Tuesday softball: Whitehall takes two from Montague; Holton wins two close games

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The Whitehall softball team claimed some bragging rights with a pair of victories over rival Montague on Tuesday in West Michigan Conference action, 6-2 and 14-3.

Whitehall pitcher Ella Lyvere was in control in Game , going seven innings while striking out five batters. Emily Martin led the Vikings at the plate with two hits.

Game 2 saw a lot more from Whitehall’s bats, with Alexis Brown accounting for three hits and Kate Martin adding a solo home run.

Carly Hubbard pitched five innings, allowing three earned runs and striking out two batters.

WEST MICHIGAN CONFERENCE

RAVENNA 17-21, SHELBY 2-0 – Makayla Hogan picked up the win in Game 1 for the Bulldogs, pitching four innings while allowing just four hits and striking out four.

Brieanna McFarren and Taylor Maycroft led the Bulldog hitters, getting two hits each at the plate.

Game 2 only lasted three innings. Maddie Kilbourbe pitched the final two innings in relief, giving up a walk and striking out one.

McFarren, Hogan, Kilbourne and Laney Mabrito each had two hits.

MASON COUNTY CENTRAL 5-4, HART 2-9 – The Spartans grabbed a 5-0 lead after the second inning and were able to hold on to the win in Game 1.

Hart’s Nicole Rockwell was solid on the mound, allowing no earned runs in five innings. Rockwell also led the Pirate offense with two hits while Skylar Smith and Chloe Dumonte each added one.

Game 2 was tied 2-2 in the sixth before Hart pulled away to gain the split.

Myryssa Hopkins led the Hart offense with four hits while Dumonte, along with Skylar Smith and Cassidy Copenhaver, added two hits apiece.

Finley Kistler pitched the win for Hart, going five innings and striking out five batters with two walks.

CSAA SILVER

HOLTON 6-6, KENT CITY 5-5 – Strong performances at the plate from Morgan Murat and Kylie Gould, who each had two doubles, led the Red Devils to a close victory on Game 1.

Gould got the win on the mound, striking out nine batters.

Holton won another close game in the nightcap, with Hailey Brant pitching the win. Brant, Gould and Gianna Reed each had two hits.

The Red Devils improved to 21-3 overall on the season.

HESPERIA 17-18, MORLEY STANWOOD 2-3 – Ellie Palmer pitched the victory in Game 1 of the conference sweep, allowing two earned runs in three innings and striking out five.

Alyssa Miller led Hesperia at the plate with four RBIs, with Palmer and Makenna Swisher adding three and two RBIs, respectively.

Game 2 was more of the same, with Lynsey Tinkham picking up the win, pitching three innings and striking out two batters.

Tinkham paced the Panther hitters with three RBIs, while Caragan Frees hit a two-run home run and Natalie McGahan drove in two runs.

Hesperia improved to 11-11 overall and 8-7 in conference play.

LAKES 8

MANISTEE 11-1, LUDINGTON 10-6 – The Orioles dropped a close one in Game 1 of the conference doubleheader.

Megan Mulherin pitched the full 6 1/3 innings for the Orioles, allowing 13 hits but also striking out eight batters. Olivia VerStrat and Mackenzie Howe led the Ludington hitters, with each getting three hits and two RBIs. Mulherin and Bailee Wysong each had an RBI.

VerStrat pitched the win as Ludington bounced back in Game 2, going seven innings and tallying eight strikeouts.

Mulherin had two RBIs for the Orioles while Taylor Mackowicki, Khyler Villarreal and Alexis Brey each had two hits.

The Orioles move to 6-12 overall and 4-4 in conference play.

O-K BLACK

JENISON 14-13, MONA SHORES 0-3 – The Sailors were not able to plate a run in Game 1. Zoie Willike and Maddie Mettler each recorded a hit Mona Shores.

Game 2 was more productive for the Sailors, but the Wildcat offense stayed hot and ran away with the sweep. Willike and Mettler led the Sailors again with two hits while Erica Dakin added one.

Mona Shores is now 13-12 on the season and 5-3 in conference play.

 

 

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