The Western Michigan Christian softball team started its season on a positive note Wednesday with lsj-fb-logoa doubleheader sweep of rival Muskegon Catholic, 16-4 and 21-6.

“Today was a good start to our season,” said WMC Coach Jeff Nestell. “With only four returning players from last year, we had a lot to work on in our practices. I was pleased with our execution today.”

A 12-run fourth inning propelled WMC to victory in the first game. Ashley Sandin went 2-for-4 with five RBIs while Ellie Gilson had two hits and four RBIs.

Haylee Moser earned the win on the mound, pitching five innings, allowing four runs (one earned), and striking out six.

Hannah O’Toole led the Crusaders with two hits and a run driven in.

Moser had a big second game for the Warriors, finishing 3-for-3 with six RBIs. Sandin stayed hot with two more hits and two RBIs.

Holton 18-18, Shelby 0-4 – Holton cruised to a doubleheader sweep of Shelby on Wednesday. Rachel Younts pitched a shutout for the Red Devils in game one, giving up just one hit and striking out seven. Katie Wildfong got the win on the mound in the second game, striking out seven. Emily Larabee and Jacki Stone each tallied five hits on the day to lead the Red Devils offensively. Ashley Friend added three hits, including a double and a triple, while Shelbey Younts also had three hits.