Holton splits softball doubleheader with Hesperia, takes first CSAA loss

Local Sports Journal

Holton was handed its first CSAA loss of the season by Hesperia, the two teams split their softball doubleheader  on Friday. Holton won Game 1 18-4 but the Panthers came out victorious 6-5 in the nightcap.

Rachel Younts posted the win on the mound in the opener as Holton (8-2, 5-1) bats backed up with five runs in the third and fifth innings and seven more in the seventh. Jackie Stone had a pair of doubles and three RBI while Younts had a double and two RBI at the plate for Holton.

Hesperia’s Holly Whelan had a pair of hits in Game 1.

In Game 2, Hesperia (7-3, 4-2) scored five runs in the sixth to break a 3-1 deficit in the bottom of the sixth. Mera Schmitz led the Panthers with two hits and three RBI.

Katie Annis pitched in the Hesperia win which came against a state ranked Holton team.

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