Oakridge wins Division 3 district softball championship with win over Kent City

Local Sports Journal

Oakridge earned a Division 3 district softball championship on Saturday at Hesperia High School with an 11-0 win over Kent City in the championship game.

Oakridge will face Montague in the regional semifinals on Saturday at Morley-Stanwood High School.

The Eagles built a 5-0 lead after five innings and put the championship game away with a six-run sixth inning.

Hannah Reinhold knocked in three runs to lead the Eagles and Morgan Giddings had two hits.

Alessa Buchner, Giddings and Abby Lowe also knocked in runs for the Eagles.

DePender was the winning pitcher in the title game allowing only one hit and fanning four.

Oakridge beat White Cloud 4-3 in the semifinals and Kent City beat Ravenna 7-3.

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