JV Hawkeyes nab third tournament championship

GRAND HAVEN, Mich — The JV Hawkeyes traveled to Grand Haven Saturday to take part in the Grand Haven Invitational. Despite facing two opponents who both have an enrollment of roughly two-and-a-half times that of Hamilton High School, the Hawkeyes left no doubt as to who was the best team in the tournament.

Hamilton wasted no time getting on the board in game one as they pushed across four first inning runs against host Grand Haven. Keith Phillips was dominant on the mound, earning his third win by throwing six innings while allowing only three hits and striking out six Buccaneer batters. Cody Buresh led the Hawkeyes offensively with three hits in the game as Hamilton rolled to an 11-2 victory.

In the championship game against the Traverse City West Titans the Hawkeyes were even more dominant. Adam Schreur went the distance on the mound striking out 11 and allowing only two hits to record his fifth win of the season. Schreur, Buresh and RJ Flowers recorded two hits apiece for Hamilton as they cruised to a 9-2 victory and their third tournament championship of the season.

Saturday’s wins leave the team with a 20-5 overall record heading into Monday’s season finale against Kalamazoo Christian. First pitch is slated for 4:15.