Local Sports Journal

Three straight singles in the seventh inning helped Fruitport to a 9-8 win in the nightcap and earn a Lakes 8 doubleheader sweep of Fremont on Friday.

Lindsey Helsen’s single plated the winning run for the Trojans.

“We were struggling and she made plays that no one else could make for us. She’s a great two strike hitter, just flat out drove the ball,” said Fruitport coach Bob Dorman. “We’re playing some of our best ball and making adjustments to be ready for districts.”

The Trojans won the opener 3-1 as Alyssa Veihl tossed seven innings giving up six hits with three strikeouts.

Delanny Bennett belted a solo homer and Bri Dawson had two doubles and scored twice for the Trojans in Game 1.

Holton 5-5, Morley-Stanwood 0-1: Rachel Younts earned the Game 1 win for the Red Devils as she allowed two hits and fanned seven. Jacki Stone and Shelbey Younts both had two hits in the opener for the Red Devils (18-4, 11-1). Holton rallied for the Game 2 win. Holton was losing 1-0 in the top of the seventh innings with one out, but Shelbey Younts doubled to start the rally, Kaitlynn Mock got on base by an error and Emily Larabee got an infield single. Rachel Younts drove in the tying run and Stone hit a grand slam. Rachel Younts earned the pitching win allowing three hits with six strikeouts. Rachel Younts finished with three hits for Holton in the nightcap and Stone and Shelbey Younts had two hits each.

Shelby 15-2, Western Michigan Christian 0-0: In the first opener, a nine-run third inning sealed the four-inning win for Shelby. Kaylee Smith and McKenna Inglis were both 3-for-3 for the Tigers. Megan Polacek pitched four innings of no-hit ball to earn the win. In the second game, Shelby scored single runs in the first and third innings. It was all they would need as pitcher Miranda Unger threw a three-hit shutout to gain the win. Collecting hits for the Warriors were Leah Sweetman, Emilee Pell, and Carly Poel. Haylee Moser pitched six innings for the Warriors, giving up two runs (both earned) on five hits, while fanning two.