Wednesday softball roundup: Mona Shores, Orchard View and Whitehall all record sweeps

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The Mona Shores softball team moved two games over the .500 mark with a 15-0 and 15-0 non-league doubleheader sweep over Mason County Eastern on Wednesday.

In Game 1, pitcher Lauryn Patterson picked up the win, striking out three. Zoie Willeke and Lauren Beemer each had two hits.

In Game 2, Madison Van Etten pitched the win, striking out seven. Willeke, Bleemer and Jaiden Warren each had two hits. The Sailors are now 7-5 on the season and 3-1 in the conference.

LAKES 8

ORCHARD VIEW 11-18, WMCC 1-1 – The Cardinals scored twice in the second, third and fourth innings and added four in the fifth to seal up the Game 1 victory.

Leading OV was Kaelyn McNarland, who pitched the victory with a two-hitter and three strikeouts. McNarland also led the offense with three hits. Cheyenne Holman and Madison Bowen added two hits apiece for the Cardinals.

Kelcea Waller scored the only run for WMCC.

In Game 2, OV put up big numbers in the first and second innings to take control and gain the sweep. McNarland led offensively with two hits. Allison TenHove pitched the victory, throwing a one-hitter with six strikeouts.

Abby Sweetman ripped a triple down the left field line and scored WMCC’s only run on a ground out by Katelyn Fooks. Maria Sanocki added a double for WMCC.

Orchard View improved to 9-3 overall and 4-0 in Lakes 8 play. WMCC fell to 2-2 on the season and 0-2 in the conference.

WEST MICHIGAN CONFERENCE

WHITEHALL 5-12, MASON COUNTY CENTRAL 0-2 – Whitehall pitcher Carly Hubbard threw a two-hit shutout on Tuesday in Game 1, striking out eight. Emily Martin and Kate Martin both collected multiple hits for the Vikings, with Emily leading the way with three hits in four at-bats.

The Viking offense came to life in Game 2. Whitehall put up six runs in the third inning, driven by singles by Bailee Spicklemire and Jackie Jacobs (3-for-3 in the game) and a double by Greta Hosticka. Ella Lyvere was the winning pitcher, allowing two hits and two runs while striking out five in five innings. Whitehall did not commit an error in the doubleheader.

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