Grand Haven softball team blasts Spring Lake in ‘Battle of the Bridge’

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Spring Lake may have wished that the Bascule drawbridge was closed for business on Wednesday. lsj-fb-logo

The Lakers ran into a hitting spree turned in by the Grand Haven varsity softball team, resulting in an impressive doubleheader sweep by the Bucs, 10-3 and 17-1. For the two wins, the Bucs were presented the “Battle of the Bridge” trophy.

In the opener, Grand Haven started strong, scoring 10 runs in the opening three innings. That advantage was enough for Bucs’ starting pitcher Yogi Hang, who scattered seven hits and walked two.

Jordan Buckingham went 3-for-4 with two RBIs, Mikayla Gronback added two hits and scored three runs, and Morgan Hill had three hits and three RBIs for Grand Haven.

In Game 2, Grand Haven fought out of a bases-loaded jam in the third and then crushed the Lakers the rest of the way, resulting in a final that was called after six innings due to the mercy rule.

Relief pitcher Kylie Masko shined, as she struck out the side in the third, and finished with seven strikeouts in 3 2/3 innings of work.

Grand Haven finished with 21 hits, including four from Gronback, three from Buckingham and three from Hill. The trio combined for 10 RBIs.

Hang also went 3-for-5 with two RBIs, and Kaylee Hartwell had a three-run home run.

With the sweep, Grand Haven ties its school record with its 27th victory of the season.

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