EAST LANSING — Senior Nick Holt didn’t have his best day on the mound, but went 3-for-3 and drove in two runs as Muskegon Catholic Central beat Centreville, 10-8, to win the division 4 baseball state championship Saturday at Michigan State’s McLane Stadium.
“We have to just figure out anyway to win and I guess today was because I was able to hit the ball” Nick Holt said.
Jacob Holt was was 3-4 with 5 RBI. Nick Holt pitched a complete game allowing 17 hits, 8 runs, 7 earned, walked 1 and struck out 4.
Jalen Brown was 4-4 and scored 3 runs for the Bulldogs, Micheal Kool and Coletin Gascho each had 3 hits.
Jordan Gest started on the mound for Centreville and was relieved by Kool in the 3rd inning, Kool could only pitch 3 innings by MHSAA rule because he pitched 7 innings in Thursday’s semifinal win. Gest allowed 5 hits and 6 runs (3 earned), Kool allowed 5 hits and 4 runs (1 earned).
It was a storybook ending for Nick Holt who also won 2 football state titles as the teams quarterback.
“Baseball is my favorite sport, so much work goes into this every off season and being able to play with all these seniors, it’s something that I will never forget” Holt said. “This is my last kind of sign off to Muskegon Catholic Central with this jersey after this there is nothing else for me to do for the school and I can’t do anything for the school, but to end it with a state championship, indescribable.”