Local Sports Journal

Shelby split a doubleheader with Manistee an Monday winning the opener 2-1 and dopping the nightcap 8-3.

In Game 1, Shelby’s Miranda Unger gave up four hits, one run, and had seven strikeouts, while also having the game winning double in the second inning that scored Deanna Gray and Tristan Moore.

The Tigers lost the lead early in the second game, but battled back, and came up short by a good pitching performance by Manistee.

“We are getting better each day and hope to hit their peak by the end of this season,” said Shelby coach Mark Mussell.

Grant 19, Muskegon Catholic 2: Emily Gabrielse tossed a five-inning no-hitter to lead Grant. Gabrielse fanned seven and contributed two doubles at the plate. Sammy Slachter had two doubles and Kristen Wegener had three hits and Preslee Seater was 3-for-5 with three RBIs for Grant.

Western Michigan Christian 10-9, Muskegon 2-15: WMC and Muskegon split a doubleheader at Hile Field on Monday. In Game 1, the Warriors defeated the Big Reds 10-2. Leading the way offensively for the Warriors were Sara Katje 2-for-3 and three RBIs and Lorelle Hallenbeck was 2-for-4, Six other Warriors got base hits. Haylee Moser pitched all seven innings, yielding two runs on four hits, while striking out 13. In Game 2, Emilee Pell, Lorelle Hallenbeck, Leah Sweetman and Carly Poel all had hits for WMC. Anna Sweetman and Sara Katje collected RBIs for WMC in the second game. Haylee Moser pitched five innings, allowing 11 hits and 15 runs, while striking out 3 for WMC. “It was great to get our first win today. It’s been a long time coming,” said WMC caoch Jeff Nestell. “I was happy to see us put it all together in the first game: good pitching, good defense, and timely hitting. I’ve known all year that we were capable of how we played in the first game; it was great to see it all come together.”