KALKASKA — Fruitport’s girls softball team won two out of three games in the Kalkaska Invitational on Saturday, 17-4 over Adrian and 8-7 in walk-off fashion over Ishpheming while dropping a 5-3 decision to tournament host Kalkaska.
In their opening game in the tournament, the Trojans used a big five-run fourth inning to overcome a 3-0 deficit as Brooklyn Russell, Payten McLaughlin and Maddie Kohnke each drove in a run.
Russell was the winning pitcher for the Trojans, throwing five innings and allowing four runs on four hits and one walk. She struck out six.
The Trojans racked up 10 hits on offense, with Kohnke and Teagan Schultz each collecting two hits.
In the Ishpheming game the score was tied 7-7 with the Trojans batting in the bottom of the sixth when Olive Staal doubled to knock home the winning run.
Riley Zwar started the game in the circle for the Trojans and the righthander threw 1 1/3 innings, giving up six runs on five hits while walking one and striking out one.
Kadence Springstead relieved her and picked up the win with one inning of scoreless ball, giving up two hits and not walking anyone. Russell pitched 3 2/3 innings to finish the game.
Rylee Lusk, Kohnke and Springstead each had two hits for the Trojans.
In the loss to the Blazers to close the day, the game was tied 2-2 with Kalkaska batting in the top of the sixth when Alyssa Colvin knocked in two runs with a single.
Sprintstead was the losing pitcher in the circle for the Trojans, going six innings and giving up five runs on seven hits while striking out eight.
Fruitport did not commit a single error. Ashton Olson had eight chances, the most on the team. Springstead helped her own cause offensively, going 2-for-3 at the plate.