Schoolcraft splits doubleheader with Mott

Nolan Gerou, Content Manager



On Thursday (April 6), the Schoolcraft Ocelots baseball team split their doubleheader with Mott Community College. It was the second and third time these two teams have faced off on the season, Mott took the first game of the season series by a score of 8-3.

Game 1- The first game of the doubleheader saw plenty of action from the start. After Jack Zang retired the first two batters of the game, Mott would get a two out double, followed up by a single, to get on the board to start. Schoolcraft would quickly respond as Sawyer Pacewould single to start the inning and  Nate Saavedra would hit a two out, two-run home run (sixth of the season), to put the Ocelots in the lead. Mott would get an unearned run in the top of the third to tie the ball game up at two a piece. Schoolcraft would take a hold of the ball game in the bottom of the fourth inning as they put a four spot up, highlighted by a Pace two RBI triple. After four innings of play, Schoolcraft would lead 6-2. Mott would get two more runs, one in the fifth and one in the sixth, but it would not be enough as Schoolcraft would win game 1 by a score of 7-4. The Ocelots turned to Jon Sabuda to get the six out save after Zang went 5 innings, only allowing 2 earned runs.

Some key players from game 1 would be, Sawyer Pace (3-4, 2 R, 3 RBI), Nate Saavedra (1-3, 2 RBI), and Jon Sabuda (2 IP, 0 ER).

Game 2- Game 2 of the doubleheader would not start off with the same amount of flare. There would be no runs scored in the first inning, however, Schoolcraft would strike first in the bottom of the second as  Ryan Koch would work a bases loaded walk for the game’s first run. The top of the third was a big inning for Mott, the Bears would wind up putting a four spot up in the inning and would lead 4-1 after three innings of play. The score would remain 4-1 until the top of the seventh as Mott would get a run, by way of a home run. The bottom of the seventh saw Schoolcraft attempt to comeback as John Sowards would lead off the inning with a double and would eventually come around and score off of a Mason Malysz sacrifice fly. That would be the only run Schoolcraft would score in the inning, leading to a 5-2 final score in favor of Mott.

Some key players from game 2 for the Ocelots would be,  John Sowards (1-3, 2 R),  Nate Saavedra (1-2), and Luke Skaisgir (4.2 IP, 1 ER, 3 K)