Multiple Teams · Young Guns Come Through in Double Header


In a non-conference double-header, NorthPointe’s head coach, Rob Goebel decided to give his two freshmen their starting pitching debuts.  Both freshmen pitchers got their first wins, each pitching 1-hitters.

In game 1, Beau Redfield pitched 3 1/3 innings racking up 7 Ks and giving up only one hit in his first varsity start for the Mustangs.  Ben Talon relieved Redfield in the 4th to get a save.  The Mustang bats broke open in the bottom of the 4th with 4 runs and then closed game in the 5th with 5 more runs for the 11-1 win.

Ben Talen led the team in hits with 4 singles and Kirk Kouchnerkavich and Ben Hill both drove in 3 runs each.  “Kouch’s” big hit came in the 4th with a 3-run inside the park home run.  Hill tripled in the 5th driving in 2 with his big shot right.

In game two, the Mustang bats took control early pounding 10 runs in the 1st and 6 in the 2nd.  Freshman Jake Melton only needed to pitch three innings to get his first varsity win.  Melton showed poise and confidence as he fanned 5 and only gave up one hit; a soft liner to left in the second.

Leadoff hitter Ben Hill stayed hot in the second game going 2-3 with a triple and RBI.  Matt Rozelle circle twice with 2 triples and 2 RBIs.  Kouchnerkavich drove in 3 more RBIs as well.

The NorthPointe Mustangs jump to 11-3 with the doubleheader sweep.  They go back to work this week in the River Valley conference with home games against Covenant Christian and West Michigan Christian.