Michigan bests Indiana at Sports FestPublished 1:57pm Thursday, June 24, 2010
MISHAWAKA, Ind. — Led by Most Valuable Player Raechel Zahrn of Berrien Springs, Michigan defeated Indiana East 4-2 to claim the championship at Sports Fest Thursday, June 17.
Zahrn, who is headed to Central Michigan University on a scholarship, had three hits and drove in two runs for Michigan.
The All-Stars also got great pitching from Buchanan’s Alexis Lenox and Lake Michigan Catholic’s April Patnaude, as the two combined on a four-hitter.
Michigan grabbed a 2-0 lead with a pair of runs in the second, but Indiana East scored twice in the top of the third to knot the score at 2-2.
Michigan took the lead for good with a run in the bottom half of the third and added another in the fourth to complete the scoring.
Michigan finished with eight hits, including a triple by Patnaude.
Niles’ Heather Daniels had a pair of hits, while Edwardsburg’s Amelia Breslin singled and scored twice.
Indiana East’s Callie Selner, of Elkhart Memorial, drove in both runs with a double.
Michigan played well in all phases of the game. The All-Stars did not commit an error in either game at Bethel College.
Indiana East hurt its own chances in the title game with five errors.
East 002 000 0 – 2 4 5
Michigan 021 100 x – 4 8 0
Alexis Lenox (W), April Patnaude (5) and De Burton
Callie Selner (L), Taylor Crowell (5) and Karen Bollenbacher
2B: Callie Selner (E), Traci Adams (E)
3B: April Patnaude (M)
Buchanan’s David Sokolowski more than did his share in helping Michigan defeat Indiana West for the Sports Fest baseball championship Thursday night at Patterson Field at Bethel College.
Sokolowski earned Most Valuable Player honors after collecting six RBIs in Michigan’s 12-5 victory.
He was also the starting pitcher.
Brandywine’s Kyle King earned the victory in relief for Team Michigan, which now leads the Sports Fest Cup standings with seven points.
Sokolowski broke a 5-5 tie in the fifth inning with an RBI single. He also doubled and tripled as Michigan finished with 12 hits.
His three-run triple in the sixth put the game out of reach.
Indiana West 320 000 0 – 5 8 2
Michigan 300 225 x – 12 12 1
David Sokolowski, Kyle King (5-W), David Brennan (7) and Blake Botti
Cody Singleton, Jared Swain (4-L), Chad King (6) and Patrick Langel
2B: Lonnie Shetler (IW), Botti (M), Sokolowski (M)
3B: Swain (IW), Sokolowski (M)
The Michigan All-Stars continue to march toward the Sports Fest Cup.
Michigan picked up its fifth point Wednesday night with a thrilling 87-82 victory over Indiana Metro in boys’ basketball at the Wiekamp Center at Bethel College.
Team Michigan now advances to Friday night’s championship game against Indiana West.
Benton Harbor’s Demetrius Henderson stole the show for Team Michigan as he scored 18 points, including a dunk with 39 ticks left on the clock to seal the victory.
Michigan built an eight-point advantage in the first 20 minutes of play, but took a 48-44 advantage to the locker room at the intermission.
Metro continued to slice into the lead in the second half and finally tied the score at 80-80 with just under two minutes remaining.
But a 7-2 run, sparked by baskets from Henderson and Tiger teammate Tremayne Thompson ended the Metro comeback attempt.
Berrien Springs’ Matt Little finished with 15 points, while Sturgis’ Zach Kellogg finished with 10 points.
Cassopolis’ Stephon Luckey finished with eight points, Edwardsburg’s Jake Harroff four points and Brandywine’s Lance Prescott three points.
Matt Little 6 0-2 15, Robbie Balentine 1 1-2 4, Jake Harroff 2 0-0 4, Lance Prescott 1 1-2 3, T.J. Scott 2 1-2 5, Scott Gephart 1 0-0 2, Stefon Luckey 3 0-2 8, Demetrius Henderson 5 8-11 18, Zach Kellogg 3 3-6 10, Tremayne Thompson 9 0-1 18. TOTALS: 33 14-28 87
Rafael Smith 6 1-6 13, DeAngelo Jackson 2 0-2 4, Chris Chaffee 1 1-1 3, Brian O’Connor 3 2-3 9, Jordan Brady 3 0-0 6, Jerron Jamerson 4 2-6 11, Ryan Benner 4 4-4 13, Michael Bradley 2 2-2 6, Teven Watson 5 0-2 10, T.J. Farrell 3 0-0 7. TOTALS: 33 12-26 82
Halftime score: Michigan 48, Metro 44. 3-point goals: Michigan 7 (Little 3, Luckey 2, Kellogg, Balentine), Metro 4 (O’Connor, Farrell, Jamerson, Benner). Total fouls (fouled out): Michigan 18 (none), Metro 21 (Brady)
The Michigan girls’ tennis team was defeated by Indiana Metro 4-1 at Sports Fest.
Michigan picked up its lone victory at No. 3 singles where Jill Bender defeated Rachel Brandenberger 6-2 and 6-1.
Niles’ Rachael Horn played No. 1 singles for Team Michigan.
She was defeated by JoHanna Manningham 6-2 and 6-1.
Niles’ Allison Landgraf and Buchanan’s Kirsten Smallwood played No. 1 doubles for Michigan.
They were defeated by Ashley Bogunia and Caitlin Warrick 6-1 and 6-2.
1. JoHanna Manningham (ME) d. Rachael Horn 6-2, 6-1, 2. Kathleen Klauer (ME) d. Monica Kosciuk 6-2, 6-0, 3. Jill Bender (MI) d. Rachel Brandenberger 6-2, 6-1
1. Ashley Bogunia-Caitlin Warrick (ME) d. Allison Landgraf-Kirsten Smallwood 6-1, 6-2, 2. Mia Anderson-Kathleen Keller (ME) d. Jennifer Narregan-Lexie Scarborough-Innes 6-2, 6-3
Team Michigan had to work overtime to capture the boys’ tennis title.
Michigan won 3-2 over Indiana East.
The match took more than three and a half hours to complete.
The match came down to the No. 2 doubles flight where Jared McCarver and Matt Little of Berrien Springs outlasted Connor Anderson of Elkhart Central and Cory Swaller of Concord 7-6 (11-9 tiebreaker) and 6-2.
1. Alex Harbert (M) d. Andre Ziebold 6-2, 6-0; 2. Vishal Singh Arora (M) d. Andre Moore 6-0, 6-0; 3. Jared Queener (E) d. Mark Westendorp 6-3, 7-6 (7-4)
1. Michael Ciesielski-Matt Schoeffler (E) d. Charles Pawlik-Jeff Chen 6-7 (8-10), 6-2, 6-1; 2. Jared McCarver-Matt Little (M) d. Connor Anderson-Cory Swaller 7-6 (11-9), 6-2