The Schoolcraft High School baseball team opened their 2017 spring campaign with a 12-6 victory over Three Rivers Monday, dropping the Wildcats to a 4-2 record. Only the first game of the scheduled doubleheader was played, with it starting 45 minutes late due to brief thunder. The threatening storms stayed away for a pleasant afternoon for baseball, but the cloudy skies and finish after 7 p.m. made starting the second game unfeasible.
Things stayed tight early on with Three Rivers scoring once in the top of the first, followed by two in the bottom half from the Eagles. Schoolcraft added one more to the lead in the third, which the Wildcats matched in the top of the fourth. However, Schoolcraft put up seven in the bottom of the fourth, aided by numerous fielding errors with only three hits. Three Rivers would score solo runs in the fifth and sixth with two more in the seventh, while Schoolcraft had two more in the fifth.
Offensively, Nolan Anspaugh topped Schoolcraft with three runs. Darren Kehoe, Ricky Clark, and Hunter Johnson each scored twice. For Three Rivers, Jalen Heivilin had two runs with two doubles.
The Eagles, ranked second in the Division 3 preseason poll, have a huge meeting Thursday at home with the top-ranked Division 4 team in Hackett Catholic. Three Rivers hosts Vicksburg on Friday.
Listen back to Monday’s game below: