Tuesday softball roundup: Oakridge wins 63rd straight WMC contest to improve to 12-0

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The Oakridge softball team has now won 63 straight West Michigan Conference games after sweeping Montague in a doubleheader on Tuesday.

The Eagles won the opener 3-2 in extra innings, then cruised to a 13-3 win in the nightcap.

Brooklyn Galdeen pitched a 10-inning complete game, allowing two runs on seven hits while striking out 16 batters.

Jasmine Pastor hit the game-tying home run with two outs in the ninth inning to force extra innings. Kaelinn Jozsa scored the game-winning run on a throwing error.

The Wildcats were led in Game 1 by Bailey Belinger with two hits. She also struck out 14 batters in the opening game.

In Game 2, Galdeen earned the victory, allowing one run on three hits while striking out five hitters in 4 2/3 innings.

Galdeen also went 3-for-3 with a home run and three RBIs. Pastor and Delaney Ruel each added two hits.

Oakridge improved to 12-0 overall and 4-0 in league action. 

WEST MICHIGAN CONFERENCE

RAVENNA 5-9, WHITEHALL 4-8 – The Bulldogs won a couple close games to sweep a twin bill in West Michigan Conference play on Tuesday.

In Game 1, Emma Gillard went 3-for-3 for Ravenna with a double, while Maddie Kilbourne added a double.

Gillard pitched the win, allowing four runs on seven hits while striking out 11 batters.

In Game 2, were paced by Gillard with three hits, while Kilbourne, Laney Mabrito and Liberty Willick each added two hits.

O-K GREEN CONFERENCE

REETHS-PUFFER 11-11, HOLLAND 2-0 – The Rockets cruised to a pair of O-K Green Conference victories on Tuesday night.

In Game 1, Caitlynn Duffey got the win on the mound, recording 11 strikeouts.

Kaylee Jones was 3-for-5 with a triple, while Emerson Buzzell went 3-for-4 and Natalie Kunnen was 2-for-4 with a home run.

The Rockets recorded 15 hits as a team.

In Game 2, Duffey again got the win in a shutout, with eight strikeouts.

Duffey also went 2-for-3 with a double and a home run, while Kunnen was 3-for-3 with a triple. Paige Moss, Paige Primmer and Megan Adams each added two hits.

MONA SHORES 19-17, MUSKEGON 2-0 – The Sailors cruised to a Game 1 victory in Tuesday’s doubleheader before Game 2 was suspended due to darkness.

Elizabeth Savacool paced Mona Shores with four hits, while Maddie Mettler added three and Brooklyn Graham had two.

Kristen Hylland pitched the opening game win, allowing one run while striking out 11 batters.

In Game 2, Mia Geoghan was the winning pitcher, allowing two hits.

Maggie McCarthy, Savacool, Alexis Brayton and Avery Johnson each had a hit for the Sailors.

Mona Shores is now 8-7 on the season and 4-1 in league play.

C.S.A.A

KENT CITY 6-3, HOLTON 2-11 – Kent City and Holton split a doubleheader on Tuesday.

In Game 1, Kylie Gould had eight strikeouts, however Kent City took advantage of four errors by the Red Devils defense.

In Game 2, Abbie Fowler got the win on the mound while also going 5-for-5 from the plate with a triple.

Gianna Reed was 4-for-4 with two doubles for Holton, while Ryann Robins was 3-for-4 and also had two doubles.

Holton had 14 total hits in Game 2.

The split puts Holton at 11-2 overall and 7-1 in the CSAA Silver.

O-K BLUE CONFERENCE

SPRING LAKE 4-3, COOPERSVILLE 1-13 – The Lakers picked up their first victory of the season on Tuesday after splitting a doubleheader.

In Game 1, Avery Flynn got the win on the mound, striking out seven batters and allowing one run.

Flynn also hit a home run in the third inning, going 3-for-4 from the plate. Alexa Carter also had multiple hits, while Lindsey Smith and Avery Britt recorded RBIs.

In Game 2, Coopersville recorded 11 hits and took advantage of four errors from Lakers.

Tegan Rose had two RBIs in the game while Carter and Kendra Kieft each managed a hit.

The split puts Spring Lake at 1-9 overall on the season.

NON-LEAGUE

HART 13-7, LUDINGTON 3-1 – The Pirates cruised to a non-league doubleheader sweep on Tuesday night.

Lilli Goodrich suffered the loss in Game 1 for the Orioles, allowing 10 hits while striking out seven batters. She also hit a home run and knocked in three runs.

Ludington’s Rebecca Szoboszlay was 2-for-3 with a run scored while Bryan Fortner added a hit and a run scored.

Goodrich also suffered the loss in Game 2, allowing six hits and striking out 14 hitters.

Fortner and Jody Meisenheimer had two hits apiece for the Orioles, who are now 3-12 overall on the season.

The Pirates were led by Skylar Smith with two hits during the nightcap while Cassidy Copehaver pitched three scoreless innings to earn the victory. Finley Kistler tossed the final three innings to pick up the save.

Hart is now 2-4 overall on the season.

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