North Muskegon Norsemen: Welcome

Welcome to the home page of

NORTH MUSKEGON
NORSEMEN BASEBALL
 

"Turn & Burn"   



Scholarship to honor Warren Kent Jr.

A scholarship fund was begun in honor of assistant coach Warren Kent Jr., who passed away on Feb. 6. 

Beginning with the 2017 season, the winner of the WK2 Coach's Award will also be awarded with a $100 scholarship.

If anyone would like to donate to the scholarship fund, please send a check to the following address: 

WK2 Scholarship Fund
1600 Mills Avenue
North Muskegon, MI 49445



Schedules & Stats

All current schedules (games and practices) and statistics can be found on the Game Changer website. Click the Link above.

Thursday, May 3
20-run games have history at NM

In the history of North Muskegon baseball, which dates back to 1935, the Norse have been involved in 37 games where one of the two teams scored at least 20 runs. Twice in NM history, both teams scored 20 or more runs. In 1999, the Norse lost 21-20 to Fremont, and during the County tournament in 2001, the Norse defeated Ravenna 22-20. The 20-run games had its beginning in the first ever game the Norse played as Montague put a 23-9 hurt on NM in 1935. The most runs allowed by the Norsemen is 31 in 1959 when Muskegon Catholic Central defeated NM 31-9. The Norsemen’s high-water mark is 32 in 2015 when NM blanked Hart 32-0. Altogether, the Norse has lost 20 games when the opposing team score 20 or more runs, and NM has won 17 games when it scored 20 or more runs.

Wins with 20 or more runs (17 games)
1943 – 20-0 vs. Whitehall (1st game under coach Paul Moyes)
1951 – 22-3 vs. Scottville (Bill Duplissis had five hits, including three doubles and a triple)
1959 – 23-5 vs. Reeths-Puffer (1st meeting between the two schools)
1983 – 20-0 vs. Kent City (one of only three wins in a 3-11 season)
1998 – 23-8 vs. Pentwater (part of a six-game win streak in a 14-19 season)
1998 – 23-8 vs. Holton (beat the Red Devils 17-5 in second game of DH)
2001 – 22-20 vs. Ravenna (County tournament semi-final; beat Holton 6-1 in finals)
2005 – 23-7 vs. Tri-Unity (District championship)
2006 – 22-8 vs. Shelby (Tigers had an 8-1 lead; Troy Forton & Ryan Buter 5 hits each)
2006 – 21-0 vs. Potter’s House (Pre-district)
2007 – 25-1 vs. Oakridge (NM scored 21 runs in the 4th inning)
2009 – 20-0 vs. Western Michigan Christian (Robin Wiggins & Jory Meagher combine on 5-inning no-hitter)
2009 – 21-0 vs. Holton (NM scored 17 runs in 4th inning)
2012 – 22-0 vs. Muskegon Heights (Chase Cooke strikes out all nine hitters in 3-inning game)
2012 – 22-0 vs. Holland Calvary (District semifinal; all 15 players score)
2014 – 22-0 vs. Hart (NM scored 13 runs in 4th inning)
2015 – 32-0 vs. Hart (school record runs)

Losses with 20 or more runs scored against (20 games)
1935 – 23-9 vs. Montague (1st game in school history)
1945 – 21-0 vs. Muskegon (Big Reds’ 52nd straight win)
1955 – 21-8 vs. Muskegon Heights (Norse won WMC with 7-1 record)
1959 – 31-8 vs. Muskegon Catholic Central (most runs surrendered)
1961 – 22-6 vs. Grand Haven (Bucs’ 42nd straight win)
1968 – 24-0 vs. Oakridge (Norse held to two hits; tied for worst loss in NM history)
1982 – 21-1 vs. Kent City (Norse held to two hits; team finished 2-17-1)
1983 – 23-0 vs. Newaygo (Lions use three pitchers to no-hit NM)
1983 – 21-2 vs. Montague (Wildcats score 18 runs in 1st inning)
1984 – 24-2 vs. Whitehall (County tournament)
1985 – 22-3 vs. Whitehall (County tournament)
1986 – 22-4 vs. Montague (Wildcats beat NM 3 times by combined score of 50-14)
1994 – 24-15 vs. Shelby (non-conference; Tigers score 12 runs in 1st inning)
1995 – 29-13 vs. Reeths-Puffer (NM led 13-12 heading into 7th inning)
1996 – 22-2 vs. Montague (Wildcats had 12 hits, 17 runs in 1st inning; NM no hits in 3-inning game)
1999 – 25-13 vs. Muskegon (1st matchup since 1976; season-opening game)
1999 – 21-20 vs. Fremont (NIck Abel 2 HR’s; Justin Visconi HR)
2000 – 20-10 vs. Muskegon (season-opening game)
2000 – 24-0 vs. Whitehall (tied for worst loss in NM history)
2018 – 20-3 vs. Boyne City (NM led 3-1 until Ramblers scored 15 runs in 3rd inning)



Bickford becomes 100th player for play for coach Kent

If the math is correct, 105 players have played at least one varsity game under Coach Kent in his 13 years as varsity coach. And the lucky No. 100 was Sean Bickford. Here is a list of every player who played one game for coach Kent. The year is the first year that the player played on varsity. 

2004
Balaskovitz, Ron
Carley, Nick
Carr, Jordan
Dean, Mike
Deiters, AJ
Derks, Jerad
Dunn, Steve
Edick, Jake
Fairbanks, Jordan
Falkowski, Ryan
Graff, Mike
Grosse, Andy
Helle, Christian
McPherson, Ben
Saunders, Aaron
Scheldt, Chris
Westra, Andrew
Wieman, Grant

2005
Aamodt, Austin
Arends, Reid
Buter, Ryan
Picard, Mark

2006
Carley, Arion
Dunn, Matt
Falkowski, Travis
Forton, Troy
Gedman, Chris
Jones, Alex
Sexton, Ryan
VanBergen, Noah
Vanderweele, Austin
Wierda, Alex

2007
Frein, Jake
Hillman, Ryan

2008
Buris, Andy
Lee, Kyung-Min
Rapson, Patrick
Strockis, Nick
Wiggins, Robin

2009
Gautraud, Sam
Taylor, Curtis
Evans, Geoff
Cooke, Drake
Kelly, Brian
Veltman, Jake
Meagher, Jory
VanBergen, Simon
Boczkaja, Erik
Rennells, Tyler
Hardy, John
Ryu, Chang-Seok
McCamant, Zac
Pitts, Trae

2010
West, Austin
Kraemer, James
Garcia, Hector
Preston, Graham
Berge, DJ
Rhyndress, Noah
Liverance, Cody
Gust, Carter
Ocharzak, Ben

2011
Anderson, Adrian
Ackley, Jon
Berge, Michael
Cooke, Chase
Hillman, Chris
Compeau, Ryan
Scott, Brody
Gautraud, Jack
Dunn, Jesse
McEvoy, Rogan
McCamant, Reese
Edick, Adam
Rhyndress, Aidan
Webster, Travis
Pallante, Stephen

2012
Raymond, Chase

2013
Gautraud, Ben
Draper, Riley
Cooper, Bailey
Jani, Dev
McEvoy, Connor

2014
Gannon, Connor
Hardy, Joel
Visconti, Marco
Bleakley, Erick
Osborn, Joe

2015
Bean, Jake
Bickford, Kade
Fuller, Dalton
Garcia, Ben
Schofield, Brighton
Slocum, Alex
Gautraud, Tommy
Cobb, Jimmy
Huff, Brett
Kraley, Matt
Villescas, Cayden
 

2016
Sean Bickford (#100)
Thomas Lane
Truls Krogh
Josh Johnson
Ryan Kenny
Jesse Cooke 

2017
Jared DeMint
Mitchel Wolters
Brenden Moat
Mack Young
Brendan Gannon (#110)

2018
Billy Lowe
John Hayhurst
Brett Galdeen
Logan Richards
Charlie Branch
Alec Cutter