LAKE CITY — Grayling’s baseball team wound up playing just one game in its non-conference date with Lake City on the road Wednesday, coming away with a 14-7 victory.
The Vikings put the ball in Trevor Cvitkovich and he picked up the win on the mound.
But the Vikings sent a wave of pitchers to the hill in the game, including Logan Malonen, Corbin Allen, Benny Gonzales, Brodie Gross and Aydden Clark.
“We had to work hard to keep everyone under our pitch counts,” said Grayling head coach Bret Krabill. “With a conference game coming up, we had to give each guy a couple batters, and then go from there.
“Everyone pitched well, and it was a great team win. As a team, we struck out 12 to only three walks. That is a ratio that we can live with.”
Gonzales scored three runs, and added a base hit along with two walks.
Cole Marsh had two singles and drove in three. Clark also had a base hit and drew a walk.
Owen Triebold walked twice and came around to score both times. Allen and Paul Snyder added one RBI apiece.
Jake Huspen collected two hits, including a double and pushed home a run. Cole Dickie contributed one hit, Cvitkovich had three singles and two RBI while Malonen hit a three-run home run and had four RBI total.
“We struck out more than I would like, but Lake City threw a variety of pitchers at us,” Krabill said. “We were able to work counts, and able to get more guys some at-bats.
“Our defense made some plays when it mattered. It was a good game for us to break out of our recent slump.”