'Cats start season with comeback win | Baseball

A four-run sixth inning completed an 8-6 comeback win for host Oak Harbor in its season baseball opener with Stanwood Friday, March 16.

Down 6-4 heading into the sixth, the Wildcats began their rally when Andrew Snavely and Brent Mertins got aboard on Spartan errors and Zach Zimmer walked. Mike Maletto's two-run double tied it up, and Grant Schroeder's single plated the go-ahead runs.

Schroeder also picked up the pitching win, allowing only one run over the final three innings.

Stanwood scored in the top of the first, then Oak Harbor responded with two runs in its half. An RBI double by David Kusnick and a ground out by Austyn Walker produced the runs.

The Spartans pushed across four runs in the third, then Oak Harbor scored single runs in the fourth and fifth to make it 5-4. Sam Glavick singled in the run in the fourth, and Kusnick scored on an error, aided by Walker's double, in the fifth.

Stanwood scored in the top of the sixth to set the stage for Oak Harbor's big rally.

Schroeder and Glavick finished with two hits.

Oak Harbor entertains Mariner Tuesday, March 20, goes to Monroe Wednesday and then starts league play Friday at Shorecrest at 4 p.m.

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