HOLTON — Holton’s girls softball team swept a West Michigan Conference Rivers Division doubleheader with visiting Mason County Central, 15-5 and 17-3 on Tuesday afternoon.
The Red Devils got off to a fast start with a big six-run first inning and never looked back, although the Spartans put up a four-spot in the third to close within two runs.
But the Red Devils overwhelmed the Spartans at the plate, knocking out 15 hits while the Spartans were held to just four.
Grace Thompson paced the attack for the Red Devils by going 3-for-4 with three runs batted in and two runs scored. Emma Monette went 3-for-4 as well and knocked in four runs while scoring twice. Kenzie Green finished 2-for-3 with one RBI and three runs scored while Aubrey Goyings was 2-for-3 with one RBI and two runs scored.
For the Spartans, Riley Mast had two of their hits with three RBI. Maxie Green had one hit with one RBI and Emily Adams also contributed a hit.
Picking up the win in the circle for the Red Devils was Abbie Fowler, who worked five innings and gave up five runs (three earned) on four hits, walked two and struck out 13.
Aubrey Chye was the Spartans’ pitcher and she took the loss, giving up 12 earned runs, walking two and striking out four in 4 1/3 innings.
In the second game, Greene was in the circle for the Red Devils, and in five innings, she allowed three runs (none earned) on just three hits, walked three and struck out nine.
Four players had multiple-hit games for the Red Devils. McCormick drove in four runs while going 3-for-5 and scored two runs.
Fowler was 3-for-5 with three RBI and three runs scored, Greene went 3-for-5 with one RBI and three runs scored.
Alex Luttrell, Aylin Davilla and Geralyn Soberalski had one hit apiece for the Spartans. Luttrell and Davilla each had one RBI.
Wren Nelson threw the first two innings for the Spartans and gave up four runs (three earned) on three hits, walked two and struck out three. Grace Weinert pitched the last three innings and gave up 13 runs (10 earned) on nine hits, walked four and struck out three.
Holton’s next doubleheader is scheduled for Thursday at home against Montague.
Mason County Central travels to Traverse City for a non-conference twin bill with St. Francis on Thursday.