Maroons Use Defense To Shut Down Hamilton

By Kaleb Essink


When you think of baseball rivalries in the OK-Green, Hamilton and Holland Christian simply just sticks out. Even during Holland Christian’s State Championship last year, the Hawkeyes still managed to get the better of the Maroons, 2 out of 3 times. This defensive struggle, however, gave the Maroons their third win in three tries against Hamilton to sweep the season series.


After getting outscored 12-2 in the two games on Wednesday, the Hawkeyes were in desperate need of some runs and unfortunately for the Hawkeyes sake, Maroons pitcher Spencer Brewer brought his “A game”. Brewer pitched a complete game, throwing 80 pitches and allowing just two hits. Brewer added to that impressive feat by walking just 2 batters and adding 8 strikeouts to round out this impressive performance.


For the Hawkeyes, Junior Kolten Moore picked up the loss, pitching 5 complete innings and throwing 87 pitches. In that time he gave up 8 hits and all 5 Maroons runs. Elliot Klingenberg came in relief for the sixth inning and threw just six pitches. Keaton Mudd and Doug Dekker were the only Hawkeyes who registered hits on Thursday night.
The Varsity Baseball team returns to the diamond tomorrow, May 5th, as the travel to Jenison to do battle with the Wildcats. First Pitch is at 4:15.