JV caps long week with tournament championship

HAMILTON, Mich. — The JV Hawkeyes emerged from a week of play that included six games in five days with five wins to go along with their second tournament championship of the season.

The week started with a 11-5 victory over Wyoming Park on Tuesday evening in Hamilton. The Hawkeyes then traveled to Allegan the following day and suffered a tough 5-4 defeat at the hands of the Tigers.

Fortunately the loss did not slow the Hawkeyes, who rebounded nicely on Friday with a pair of 15-3 and 15-0 victories over Zeeland West before capping the week by winning the Hamilton JV tournament on Saturday. Saturday’s victories included a 18-1 victory over Sparta in the first round before knocking off Wyoming Park for the second time in five days by a score of 13-3.

During the final two days of the week the Hawkeyes were dominant. In those four games they outscored their opponents 61-7, while allowing only nine hits and committing no errors in the field.

The JV Hawkeyes’ record now stands at 11-3 and 6-1 in the O-K Green. They hope to improve on that record on Tuesday when the Holland Christian Maroons come to town for a double header. First pitch is scheduled for 4:15.