Softball roundup: Whitehall sweeps Holton, Goodrich sets school home run record

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The Whitehall softball team picked up an impressive doubleheader sweep against a very good Holton squad on Thursday, 12-4 and 5-3 in non-league action.

Pitcher Alison Shaffer picked up the win in Game 1 and added a two-run homer to help the Vikings’ offense. Bailee Spicklemire went 3-for-4 with three RBIs and Katelyn Goodrich had three hits.

Pitcher Ella Lyvere got the win in Game 2, striking out six. Goodrich had a homer and a base hit while Emily Martin and Kate Martin each collected two hits.

Goodrich new has six homers, which is a new single-season school record.

SHELBY 12-14, GRANT 2-7 – Shelby was able to break a four-game losing streak with a great offensive performance.

Jennifer Garcia pitched the victory in Game 1, striking out three batters and giving up only two hits through five innings. Dana White hit a triple early in the game, jump-starting the Tigers’ offense. Tori Mussell, Sharon Josephson and McKenna Peters each collected two hits.

In Game 2, Peters picked up her first win of the season on the mound. Peters also joined Kasey Morse, Tori Mussell and Sharon Josephson in collecting three hits. The Tigers scored eight runs in the second inning and never looked back.

Shelby now improves to 6-10 overall on the season.

RAVENNA 6-7, HESPERIA 1-15 – Hesperia was able to split a nonleague doubleheader with Ravenna.

The bats just weren’t there for the Panthers in Game 1. Shelby Follett had a double while Makenna Swisher collected a single and an RBI, but it wasn’t enough for Hesperia.

Hesperia’s offense came alive in Game 2. Lynnsey Tinkham had a terrific game at the plate, collecting two base hits, including her first career home run, and had four RBIs.  Ellie Palmer smacked three singles while Claire Rumsey had two hits and two RBIs. Shelby Follett picked up the win, striking out four batters.

Hesperia is now 12-2 overall and 7-1 in the CSAA Silver.

WEST MICHIGAN D

PENTWATER 13-30, WALKERVILLE 8-3 – The Falcons swept their rivals in a West Michigan D League doubleheader.

Pitcher Mikaylyn Kenney got the win in both games for Pentwater, piling up a total of 17 strikeouts.

In Game 1, Taylor Ruggles and Crysta Cluchey both had a double and a single for the Falcons. Terra Cluchey and Makaylah Cornelisse each added two singles.

Haidyn Adams, Makaylah Cornelisse and Emma Oliphant each had a single in Game 2.

The Falcons are now 3-6 overall and 2-3 in conference play.

 

 

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