10, Arenac Eastern 1-6
TWINING-Jensen Tchorzynski pitched two solid games and the Hillman softball team swept Arenac Eastern in a doubleheader on Thursday, winning 3-1 and 10-6.
Tchorzynski surrendered two hits and struck out 10 in the opener for Hillman (14-2, 8-0 North Star League).
Carrisa Herrick and Rachel Mayes each went 2-for-3. Mayes had two doubles and an RBI. Alissa Clink added a single.
Tchorzynski gave up for hits and struck out 14 in the nightcap and also collected an RBI at the plate.
Amanda Kennard was 3-for-4 with an RBI; Herrick had a two-run single; Mayes, Arielle Barrie and Taylor Crawford each had a double; Audrey Julka and Morgan Hardies each had a two-run double and Clink had an RBI single.
T.C. Central 4, Alpena 0
TRAVERSE CITY-The Alpena girls soccer team had scoring chances on Thursday against Traverse City Central, but couldn't capitalize on them, losing to the Trojans 4-0.
The game remained scoreless for much of the first half, but Central took a 1-0 lead with 10 minutes left in the stanza, before adding three goals in the second half.
"We generated good pressure, but couldn't capitalize and finish," Alpena coach Tim Storch said. "We just have to cut down on mistakes and capitalize on the chances we have."
Alpena is 2-6 on the season with a 1-5 record in the Big North. The Wildcats will play Tuesday at Cheboygan.