Grand Haven softball team collects three wins, captures the championship of the Holland Invitational

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The Grand Haven softball team rolled to three wins and the championship of the Holland Invitational on Saturday.

LSJ Logo incertThe Bucs finished the day with a 10-1 victory over Holland West Ottawa in the championship game, avenging their only loss of the season.

Morgan Hill had the hot bat in the title game, going 4-for-4 with a triple, double, two singles and four RBIs. Jordan Buckingham and Kaylee Hartwell each added three hits for the Bucs.

Pitcher Yogi Hang scattered five hits for the compete-game victory.

Hang also tossed a complete-game four-hitter in the semifinals, a 4-1 victory over Brownstone Woodhaven. Hartwell and Mikayla Bronback propelled Grand Haven with a pair of solo home runs.

The Bucs had to rally to rally for a victory in the first game. They trailed Fennville 3-1 in the bottom of the seventh when Hartwell, Gronback, Kylie Masko and Buckingham had consecutive hits to tie the game, then Hill drove Buckingham home with the winning run.

Masko was the pitching star in the opener, taking the mound in the third inning and holding Fennville scoreless the rest of the way on one hit and no walks.

Grand Haven Coach Paul Masko said the Bucs’ defense was key to its success on Saturday.

“The defensive support our ladies are giving is like no other,” he said. “My girls have been making the big plays when needed and have supported our pitching staff through thick and thin. They have thrived on stressful situations and have become accustomed to getting the job done.”
 

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