Almont gets both ends of BWAC doubleheader

TRI-CITY AREA — Almont turned back host Imlay City twice in a Blue Water Area Conference varsity baseball doubleheader last Wednesday.

In the opener, Almont made Imlay City absorb an 11-0 loss.

Grifin DePauw and Adam Campbell (two singles and a double each), Jack Paupert (three singles) plus Josh Hellebuyck (two singles) led Almont with multiple-hit performances. Reis Stine (a double) also reached the hitting column.

Almont’s Austin Cody takes a swing at a pitch against Imlay City last week. photo by Kevin Kissane.

Cameron Asaro (nine strikeouts) was the winning Almont pitcher.

Stine faced three batters in the final inning and struck out two of them, enabling Almont to close out the favorable verdict.

Zachary Blount (a double) plus Zack Dingwell and Ricky Guerrero (a single apiece) accounted for Imlay City’s base hits.

In the second game, Almont handed Imlay City a 17-2 setback.

Nick Wilson paced Almont with four singles. Austin Cody and Hellebuyck (two singles each), Stine (a double) plus Jace Rinke and Jacob Hausmann (a single apiece) supported his performance.

Brandon Hunsaker was Almont’s pitcher of record. He threw 3 1/3 innings, striking out five along the way.

Logan Wilson (two singles) and Ross Edson (one single) supplied Imlay City’s base hits.

Kevin Kissane

Kevin Kissane has been covering high school sports for the Tri-City Times since 1985. When not standing on a field or court with his camera and notepad, he enjoys golf, travel and family. Kevin is a 1980 graduate of Capac High School, and is also a grad of St. Clair Community College and earned a degree in journalism from Central Michigan University.