Local Sports Journal

A 16-hit attack in the opening gave set a favorable tone for the Muskegon Community College Jayhawk softball team on Sunday.

The result was a 9-2 victory in the opener and a 10-5 victory in the nightcap.

In the first game, Deanna Stickler-Gatson and Brooke Agers each belted a fifth-inning home run for the Jayhawks. Agers finished with two hits and three RBI. Kayti Carlson had three hits, one a two-run double. Taylor Sanicki and Sydney Tharp each had two hits.

Winning pitcher Megan VanderWal allowed four hits and one earned run. She struck out two.

Taylor Lemke was the winning pitcher in the nightcap. She allowed two runs and struck out three in five innings of work.

Stickler-Gatson finished with two hits and scored three runs. Alyssa Telling and Tharp each had two hits. One of Tharp’s hits was a double. Taylor Sanicki had a triple.

MCC is now 27-20 overall, 18-7 in the Western Confence. That mark is good for fourth place with seven league games remaining.