Zeeland East hosted its annual varsity baseball tournament on Saturday with Caledonia, Forest Hills Northern and Unity Christian, with the Chix falling short in the title game.
While the home team wasn’t able to lift the trophy at the end of the afternoon, they did something that’s arguably more special, at least for one of the players.
In the opening game of the tournament, Zeeland East defeated Unity Christian by a score of 4-0 behind a Trevor Raade no-hitter. Raade went all seven innings, striking out eight batters, walking three and hitting one by a pitch. Raade also picked off three runners in the game.
“Trevor was great today. He gives us a chance to win each time he steps on the mound. He has great moxy and mound presence for a sophomore,” said Zeeland East coach Matt Sattler. “Today he worked ahead in counts and pounded the zone. When he does that he’s really hard to square up because He has tons of movement on all of his pitches. He is a special talent and an even better young man.”
Offensively, Zeeland East was led by Easton Remick who had two hits in the game, two stolen bases, and a run scored. Max Salas added an RBI single while Austin Keur added a hit, stolen base and run scored. Charlie Lacny also added a two-RBI double.
On the other field, Forest Hills Northern defeated Caledonia 2-1.
In the championship game, Forest Hills Northern defeated Zeeland East by a score of 4-3. Zeeland East took a late lead in the game 3-2 on a Noah Ledford squeeze, but Forrest Hills Northern rallied back for two runs in the top of the seventh inning to secure the victory. Aidan Fredricks, Nick Williams and Jake Meyering all pitched solid in the game for the Chix, combining to allow only four hits.
Offensively, Easton Remick had a double, while Charlie Lacny had a single and run scored. Noah Ledford added an RBI single to take the lead late in the game.
In the consolation game, Unity Christian defeated Caledonia 9-2.
West Ottawa 18, East Kentwood 3
The West Ottawa boys lacrosse team continued its win streak Saturday afternoon with a dominating 18-3 win over OK-Red Confernce rival East Kentwood.
The Panthers had 10 goal scorers and 12 assisted goals. Hayden Kollewehr led all scorers with three goals and Cole Tulgestke added two goals and five assists. Caden Adkins controlled 10 ground balls.
Zeeland East 4, West Ottawa 1
The Chix cruised to an easy win in the non-confernce game Saturday afternoon.
Holland traveled to Spring Lake on Saturday to play two dual matches. The Dutch took on 8-1-1 Ludington in their first match. In a matchup between two equal teams, Holland was able to prevail, winning 5-3.
“I thought we played with a lot of toughness and grit today,” said Holland coach Kyle Kreps. “We knew it would be a challenge and I am very impressed with how we played, top to bottom.” The win improved Holland’s overall record to 10-2-2.
In the match, Lizzi Munster earned a 1-6, 6-3, 14-12 win at No. 2 singles. the Dutch swept the doubles matches, with Cora VanFaasen and Ava Wall winning at No. 1 doubles by a score of 7-5, 6-3. At No. 2 doubles Natalie Legg and Emma Hulst earned a 7-6 (3), 6-1 win. Claudia Kurniawan and Lena Vanderbilt Mancinelli came away with a 1-6, 6-4, 10-5 win at No. 3 doubles. Haleigh Souder and Nicole Souder earned a 6-3, 6-4 win at No. 4 doubles for Holland.
In the second match of the day, the Dutch fell 5-3 to the hosts. Three doubles teams earned points for Holland in their tilt with Spring Lake. Legg and Hulst at No. 2 doubles, Kurniawan and Vanderbilt Mancinell at No.I3 doubles and Haleigh Souder and Nicole Souder won at No. 4 doubles.
Holland’s record on the season is now 10-3-2.
This article originally appeared on The Holland Sentinel: Zeeland East’s Trevor Raade tosses no-hitter in win over Unity Christian – High school sports rewind