Baldwin baseball team gains first win of season

BALDWIN — The Baldwin baseball team improved to 1-7 with a 7-1 victory over Traverse City Christian in the second game of a nonleague doubleheader on Tuesday.

Baldwin lost the opener 14-5.

“We had no errors in the second game,” Baldwin coach Doug Bolles said. “We only gave up two hits. It was real solid.”

Da’Ron Copeland took the loss in the first game. Tyler Clugston had two hits with a walk and scored twice while Clay Bowens had a hit, and scored two runs.

“TC Christian was really fundamental,” Bolles said. “I was really impressed with them. We’re struggling with not having a lot of experience. We came together the second game. We said ‘let’s go out there, have some fun and go after it.’ I was pleased with the effort.”

Clugston went all five innings in the second game, striking out five and walking four, while allowing two hits. Devonte Ponder had a key two-run single in the third inning.

“We came together,” Doug Bolles said. “Devonte, a freshman, had a clutch hit in the third inning. We were up a run. It was his first hit on the varsity level.”

Baldwin is tentatively scheduled to play Walkerville at home on Thursday and will be at Onekama on Monday.