Monday softball roundup: Orchard View and Holton each clinch conference championships

Spring Lake swept Whitehall in a non-conference doubleheader Monday, winning 6-1 and 9-5.

In Game 1, Kyleigh Martin had a solo home run to power Spring Lake offensively. Avery Flynn and Jenna Core both contributed with two hits apiece while Molly Poole had two RBIs.

In Game 2, Flynn was the winning pitcher on the mound while Leah Vaughan earned a four-out save.
Core had four hits, while Janna Ercole added two hits and five RBIs. Alicia Mumby chipped in with two hits.
All nine Laker starters had at least one hit in the nightcap.
For Whitehall, Abby Seager led them with three hits.
Sixth-ranked Spring Lake is now 27-3 overall, and hosts eighth-ranked Allendale on Tuesday in a doubleheader. Both teams are an undefeated 15-0 in the conference, and the matchup may decide the conference championship.
FRUITPORT 8, HOLLAND CHRISTIAN 3 – The Trojans’ winning pitcher was Cassie Kohnke who allowed three runs on eight hits while striking out six.
Jenna VanderVelde, Willo Staal, Kristen Lord, and Jayne VanderVelde all had multiple hits for the Trojans.
MESICK 5-8, PENTWATER 3-1 – The Falcons were narrowly defeated in Game 1 despite staying close.
Mikaylyn Kenney was the losing pitcher despite a solid outing, striking out 10 and walking four while also allowing three hits.
Taylor Ruggles, Crysta Cluchey, Makaylah Cornelisse, Emma Oliphnt and Haidyn Adams all had one single each.
In Game 2, Mesick had control from the start with the Falcons giving up a five-run second inning as they lost 8-1.
The top hitters for the Falcons were Taylor Ruggles and Bailee Hasil with two singles each. Marissa Sayes collected a double.
The Falcons are now 13-6-1 overall and 8-4 in conference.
ORCHARD VIEW 11-16, LUDINGTON 0-1 – For the third straight year, the Cardinals are conference champions after clinching the title in a doubleheader sweep over Ludington.
Halee Holman was the winning pitcher in Game 1, pitching a two-hitter while striking out 7.
Cheyenne Holman collected three hits and four RBIs, and Allie Tenhove contributed three hits.
Tenhove then contributed even more in Game 2, as she was on the mound in the 16-1 win, striking out seven.
Tenhove again had three hits. Kaelyn McNarland had two hits and three RBIs for the Cardinals.
The Cardinals now hold a 21-7 overall record, and are an undefeated 12-0 as conference champions.
HOLTON 19, HESPERIA 9 – The Red Devils defeated the Panthers convincingly in a high-scoring matchup.
Haylee Bryant was the winning pitcher, while also collecting three hits as the Holton bats were sizzling on Monday, collecting 24 total hits.
Kylie Gould went 6-for-6 with a double and a home run, Gianna Reed went 5-for-5, Kaylie Piper was 4-for-6 with two doubles and a home run and Kennedy Greene also contributed with a home run.
For the Panthers, Makenn Swisher and Ellie Palmer both went 2-for-4 and Daelyn McKinnon went 1-for-2.
The Panthers fall to 14-13 overall and 10-8 in the conference.
The victory for Holton clinches the Red Devils their fifth straight conference championship, with a current record of 24-3.

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