Almont’s Trenton Kruse looks to throw out a runner as Kylar Fisher looks at Saturday’s tourney.


ALMONT — The Almont varsity baseball team posted a 2-0 mark en route to a first-place finish last Saturday at a tournament it hosted.

Almont started their two-game stint with a 10-5 win at Bad Axe’s expense.

Brenden Haldeman (two singles and a double), Donovan Galovich (a single and a double) and Charlie Koenig (a pair of singles) led Almont with multiple-hit performances. They were backed by Reis Stine (a double) along with Kylar Fisher, Nolan Idyle and Landon Kruse (a single each).

Cody Koval was Almont’s pitcher of record, prevailing in relief of Idyle. They gave up five total hits, struck out one and surrendered seven walks.

Almont then closed out a 2-0 day with a 4-3 victory over South Lyon.

There Brock Conger’s walk-off walk propelled Almont to victory.

Brandon Hunsaker, Stine and Fisher led Almont’s offense with a single apiece.

Conger got the win in relief of Fisher and Hunsaker. They allowed retired seven on strikes and issued five walks en route.

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.