TRI-CITY AREA — Almont’s Brandon Hunsaker along with Capac’s Gavin Ruegsegger and Jared Fahley suited up for the West squad in a 12-7 loss to the East team at the Blue Water Area Senior Baseball All-Star Game on Tuesday, June 28.
Richmond High School is where the matchup was contested.
In Tuesday’s encounter, the West squad jumped out to a 2-0 advantage after one inning was over with.
That was followed by a scoreless second inning of play.
Inning number three saw the East team collect two runs and the West none, squaring the scoreboard count at 2-2.
The next three innings would see the East amass eight total runs and allow none. That staked them to a 10-2 cushion at the time.
The West squad then put together a 5-2 rally over the final three innings, only to drop a 12-7 verdict.
Hunsaker put up the best offensive output among the Tri-City Area contingent on hand. He managed a walk and a flied out in his two plate appearances.
In addition to that, Hunsaker listed third base and pitcher as his defensive assignments.
Ruegsegger flied out once and reached base via a fielder’s choice.
On defense, he took turns at second base and rightfield.
Fahley was held hitless in two plate appearances.
He listed third base and catcher as his defensive assignments.
They were joined on the West squad by Eric Rogers (Armada), Noah Purks (Brown City), Adam Barbich (Cros-Lex), Jake Townsend (Cros-Lex), Ian Katalski (Cros-Lex), Ethan Marshall (Marlette), Travis Fuller (Marlette), Porter Kays (Marysville), John Hurtubise (Marysville), Owen Vagi (Marysville), Martin Tovar (Sandusky), Ronnie Culhane (Yale), Kaden Kovach (Yale), Jack Kavanaugh (Yale), Kyle Woffard (Yale) and Jeff Mason (Yale).
Seth Lonergan (Algonac), Jack Cote (Algonac), Nolan Distelrath (Marine City), Wyatt Walker (Marine City), Nathan Super (Cardinal Mooney), Nick Garcia (Cardinal Mooney), Kade Hansel (Port Huron High), Eric Whiting (Port Huron High), Brayden Albers (Port Huron High), Owen Johnson (Port Huron Northern), Logan Sheffer (Port Huron Northern), Derek Ruiz (Port Huron Northern), Colin Presnar (Port Huron Northern), Ryan Nettles (Richmond), Denny Salagan (Richmond), Joe Parinello (Richmond), Luke Ellis (St. Clair), Eli Lohr (St. Clair), Carter Hurlburt (St. Clair) and Jared Kramp (St. Clair) appeared on the East team’s roster.
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.