Friday softball roundup: Ravenna sweeps Orchard View to earn 20th victory of season; Whitehall beats Reeths-Puffer

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The Ravenna softball team kept its strong season rolling with a pair of easy wins over Orchard View on Friday, 20-0 and 22-1.

Pitcher Emma Gillard earned the win for the Bulldogs in the first game, pitching three hits and striking out five batters.

Gillard also hit a pair of homers while Liberty Willick had three hits, including an inside-the-park homer. Kara Postema also had three hits, Kendra Denhof and Kelsey Morey each had two, and Laney Mabrito, Maddie Kilbourne, and Ellie Solem had one apiece.

Kilbourne got the win from the mound in Game 2, giving up three hits and one run while striking out two batters.

Postema landed four hits in the second game, followed by Willick, Denhof, and Gillard with three each, and Solem, Mabrito, and Alexis McMahon with two.

Ravenna improved to 20-3 overall. The Bulldogs had already clinched a share of the West Michigan Conference title with Oakridge.

WHITEHALL 12, REETHS-PUFFER 2 – Kyleigh Martin earned the win from the mound for Whitehall, giving up three hits and two runs while throwing 10 strikeouts.

Illeana Hatcher, Greta Hosticka and Hailey Carnes led the Vikings with three hits each, followed by Alexis Taylor with two. Makenna Russell landed two hits as well and totaled three RBIs.

MARION 4-5, PENTWTER 3-6– The Falcons fell in the seventh inning of Game 1 after keeping a close score with Marion. Mikaylyn Kenney took the loss on the mound, pitching seven innings, giving up four runs, and striking out 16 batters.

Kenney, Bailee Hasil, and Mandi Sayles led Pentwater in hits with two each, with Haidyn Adams and Addison Bringedahl following with one each.

Pentwater stole a 6-5 win in Game 2. Mackenna Hasil landed a hit in the bottom of the seventh inning to bring Kenney in to win the game. Kenney earned the win from the mound, pitching seven innings, allowing six hits, and striking out 12 batters.

Kenney and Bailee Hasil had two hits apiece while Mackenna Hasil, Sayles, and Haley Powers each had a single hit.

 

 

 

 

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