The Holton softball team ran its record to 10-2 with a doubleheader sweep of Kent City on Friday, 6-0 and 9-3, in CSAA Silver Division action.

Kyle Gould pitched the win for Holton in Game 1, striking out nine. Morgan Murat had three hits while Haylee Brant and Kaylie Piper each had two.

Brant was the winning pitcher in the nightcap. She also had three hits while Murat, Gould, Gianna Reed and Ashley McCormick all had two.


HESPERIA 14-21, MORLEY-STANWOOD 2-0 – The Panthers slugged their way to the conference doubleheader sweep.

In Game 1, Daelyn McKinnon and Emily Bayle each had three hits and knocked in a run. Ellie Palmer was the winning pitcher.

Game 2 was a three-inning affair, due to the mercy rule. McKinnon had the biggest stick with four hits, including a three-run homer, and seven RBIs. Bayle had two hits and two RBIs. The winning pitcher was Linnsey Tinkham, who struck out five and walked nobody.

Hesperia is now 5-5 overall and 4-2 in conference play.


RAVENNA 19, NORTH MUSKEGON 8 – The game was the second game of a doubleheader that was suspended due to darkness on April 16.

Ravenna led on that day 17-8 after four innings. The teams played one inning on Friday, with Ravenna scoring two in the top of the fifth to take an 11-run lead, then holding the Norse scoreless in the bottom of the inning, ending the game on the mercy rule.

The leading hitters for the Bulldogs were Brieanna McFarren and Makayla Hogan with three hits apiece and Teiyah Patterson and Laney Mabrito with two apiece. Hogan was the winning pitcher.

Emma Houseman had three hits for Norton Muskegon while Madison Clarke had a homer.

Ravenna is 7-2 overall and 5-1 in the West Michigan Conference.


SPRING LAKE 17, COOPERSVILLE 0 – The Lakers scored 10 runs in the first inning and seven in the second to finish the game by the three-inning mercy rule.

Jenna Core and Molly Poole both homered for the Lakers for the third night in a row. Core knocked in four runs while Poole drove home two.

Avery Flynn had three hits and scored three runs while Leah Vaughan, Alicia Mumby, Janna Ercole, Layni Wyns and Juliette Goldberg each had two hits.

Goldberg had a triple and a double.

Senior Emily Harvey drove in two runs with her first career varsity hit. Vaughan got the victory on the mound, striking out six in three innings of work.

Spring Lake is 13-2 overall and 5-0 in the O-K Blue.


WHITE CLOUD 6-3, HART 5-1 – In Game 1, White Cloud built a 6-0 lead by the fourth inning, Hart scoredx five in the fifth, but could get no closer. Nicole Rockwell led the Hart offense with three hits. Myryssa Hopkins added who hits. Rockwell took the loss on the mound.

In Game 2, Hart only managed one run on three hits. Rockwell, Sam James-Witteveen and Myryssa Hopkins each had one hit.