St. Joseph County Tournament
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Three Rivers 3, Constantine 1
Three Rivers rallied from a 1-0 deficit with three runs in the fifth inning to claim the St. Joseph County Tournament crown Saturday.
Kylee Nash gave up five hits and struck out nine in the victory. Jessica Barnes finished with three singles, Halle Carpenter doubled and singled, and Emma Thatcher (double) and Nash had hits for the Wildcats, who improved to 35-3 for the season.
Mercedes Cole took the loss for Constantine. She scattered seven hits and was responsible for three earned runs. Cole ended the contest with 12 strikeouts.
Kim Maddox, Brianna Herrick, Emily Mallo and Cole registered hits for Constantine, which enters district play this week with a 24-6 record.
With two outs in the fifth inning, Thatcher and Karalyn Eldridge walked. Carpenter connected on a line-drive double to center field that scored two runs, and Nash followed with a single to right that scored Carpenter.
Three Rivers 20, Colon 0
Nash tossed two innings of one-hit ball and Barnes didn’t give up a hit over the final two innings in a dominant pitching effort for the Wildcats. The two combined for seven strikeouts and four walks.
Three Rivers scored four runs in the first inning and four more in the second to pull away. A nine-run fourth inning ended the semifinal game. Amy Jo Tavernier produced three singles and a team-high 4 RBI, Tessa Hawkins had three singles, Carpenter recorded a pair of base hits, and Thatcher, Eldridge (double), Nash ((home run), Barnes and Kali Heivilin (double) had hits. Nash drove in three runs, Eldridge, Carpenter and Heivilin each had 2 RBI, and Barnes finished with one.
Tomlinson had the lone hit for Colon.
Constantine 10, Centreville 0
Mercedes Cole only gave up two hits in the five-inning game and she fanned 13 Centreville batters.
Macey Tulley (one double), Kim Maddox (one double), Brianna Herrick (one triple), Bailey Rodewald (one double) and Kiki Price (one home run) each recorded two hits for the Falcons. Emily Mallo also singled. Price drove in three runs, while Tulley, Maddox, Herrick and Rodewald each had 1 RBI.
McKenzie Sheteron (double) and Joanna Larsen had hits for the Bulldogs.
Sturgis 12, Burr Oak 2
The Trojans plated three runs in the first inning and three more in the third to begin pulling away in an 11-hit performance. Madison Pueschel (one triple) and Morgan Miller led Sturgis with three hits apiece. Brooke Bodi (double), Baleigh Brazo and Kiley Weiderman all had one hit. Miller drove in a team-high three runs, Shelby Bennett finished with 2 RBI, and Pueschel, Bodi, Carpenter, Weiderman and Garman all drove in one run.
Carrigan Carpenter started and tossed four innings with four hits and two earned runs allowed. She struck out seven and walked seven.
Sydney Owens took the loss for the Bobcats with six earned runs allowed and three strikeouts. Hits for Burr Oak included singles by Abby Greene, Hailey Root, Paige Poley and Maddison Jennett.
Sturgis 6, Mendon 2
Mendon took a 2-0 lead through two innings but the Trojans pulled ahead with a three-run third inning. Kiley Weiderman went 4 1/3 innings for Sturgis with four hits and two earned runs allowed, four strikeouts and seven walks. Carrigan Carpenter finished the fifth inning for the save. Baleigh Brazo hit three singles and drove in a run, Brooke Bodi doubled and singled with 2 RBI, and Madison Pueschel, Carpenter, Morgan Miller, Shelby Bennett and Weiderman singled.
Taylor Schabes started for Mendon and scattered six hits with three earned runs. She went four innings and struck out three. Morgan Eckert pitched the fifth with four hits and two earned runs allowed. Lauren Lash, Cierra Nightingale, Nicole Parsons and Gracie Russell had hits for the Hornets.
Mendon 10, White Pigeon 0
Parsons gave up three hits and struck out four in the win. Bailey (double), Hagenbuch (double), Lash (double) and Nightingale (triple) each tallied two hits, Parsons tripled and Brooke Cooper, Pinkster and Eckert singled. Hagenbuch, Lash and Nightingale all had 2 RBI.
Sandy led White Pigeon with two hits and Grandstaff had a single.
Centreville 11, Mendon 1 (Game 1)
Hannah Duchene went the distance for the Bulldogs, striking out eight and giving up only three hits. Centreville tied the game at 1-1 in the second inning and tacked on four in the fifth and six in the sixth. Joanna Larsen singled, doubled and hit a home run for 5 RBI. Makenzi Troyer posted two doubles, and Jaedan Blades, Duchene, Kenleigh West-Wing and Olivia Deeds singled. Duchene added 2 RBI.
For Mendon Mia Bailey, Lauren Lash and Russell singled. Nicole Parsons took the loss for the Hornets, going four innings with six hits and five earned runs allowed. Taylor Schabes worked the final 1 2/3 with three hits and three earned runs allowed to go with four strikeouts.
Centreville 13, Mendon 3 (Game 2)
The Bulldogs jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first inning and a 5-0 advantage after two. A four-run fifth inning by Centreville ended the game and secured a Southwest 10 Conference title for the squad.
Emma Russell was the winning pitcher after she scattered three hits and struck out four. Mckenzie Sheteron led Centreville with three hits (one double), Larsen (one double), Duchene (one double, one triple), West-Wing, Deeds and Walton all had two hits, and Blades, Troyer (double) and Kaylee Trattles finished with one apiece. Sheteron, Larsen and Duchene each drove in three runs.
Schabes took the loss for Mendon. Bailey, Lash and Nightingale (double) registered hits for the Hornets.
Photos by Nicci Plummer
South Haven 6, Sturgis 1 (Game 1)
With five runs in the first inning, South Haven cruised to a win in the opener of a Wolverine Conference doubleheader. Carpenter pitched for Sturgis and have up four hits and five earned runs with four strikeouts. Madison Pueschel (double), Carpenter and Baleigh Brazo had hits for the Trojans.
South Haven 15, Sturgis 0 (Game 2)
Brooke Bodi had the lone hit for Sturgis. Kiley Weiderman took the loss after 3 2/3 innings. The Rams collected 15 total hits to complete the sweep.
Gull Lake 7, Thornapple Kellogg 1
Ashton Whitman at the plate, and Lauren Esman in the pitching circle were a dominant due for Gull Lake, as the Blue Devils beat Thornapple Kellogg, 7-1.
Esman got the start, striking out 13 batters while allowing only one run on five hits. Throwing a complete game, Esman did not issue a single walk. Of the 99 pitches thrown by Esman, 72 went for strikes.
While Esman was keeping Thornapple Kellogg in check, Whitman was providing the offensive spark for Gull Lake. Whitman went 3-for-4 with a double and 3 RBI. Esman also helped out offensively, reaching base four times with a pair of walks and a pair of singles. Esman brought in one run, as did Elena Chrisman.
Gull Lake jumped ahead early, with two runs in the first inning. After Thornapple Kellogg cut into the lead with a run in the top of the third, Gull Lake answered right back with two runs in the bottom half of the inning, and two runs in the fourth as well, to pull away.
W- Lauren Esman: 7.0 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 13 K
Parchment 7, Delton 5 (game one)
Parchment overcame a rough start, and an uneasy ending, to come away with a 7-5 win over Delton in game one.
The Panthers trailed 3-0 after the first inning, but erased that deficit after scoring one run in both the second and third innings, and then a five-run outburst in the bottom of the fourth. Holding a 7-3 lead in the seventh inning, Delton scored two runs, but the late rally fell short.
Starting pitcher Ashley Jankowski went the distance for Parchment, allowing five runs on eight hits in seven innings. Jankowski sent down three batters on strikes.
Grace Gostlin led Parchment with three hits, including a double, and had 2 RBI. Cassie Miller, Jillian Jaquay and Olivia Wilson all had one RBI each for the Panthers. As a team, Parchment collected 11 hits and drew four walks.
W- Ashley Jankowski: 7.0 IP, 8 H, 5 R, 0 ER, 5 BB, 3 K
Parchment 24, Delton 1 – four innings (game two)
In game two, Parchment made quick work of Delton, coming away with a 24-1 win in four innings.
Parchment opened the game with seven runs in the first inning, before adding six in the third inning and 22 runs in the fourth inning to end the game early.
In four innings, Parchment tallied a whopping 22 hits, and eight different players had at lease one hit. Seven players had multiple hits for the Panthers, including a five-hit performance from Cassie Miller.
From her leadoff spot, Miller went 5-for-5 (all singles), scored four runs and had 2 RBI. Remarkably, Parchment had only one extra-base hit, which was a double from Macy King, who went 2-for-3 with three runs scored and 2 RBI.
Grace Gostlin had four hits, scored three runs and had 5 RBI. Emma Morseman added 4 RBI and three runs scored on a 3-for-5 performance, and Makayla Bootland also had 4 RBI on a two-hit performance.
Along with King and Miller, Sydney Beatty and Maddie Reynolds each had 2 RBI. Ashley Jankowski and Jillian Jaquay each drove in one run.
Miller got the start, and was strong in the circle, striking out eight batters while allowing one run on three hits.
W- Cassie Miller: 4.0 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 8 K
Lakeshore 3, Portage Central 0 (Game 1)
The Lancers totaled 12 hits, including four by Zavoral. Ruthven took the loss for the Mustangs. Muffley, Cottrell and Kendall Taylor had hits for P-Central.
Portage Central 9, Lakeshore 2 (Game 2)
The Mustangs got back on track with three runs in the first and four in the fourth for a 7-2 lead. They would add two more in the sixth. Kylee Taylor earned the win.
Cottrell finished with three hits (one double) for Portage Central, Brannstrom had two hits, including a home run, Kendall Taylor tripled and singled, and Muffly, Cumo (double) and Ruthven recorded hits. Brannstrom drove in a team-high three runs and Ruthven had 2 RBI.
Kalamazoo Christian 12, Galesburg-Augusta 2 – five innings (game one)
Dominance in the pitcher’s circle and at the plate both played crucial roles as Kalamazoo Christian cruised to a 12-2 win over Galesburg-Augusta in five innings.
Starter Jayme Koning pitched five innings, allowing two runs on one hit, while fanning nine batters. Stephanie Richardson paced the offense, with two hits – including a double – and 3 RBI. Sydney Duong homered for the Comets, drove in two runs and scored three runs. In addition to a home run, Duong also hit a double, which was one of four doubles the comets hit. Sammy Gano and Koning also doubled.
Zoe Hazelhoff had a pair of singles and 2 RBI for the Comets. Jill Rozeveld, Megan Snook, Clare Dirksen and Sammy Gano all added one RBI each. Kalamazoo Christian combined for 12 hits and two walks. The Comets only left five runners on base.
The runs came quickly, as Kalamazoo Christian scored four runs in the first inning. The Comets then added three runs in the second and third innings, and capped off the scoring with two runs in the fourth.
W- Jayme Koning: 5.0 IP, 1 H, 2 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 9 K
L- K. Saggio: 4.0 IP, 12 H, 12 R, 8 ER, 2 BB, 1 K
Kalamazoo Christian 7, Galesburg-Augusta 0 (game two)
Pitching was again the difference maker for Kalamazoo Christian in game two, as the Comets completed the sweep with a 7-0 victory over Galesburg-Augusta.
Zoe Hazelhoff pitched a complete-game shutout for the Comets, with nine strikeouts and a mere two hits allowed. Hazelhoff also did not issue a walk. Hazelhoff jumped ahead of hitters all game long, throwing a first-pitch strike to 21 of the 24 batters she faced.
Kalamazoo Christian had six extra-base hits, led by a pair of triples from Sydney Duong. Stephanie Richardson and Jill Rozeveld both had a pair of doubles. Rozeveld led the Comets with 3 RBI, while Richardson added one. Duong didn’t bring in any runs, but did score a pair of runs.
Hazelhoff helped her own cause, going 3-for-4 at the plate with one RBI. Jayme Koning and Megan Snook each added one RBI for Kalamazoo Christian.
W- Zoe Hazelhoff: 7.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 9 K
L- K. Saggio: 6.0 IP, 14 H, 7 R, 5 ER, 2 BB, 1 K
*complete rosters for Galesburg-Augusta were not available for this summary
Three Rivers 19, Marshall 0
Kylee Nash struck out five and gave up two hits in the three-inning affair. Jessica Barnes (double) and Kali Heivilin (three doubles) both finished with three hits, Halle Carpenter (double) and Amy Jo Tavernier (home run) chipped in two hits, and Tessa Hawkins, Karalyn Eldridge (double), Nash (double)and Emily Bass had hits.
Carpenter came away with 5 RBI, Tavernier had 4, and Barnes and Heivilin each drove in three runs. Nash and Bass both had 2 RBI.
White Pigeon 8, Howardsville Christian 0 (Game 1)
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White Pigeon 8, Howardsville Christian 6 (Game 2)
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Schoolcraft 23, Delton-Kellogg 2 – five innings (game one)
During a game of offensive dominance, a record-breaking moment for Lydia Goble stole the show.
Goble hit a home run in the second inning which gave her number 23 on the year – a new MHSAA softball regular season record. Goble wouldn’t stop there, as she padded her numbers with another home run in the fifth inning, helping Schoolcraft to a 23-2 win over Delton-Kellogg.
While Goble had the biggest moment of the day, there were plenty of key contributors across the board for the Eagles. Eight different players had hits, and seven players drove in at least one run. A whopping five players had at least 3 RBI, led by Goble with four.
Kelby Goldschmeding also homered for the Eagles, finishing with two hits and 2 RBI. Brooke Crissman had a pair of singles and 2 RBI, while Mikayla Meade had three hits, and drove in three runs. Katie Parker reached base five times, going 4-for-4 with a triple, and one walk. Parker drove in three runs and scored five times.
Danielle Blyly had a four-hit game, and scored five runs. Adrienne Rosey and Kayla Onken both had 1 RBI.
Schoolcraft got off to a quick start, and led 11-2 after three innings. It was a 12-run fifth inning that really created separation in the run column. The Eagles totaled 21 hits and drew five walks.
Mikayla Meade earned the win, throwing all five innings and allowing two runs on three hits.
W- Mikayla Meade: 5.0 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 3 K
Schoolcraft 11, Delton-Kellogg 1 (game two)
The Eagles improved to 26-3 with a convincing game two win over Delton-Kellogg, 11-1.
With the game scoreless after three innings, Schoolcraft had a seven-run fourth inning to break the game open. The Eagles added a pair of runs in the sixth and seventh innings to pull away.
Starting pitcher Adrienne Rosey didn’t need much run support, throwing a complete game while allowing only one run on four hits. Rosey also had seven strikeouts to only one walk.
Adding to her historic day, Lydia Goble hit her 25thhome run of the season, with a solo shot in the sixth inning. Katie Parker also hit a solo home run in the sixth inning, just two spots after Goble. The two players led Schoolcraft with 3 RBI each. Goble finished 2-for-4 (also hitting a double) with two runs. Parker had a three-hit night, adding a pair of singles to her home run. Parker also scored two runs.
Danielle Blyly added 2 RBI, while Kennedy Leighton, Allie Goldschmeding and Rosey each had one.
W- Adrienne Rosey: 7.0 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 7 K
Gull Lake 15, Lakeview 1 – five innings (game one)
A seven-run first inning set the tone for Gull Lake, which ran away with a 15-1 win over Lakeview in game one.
The Blue Devils racked up 19 hits and drew three walks. Eight different players had at least one hit, while seven of them had multiple hits. Freshman Savanna Disbrow led Gull Lake with 3 RBI on three hits. Kaitlyn Lord had a perfect 4-for-4 performance, hitting a double and three singles, while driving in two runs and scoring two runs.
The run support was plenty for starting pitcher Lauren Esman, who allowed one hit and no runs in three innings pitched. Esman had seven strikeouts, and allowed no walks.
Erika Hubbard finished with a pair of runs driven in, as did Katelyn Jerke. Ashton Whitman and Shelby Martell each had one RBI.
W- Lauren Esman: 3.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 7 K
Gull Lake 18, Lakeview 0 – four innings (game two)
Lauren Esman was back in the circle for game two, throwing four innings and allowing no runs on only one hit, as Gull Lake took down Lakeview, 18-0.
Esman had eight strikeouts, and helped her own cause with 2 RBI at the plate. Ashton Whitman homered for Gull Lake, and finished with 5 RBI on a 4-for-4 day at the plate. Ashlee Kramer added 2 RBI, while a total of nine players drove in at least one run. Gull Lake racked up 16 hits, but also drew eight walks. Lakeview, meanwhile, was limited to one hit, and did not draw a single walk.
Gull Lake took an early 2-0 lead in the first, but stretched that lead with a six-run outing in the second inning. After one run in the third, the Blue Devils put nine on the board in the fourth inning, bringing the game to an early conclusion.
W- Lauren Esman: 4.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 8 K
Parchment 10, Berrien Springs 0 – five innings (game one)
Cassie Miller threw a five-inning shutout, as Parchment defeated Berrien Springs, 10-0.
Miller allowed only two hits, and had a pair of strikeouts. Miller also helped her own cause, hitting a home run and driving in five runs for the Panthers. Makayla Bootland added 2 RBI, while Sydney Beatty added one. Grace Gostlin had a pair of doubles for Parchment.
After the first two innings were scoreless, Parchment broke the game open with nine runs in the third inning.
W – Cassie Miller: 5.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 2 K
Parchment 15, Berrien Springs 0 – four innings (game two)
The trend of dominant pitching continued for Parchment in game two, as Ashley Jankowski pitched a shutout, and the Panthers beat Berrien Springs 15-0.
Jankowski allowed two hits in four innings pitched, and had a pair of strikeouts. Parchment provided plenty of run support, breaking the game open early after scoring 10 runs in the second inning.
Emma Morseman led the offense with 3 RBI on two hits. Maddie Reynolds went 2-for-2 with 2 RBI, three runs scored, and one walk. Cassie Miller, Jillian Jaquay, Macy King and Jankowski each had 1 RBI. Parchment tallied 11 hits, drew seven walks and also benefited from four errors by Berrien Springs.
Jaquay had a double for Parchment, representing the only extra-base hit of the game for either team.
W- Ashley Jankowski: 4.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 K
Constantine 3, Centreville 1 (Game 1)
Mercedes Cole struck out 13 batters with only four hits allowed for Constantine. Kiki Price singled twice, and Cole (double), Macey Tulley, Kim Maddox, Brianna Herrick and Trasandra Ragsdale singled for the Falcons. Cole drove in two runs.
Jaedan Blades, Makenzi Troyer (triple), Mckenzie Sheteron and Hannah Duchene had hits for Centreville. Duchene took the loss.
Constantine 8, Centreville 7 (Game 2)
Centreville got to starter Emily Mallo for five runs in the first inning and built a 7-1 lead after two but couldn’t hang on. Cole tossed the final 5 1/3 innings for the Falcons and gave up two hits and no runs with six strikeouts for the win. The Falcons scored two runs in the third, three in the fourth and pulled ahead with two in the fifth.
Tulley (triple) and Maddox (double) both were 3-for-4 at the dish for Constantine, and Cole and Price added two singles apiece. Herrick (double), Ragsdal and Rodewald each had a hit, and Tulley led the team with 2 RBI.
Sheteron pitched 3 1/3 innings for Centreville, scattering 10 hits with three earned runs. Duchene worked the final 2 2/3 with three hits and two earned runs allowed.
Joanna Larsen had three hits and 2 RBI, Duchene registered three hits and 3 RBI, and Blades and Sheteron added hits for the Bulldogs.
Portage Northern 2, Vicksburg 0 (Game 1)
The Huskies scored two runs in the bottom of the sixth for the non-league victory. Deborah Torres worked a complete game with four hits allowed and 10 strikeouts. Hannah Biddlecome, Taylor Like and Torres (two) had hits for Portage Northern. Jessie Beadle and Lyke both drove in runs.
Richter took the loss for Vicksburg. She struck out eight and gave up four hits and two earned runs. Knapp, Diekman (double), Richter and Slancik had hits for the Bulldogs.
Vicksburg 4, Portage Northern 0 (Game 2)
The Bulldogs got revenge as Slancik struck out nine and allowed four hits. Vicksburg scored three runs in the second and tacked on an insurance run in the sixth. Slancik finished with a double and single, Wadley had two base hits, and Knapp and Kerlor (home run) had one apiece for the Bulldogs.
Lizzy Verduzco took the loss for the Huskies. She scattered six hits and was responsible for four earned runs. She also registered 11 strikeouts. Biddlecome, Lyke (double), Chavis (double) and Sexsmith had hits for Portage Northern.
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