Local Sports Journal

The Muskegon Community College Jayhawk softball team moved into a first-place tie in the Western Conference standings with a doubleheader sweep of  Ancilla College on Tuesday.

MCC won both games by the score of 10-1.

In the opener, the Jayhawks took a commanding lead with a four-run fifth inning. Key hits in that inning included an RBI single by Jessica Gillings, a two-run triple by Kayti Carlson and an RBI double by Taylor Sanicki.

Carlson finished the game with three extra-base hits, including one double and two triples. She scored twice and knocked in three runs.

Gillings also had an RBI double. Pitcher Megan VanderWal allowed one run in four innings of work.

In the nightcap, a six-run first inning sparked the Jayhawks to the victory. Deanna Stickler-Gatson had two hits, including a double, and Sydney Tharp added a triple.

Kaytlin Wozniak pitched four innings, allowed five hits and one run. She struck out two.

MCC is 20-15 overall, 11-2 in the conference.