Winning conference titles leads to postseason hardware, and the Montague Wildcats were the beneficiaries of that this year, with three all-West Michigan Conference first team picks and an honorable mention after winning a share of the league.
MUSKEGON — A regional semifinal game that took 12 innings over two days to complete came down to one bouncing ball.
MUSKEGON — Reeths-Puffer’s pitching was impeccable all day long last Saturday, lifting the Rockets to a district championship at home.
MUSKEGON — A five-run explosion by Fruitport in the final inning of Saturday's district semifinal game cost Whitehall a shot at the finals. The Vikings lost the game 8-7.
MUSKEGON — Everything Montague did right in scoring a legendary 14-inning victory over North Muskegon May 29 pretty much went the other direction Saturday as the Wildcats were mercy-ruled by the Norsemen in the district title game, 13-2.
MUSKEGON — Reeths-Puffer exploded late and walloped Fruitport Thursday, 11-1, in a final tune-up for the weekend's district tournament. The game lasted six innings due to the mercy rule, and the Rockets scored 10 of their runs in the final three innings.
HART — Whitehall enjoyed a dominating performance Tuesday against West Michigan Conference foe Hart, ending regular-season play with 16-0 and 7-0 wins.
MONTAGUE — Montague celebrated senior day Wednesday with an impressive sweep of Grant, winning 12-1 and 12-2.
MUSKEGON — Reeths-Puffer picked up an impressive win Wednesday, 6-0, against Division 4 power Muskegon Catholic in a tune-up game for districts.
MUSKEGON — The record books will show Montague and North Muskegon as co-West Michigan Conference champions after the teams split their doubleheader Saturday at Marsh Field. But only one of the games will still be discussed years from now by the players and coaches involved, and that one was …