Local Sports Journal

The Muskegon Community College women’s softball team split a pair of games with Kankakee Community College on Sunday.

Kankakee won the opener 5-4 in seven innings and MCC won the night cap 6-4 in a back-and-forth contest.

In the opener, Kayti Carlson reached base three times, scored three runs and drove in one run. She had a solo home run in the third inning and a single in the seventh.

MCC took a 2-0 lead in the opening inning in a single by Megan Vanderwal that plated Carlson and Deanna Stickler-Gatson.

An RBI double by Stickler-Gatson scored Carlson in the fifth inning.

The second game saw the lead change hands four times, but in the end, MCC was able to come out on top.

A groundout by Emily Peake scored Kelly Barnes in the sixth inning to give the Jayhawks the lead for good.

Barnes reached base three times and scored each time. She homered in the second inning and singled in the fourth. Peak had two hits and two RBI and Carlson had another solo home run.

VanderWal allowed four runs in seven innings of work. She struck out nine, walked two and allowed nine hits.

In the top of the second, MCC took an early lead on Barnes’ home run.

Single runs were also scored in the third, fourth and seventh. In the third inning,

Brooke Agers also had an RBI double for MCC.