Oakridge rallies to top Spring Lake in battle of state-ranked softball teams

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In a battle of state-ranked teams, Muskegon Oakridge’s varsity softball team rallied late with five runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to turn a 5-3 deficit into an 8-5 victory over Spring Lake on Thursday. lsj-fb-logo

The comeback victory was made possible with four hits by the Eagles, combined with three Spring Lake errors in the sixth.

Oakridge, which is ranked No. 7 in Division 2, improves its season record to 32-2. Spring Lake, ranked No. 4 in Division 2, falls to 29-5.

Spring Lake had seven different players with one hit apiece, highlighted by freshman Jenna Core’s ninth home run of the year, setting a new school record for homers in a single season. Madelyn Nelson added a triple for the Lakers.

Three Oakridge pitchers combined to strike out 11 Lakers batters.

Sophia Wiard led the Eagles by reaching base four times including three hits, while Alyssa Fessenden, Alessa Buchner, Kayla Fessenden, and Madison Dutton each added two hits apiece.

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