Friday softball roundup: Emma Gillard and her Ravenna teammates hand powerful Oakridge its first loss of the season

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The Ravenna softball team handed powerful Oakridge its first loss of the season, taking Game 1 of a doubleheader in West Michigan Conference action on Friday.

Ravenna won the opener 7-3, Emma Gillard picked up the win on the mound for the Bulldogs, giving up three runs on five hits while striking out 12 batters. Gillard helped her own cause by picking up a pair of hits. Ellie Solem and Liberty Willick each added two hits, as well.

Brooklyn Galdeen took the loss for the Eagles, giving up seven runs on seven hits while striking out three. Kaelinn Jozsa led the offense with a home run, while Galdeen and Hayden Ruel each drove in a run.

Oakridge bounced back with a 13-4 win In Game 2. Jozsa picked up the win in the pitching circle for the Eagles, allowing four runs while striking out nine hitters. Jozsa also had three hits and four RBIs, including a home run. Jasmine Pastor recorded a pair of hits and three RBIs, while Hayden Ruel, Delaney Ruel, and Ahria Doornbos recorded two hits apiece. 

Gillard took the loss for the Bulldogs. Gillard, Kendra Denhof, Kara Postema, Laney Mabrito, Ellie Solem, and Alexis McMahon each had a hit for the Bulldogs.

The Eagles are now 22-1 overall, and 7-1 in West Michigan Conference play.

CSAA

KENT CITY 6-6, HOLTON 0-7 – Kendall Greene had three hits for Holton in the Game 1 loss, while Ryann Robins added two.

Robins pitched the win in the second game, while also going 3-for-3 with two home runs. Gianna Reed added two hits, including a triple.

NON-CONFERENCE

MONA SHORES 10-5, WHITEHALL 2-16 – Mona Shores’ Kristen Hylland earned the win in Game 1, turning in seven innings of work while allowing two runs on five hits and striking out eight. Maggie McCarthy, Maddie Mettler, Mia Geoghan and Brooklyn Graham each recorded multiple hits for the Sailors. 

Mona Shores lost the nightcap. Elizabeth Savacool led the offense with multiple hits, including a home run. Mettler also had a multi-hit game. 

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