Saturday, July 31, 2010

9-10 Baseball All-Stars Lose Game 1

Southern's 9-10 East Baseball All-Stars coached by Dan Tietema and Jeff Hoppman lost to Midland today in the state tournament in Schoolcraft. It took six pitchers to get through the game, and despite a huge double by Elliot Jung, the team lost 13-3. They look forward to bouncing back against Traverse City in game two of pool play Sunday at 1:00pm in Schoolcraft.

Seniors All-Stars Bow Out

Southern's Seniors Baseball All-Stars lost their semifinal game of the state tournament against a tough Midland team. The final score was 13-6, but the game was much closer until the very end.

They finished up in third place in the state. Their parents, fans and the entire league are proud of all 16 players. A huge thanks to coaches Bernie Malewitz, Steve Kraai and Steve Lewis. This has been a great experience that no one will forget. Congratulations to everyone on a fantastic season. You did Southern proud!

Friday, July 30, 2010

Seniors All-Stars Win Game 3

Southern's Seniors Baseball All-Stars won their final game of pool play in the state tournament against Iron Mountain Friday by a score of 13-3. Joe Craven pitched a complete game gem. He was backed by perfect defense, including three double plays. Mike Priest started two of the double plays, and Jamo Karsten made a nice diving catch at second base. The win puts them in the semifinals Saturday at noon against Midland.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Seniors All-Stars Win Game 2

Southern's Seniors Baseball All-Stars won their second game of pool play in the state tournament against Cheboygan by a score of 11-3. Wes Vaughn pitched a complete game two-hitter. Mike Priest had four RBIs. Jake Lewis had an RBI triple. The team combined for 14 hits. They play Iron Mountain Friday at noon in the final pool game. They must win to get in to final four on Saturday.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Seniors All-Stars Lose Game 1

Southern's Seniors Baseball All-Stars lost their first game of pool play in the state tournament against Saginaw North by a score of 14-4. After a disappointing start, they look to bounce back against Cheboygan who also lost their first game. The game takes place Thursday 1t 3:00pm at Northwood University in Midland.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Congratulations 9-10 East Baseball All-Stars

After a commanding 7-1 victory over Georgetown at Southern on Tuesday night, Southern's 9-10 East Baseball All-Stars coached by Dan Tietema and Jeff Hoppman defeated a tough Rockford team last night 8-6 to win Southern's first ever 9-10 Baseball All-Star District 9 Championship. The team now moves on to the state tournament.

Congratulations and best of luck, Southern!

Congratulations Seniors Baseball All-Stars

On Tuesday night at Southern, Will Zawacki's extra-inning, walk-off home run against a tough Pinery Park team gave Southern's Seniors Baseball All-Stars the 3-2 win and the District 9 Championship. Congratulations to the team and to Coaches Bernie Malewitz and Steve Kraai.

Now on to the state tournament. Go Southern!

Congratulations Juniors West Baseball All-Stars

A.J. Zawacki's clutch RBI single in the bottom of the 7th gave Southern's Juniors West Baseball All-Stars a dramatic come-from-behind 10-9 win on Tuesday night at Southern in their semifinal game against Holland. The team came up short in the District 9 Championship Wednesday night against Northwestern, taking home the runner-up trophy. Congratulations to the players and to coach Zach Lewis on a great all-star run!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Big Games at Southern Tonight

Tuesday night three of Southern's all-star teams play in their quest for district championships.
  • After a 7-6 victory over a tough Zeeland team last night, the Seniors Baseball All-Stars coached by Bernie Malewitz, Steve Kraai and Steve Lewis take on Pinery Park for the District 9 Championship at 5:30pm at Southern.
  • At 7:30pm, immediately following the Seniors game, Southern's Juniors West Baseball All-Stars coached by Zach Lewis take on Holland in a semifinal game. Southern beat Pinery Park 6-1 last night in the quarterfinal match-up.
  • Southern's 9-10 East Baseball All-Stars coached by Dan Tietema and Jeff Hoppman defeated Grandville last night 9-6. They play against Georgetown tonight for a spot in Wednesday night's District 9 Championship. Tonight's game is at 6:00pm at Southern.
Come on out tonight and cheer for your Southern all-stars!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Congratulations to Southern's 11-Year-Old All-Stars

Southern's 11-Year-Old All-Star team took the runner-up spot in their pool in the district tournament, finally losing to Hudsonville. Congratulations to the players and to coaches Matt Sullivan and David Southwell on a great run!

Monday, July 12, 2010

Congratulations Juniors Baseball Class E Team Tournament Champions!

Congratulations to Coach Vaughn's team in juniors baseball. They won the class E district team tournament.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Fall Baseball is Coming Soon

We are planning another season of Fall Baseball. You can expect another announcement once the all-star tournaments conclude around the beginning of August with more details. Stay tuned!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Tonight at Pinery Park

  • Southern East Majors All-Stars vs Northeastern at 5:30pm (1st pool championship game). If Southern wins they advance to next round.
  • Southern West Majors All-Stars vs Pinery at 7:30pm (1st pool championship game). Southern has to beat Pinery twice to advance.
Go support your Major All-Stars at Pinery Park tonight.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

4th of July - Southern Style

A group of players and families from all of Southern's different schools worked to create a float for this year's 4th of July parade in East Grand Rapids. It even played "Take Me Out to the Ball Game!" Nice job, everybody!

Friday, July 2, 2010

Congratulations Seniors All-Stars

Manager: Bernie Malewitz
Coach: Steve Kraai
Coach: Steve Lewis
Joe Buth
Peter Buth
Joe Craven
Sam Eldersveld
James Karsten
Travis Kraai
Jake Lewis
Joe Malewitz
Zach Malewitz
Michael Priest
Brent Primus
Alec Rossi
Kevin Vicari
Wes Vaughn
David Warners
Will Zawacki

Congratulations Juniors West All-Stars

Manager: Zach Lewis
Austin Batka
Chris Collins
Zac Corell
Tommy Doles
Alex Hicks
Alec Hollen
Austin Huizenga
Sam Jansen
Sam Kuiper
Noah Salasky
Bower Snedeker
Adam Warners
AJ Zawacki

Congratulations Juniors East All-Stars

Manager: Keith VanScoyk
Tim Blewett
Sam Boeve
Collin Burns
Joe Farrington
Stephen Gillespie
Rylan Jaglowski
Tre Poe
Brock Pogodzinski
Jacob Rabideau
Mitchell Sayfie
Josh Stuyfzand
Ben VanScoyk
Sam Vaughn
Kyle Vulpetti

Lots of Action at Southern on Mon-5-Jul

We have a great lineup of all-star and team tournament games slated for Monday at Southern:
  • Our two majors baseball all-star teams kick off their tournament play on the east field. Southern's Majors West All-Stars play at 5:30pm, followed by the Majors East All-Stars at 7:30pm.
  • Meanwhile on the Henwood field, Coach Malewitz's Class A Seniors team begins their team tournament at 5:30pm.
  • Then at 7:30pm, Southern's two undefeated Class A Juniors teams (Lewis and VanScoyk) square off in team tournament play. 
We won't have any fireworks, but we will be firing up the grill! So come on out and cap off your holiday weekend by cheering on your Southern tournament teams!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Congratulations, Coach Olsson's Team!

Congratulations to the District 9 Champions in Majors Baseball, Class E. Thanks to Exclusive Garbage for sponsoring Coach Olsson's team.