The Alpena baseball team continued its busy schedule this week with a split against Posen on Wednesday in non-conference action.
The Wildcats (9-10) dropped the opener 9-4 and won the nightcap 7-3.
Bryce Blankenburg took the loss in the opener for Alpena, pitching two innings while allowing five runs on five hits.
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Alpena’s Luke Cordes makes contact with a pitch during the first game of a doubleheader against Posen Wednesday at Alpena High School.
Andy Marwede came on in relief and allowed three runs on three hits with five strikeouts in four innings.
Zachary Dewar, Brady Marwede and Jimmy Schepke each had a hit for the Wildcats.
Nathan Lenard earned the win for Posen (8-6-2), allowing three runs on two hits with a walk and eight strikeouts in four innings.
Lenard was 2-for-3 with two RBI; Travis Sharpe and Martin Mulka each was 2-for-3 with an RBI; Jerome Ciarkowski was 1-for-3 with three RBI.
Cody Tucker pitched Alpena to a complete game win in the nightcap, allowing eight runs and two walks with seven strikeouts.
Dylan Hoes and Brady Marwede each had a two-run single.
Ciarkowski started for Posen in the nightcap, pitching two innings and allowing four runs on four hits with three strikeouts and a walk before being relieved by Brandon Dietz.
Dietz was 2-for-4 and Sharpe was 2-for-4.
Rogers City 5-1, Cheboygan 0-2
CHEBOYGAN-Aspen Williams' two-run home run in the bottom of the sixth inning gave the Cheboygan softball team a 2-1 win over Rogers City on Tuesday in the second game of a Straits Area Conference doubleheader.
The Hurons led 1-0 in the top of the inning, but the Chiefs got a double and then after fouling off several pitchers, Williams homered off of Melissa Pomranke for the walk-off win.
Pomranke surrendered four hits for Rogers City (17-3, 5-1 SA) and Rebecca Meredith and Logan Fleming each had a hit.
Rogers City won the opener 5-0 after a five-run sixth inning. Pomranke pitched a one-hitter and was perfect through the first five innings.
Linnea Brege was 3-for-3 for the Hurons; Meredith and Nikkie LaLonde each had a double and Morgan Hall had a single.