Thursday softball roundup: Oakridge scores 33 runs in nine innings, moves to 14-0

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The Oakridge softball team continued to roll early in the season, scoring 33 runs in nine innings in a doubleheader sweep of Fremont Thursday.

The Eagles won by scores of 20-0 and 13-2 to run their record to 14-0 on the season.

Kaelinn Josza got the win in Game 1, striking out nine in four innings. She also had a double and triple at the plate.

Brooklyn Galdeen had a pair of doubles and three RBI, Haydel Ruel smacked four hits, Delaney Ruel had two hits and three RBI and Madison Clark hit her first home run.

Jasmine Pastor was in the circle for the second game and pitched five innings with three strikeouts. She had a double and a triple at the plate. 

Galdeen homered and drove in three runs. Hayden Ruel and Mallory Whipple both had two hits.

O-K BLUE

SPRING LAKE 12, COOPERSVILLE 11 — In a back-and-forth game, the Lakers scored twice in the sixth inning to take the lead for good in an O-K Blue game. 

Eliza Hulverson drove in the winning runs with a two-run single in the bottom of the sixth.

Avery Flynn struck out eight batters, allowing nine hits and 11 runs from the mound.

Avery Britt paced the Lakers with two hits, two runs, and two RBIs. Flynn scored another three runs and Hulverson made three RBIs.

WEST MICHIGAN CONFERENCE

RAVENNA 8-7, NORTH MUSKEGON 2-6 — The Bulldogs had their bats working in a doubleheader sweep of North Muskegon. 

Kara Postema had three hits including a double to lead the offense in the first game. Liberty Willick, Laney Mabrito and Maddie Kilbourne each had two hits. Emma Gillard got the win, striking out 10.

In Game 2, Postema and Kendra Denhof each had two hits. Willick and Kilbourne each had a double. Gillard got the win again, allowing six runs and striking out three. 

MONTAGUE 13-15, HART 2-5 — The Wildcats defeated the Pirates in a West Michigan Conference doubleheader on Thursday.

Bailey Belinger earned the win from the circle in the first game, striking out 14 batters. Gabby Moreau led Montague offensively, tallying three hits, two home runs, and five RBIs.

Belinger led the Wildcats in the second game, hitting a grand slam to bring her tally to three hits, one run, and seven RBIs. Moreau added another two hits.

Montague is now 11-7 for the season.

CSAA

HOLTON 12-3, HESPERIA 2-0 — The Red Devils improved to 13-2 with a sweep of the Panthers Thursday night.

Ryann Robins led the way in the first game, as the freshman allowed just three hits while smacking a pair of doubles. Kendall Greene went 3-for-3 for Holton.

Abbie Fowler started in the circle in Game 2, allowing one hit in four innings. Kylie Gould pitched the final three innings with seven punchouts. A two-run homer from Robins powered the offense, while Green and Gould each had a double. 

NON CONFERENCE

REETHS-PUFFER 4, NORTHVIEW 1 — Paige Moss picked up the win in the circle, allowing just two hits.

Emerson Buzzell, Natalie Kunnen and Paige Primmer had two hits each to lead the Rocket offense.

GRAND RAPIDS COVENANT CHRISTIAN 8-6, OV-WMC 2-1 – The Orchard View-Western Michigan Christian co-op fell to Grand Rapids Covenant Christian in a doubleheader Thursday night.

Kaelyn McNarland took the loss from the mound, pitching for six innings. She struck out 11 batters and allowed nine hits and eight runs. McNarland and Haley DeWeerdt both tallied one hit and one RBI each, with Kelcea Waller earning another hit.

McNarland took the loss in the second game as well, totalling seven strikeouts and allowing eight hits and six runs. Waller and Jadin Strickland landed two hits each.

OV WMC falls to a record of 1-3 for the season.

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