Cheboygan Baseball Splits Doubleheader with Boyne City in Thrilling Fashion

Cheboygan baseball team splits non-conference doubleheader with Boyne City, losing 9-6 and winning 7-6 in walk-off fashion. Phoenix Gomez's RBI bunt single secures the thrilling win in the second game.

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Cheboygan Baseball Splits Doubleheader with Boyne City in Thrilling Fashion

Cheboygan Baseball Splits Doubleheader with Boyne City in Thrilling Fashion

The Cheboygan baseball team split a non-conference doubleheader with Boyne City on Friday evening, losing the first game 9-6 and winning the second game 7-6 in a thrilling walk-off fashion.

In the first game, Cheboygan's Dylan Balazovic led the team with two hits, including a double, and two RBIs. Jacob Seaman also had two hits, including an RBI and a run scored. Patrick Smith and Sean Postula each recorded a hit. Rounding out the Chiefs were Blake Blaskowski (RBI, run), Chase Swanson (two runs), and James Charboneau (run). Balazovic took the loss on the mound, striking out six, allowing four hits, and walking two in 4 1/3 innings.

In the second game, Cheboygan used a walk-off RBI bunt single from Phoenix Gomez to top Boyne City 7-6. The Chiefs' players registering hits were Dylan Balazovic (double, RBI), Charlie Godfrey (RBI), Nolan Schley (run), and Sean Postula. Other contributors included Warren Farver (RBI, run), Jacob Seaman (RBI, run), and Blake Blaskowski (two runs). Chase Swanson earned the pitching win, striking out three, walking two, and allowing one hit in two innings of relief. Godfrey pitched the first three innings, striking out eight, scattering eight hits, and walking one.

"I thought the kids did a much better job of battling in the second game," Baller said. Baller commended. "We had some mental mistakes in the first game, but we still gave ourselves chances to win it. In the second game, the kids continued to fight. They did great."

"I thought our pitching did a nice job of keeping us in the game in both games," Baller added. "They still gave us a chance to win, and I think that's important."

The Cheboygan baseball team showed grit and determination in their non-conference doubleheader against Boyne City. Despite losing the first game, the Chiefs bounced back with a thrilling walk-off victory in the second game, thanks to a clutch RBI bunt single from Phoenix Gomez. Coach Kevin Baller commended his team's resilience and the strong performances from his pitching staff in both games.

Key Takeaways

  • Cheboygan baseball team splits doubleheader with Boyne City, losing 9-6 and winning 7-6.
  • Dylan Balazovic leads team with 2 hits, 2 RBIs in first game.
  • Phoenix Gomez hits walk-off RBI bunt single in second game.
  • Chase Swanson earns pitching win in relief, striking out 3.
  • Coach Kevin Baller praises team's resilience and pitching performances.