The Grand Haven softball team opened its season with a 6-5 victory over Holland West Ottawa in O-K Red Conference action on Thursday.

Alyssa Spencer led the way at the plate for the Bucs, going 2-for-2 at the plate and reaching base a third time on a walk.

Grand Haven’s Ashlyn Hall broke up a 2-2 tie in the sixth inning with a double that plated two runs, then Gracie Vermurlen smoked a single in her first varsity at-bat to bring in Hall.


SPRING LAKE 11, ALLENDALE 0 – Jenna Core’s hit her 16th career homer, leading the Lakers to a victory over the Falcons. Leah Vaughn was the winning pitcher, allowing just two hits in six innings of work.

Along with Core, whose home run tied the career school record at Spring Lake, Madelyn Nelson added three hits.


MONA SHORES 15-17, FOREST HILLS EASTERN 0-1– Emma Lynn picked up the win in Game 1 for the Sailors, pitching three innings and allowing two hits while striking out five. Taylor Dew led the offense with a grand slam.

In Game 2, Ellery Rose went 3-for-3 for Mona Shores with three RBIs. Lauren Patterson pitched  the win in game two, giving up one run and striking out three.

COOPERSVILLE 11-7, RAVENNA 8-8 – Ravenna earned the non-league doubleheader split by winning the second game.. Makayla Hogan picked up the win on the mound, striking out one and walking one. Brienna McFarren and Maddie Harrison each had three hits for the Bulldogs, with Harrison registering three doubles.

Grace Mayeaux and Laney Mabrito each had two hits for Ravenna in the opening-game loss.