Bear Lake 1-4
BEAR LAKE, June 6 — Pentwater’s season didn’t end with its regional semifinal defeat last Wednesday, as the Falcons still had a make-up West Michigan D League doubleheader to play. Pentwater secured second place in the conference by sweeping the Lakers, 8-1 and 15-4. The Falcons finished 20-7 overall and 16-2 in WMD play.
In game one, Max Stoneman picked up the win with a strong effort on the mound, allowing four hits and a run in four innings. He struck out five. Stoneman also got two hits at the plate, as did Jacob Veine. Veine, Glenn Miller and Tyler Plummer-Eisenlohr each drove in two runs in the game.
The Falcon offense was even better in the season finale. Khole Hofmann led the team with four hits, scoring twice, and Miller was 3-for-4 in his last high school game, including a home run and four RBI. Julien Nyberg got three hits and drove in three runs and also picked up the win on the mound, striking out four in five innings. Veine and Stoneman each collected a pair of hits and combined for two runs and three RBI.
Bear Lake 9-18,
BEAR LAKE, June 6 — Pentwater closed its season with a pair of West Michigan D League losses to Bear Lake Thursday by scores of 9-3 and 18-2.
Mikaylyn Kenney had a good game at the plate in the opener, collecting three hits, but the Falcons (19-10-1, 12-6 WMD) were largely shut down outside of that and didn’t have an extra-base hit in the game. Kenney struck out 10 and surrendered 11 hits in the loss.
In the season finale, Kenney struggled with command, walking 11 while striking out six. Defensive struggles made things more difficult on the Falcon righthander. Makaylah Cornelisse and Taylor Ruggles each got two hits, and Kenney hit a triple.
“Bear Lake’s offense, combined with their clean defense, proved to be too much for the Falcons in their last conference game of the year,” Pentwater coach Steve Rossiter said. “It was a great season (for Pentwater) and as their coach, I really look forward to what another year of growth will show.”