Despite a solid pitching effort, Hart softball fell, 5-4, to White Cloud in non-conference action Thursday.

The Pirates’ Ali Altland struck out 13 batters and led the Hart offense with two hits.

Kari Merten, Allison Tiles, Makenzi Michalko, and Caitlyn Farmer each added one hit a piece for Hart.

The Pirates fall to 5-12 on the season.