Softball roundup 5/6: Holton sweeps Central Montcalm, Hesperia tops Newaygo, Spring Lake and Fruitport split, Grand Haven falls

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Holton 10-2, Central Montcalm 0-1: Rachel Younts allowed two hits and fanned seven in earning the win in Game 1 for Holton. Kaylee Slowik was 2-for-3 with two RBIs, Shelbey Younts was 2-for-3 with two RBIs and Ashley Friend had two RBIs for Holton (14-2, 7-1) in Game 1. In the nightcap, Rachel Younts allowed two hits and fanned six. Younts and Katie Wildfong had hits for Holton in Game 2.

Hesperia 17-15, Newaygo 8-3:
The Panthers broke an 8-8 tie in the fifth inning off a Paige Lavin double which scored Alexis Castillo. Lavin totaled three RBI on four hits to lead Hesperia in Game 1. Katie Annis posted the win for the Panthers on the mound and added two hits and tow RBI. Jorie Morton had a two-run single. In Game 2, Hesperia scored nine runs in the third inning off of RBI singles from Morton and Sam Burdick .Holly Whelan had two hits for the Panthers. 

Spring Lake 7-2, Fruitport 3-6: Spring Lake and Fruitport split their softball doubleheader in a clash between neighboring rivals on Tuesday. The Lakers took Game-1, 7-3 but Fruitport won the nightcap, 6-2. Andrea Benson had three hits and Nat Scott had two in the opener for Fruitport. In Game 2, Lindsey Helsen had three hits, Delany Bennett had two hits and Taylor Clark batted 3-for-3. Alyssa Viehl was the winning pitcher for Fruitport.

Grandville 9-8, Grand Haven 1-1: The Bucs stumbled against Grandville in OK Red softball action on Tuesday. Five Buc errors in the first two innings opened up the gate for Grandville to take an early Game-1 lead. In Game 2, Grand Haven was limited to three hits.

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