2010-05-06 / Sports

Martians soar in league opener

BY MICHAEL SELECKY 810-462-2632 • MSELECKY@MIHOMEPAPER.COM

Goodrich’s Jake Brejnak delivered against Bentley last week. Photo by DAN NILSEN Goodrich’s Jake Brejnak delivered against Bentley last week. Photo by DAN NILSEN FLINT — In their initial foray into Genesee Area Conference-Red competition, the Goodrich varsity baseball team hosted Lake Fenton last Thursday for a doubleheader, sweeping the set with solid pitching and a consistent offense.

In the Martians’ 11-1 opening game victory, it was Matt Glowacki who threw five quality innings to get the decision, allowing one earned run on a hit and two walks with 11 strikeouts. On the other side of things, leading the Goodrich offense was Nick Glowacki at 3-for-4 with three runs and an RBI, Dan Broughton and JR Dawley both had two hits and a run in three swings of the aluminum, and coming in at 2- for-2 with two runs, two RBI and two walks was Trevor Troupe.

“After a Lake Fenton solo homerun in the first, Matt Glowacki dominated on the mound,” said coach Bob Foreback. “We jumped on them for seven runs in the first inning and they couldn’t recover. We played a very solid defensive game.”

Grand Blanc’s Jeff Hancock (30) singled. Photo by ROB CHRON Grand Blanc’s Jeff Hancock (30) singled. Photo by ROB CHRON As for the second contest, which the Martians won, 7-1, Broughton was on the mound for the first five innings, giving up one earned run on a hit and three walks with 11 strikeouts, before Austin Swanson came in to get the game’s final six outs, walking two with a pair of strikeouts. Despite only posting five hits on the night, Troupe still stood out from the crowd for Goodrich at 2-for-3 with two RBI and a run, Dawley was 1- for-2 with two runs and a walk, and clocking an RBI and a single in two trips to the plate was Cody Collins.

“We had no errors in game two and took advantage of some Lake Fenton miscues,” Foreback said. “We ran the bases well and took extra bases when we had the opportunity.”

Beecher was in town Monday for a league twinbill, getting crushed by the Martians, 16-0, in both matchups. Offensively, leading the charge for Goodrich in game one was Austin Swanson at 2-for-3 with three runs and three RBI, Jake Brejnak was 4-for-4 with four runs, an RBI and a walk, and going 2-for-5 with two RBI and two runs was Troupe.

“Beecher had 10 errors in the first game and gave us a bunch of runs, said Foreback. “They played a little bit better in the second game, but we had 27 hits on the night coupled with 16 Beecher errors adds up to two lopsided wins.

In game two Sam Bolongaita and Nick Glowacki each faced seven batters in two innings of work for the Martians, allowing a hit and a walk with two strikeouts combined.

Goodrich hosted Lapeer West yesterday.

GRAND BLANC

The Bobcats were at Lakeland, winning, 9-1, Monday, as AJ Rodriguez returned to the lineup after suffering a hamstring injury, going 2- for-2 with two doubles.

Also key was Jonathan Pfister at 3- for-3 with a double and a triple, and allowing one run on six hits to get the decision was pitcher Ty Currie.

In a Kensington Lakes Activities Association-West twinbill, Grand Blanc hosted Pinckney last Wednesday, winning, 8-3, and, 7-4. Topping the charts for the Bobcats in the first contest were Eric Lake and Pfister with three hits each, and taking the mound for the complete game victory was Currie.

“Eric Lake’s two-run homer in the fourth inning was a huge momentum swing in game one. He had 4 RBI total in the game,” said Wheeler.

In matchup number two the story for Grand Blanc was Nick Castanoes, who came in at 3-for-3 with one RBI and a run.

“Pfister had a big homerun in the third inning to start our scoring and Matt Chema had a good night on the hill. He totaled a season high nine strikeouts,” Wheeler said.

The Bobcats are 15-5, 9-1 Kensington Lakes Activities Association and were at Howell yesterday.

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