BAY CITY-The Alpena baseball team went 1-1 at a tournament at Bay City Western on Saturday.
The Wildcats topped Owosso 7-3 in eight innings in their second game. Evan Hamp scored the game-winning run after being hit by a pitch with the bases loaded in the seventh inning.
Alpena (12-4) made a stellar defensive play in the sixth inning, throwing out the winning run at the plate to keep the game tied 2-2. Right fielder Brady Marwede threw a rope to cutoff man Tim Atkinson who fired to catcher Brad Styma for the out.
The Wildcats then tallied five runs in the top of the seventh inning to take control of the game.
Atkinson and Tyler Pintar led Alpena with three hits each. Nick Skiba and Dylan Glennie each had two hits.
Andy Marwede earned the win, striking out 11, walking one and allowing nine hits.
In its opener, Alpena was held to five hits in a 4-0 loss to Beal City. Chris Modrzynski took the loss for the Wildcats, allowing three hits, walking six and striking out four in five innings. Andy Marwede pitched the final inning and allowed no hits and struck out one.
Styma and Brady Marwede each had a double.
Alpena travels to Cadillac on Tuesday and returns home Wednesday to host Ogemaw Heights.
Alcona goes 1-1 in Tawas
TAWAS-The Alcona baseball team went 1-1 at a tournament in Tawas on Saturday.
Alcona beat Tawas 5-1 in its first game. Nathan Fettes earned the win for the Tigers, allowing four hits and striking out four.
Fettes was 2-for-3 at the plate and Cody Franklin was 3-for-3.
The Tigers dropped their second game 5-4 against Ogemaw Heights. The game was tied 3-3 in the fifth inning before the Falcons pulled out the win.
Trenton LaVergne took the loss for Alcona.
Alcona hosts Hillman today at 4 p.m.
Alpena goes 3-1 at Kearsley Tourney
FLINT-The Alpena softball team went 3-1 on Saturday at the Flint Kearsley Tournament, with three of its games decided by one run.
In pool play, Alpena lost to Howell 9-8 and defeated Claire 8-7. In crossover play, the Wildcats (20-5) defeated Imlay City 7-6 and Rapid River 10-3.
Each of Alpena's pitchers worked at least six innings and several players saw time at different positions due to the physical demands of playing four games in a single day.
Alpena plays at Cadillac on Tuesday and hosts Ogemaw Heights on Wednesday.
Alpena JV wins
PINCONNING-The Alpena JV softball team won the Pinconning Tournament on Saturday, outscoring its opponents 61-13 in three games.
Alpena (16-1-1) romped past Traverse City in the final 21-2. Mykayla Price struck out six in three innings. Kennedy Lundquist had four hits and six RBIs. Jordan Modrzynski had four hits and five RBIs. Lizzy Kendziorski added three hits and three RBIs.
In their second game, Alpena pounded out 25 hits in a 29-11 win over Freeland. Lizzy Heath pitched six innings and struck out seven. At the plate, Price had five hits and nine RBIs. Modrzynski had four hits and seven RBIs. Lundquist had three hits and Alyssa Gehrke had four RBIs.
Alpena won its opener against Pinconning 11-0. Price struck out nine in five innings for the win. Modrzynski, Lundquist and Madison Amlotte had two hits each. Price had two RBIs and Modrzynski and Lundquist each had one.
TRACK AND FIELD
Posen girls take 5th at Falcon Invite
WEST BRANCH-The Posen girls track team took fifth place in the small schools division at the Falcon Invitational on Friday.
Posen finished with 70 points and Whittemore-Prescott finished first with 145 1/2 points.
Anjelica Patterson won the shot put (31-8), edging teammate Kelsey Jakubcin (2nd, 27-11). Patterson also took third in the discus (78-6) and third in the 200 dash (29.85)
Lindsey Randall took third in the 100 dash (14.17), second in the 400 dash (1:04.89) and fifth in the 200 dash (30.55).
Other top finishers for Posen were: Long Jump-6th place (Selina Gerdes, 12-5 1/2); 800 relay-3rd place (Patterson, Randall, Elizabeth Mulka and Austin Sharpe, 2:02.54); 400 relay-5th place (Sharpe, Gerdes, Mulka and Michelle Montgomery, 59.04); 300 hurdles-8th place (Sharpe, 59.90); 10th place (Kayla Flewelling, 1:04.09); 800 run-7th place (Sam Freske, 3:19.30); 200 dash-10th place (Gerdes, 30.96); 1,600 relay-3rd place (Sharpe, Gerdes, Mulka and Flewelling, 5:02.31).
Sebastian Bersan was Posen's top male finisher, taking seventh in the long jump (16-0) and seventh in the 300 hurdles (48.81).
Other top finishers for Posen were: Discus-10th place (Matthew Wisniewski, 70-7); Shot Put-10th place (Romel, 29-4 1/2); 3,200 relay-5th place (10:22.49); 800 run-8th place (Emil Cramon, 2:28.90); 1,600 relay-6th place (4:21.03)