Rudyard, Michigan – The Night Hawks played 5 games during the week of May 27th. On Saturday May 27th the Night Hawks visited Alpena to take on the varsity baseball team. A shorthanded Night Hawks squad would drop a pair of games by scores of 10 to 0 and 13 to 1. The Night Hawks would follow those games up with a double header in Soo Michigan against the Soo High Blue Devils Varsity team on Tuesday May 30th once again the Night Hawks would drop both games by scores of 5 to 1 and 5 to 0. The Night Hawks would wrap up the week with a 6 to 4 victory against Rudyard Varsity on May 31st 2017.
In the opener in Alpena the Night Hawks would keep the game close trailing 3 to 0 after three innings, but would eventually fall 10 to 0 behind a strong effort on the mound from Dylan Sewell. Offensively the Night Hawks bats were silent. In the second game of the double header Alpena would jump out to an early lead and never look back. Offensively Dylan Sewell would drive in Malcolm McPhee for the only run of the game. Picking up hits in the loss were McPhee, Brandon Boyer, Sewell, Noah Pearce, Stephen Bos, and Cole Wright.
On Tuesday night in Soo Michigan, Jack McLeod would get the start and keep the game close through 3 innings; McLeod would strike out 3 and leave trailing 2 to 0. Offensively Stephen Bos would drive in Brennan Mitchell with the lone Night Hawks run. Picking up hits were Braedon Whalen, Dylan Sewell, Mitchell, and Bos. In the second game the Blue Devils would jump out to a quick 3 to 0 lead on their way to the 5 to 0 victory. Again the Night Hawks bats would be silent with Stephen Bos picking up the lone hit for the Night Hawks.
On Wednesday May 31st in Rudyard the Night Hawks bats would come to life early picking up 5 hits and 3 runs in the first inning. Rudyard would chip away with single runs in the first and third to trail 3 to 2; the Night Hawks would again get the bats going in the 6th picking up 3 more runs and would hold on for an eventual 6 to 4 victory. Braedon Whalen would get the start and pick up his 4th victory of the season with a 6 inning 10 strikeout performance. Braedon would be relieved by Jack McLeod who would pick up his second save of the season striking out 2 batters. Offensively for the Night Hawks runs were scored by Tyler Sayers, Dylan Sewell, Jack McLeod, and Braedon Whalen. Driving in runs in the victory were Whalen and Noah Pearce. Picking up hits were Sayers, Sewell, Whalen, Stephen Bos, Pearce, Malcolm McPhee, and Noah O’Brien