FLINT — With teams from all over the area gathering for a shot at claiming the event title and local bragging rights, the Carman-Ainsworth varsity baseball team began the annual Greater Flint Tournament at Broome Park in Genesee County last Friday. In the opener the Cavaliers lost to Lapeer 8-1 as Logan Walker allowed just one run on four hits in six innings pitched for the Lightning and Parker Fisher went 3-for-4 with one RBI.
Carman-Ainsworth then bounced back to defeat Swartz Creek in the second game of the tourney last Saturday 5-1 as Cooper Betencourt allowed a run on eight hits to earn the complete-game decision. Jawanza Edwards went 2-for-4 with a run.
The Cavs’ take on Kearsley in Greater Flint Tournament competition tomorrow. — M.S.
Carman-Ainsworth 12, Genesee 0
Jawanza Edwards 2-for-2, 2 runs, 1 RBI
Austin Jerome 1-for-4, 1 RBI
Carman-Ainsworth 18, Genesee 0
Cooper Betancourt 2-for-4, 2 runs, 1 RBI
Austin Jerome 2-for-3, 4 RBI, 2 runs
Carman-Ainsworth 10, Saginaw Arthur Hill 0
Trent Green 4-for-4, 2 RBI, 2 runs
Carman-Ainsworth 19, Saginaw Arthur Hill 0
Ryan Macko 2-for-2, 2 RBI, 1 BB
Jawanza Edwards 2-for-3, 4 runs, 2 RBI, 1 BB
Carman-Ainsworth 15, Flint Northwestern 0
FNW forfeited second game because it did not have enough pitchers.
The Cavaliers finished 10th in the second Saginaw Valley League jamboree of the season Monday, shooting 406 at The PohlCat in Mount Pleasant. Haywood Petty led Carman-Ainsworth with a 91, Tyson Fields shot 99, Noah Vanderhyde 105, Kaden Rytlewski 111 and Aaron Floyd 112. Powers Catholic was first with a 327. — D.N.
Getting into the crossover portion of the Saginaw Valley League schedule, the Lady Cavs absolutely crushed visiting Saginaw Arthur Hill, 17-0 and 17-0. In the opener, Jessica Smith recorded two hits while Brianna Haskins added two RBI. A line drive by Jada Black drove in two more and Madison Cox and Makayla McDaniels added an RBI.
Kristin Hawk went 3-for-3 with three RBI in the nightcap and Haskins was 2-for-2 with two RBI. Taylor Jarnigin notched her first varsity triple and Katie Hubbard was in the circle in the finale.
The Lady Cavaliers put forth their most dominant performance of the season at Flint Northwestern on Thursday, routing the Lady Wildcats in two mercy-shortened games, 18-0, 18-0. McDaniels, Black and Hawk all racked up two hits apiece in the opener. Haley Fyfe and Ally Dittenber accomplished the same feat in the nightcap.
Carman-Ainsworth will host Saginaw Nouvel today. — B.P.
Carman-Ainsworth will play in the third SVL jamboree next Tuesday. – D.N.