Wednesday softball roundup: Spring Lake clinches OK-Blue conference championship

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The Spring Lake softball team took home the OK-Blue conference championship with a 9-4 victory over Allendale on Wednesday.

The conference championship is the seventh straight title for the Lakers.

Jenna Core had a big three run home run to lead the Laker attack while Alicia Mumby had a solo home run.

Leah Vaughan scattered seven hits while striking out six in the victory. Vaughan and Mumby had three hits each to pace the offense.

Spring Lake is now 29-4 overall and 17-1 in the OK-Blue.

MONA SHORES 11, HOLLAND WEST OTTAWA 4- The Mona Shores softball team defeated Holland West Ottawa 11-4 in a non-conference game on Wednesday.

Lauryn Patterson picked up the win, allowing three hits and striking out 10.

Shelby Savacool and Lauren Beemer each had three hits for the Sailors. Cammi Filz went 3-for-4 with four RBIs for Mona Shores.

The Sailors are now 16-15 overall and remain 7-5 in the OK-Black conference.

HESPERIA 13-15, SHELBY 3-0 – Hesperia used a strong all-around game on Wednesday to pick up two wins over Shelby.

In Game 1, Lynnsey Tinknham allowed three runs on seven hits over five innings to pick up the win for the Panthers.

Daelyn McKinnon paced the Panther offense with three this and three RBIs while Ellie Palmer and Makenna Swisher each added two hits and two RBIs.

In Game 2, Ellie Palmer struck out three and allowed two hits over three innings to earn the victory.

McKinnon, Caragan Frees and Palmer all had two hits to lead the offense. McKinnon also added three RBIs while Frees finished with two RBIs.

Hesperia is now 18-13 overall on the season and remains 12-8 in conference play.

REED CITY 14-9, LUDINGTON 6-8 – The Ludington softball team struggled in a non-conference doubleheader on Wednesday.

In Game 1, Olivia VerStrat led the Orioles with a home run, Mackenzie Howe had a double while Alexis Bray and Megan Mulherin had two hits each.

In Game 2, Mackenzie Howe had three hits and three RBIs to lead the offense while Saige Phelps had three hits and two RBIs.

HART 14-4, BEAR LAKE 0-0 – Stellar pitching helped Hart pick up two wins on Wednesday.

In Game 1, Finley Kistler struck out four and gave up only three hits in the victory.

The offense was led by Cassidy Copenhaver, Nicole Rockwell and Sabrina Pickard who all had three hits.

In the nightcap, Kistler gave up just one hit and struck out three.

Skylar Smith had two doubles and a walk to pace the Hart offense.

Hart is now 18-13 overall on the season.

OAKRIDGE 5-8, ZEELAND WEST 0-4 – Kayla Fessenden picked up two victories on the mound Wednesday.

In the first game, Fessenden struck out 11 and surrendered only four hits.

Sophia Wiard had three hits including a home run while Halle Jennings added two hits including a home run. Fessenden also had a home run.

In Game 2, Fessenden allowed eight hits and struck out four.

Wiard had a single and home run while Macy Whipple added two singles and a home run.

Oakridge is now 29-3 on the season.

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