In the first doubleheader of a 10-game home stand to end the regular season, Carman-Ainsworth defeated Saginaw Valley League-South and Genesee County rival Davison 6-4 in game one last Thursday. The story for the Cavs in this one was Austin Jerome earning the complete-game win after allowing three earned runs on 10 hits and two walks with two strikeouts.
Trent Green also came through at 1-for-3 with a RBI and a run.
In the nightcap Carman-Ainsworth fell just short of the Cardinals 7-6 despite Leon Bell charting two hits, two runs and two RBI in three at-bats. Ryan Macko went 2-for-3 with two RBI and a run, as well. The Cavaliers host Flint Metro League member Linden today.
Carman-Ainsworth 6, Swartz Creek 2
Jawanza Edwards 1-for-2, 2 runs
Cooper Betancourt 2-for-3, 2 RBI
(Rescheduled from May 7)
Carman-Ainsworth 2, Grand Blanc 6
Trent Green 1-for-3
Cooper Betancourt 2-for-2, 1 run
Jawanza Edwards 1-for-3
Haywood Petty tied for eighth place with a 78 to lead Carman-Ainsworth in the Saginaw Valley League championship tournament May 13 at the Fortress in Frankenmuth. Tyson Fields shot 87, Noah Vanderhyde 101, Aaron Floyd 103 and Kaden Rytlewski 106 as the Cavaliers totaled 369 to finish 10th.
Midland topped the 11-team field with 303. Powers Catholic was runner up with 317, followed by Midland Dow 321, Bay City Central 331, Mount Pleasant 335, Bay City Western 340, Saginaw Heritage 340, Davison 341, Lapeer 353 and Flint Northwestern 478. Midland’s Top Kanmark was the low individual with a 73.
Carman-Ainsworth will play in a Div. 1 district tournament today at Davison Country Club. – D.N.
On the road last Wednesday, the Carman-Ainsworth girls’ soccer team fell in a Saginaw Valley League- South contest to Flint Powers Catholic, 8-0. — B.P.
Against Lapeer on the road on Monday, the Cavaliers had a tough time stopping the Saginaw Valley League champions in a pair of losses, 10-0 and 16-1.
“We had a few hits in the first game and four solid hits in the second game,” said coach Joy Roe.
Last Friday against Flushing, the Cavaliers swept their former league rivals, 3-2 and 12-7.
The Lady Cavs traveled to Davison for a Saginaw Valley League-South doubleheader last Thursday and fell to the Cardinals in both contests, 10-1 and 4-1.
“We had some issues in the first game,” added Roe. “Only a few line drive hits. We had errors in the outfield that Davison capitalized well on. In the second game, we lost 4-1. There were exciting diving catches from Morgan Sheerer in left field, a beautiful double play at third from Sarah Thurston, a hit to the fence from Madison Cox and great steals from Jada Black.”
South contest to Flint Powers Catholic, 8-0. — B.P.