Sophia Wiard hit a walk-off single in the seventh inning, giving the Oakridge softball team an exciting 8-7 victory over Fruitport on Thursday at Cornerstone University.

Brie Pastor started on the mound for Oakridge and struck out eight. Kayla Fessenden relieved her and got the win. Wiard finished with three hits while Fessenden, Pastor and Hallie Jennings each had two.

Oakridge won the opener 5-0. Fessenden pitched a one-hitter while striking out 11. She also had two hits, including a solo homer. Hayden Ruel and Kylee Upson collected RBI singles for the Eagles, who improved to 28-5 on the season.


HOLTON 16-6, MORLEY-STANWOOD 6-3 – Holton inched closer to the 30-win mark with the CSAA doubleheader sweep.

Kylee Gould pitched the win in the opener, striking out seven. Haylee Brant had four hits, including a home run, while Morgan Murat added three hits.

Brytnee Epplett and Brant combined to get the win on the mound for Holton in Game 2. Murat had two hits, including a homer, while Kylie Piper, Taylor Bultema and Gould also had two hits.

Holton is now 28-5 on the season.


WMCC 16-2, LUDINGTON 6-10 – The Western Michigan Chistian/Muskegon Catholic softball team split a Lakes 8 Conference doubleheader with Ludington on Wednesday.

WMCC took the opener after scoring 14 runs in the fourth and fifth innings. Leading the 18-hit attack for the winners were Catherine Bradford-Royle, Kelcea Waller, Taylor Mosher and Rebecca Ter Haar, who all had three hits. Sophie Hawks was the winning pitcher.

The Orioles gained their margin of victory in the nightcap by scoring five runs in the third inning and two more in the fourth.

WMCC is now 8-16 overall and 2-9 in Lakes 8 play.


GRANDVILLE 16-8, GRAND HAVEN 6-11 – After dropping the first game of the doubleheader, Grand Haven rallied in the nightcap for the win on Thursday. The game was tied 8-8 in the sixth when Jackie Crow doubled and knocked in the go-ahead runs for the Bucs.

Madison Schumaker got the win on the mound for Grand Haven while Crow and Ashlyn Hall led the offense with three hits apiece.

Shumaker also had three hits in the Game 1 loss.


SPRING LAKE 18, GRAND RAPIDS CATHOLIC 0 – The Lakers ended the game in four innings. Pitcher Leah Vaughan threw a perfect game, getting six strikeouts in Spring Lake’s 78th consecutive conference victory. Madelyn Nelson and Jenna Core each had three hits.

Spring Lake improved to 33-0 overall and 18-0 in O-K Blue play.


HESPERIA 16-19, SHELBY 7-3 – Hesperia swept the non-league doubleheader by big margins.

Ellie Palmer pitched the win for Hesperia in Game 1, improving her record to 8-5 on the season. Claire Rumsey had a three-run homer and four RBIs, Makenna Swisher had a two-run homer and Megan Norris had four singles and two RBIs. For Shelby, Kasey Morse had three hits and Tori Mussel had two hits and three RBIs.

The Panthers continued to pile on the runs in Game 2. Kaecie Hornsby had four hits, two RBIs and scored four runs. Rumsey had two hits, including a two-run homer, and scored four times. Lynnsey Tinkham was the winning pitcher for Hesperia, which improved to 17-11 on the season.

Morse had two doubles for Shelby.