Monday softball roundup: Goodrich triple sparks Whitehall comeback

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The Whitehall softball team used its final turn at the plate on Monday to rally for a 6-4 victory over Zeeland West in non-league action.

Zeeland West scored four runs in the third inning with five straight hits and a sacrifice fly.

But Whitehall stormed back in the seventh. Bailee Spicklemire and Alison Shaffer both singled to get the Vikings started. After consecutive errors which allowed two unearned runs, Emily Martin reached base on a bunt single to load the bases. Katelyn Goodrich then lined a three-run triple down the third-base line to give the Vikings the lead. Madison Bond added an RBI groundout to give the Vikings an insurance run.

Whitehall improved to 16-8 on the season.

NON-LEAGUE

REETHS-PUFFER 8-2, ZEELAND EAST 1-3 – Makayla Thompson and Payleigh Primmer split time on the mound and led the Rockets to victory in Game 1. Brooklynn Duffey had three hits for Reeths-Puffer while Sydney Edwards added two. Thompson and Duffey each knocked in two runs

In Game 2, the Rockets lost by one run, despite getting nine strikeouts from Thompson. Avery Sheffer led R-P at the plate with three hits and an RBI while Duffey had two hits and knocked in a run.

Reeths Puffer is now 18-10 overall this season.

FRUITPORT 10-11, MONTAGUE 9-3 – Fruitport pitcher Aurora Wilks pitched 10 innings and got the win in the first game, which went three extra innings. She struck out 12.

Rachel Paulsen and Kennedy Dykstra each had two hits for Fruitport in the opener while Brynne Tober knocked in two runs. Madison Carroll pitched a tough game for Montague, striking out six in 10 innings. Kat Moreau had four hits and three RBIs for the Wildcats.

Paulsen pitched the win for Fruitport in Game 2, striking out seven in five innings. Wilks and Tori Nash each had two hits and three RBIs while Kennedy Dykstra knocked in two. Alyssa Bobian had two hits for Montague.

O-K BLACK

MONA SHORES 15-17, MUSKEGON 0-0 – Lauryn Patterson struck out three to get the win for Mona Shores in the opener. Six Sailors had two hits apiece – Grace Hall, Taylor Dew, Shelby Savacool, Ryleigh Wehler, Veronica Kastelic and Maddie Mettler.

In the nightcap, Maddie VanEtten pitched the win for Mona Shores with five strikeouts. Kastelic had a huge game at the plate with three hits, including a three-run homer, and five RBIs. Taylor Dew had two hits, including a homer, while Hall, VanEtten, Erica Dakin and Maddie Sewick also had two hits.

Mona Shores improved to 17-11 overall and 7-1 in conference play.

LAKES 8

MANISTEE 12-19, WMCC 0-6 – Manistee took control of the opening game with six runs in the third inning. Maria Sanocki led Western Michigan Christian/Muskegon Catholic with two hits.

Manistee set itself up for the sweep in Game 2 by scoring 10 runs in the first two innings. Catherine Bradford-Royle and Hannah Pell each had two hits for WMCC.

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