Softball round up 5/19: Mona Shores edges North Muskegon, Holton takes two and Oakridge tops WM Christian

Local Sports Journal

Mona Shores took home a tight 4-3 softball win over state-ranked North Muskegon in non-league action Monday.

Senior Katelyn Boes tripled in the sixth and scored the game-winning run for the Sailors. Sophomore pitcher Desi Parker struck out six to collect the win.

MacKenzie Willeke posted a pair of hits and an RBI and Kalya Savacooi added two hits for Mona Shores (15-12).

Holton 9-12, Reed City 0-3: Holton pitcher Rachel Younts struck out eight and gave up two hits in the opener, then struck out 12 more in Game 2. Emily Larabee paced Holton in the opener with three hits and two stolen bases, Lexi Younts had two hits while Jacki Stone had a double, a triple and two RBI. In the nightcap, Larabee had four hits, Katie Wildfong had three hits and two RBI, and Kaylee Slowik had three hits and three RBI for Holton. Shelbey Younts added two hits and four RBI for the winners, Ashley Friend contributed two hits and Dominique Waltz added a hit and two runs for Holton (23-4, 13-1).

Oakridge 11-14, Western Michigan Christian 0-3: Taylor Hall went 3-for-3 at the plate and Morgan Giddings had a double, a single and two RBI for Oakridge in Game 1. Alyssa Fessenden pitched five innings of no-hit ball and struck out nine. Giddings was the offensive hero in the second game, collecting two hits and four RBI, including an inside-the-park home run. Fessenden handled pitching duties and struck out nine. Leah Sweetman, Anna Sweetman and Lorelle Hallenbeck each had singles for WMC. Ashley Sandin posted a two-run double for the Warriors.

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