Almont’s first baseman Reis Stine looks to tag out Imlay City’s Zack Dingwell on a pickoff attempt in Friday’s BWAC clash.


ALMONT — Almont earned a pair of wins at visiting Imlay City’s expense in a Blue Water Area Conference varsity baseball doubleheader last Friday.

In the opener, Almont obtained a 16-1 victory over Imlay City.

Brenden Haldeman (three singles), Brandon Hunsaker (a single and a double) plus Reis Stine and Noah Houvener (a pair of singles each) led Almont with multiple-hit performances. They were backed by Nolan Idyle, Kylar Fisher, Blake Cody, Landon Kruse, Trenton Kruse, Blake Bunch and Charlie Koenig (a single apiece).

Idyle was Almont’s pitcher of record, prevailing with relief help from Cody Koval. They gave up five total hits over four innings, struck out three and walked none.

Zack Dingwell paced Imlay City with a pair of singles. Ricky Guerrero, Xander Nolin and Griffin Wagester added a single each to the Spartans’ cause.

In the second game, Almont registered a 17-1 triumph against Imlay City.

Donovan Galovich led Almont with four singles. He was given assistance in the hitting department by Hunsaker (two singles) plus Trenton Kruse, Mathew Dwyer, Bunch, Koval and Houvener (a single apiece.

Hunsaker was the winning Almont pitcher. He allowed one hit over three innings.

Guerero (a single) provided the lone Imlay City basehit.

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.