Local Sports: Whiteford takes advantage of Airport's hard work on field

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Cole Giesige delivers a pitch for Whiteford last season. He was the winning pitcher as the Bobcats beat Airport 6-0 Saturday.
Cole Giesige delivers a pitch for Whiteford last season. He was the winning pitcher as the Bobcats beat Airport 6-0 Saturday.

CARLETON – Airport’s baseball team was supposed host Whiteford and Westland John Glenn Saturday in a round-robin that was scheduled to start at 10 a.m.

Mother Nature had other ideas.

A heavy thunderstorm rolled through the area about a half hour before the first pitch.

“We worked hard today go get the field ready after the rain,” Airport coach John VanWasshenova said. “After a two-hour delay, we were able to play.”

Whiteford coach Terry Pant was impressed.

“I was there at 9:30 when the rain rolled in,” he said. “They had a good plan. It took a couple of hours, but they got the field ready. Then, the sun came out and it dried up really quickly.”

Airport beat John Glenn 14-6 in the first game, then Whiteford dispatched the host team 6-0.

Winning pitcher Cole Giesige helped his own cause by going 2-for-3. Giesige scattered four hits over the first five innings, then Levi Hillard came on for the final two frames.

Logan Tammerine paced the Whiteford offense, going 3-for-4 with a double. Shea Ruddy and Luke Rasor added two hits each.

“We played really well again,” Pant said of his 20-4 team.

Brayden Moore, Shade Daniels, Jack Mills, and Tyler Lakatos had the Airport hits.

Brayden Moore went 3-for-4 for Airport against John Glenn. Shade Daniels, and Luke Goins added two hits apiece as the Jets (15-10) gave Nathan Depew a win.

PREP BASEBALL 

Carlson wins in Toledo 

TOLEDO – Playing at the home of the Toledo Mud Hens brought out the best in Gibraltar Carlson.

The Marauders (7-24) swept New Haven 11-0 and 23-3 Saturday at Fifth Third Field.

John Hojnowski threw a five-inning perfect game in the opener with 12 of the 15 outs coming on strikeouts. Ryan Hays had three hits and Liam Ferguson and Nate Severinski added two each. One of Ferguson’s hits was a home run.

McCullan Greene rang up four hits, winning pitcher Zach Buchs three, and Dylan Javor and Antonio Jezierski two apiece in the second game.

PREP SOFTBALL 

Jefferson splits 

ADRIAN – Jefferson beat Brooklyn Columbia Central 13-3 and lost 5-2 to Sand Creek Saturday at Adrian College.

Emmi Liptow had three hits and three runs in the first game, hitting 50 in both categories for the season. Winning pitcher Julia Perry added two hits.

The Bears (21-10) left seven runs in scoring position against Sand Creek.

“We couldn’t get that key hit,” Jefferson coach Chad Liptow said.

Monroe earns tie 

NORTHVILLE – Monroe tied state-ranked Anchor Bay 3-3 Saturday in the Northville Tournament.

Alana Aulph pitched well and she and Natalie Kelly had two hits each. Maci Willey blasted her first home run of the season.

The Trojans (9-15-1) lost 6-0 to Clarkston and 9-4 to Northville in its other games. Allie Hall hit two two-run homers against Northville, Macy Collett had two hits against Clarkston and Eloisa Reyes pitched well.

FRESHMAN BASEBALL 

Bloomer gets walk-off 

TEMPERANCE – Jake Bloomer delivered a walk-off hit in the eighth inning as Bedford beat Bowling Green 9-8 Saturday.

Winning pitcher Carter Ryan went 3-for-5.

Bedford won the second game 11-1 as winning pitcher Cade McNamara went 4-for-4 with three doubles.

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