BATTLE CREEK – Hudsonville scored the first run of Saturday’s Division 1 Final, and rallied for four more in the top of the sixth to win its first MHSAA title, 9-6 over Warren DeLaSalle.
The Eagles entered the tournament ranked No. 6 in the state coaches poll, but had never appeared in a championship game.
The game featured 15 hits but also eight errors, and they played a part for both teams in a back-and-forth battle. The score was tied 1-1 after the first inning, then 4-4 after the third before the Eagles extended their lead to 9-4 in the sixth.
DeLaSalle scored only two runs in the bottom of that inning and went out 1-2-3 against sophomore Logan Magsig in the seventh.
Magsig also drove in two runs for Hudsonville (33-5), and senior Tyler Baar hit a home run and drove in three.
Senior Kevin Carroll drove in two runs and senior Mike Abiragi had two hits and scored a run for the Pilots, who finished 20-23-1 after a 3-14-1 start. Click for a full box score.
PHOTO: Hudsonville’s Logan Magisg drives a pitch during Saturday’s Division 1 Final at Bailey Park.