Tuesday softball roundup: Reeths-Puffer scores 46 runs, plows past GR Union in twin bill sweep

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The Reeths-Puffer softball team had a field day at the plate, scoring 46 total runs in an O-K Green Conference twin bill on Tuesday.

The Rockets blanked Grand Rapids Union 15-0 in the opener, then pounded their opponents 31-1 in the nightcap.

In Game 1, Caitlynn Duffey picked up the win, allowing no runs on no hits while striking out 11 hitters.

Megan Barmes led the offense with two hits and four RBIs. Kaylee Jones picked up a pair of hits as well. 

In Game 2, Emerson Buzzell earned the win, throwing a complete game, allowing one run on one hit, while striking out six hitters.

The Rockets offense recorded 14 hits in the game. Natalie Kunnen led the offense with three hits and five RBIs.

Kaylee Jones and Mallory Fluette each drove in four runs apiece. Emerson Buzzell and Paige Primmer chipped in with two hits apiece. 

The Rockets improved to 11-9 overall and 7-3 in conference play.

WEST MICHIGAN CONFERENCE

RAVENNA 16-12, SHELBY 0-2-The Bulldogs earned a sweep of a twin bill in West Michigan Conference action on Tuesday night. 

In Game 1, Emma Gillard picked up the win, allowing no runs on two hits while striking out six hitters. Liberty Willick paced the offense with a pair of hits, while Kendra Denhof, Kara Postema, Laney Mabrito, Maddie Kilbourne and Ellie Solem all chipped in with a hit each.  

In Game 2, Gillard picked up the win allowing no runs on a hit, while striking out eight hitters. Willick led the team at the plate, recording three hits, while Postema and Mabrito each added a pair of hits each. 

The Bulldogs are now 13-2 overall, and 10-0 in conference play.

HART 5-15, MASON COUNTY CENTRAL 6-5 -The Pirates split a doubleheader in West Michigan Conference action on Tuesday night.

In Game 1, Cassidy Copenhaver turned in seven innings of work, allowing six runs on three hits, while striking out eight hitters.

Copenhaver, Myryssa Hopkins and Mariana Vanagtmael led the Pirates with two hits apiece. 

In Game 2, Copenhaver pitched up the win allowing five runs on six hits, while striking out eight batters.

Skylar Smith led the Hart offense with four hits and four RBI’s. Copenhaver and Hopkins recorded three hits each, while Kloe Klotz and Rylee Noggle chipped in with two hits.

The Pirates are now 6-8 overall and 1-5 in conference play.

NON-LEAGUE

PENTWATER 3, LUDINGTON 1 – The Orioles dropped a non-league contest on Tuesday night.

Lilli Goodrich suffered the loss from the mound, allowing three runs on six hits while striking out 16 batters.

Ludington’s Jody Meisenheimer went 1-for-3 with a double, while Rebecca Szoboszlay, Brynn Cole and Madisyn Wysong each had a hit.

Mikaylyn Kenney picked up the win on the mound for Pentwater, turning in seven innings of work, allowing one run on three hits, while striking out 15 batters.

Kenney helped her own cause at the plate with a pair of hits. Crysta Cluchey added a pair of hits as well, while Mandi Sayles chipped in with a hit.

The Orioles are now 5-15 on the season and 1-1 in conference play.

C.S.A.A

FREMONT 18-23, REED CITY 4-0-The Packers hit three grand slams in a doubleheader sweep in CSAA Gold Conference play. 

In Game 1, Haley Zerlaut turned in a solid outing, giving up only four hits in the game.

A big second inning saw Laney Sipos and Sydney Dunbar hit a grand slam each. Sipos added a solo home run as well in the frame.

In Game 2, Zerlaut picked up the win on the mound allowing one hit.

Mari VanBuskirk drove in six runs, including the Packers third grand slam of the evening. Carley Witteven joined the homer parade, hitting a three-run shot.

LAKES 8 CONFERENCE

ORCHARD VIEW 12-4 , MANISTEE 6-5– The Cardinals split with Manistee in a Lakes 8 Conference doubleheader on Tuesday night. 

In Game 1, Kaelyn McNarland picked up the win, turning in 5 ⅔ innings, allowing four runs on six hits while striking out 10 batters.

Kylie Douglas led the offense with two hits and three RBIs. Haley DeWeerdt, Kelcea Waller and Emalee Stanfield recorded a pair of hits each. 

In Game 2, McNarland suffered the loss, allowing five runs on four hits while striking out eight hitters in five innings of work.

Douglas, Waller and Aubree Karis led the offense with a hit apiece. 

The Cardinals are now 4-6 overall and 2-2 in conference play.

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