Vicksburg 11, Portage Central 7 (Game 1)
In the opener of the non-league doubleheader, Vicksburg scored seven runs in the sixth inning for a late rally. Avery Slancik gutted out a complete game for the Bulldogs after allowing 10 hits and seven earned runs with three strikeouts.
Slancik (home run), Remi O’Neill (two doubles, triple) and Kali Yant (one double), finished with three hits apiece for the Bulldogs. Kelsey Diekman homered and singled, and Tailynn Knapp, Rylie Richter, Lauren Goertler (double) and Lillian Vaughn had hits. Knapp, Diekman, Slancik and Goertler all had 2 RBI.
Rebecca Cottrell (double, triple) led the Mustangs with three hits and 3 RBI, while MacKenzie Ruthven and Kaitlyn Brannstrom had two hits apiece. Josie Muffley (double), Kylee Taylor and Kendal Taylor (double) each had a hit.
Portage Central 7, Vicksburg 2 (Game 2)
The Mustangs were in good shape with a three-run first inning before Vicksburg trimmed the deficit to a run in the third. Portage Central added four runs in the fourth inning to help Kylee Taylor earn the win. Taylor surrendered eight hits and two earned runs with a pair of strikeouts. Richter took the loss for Vicksburg after giving up six hits and four earned runs, while striking out three.
Kylee Taylor ended the game with two hits, and Brannstrom, Cottrell, Kendal Taylor and Breleigh Foerster had one hit. Brannstrom and Kylee Taylor both had 2 RBI.
For Vicksburg, Camille Wadley produced three base hits, Richter singled twice, and Knapp, Slancik and O’Neill had hits.
Photos by Chris Carpenter
Colon 7, Burr Oak 6 (Game 1)
Burr Oak Varsity softball lost a tough one in game one at colon. With the game tied at six in the bottom of the 7thand the Magi up, Walls singled to score Hink to give Colon the W in a thrilling 7-6 ball game.
For the Magi it was Martin who went off with 2 runs, 2 hits, and 1 RBI.
Burr Oak collected four hits and three RBI, while Colon notched five hits and three RBI. Abby Greene and Andrea Nelson who each scored two runs powered the Bobcats. Nelson also added one RBI. Also getting on base for Burr Oak were Haley Root, Sydney Owens, Zoe Lewis, and Hannah Poley who all got a hit.
W- Fisher: 7.0 IP, 4 H, 6 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 7 K
L- Sydney Owens: 7.0 IP, 5 H, 7 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 8 K
Colon 15, Burr Oak 5 (Game 2)
Colon used a 12 run 4thinning to pull away from Burr Oak in the nightcap Tuesday.
Consecutive errors to start the inning by Burr Oak allowed a single by Tomlinson that scored Vallance putting Colon up 4-2. That would be the beginning of the scoring monsoon for the Magi and the Bobcats would not get their first strikeout of the inning until seven at-bats later when Colon had already built a 12-2 lead.
Fisher was the igniter of the Colon offense with four runs and three RBI. Hink and Vallance also chipped in with one run, four RBI and two runs, three RBI respectively.
Paige Poley who collected two hits and three RBI powered the Bobcats.
W-Fisher: 5.0 IP, 7 H, 5 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 6 K
L-Abby Greene: 3.0 IP, 3 H, 9 R, 5 ER, 3 BB, 1 K
Three Rivers 13, Kalamazoo Christian 1 (Game 1)
Three Rivers jumped on Kalamazoo Christian early with six runs in the 1stinning and Kylee Nash did it all for the Wildcats in the blowout victory, she tallied four hits and two RBI while also pitching a complete game and giving up only one run on four hits.
Kali Heivillin added three runs, one RBI, and two hits, for the Three Rivers, while her teammate Amy Jo Tavernier notched two RBI, one run, and two hits.
The lone run for the Comets came in the bottom of the 4thinning when double by Richardson scored Duong.
W-Kylee Nash: 7.0 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 10 K
L-Koning: 4.0 IP, 10 H, 9 R, 7 ER, 2 BB, 2 K
Kalamazoo Christian 5, Three Rivers 0 (Game 2)
The Comets silenced the Wildcat offense behind Hazelhoff who pitched seven innings giving up just four hits. The offense finally backed up the performance on the mound recording two runs in the 5thinning to break the scoreless tie.
Duong lead the way for the Comets with two hits and two RBI. Hazelhoff also chipped in at the plate with two hits and one RBI.
Amy Jo Tavernier was the lone bright spot in the shutout loss with two hits on three at-bats.
W-Hazelhoff: 7.0 IP, 4 H, 1 BB, 2 K
L-Jessica Barnes: 3.0 IP, 4 H, 5 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 1 K
Constantine 4, Sturgis 0 (St. Joseph County Tournament)
Emily Mallo’s start set Constantine up for success as she went four innings with three hits allowed and four strikeouts. Mercedes Cole earned the save with a hitless three innings of work with two strikeouts.
The Falcons scored a run in the third and fourth innings before plating two more in the fifth on a total of six hits. Kim Maddox singled and doubled, Raigan Dumm had a pair of base hits, and Cole and Trasandra Ragsdale (double) added one hit apiece. Ragsdale was responsible for both of Constantine’s RBI. Cole and Maddox stole one base each.
Carrigan Carpenter took the loss for Sturgis after five innings. She scattered five hits and allowed one earned run. Carpenter finished with two strikeouts. Morgan Miller, Carpenter and Brooke Bodi had hits for the Trojans.
Video by Coletin Gascho
Kalamazoo Central 17, Battle Creek Central 0 (Game 1)
The Maroon Giants pounded the Bears for a 17-0 shutout win. Stefanie Nizzardini, who notched three hits and four RBI and scored two runs, powered Kalamazoo Central. Talia Edmonds added two RBI, two hits, and scored two runs for Kalamazoo Central. Grace Maguire also scored three runs and collected three hits.
No statistics were available for Battle Creek Central
Kalamazoo Central 19, Battle Creek Central 1 (Game 2)
The Maroon Giants outdid themselves in the second game scoring 19 runs on Battle Creek Central. Abby Seiler took center stage with five RBI and three hits, while scoring two runs. Sienna Crawford added four RBI and two hits, while scoring two runs. Talia Edmonds was at it again in the 2ndgame with two RBI and a hit, and also scored three runs.
No statistics were available for Battle Creek Central.
Gull Lake 11, Loy Norrix 0 (Game 1)
Gull Lake scored eight runs in the 2ndinning to blow this game wide open and walked away with an 11-0 shutout victory over Loy Norrix. For the Blue Devils it was Crisman leading the crowd with three RBI, two hits, and scored one run. Esman chipped in with two RBI, a hit, and two runs. Ashlee Kramer and Whitman also scored two runs each for the Blue Devils.
Lauren Johnson and Bethany Dunham had hits for Loy Norrix.
Gull Lake 15, Loy Norrix 0
The long day continued for the Knights as the Blue Devils shut them out again in the nightcap, pulling away with a 15-0 win. The first two innings were huge for Gull Lake as they opened up an 11-0 lead. Esman was the hot hand with four RBI, two hits, and scored two runs. Jerke, Crisman, and Disbrow all added two RBI and scored a combined four runs.
Sierra Knight, Johnson and Khyra Dilley recorded hits for the Knights.
Portage Northern 25, Niles 17 (Game 1)
Erin Sexsmith had four hits (two doubles) and 4 RBI to lead Portage Northern in a wild opener. Hannah Biddlecome (two doubles), Jessie Beadle, Taylor Lyke and Lexie Coon (home run) all had three hits, Jillian Bowe, Lizzy Verduzco and Debora Torres added two apiece, and Sarah Budnick singled. Coon drove in four runs, and Biddlecome, Beadle, Lyke and Bowe had three RBI each.
Torres was the winning pitcher with five strikeouts, 14 hits and 16 earned runs allowed. Verduzco worked two innings with two hits allowed and a pair of strikeouts.
Portage Northern 9, Niles 7 (Game 2)
The Huskies racked up 17 hits and scored two critical runs in the top of the seventh inning to stave off a Niles rally, which included four runs in its last at-bat.
Verduzco pitched Portage Northern to the win with six strikeouts and 11 hits and six earned runs allowed through seven innings. Beadle had four hits including a pair of doubles, and Bowe finished with a trio of singles. Biddlecome, Budnick and Coon all had two hits, and Lyke, Verduzco, Sexsmith and Torres singled. Beadle and Lyke drove in two runs each.
Bridgman at Comstock was not reported
Bellevue at Climax-Scotts was not reported