Softball roundup 5/13: Mona Shores clinches O-K Black title, Ravenna tops Whitehall and Montague beats NM

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Mona Shores wrapped up the O-K Black Conference championship on Wednesday in its twinbill sweep of Grand Rapids Union. The Sailors cruised in both games, winning 19-0 and 18-0.

lsj-fb-logoJunior pitchers Desi Parker and Megan Crane combined for six scoreless innings and nine strikeouts.

Parker helped herself at the plate with four hits and five RBIs on the day while Mackenzie Quinn totaled four hits and four RBIs. Mackenzie Willeke, Mackenzie Lund, Taylor Dew and Kayla Savacool tallied three hits each.

Mona Shores improves to 21-6 overall and 9-1 in league play.

Ravenna 6-3, Whitehall 3-1: The Bulldogs inched closer to a West Michigan Conference championship following a sweep of the Vikings. In the opener, Ravenna scored all six of its runs in the fifth inning. Madi Broton scattered four hits, while striking out seven and walking two in the Ravenna win. Emily Kubasiak and Broton had two hits each. Janelle Uganski paced Whitehall with two hits. Broton and Whitehall’s Kennedee Semans turned in a pitcher’s dual in the nightcap as the contest was tied 1-1 entering the eighth inning. In the top half of the inning, Ravenna pushed two runs across the plate while Broton shut the Vikings down in order in their last at-bats. Broton finished with 10 strikeouts for Ravenna while Whitehall’s Semans fanned eight. Lilly Lieffers had an RBI for Ravenna and Brittney Laudermilk had Whitehall’s lone RBI. Ravenna (21-6, 11-1) has a one-game lead in the WMC over second place Oakridge with two games left.

Montague 15-16, North Muskegon 3-4: The Wildcats pounded out 35 hits in the doubleheader sweep. Montague starting pitcher Kenadee Shugars posted 13 strikeouts in the Game 1 victory. Leading the charge offensively was McKenna Lohman with three hits and three runs and Brandi Rice had two hits including a home run. In Game 2, Shugars and Jill Bennett combined for the pitching win. Bennett batted 4-for-4 with two runs scored, and Linze Neubauer had three hits and five RBIs.

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