Gladstone baseball splits pair at Boyne City


BOYNE CITY — The Gladstone baseball team split two games Saturday as it beat Elk Rapids 3-0 and fell to Boyne City 14-13 in eight innings in the second game.

The first game against Elk Rapids was a low-scoring pitching dual that the Braves eventually won.

Jared Crow got the win for Gladstone on the mound as he pitched all six innings, allowing only three hits while striking out 11.

“Crow is really on his game,” said Braves’ coach Don Lauscher. “He spotted his pitches very well. He did great from the first through the sixth inning.”

The Braves got the scoring started by scoring two runs in the second inning and one more in the fourth.

Gladstone totaled five hits with Braeden Lamberg and Tyson Seymour each collecting two hits and an RBI.

“We played really good defense and the defense was good,” said Lauscher. “We had a few timely hits.”

Gladstone’s second game was far from a pitching dual as the Braves battled back and forth only to lose to Boyne City 14-13 in the eighth inning.

“We simply ran out of pitching,” said Lauscher. “We hit the ball well but just ran out of steam.”

Gladstone pulled ahead early 3-1 but Boyne City scored eight runs in the third to go up 8-3. The Braves rallied and it was back and forth contest from there on out.

Gladstone had a 13-11 lead entering the bottom of the eighth inning but Boyne City scored three runs including a walkoff error.

AJ Lundberg started for the Braves and gave up four hits while striking out four and walking four.

Carson Shea pitched the rest of the game for Gladstone as he gave up two hits while striking out two, walking three and hitting two batters.

Lamberg had three hits with a three-run home run for three RBIs. Seymour had two hits with a two-run home run for three RBIs.

“Braeden and Tyson had a great weekend,” said Lauscher.

“They’re swinging the bats really well right now. Those guys have been carrying our team the last few weeks.”

Gladstone hosts Houghton today in a doubleheader.