It seemed the only thing that could stop Walled Lake Western this past week was the rain as the Warriors picked up a doubleheader sweep of Novi on Thursday, April 21.
The Warriors took the opening game in impressive fashion with a 9-2 victory.
Jason Gamble was dominant on the mound for Western as he pitched a complete game, giving up only three hits and two runs while striking out 11 batters.
At the plate, Niklas Heglin had two walks and a home run for the Warriors.
Western was tested in the second game as it trailed Novi 4-0 heading into the fifth inning before scoring two runs. The Warriors then followed up with four runs in the sixth inning to earn a 6-4 comeback victory.
Heglin picked up the game-winning hit while Andy Carlson picked up the win on the mound as he struck out four batters and gave up two earned runs over six innings of work.
Chris Stepek picked up the save for Western in the seventh inning.
“We are a young team who is gradually getting better every week,” said Walled Lake Western Head Coach Mike Larges, who took over for Brad Scheck, who spent the past eight seasons coaching the Warriors.
Western is now 6-1 on the young season, with its lone defeat coming to Waterford Kettering in the second game of a doubleheader back on Wednesday, April 13.
Novi fell to 2-3 with the losses.
Western was also scheduled to play Berkley on Tuesday, April 19, but that game was postponed due to rain and has yet to be rescheduled.
The Warriors will next host Walled Lake Northern for a doubleheader today, Wednesday, April 27 before traveling to Huron Valley Milford on Friday, April 29.
Western will then come home to host a doubleheader against North Farmington on Saturday, April 30 before welcoming Howell on Monday, May 2.