Dew ties all-time state home run record; Mona Shores secures tie for league title

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Mona Shores senior softball slugger Taylor Dew tied the all-time state home run record by hitting the 49th round-tripper of her career on Tuesday.

Meanwhile, the Sailors swept a doubleheader from Kenowa Hills to secure at least a tie for the O-K Black Conference championship.

Dew’s homer, a three-run shot, came in Game 1 and helped the Sailors pull out a 10-4 victory. It was her 11th home run of the season.

Lauryn Patterson picked up the win on the mound in the opener, striking out six. Ellery Rose led the Sailor offense with three hits. Veronica Kastelic had two hits, including a two-run homer, while Emma Lynn also swatted two hits.

Mona Shores completed the sweep with an 8-4 win in the nightcap.

Patterson pitched another win while Kastelic had three hits, including her second two-run homer of the night. Dew and Maddie Mettler each added two hits for the Sailors.

Mona Shores, now 19-11 overall and 9-1 in conference play, can clinch the O-K Black title with a victory at home against Jenison next Tuesday.

Dew will get her next chance to break the state home run record on Thursday against Zeeland West at home at 3:30 p.m.

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