Strong pitching leads Saugatuck to district championship
It was a case of anything you can do, I can do better for Saugatuck starting pitchers Carsie Walker and Trevor Westenbroek during Division 4 district baseball action on Saturday, June 4.
In the district semifinal against Lawrence, Walker struck out five and scattered three hits in lifting the Indians to the 8-0 victory.
Then it was Westenbroek’s time to shine, as he also pitched a complete game with 10 strikeouts, no walks and six hits allowed in leading Saugatuck to the 7-3 win over Holland Calvary in the district title game.
The district championship is the second straight for the Indians. And they did it without the services of their top all-around player Blake Dunn, who was busy helping the Saugatuck boys’ track team claim its second straight Division 4 state championship.
“I had faith in my baseball guys that they could come out with a couple of wins,” Dunn said after winning state championships in the 110-meter hurdles and 300 hurdles.
That confidence proved to be well placed, as Saugatuck pounded out a total of 21 hits en route to scoring its 15 combined runs.
In addition to his work on the mound, Westenbroek led the offensive charge in the title game, going 2-for-4 with a run and an RBI.
Alex Kruithof also had two hits, while Evan Czarnecki, Noah Eveland, Peyton Scogin, Alec Behrman and Walker each added one.
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