Hayshakers fall to Hawks, cut down Loggers

The Tony Hayshakers finally got back to action as they hit the diamond this past weekend as they took on the Spring Valley Hawks in Bruce on Friday night, and then turned around on one days rest to travel north to take on the Seeley Loggers.

On Friday night the Hayshakers took the field at the Bruce Baseball Complex, as they hosted the Spring Valley Hawks in what was the Shakers third game of the season after a few weeks of waiting on mother nature to give them an opportunity to take the field.

The Hayshakers fell to the Hawks on Friday night by the final of 8-1 as Chase Groothousen picked up the loss as he pitched five innings giving up five hits and five runs, while sitting down three in the outing. Tyler Leonhard and Mitch Johnson also saw action on the mound for the Hayshakers in the seven run defeat to the Hawks.

At the plate, it was Bryce Meverden and Leonhard finishing 1 for 3 each as both ended the night with a single and a stolen base each as they picked up their first loss of the season.

On Sunday, the Hayshakers made the trek north to take on the Seeley Loggers in Hayward. It was the Hayshakers from the get go as they put up four runs in the top of the first to take the 4-0 lead all the way to the third inning when they added to their lead with another three runs along with two in the fourth to take the commanding 9-0 lead half way through the contest.

The Loggers finally got on the board in the bottom of the fifth inning as they scored one run, but the Hayshakers answered back in the top of the sixth with four more runs to take the 13-1 lead before adding one more in the seventh to take home the 14-1 victory over the Loggers.

Nick Edstrom picked up the win on the mound as he went four innings giving up no runs as he was on pace with a no hitter with six strike outs before Scottie Mateski finished out the final three innings. Mateski gave up three hits and one run as he went on to fan three Loggers Sunday in Hayward.

At the plate it was three Shakers with two hits a piece as Connor Kopras, Tyler Leonhard and Jared Squires each found holes in the Loggers defense.  Leonhard finished with two doubles on the night as Squires finished with a double and single to lead the Hayshakers offense.

The Hayshakers are currently 2-1 on the season in league play as they get set for another long distance trip to take on the Washburn Lumberjacks this Sunday with the first pitch scheduled for 1:00 pm.

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