JV capture conference championship

HAMILTON, Mich. — The Hamilton JV baseball team swept a doubleheader Friday against Unity Christian guaranteeing themselves at least a share of the JV O-K Green Conference championship.

In game one Nathaniel White went the distance on the mound, while surrendering only four hits and striking out eight over seven innings to run his record to 5-0 on the season. Connor Hagen and Keith Phillips led the way, each collecting two hits for the Hawkeyes in the 11-2 victory.

Ben Baker (4-1) turned in another stellar performance in game two on the mound as he allowed only one hit in a complete game shutout victory over Unity Christian. Multi-hit games were enjoyed by both Cody Buresh and RJ Flowers as the Hawkeyes rolled to a 8-0 win.

The Hawkeyes end the conference season with a record of 12-2. Going into the final week of league play the Zeeland East Chix also had only two conference losses. The Hawkeyes are awaiting the results of the Chix final week of league play to determine whether they have won the league outright or are co-champions.

“I could not be more proud of this group of young men,” coach Brian Grabinski said. “The season started a little rough as we lost two of our first three games, but these young men decided that they would not settle for mediocrity. They decided that they were going to turn things around through hard work and sacrifice and that’s exactly what they did.”