Imlay City’s Trace Dennis checks his swing for Foutch 13U Baseball Club at the recent Bat Beasts of the Beach Tournament in Muskegon.

IMLAY CITY — The Foutch 13U Baseball Club, which includes Imlay City’s Griffin Wetzel and Trace Dennis, claimed a first-place finish at the Bat Beasts of the Beach Tournament recently.

The tournament was contested July 22-23 in Muskegon.

The team opened tournament play Saturday, July 22 with a 17-1 win against Hastings 13U.

Later that day, they notched a 14-2 victory over Motor City Hit Dogs Bovia 13U.

The team followed that up Sunday, July 23 with a 12-1 semifinal triumph against Motor City Hit Dogs Bovia.

That placed them in the championship confrontation where the GR Diamond Dingers provided the opposition. Their encounter drew to a close with Foutch Baseball Club’s 13U team ahead 3-2.

Kole Kozma, Lucas Jennings, Lincoln Kreger, London Guerra, Brayden Wollard, Alex Jerome, Davis Metcalfe, Kyle Blocker, Tripp Robertson and Harrison Whitney joined them on the roster of the championship squad.

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.