Wednesday softball roundup: WMCC splits with Shelby; Hesperia blanks Muskegon; Whitehall, Kent City, Oakridge and North Muskegon win on Tuesday

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Western Michigan Christian Catholic split its double header with Shelby in non-league softball on Wednesday. 

The Warriors won the opener 18-17 while Shelby won 9-3 in Game 2.

WMCC’s Hannah Nestell stepped up in the bottom of the seventh with an RBI single to capture Game 1. Kelcea Waller had three hits for the Warriors, including a 3-run home run to finish with four RBI.

Maria Sanocki, Stephanie Weesies and Taylor Mosher posted two hits and three RBIs each for WMCC. Catherine Bradford-Royle and Hannah Pell had two hits apiece for the winners.

Shelby’s Kasey Morse had two hits including a two-run homer to cap off a five-run seventh inning to tie the score in Game 1. Tori Mussell had four hits, including a double and a triple while Kayla Eilers had a double and triple and Dana Payne had two hits.

Eilers posted the win in Game 2 as Shelby jumped out to a 7-1 lead after the first inning.

McKenna Peters had two hits and Sharon Josephson had two RBIs for the Tigers. WMCC was led by Weesies with a single and two RBI.

WEDNESDAY 

HESPERIA 18-19, MUSKEGON 0-0 – Shelby Follett pitched a no hitter in Game 1 with six strikeouts and no walks. Makenna Swisher had two hits and three RBIs, Kaecie Hornsby added a pair of hits and three RBIs while Claire Rumsey had two hits in the opener for Hesperia.

The Panthers’ Lynnsey Tinkham posted the win in Game 2 with five strikeouts. Tinkham finished with two hits and two RBIs and Hornsby added two hits for the Hesperia (6-0) offense. 

TUESDAY

WEST MICHIGAN CONFERENCE

WHITEHALL 11-16, SHELBY 10-0 – Abby Seeger hit a bases loaded single in the bottom of the seventh to win the game for Whitehall. Katelyn Goodrich batted 4 for 4 with two RBIs and Bailee Spicklemire had two hits and an RBI.

Alison Shaffer picked up both wins on the mound for the Vikings, striking out three batters in both games. McKenna Peters, Dana Payne and Tori Mussell had two hits apiece for Shelby.

In Game 2, Goodrich had a bases-loaded triple for Whitehall and finished with five RBIs while Madison Bond had two hits and two RBIs. Kate Marin and Jerra Sweezey each had two hits for the Vikings. McKenna Peters and Tori Mussel led Shelby with three hits each.

OAKRIDGE 17-15, HART 0-0 – The Eagles belted eight home runs on the day and were backed by a perfect game from Brie Pastor who struck out nine in the opener. Oakridge’s Kayla Fessenden followed up with a one-hitter in Game 2, striking out seven.

Hayden Ruel capped off her five hit night with her first career home run for the Eagles. Fessenden hit three homers while Sophia Wiard and Halle Jennings both hit a pair of home runs for Oakridge.

Nicole Rockwell had the lone hit for the Pirates.

NORTH MUSKEGON 9-17, RAVENNA 5- 2 – The Bulldogs were led in Game 1 by Maddie Peterson with three hits while Grace Mayeaux, Taylor Maycroft and Karly Hanson posted two hits apiece.

CSAA

KENT CITY 14-7, MORLEY STANWOOD 6-10 – The Eagles scored seven runs in the fifth as Rachel Gubala led at the plate with two hits and three RBI and Morgan Sweers tallied a triple. Janelle Krueger pitched all seven innings and struck out five with two walks.

In Game 2, Sierra Braman and Makenna Bonter had two hits each and Gubala added a triple and two RBIs. Alyssa Larson gave up three hits on four innings pitched for Kent City.

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