Local Sports Journal

A run-scoring hit by Kylie Maskjo plated the eventual game-winning run as Grand Haven topped Hudsonville 3-2 in an OK Red Conference game on Monday.

It had been over 30 since the Bucs had beaten Hudsonville, which came into the game ranked eighth in Division 1.

The big inning for the Bucs came in the fourth when two errors started a rally that ended with an Audrey Boersen ground out scoring one run and Masko giving the Bucs the lead for good with a single that scored Katelyn Messer.

Pitcher Kaylee Hartwell and the Bucs defense controlled the majority of the game. After the first inning, no baserunner reached second base for Hudsonville.

Morgan Hill was 2-for-3 for Grand Haven and Hartwell earned the pitching victory pitching all seven innings, allowing four hits with two strikeouts.

“Our defense was amazing again today. Our girls really proved they can play all seven innings with the best of them,” said Grand Haven coach Kyle Masko.

Zeeland West 5-22, Spring Lake 1-7: The Lakers dropped the nonconference doubleheader. R.J. Morrow had three hits all doubles to lead the Lakers, while Ashley Keena had two hits in the doubleheader. Laura Park fanned five for Spring Lake and Morrow recorded four strikeouts.