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District baseball: Fruitport captures title as Whitehall, Oakridge fall in semifinals

West Michigan Conference schools lose to OK Blue schools.

Photos courtesy of Tim Jones

Fruitport’s baseball team captured a Division 2 district title Saturday with a 12-3 win over rival Spring Lake in the finals on Whitehall’s field.

In the semifinals, Fruitport beat Oakridge, 3-0, and Spring Lake defeated Whitehall, 8-3.


Fruitport 3, Oakridge 0

Fruitport pitcher:

Cody Matuz 7 IP, 0 R, 4 H, 11 K, 1 BB

Fruitport hitter:

Cody Matuz HR, 2 R

Spring Lake 8, Whitehall 3

Whitehall pitchers:

Ryne Christensen 3.2 IP, 4 R, 6 H, 2 K, 1 BB

Kyle Stratton 1.1 IP, 4 R (1 ER), 2 H, 2 K, 2 BB

Jaden Brinkert 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 K, 1 BB

Whitehall hitters:

Kyle Stratton 1 H

Ryne Christensen 1 RBI

Maddox Varela 1 H

Isaac VanAmberg 2 H, 1 RBI

Noah Meinert 1 RBI


Whitehall 19-18


Reed City beat Hart, 10-0 in five innings, to claim the Division 3 district title Saturday at Mason County Central.


In the semifinals, Reed City edged Mason County Central, 3-2, and Hart beat Evart, 10-8.

Hart 10, Evart 8

Hart pitchers:

Blake Weirich 5.2 IP, 8 K

Ty Schlukebir (winning pitcher) 1.1 IP

Hart hitters:

Kory Charron 2B, 2 RBIs

Brandon VanderZanden 2 H, 1 RBI

Carter Ramseyer 3 H

Blaie Weirich 2 H


Hart 12-16

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