Hitters shine in tournament

The Wolves celebrate winning their Nathan Manuel Memorial tournament on Saturday. Photo provided
The Wolves celebrate winning their Nathan Manuel Memorial tournament on Saturday. Photo provided

Clarkston News Sports Writer
The Wolves dominated the field on Saturday as they went 3-0 to win the Nathan Manuel Memorial tournament.
“It was a great week,” said Phil Price, head coach for Clarkston Varsity Baseball.
The boys opened the day with a 6-1 win over Our Lady of Lakes.
Zach Scott, Cam Hadley and Jack Muhleck went 2-for-3 hitting. Scott had three RBIs and Hadley hit a double.
Brenden Quick pitched for seven innings and had one hit and four strikeouts in his 74 pitches.
They went on to beat Birmingham Groves, 5-4. During the first inning, the Wolves’ defense stopped Groves first three batters. Anthony Reiner struck the first player out. Kyle Harvey caught a throw from Muhleck to tag a hitter out at first and Joe Halligan caught a hit in the outfield ending the top of the first inning.
The Wolves had one run in the bottom of the first inning with an RBI from Muhleck. They scored again in the second inning with three runs and broke the tied game in eighth inning with one run. Jack Kuczmanski hit a double and went 3-for-3. Kuczmanski, Scott, Muhleck and Reiner had one RBI each. Halligan hit 3-for-4.
“We have some hitters doing well – Jack Muhleck, Zach Scott and Jack and Joe Kuczmanski are really hitting the ball well,” said Price.
Kuczmanski threw five innings and had one hit and two strikeouts. Reiner pitched for two innings with one hit and two strikeouts and Joe Kuczmanski threw for one inning with three hits and two strikeouts.
“Reiner and Joe Kuczmanski are pitching really well for us – that always helps when you have pitchers helping out,” Price added. “We have players like Jack Kuczmanski stepping up. He plays third and is also doing a little pitching for us. They are playing good defense. Hadley is outstanding fielder and Barak Momrik, our catcher, is doing very well for us.”
They won another close game against Walled Lake Northern, 4-3, with two runs in the third inning. Halligan went 3-for-3 with two RBIs and Scott went 2-for-2. Muhleck and Jack Kuczmanski had one RBIs each.
Tryston Lajiness pitched three innings and had four hits and one strikeout. Ryan Barber threw for three innings and had two hits and two strikeouts.
The Wolves defeated Brandon on Thursday, 13-3 and 13-8.
“We started to play a little bit better and got two wins,” said Price.
Jack Kuczmanski had three RBIs, Hadley and Harvey had two RBIs and Nick Schaldenbrand had one RBI during the night.
They went 1-2 in a 3-game series against Rochester Adams with a 2-1 win on May 2.
The Wolves opened the week with a double header against Oxford. They head to the Wildcats field on Wednesday to complete the 3-game series. Then, head to Waterford Kettering on Thursday.
“We still have quite a bit of baseball left. Hopefully we keep going,” said Price.

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