Tuesday softball roundup: Montague, Whitehall trade punches in rivalry doubleheader

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The Montague and Whitehall softball teams entered Tuesday’s doubleheader battling for second place in the West Michigan Conference.

In the end the rivals each claimed one win and shared second place.

Montague pulled out a 15-13 victory in Game 1, with three hits apiece from Allyssa Bobian, Kat Moreau and Bailey Belinger. Whitehall loaded the bases in the final inning but could not push the tying run across.

Game 2 was all Whitehall in a five-inning mercy-rule victory. Katelyn Goodrich led the Vikings with three hits while Allison Schafer earned the win on the mound.

WEST MICHIGAN CONFERENCE

RAVENNA 23-12, SHELBY 6-11 – The Bulldogs scored eight runs in the third inning and nine in the sixth of Game 1 to cruise to an easy conference victory.

Leading Ravenna were Laney Mabrito with five hits and Karly Hanson with four. McKenna Peters, Kasey Morse, Tori Mussell, Dana Payne, Kayla Eilers and Julia Church each collected two hits for Shelby.

In Game 2 Shelby held a four-run lead in the sixth inning, but Ravenna came back and claimed a walk-off victory in the seventh. Maddie Peterson hit the game-winning single.

Peterson and Mabrito finished with three hits apiece. Mussell had four hits and three RBIs for Shelby.

O-K BLACK

REETHS-PUFFER 10-15, KENOWA HILLS 5-2 – The Rockets swept the O-K Black Conference doubleheader.

In Game 1, R-P pitcher MaKayla Thompson struck out 11 en route to the victory. Abigayle Mitchelson led the offense with 5 RBIs.

Thompson earned her second victory of the day in Game 2, striking out six in five innings of work. Payleigh Primmer and Brooklynn Duffey each had three hits to lead the Rockets’ offense.

O-K RED

HUDSONVILLE 7-4, GRAND HAVEN 0-2 – The Bucs dropped both ends of the O-K Red doubleheader.

In Game 1 Baby Hang, Ashlyn Hall, and Madison Schumaker each had hits for Grand Haven, but the offense failed to produce a run.

The Bucs led 2-1 in the seventh inning of Game 2 before Hudsonville hit a three-run walk-off home run to end the game.  Schumaker, Haley Aldred and Kaelyn Stafford each had multiple hits for Grand Haven.

 

 

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