Trevor Westenbroek slides safely into home as the umpire intently watches the play during the Indians’ district semifinal win over Lawrence. (Photo by Jason Wesseldyk)

Strong pitching leads Saugatuck to district championship

Jason Wesseldyk

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.

For full story, pick up a copy of the June 9 issue of The Allegan County News or The Commercial Record or subscribe to the e-edition.

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