Plainwell sweeps past Allegan in divisional doubleheader
PLAINWELL—It’s not uncommon to hear a coach say his team’s record is misleading, meaning he believes his team has played better than the wins and losses would indicate.
Don’t expect Plainwell baseball coach Chris Taylor to utter those words any time soon.
“I’m a believer you are what your record says you are,” Taylor said.
Prior to the Trojans’ Wolverine Conference East twinbill with Allegan, they were a sub-.500 team. After picking up wins of 11-1 and 8-5, Plainwell was a .500, evening its record at 5-5 overall and 2-2 in divisional play.
“At this point we are a .500 team,” Taylor said. “But I think we’re capable of much better.”
The Trojans were certainly very good at the plate in these games, combining for 23 hits.
Kevin Andrysiak, Austin Rohr, Trent Monroe, Jake Almeda, Donovan Bloom-field and Trevor Millard led the way offensively, as each had multiple hits in at least one of the games.
“We had good offensive games from a lot of guys,” Taylor said. “We did a nice job of hitting the ball hard with runners in scoring position.”
Plainwell took control of the opening game by scoring two runs in each of the first two innings, with RBI singles by Rohr, Donovan Bloomfield and Andrysiak helping the cause.
A single run in the third inning, four in the fourth—including a two-run double by Millard—and two in the bottom of the fifth brought the game to an end via the mercy rule.
A single by Tyler Smith proved to be the game-ending hit as it plated Andrysiak to put the Trojans up by 10 runs.
Bloomfield finished at 3-for-4 with two runs and an RBI. while Andrysiak (2-for-3 with two runs and two RBI), Rohr (2-for-4 with a double, two runs and an RBI) and Monroe (2-for-3 with two runs) also at big games at the plate.
For Allegan, Wyatt Sowle singled twice in three at-bats, with Logan Stull, Chase Beard and Garrett Emmons adding a single each.
Rohr pitched all five innings for the win, striking out eight and walking two. Max Miniat started and went three innings for the Tigers (0-11), giving up eight hits and eight runs, three of which were earned.
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