By Ben Murphy
Farwell was a winner in both games of its Jack Pine Conference opener on Thursday, April 24, topping visiting Harrison 6-3 and 2-1. Jacob Sutton got the win in game one, giving up one earned run on six hits, struck out six and walked one.
Dylan Brown had two hits for Farwell, Trent Marhofer had a hit and two RBI and Noah Wilson had a hit and an RBI. Matt Haskell was saddled with the loss, giving up one earned run on seven hits and three strikeouts. Brandon Steele had two hits for Harrison, Jacob Patterson, Allan Poole, Justice Walraven and Gage Agin all had one hit apiece, with Walraven adding an RBI. Austin Hickey got the win in game two, giving up one earned run on five hits and six strikeouts. Brown added two more hits for Farwell, Wilson and Mandel Miletello both had one RBI. Zack Anderson was given the loss for Harrison while Steele had a hit and an RBI to lead the offense. Nunnaly, Masa Higa and Poole added hits as well.
On Monday, Farwell hosted Ashley, sweeping the Bears 12-2 and 10-0 in non-conference play. Austin Maxey got the win, giving up two runs on one hit and struck out seven batters. Brown had three hits, including two doubles and five RBI, Millitello had two hits and scored twice, Clay Forfinski had three runs, Walter Mosby and Wilson both doubled.
Kyle Danielson was credited with the win in game two, pitching one inning and striking out two batters.
Mosby and Jacob Riffe led the offense with two hits apiece. Farwell (2-0 JPC) hosted Gladwin on Thursday and plays at Roscommon May 6.
On Saturday, Harrison won the Brethren tournament, topping Marion 7-3 and Brethren 18-3. Steele got the win over Marion, pitching four innings and giving up two runs, one earned on two hits and three strikeouts. Steele, Logan Tenwalde, Agin and Haskell had had hits with Patterson getting a double and an RBI. Haskell won game two, giving up two earned runs on four hits and six strikeouts in four innings.
Tenwalde had three hits and three RBI, Poole had a triple, single and one RBI, Blayne Fowler had two hits and two RBI, Agin had two hits, Patterson had two hits and an RBI, Anderson had a double and an RBI, Steele had a hit and three RBI, Nunnally and Higa both had one hit and one RBI. Harrison hosted Houghton Lake on Thursday and hosts Beaverton May 6.