Three Rivers 19, Dowagiac 0 (Game 1, three innings)
Three Rivers destroyed Dowagiac 19-0 and ended the first game after just three innings. Thatcher drew first blood for Three Rivers scoring on a passed ball by Dowagiac’s pitcher. By the end of the first the Wildcats had built a comfortable 5-0 lead. Three Rivers kept things going in the second when Kylee Nash hit a line drive single to score Karalyn Eldridge and make it 6-0. Four runs later Erin Brady would score for Three Rivers to put them up 12-0 after two. The third inning went the same way as the first two for Three Rivers as they scored seven more runs to finish off the 19-0 beat down of the Chieftains.
Three Rivers got contributions from everyone with Halle Carpenter and Jessica Barnes (two doubles) leading the way with three hits and three runs each. Karalyn Eldridge, Kylee Nash, Kali Heivilin (one home run), and Erin Brady all added two hits. Emma Thatcher chipped in with 1 H, and 1 R.
Natalie Davis got the lone hit for Dowagiac.
W-Kylee Nash: 3.0 IP, 1 H, 1 BB, 6 K
L-Jessie Halett: 2.0 IP, 15 H, 16 R, 1 HR, 13 ER, 1 BB, 2 K.
Three Rivers 11, Dowagiac 0 (Game 2, five innings)
Dowagiac did not have much better luck in the nightcap as the dominant pitching of Kylee Nash was on display again for Three Rivers. The Wildcats offense made sure to back up Nash with a five run third inning to blow the game open and make it 8-0 Three Rivers. Hawkins sac fly scored Barnes to get the action going in the second inning and put Three Rivers up 1-0. A couple of plays later Heivilin and Brady scored on a ground ball by Eldridge to make it 3-0. The big third inning got going on a big home run by Heivilin, who hit a home run in the first game, to put Three Rivers up 6-0. Three Rivers added three more runs in the fifth to close out the game and get the conference win 11-0.
Nash took center stage for the Wildcats, she not only pitched a shutout, but added 3 H, 1 R, and 2 RBI on offense. Shantel Blyly, Jessica Barnes, Kali Heivilin (home run), and Erin Brady all added two hits. Karalyn Eldridge, Amy Jo Tavernier, and Tessa Hawkins all chipped in a hit.
Amiyah Smith, Anna Dobbaster, and Mekanna Gaideski accounted for all the offense for the Chieftains with one hit each.
W-Kylee Nash: 5.0 IP, 3 H, 12 K
L-Amiyah Smith: 5.0 IP: 14 H, 11 R, 1 HR, 8 ER, 5 BB
See Heivilin’s homers in the video below.
Sturgis 10, Plainwell 1 (Game 1)
With Sturgis leading 4-1 the home squad used a six run sixth inning to bury Plainwell 10-1. Carlie Watson’s single scored Shelby Bennett to get the big sixth inning going for Sturgis, they would be up 5-1 at that point. On the next play Watson scored for herself as the Orange and Black built a 6-1 lead. Finally it was Carrigan Carpenter who finished off the big game one for Sturgis. She scored on an error by the catcher Anna Preuss of Plainwell, to make the final 10-1 Trojans of Sturgis over the Trojans of Plainwell.
Baleigh Knapp and Brooke Bodi powered the big day for Sturgis with two runs each and a combined five hits. Shelby Bennett added 3 H, and 1 RBI. Morgan Miller, Carrigan Carpenter, Kiley Wiederman, Madison Pueschel, and Carlie Watson all added one hit for Sturgis.
Marcia Lucchesi and Alyssa Gernaat were the offense for Plaiwell with a combined three hits.
W-Carrigan Carpenter: 7.0 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 8 K
L-Shanyn Jewell: 5.2 IP, 13 H, 10 R, 5 ER, 1 BB, 2 K
Sturgis 10, Plainwell 1 (Game 2)
If the nightcap score between Plainwell and Sturgis looks eerily familiar it is because it was the same score from game one, with the same team winning. Sturgis did not cool down from the big game one and rode big first and fourth innings to another 10-1 win over Plainwell. Plainwell got their only lead of the game when Gernaat scored on the hit by Marshall. Sturgis responded in the bottom of the first on Pueschel’s single that scored Knapp to tie it at one. Two plays later Baleigh Brazo’s double scored scored three runs to put Sturgis in firm command 5-1. Sturgis would pile it on with three more runs in the third inning to earn the 10-1 nightcap victory over Plainwell.
Pueschel powered Sturgis with 2 R, 1 H, and 2 RBI. Baleigh Brazo added two hits and Shelby Bennett chipped in with one hit.
Shanyn Jewell, Marlee Fulbright, and Alyssa Gernaat all added a hit for Plainwell.
W-Kiley Weiderman: 6.2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 2 BB, 10 K
L-Grace Barth: 3.0 IP, 3 H, 10 R, 6 ER, 5 BB, 1 K
Mattawan 16, Loy Norrix 0 (Game 1, three innings)
Mattawan broke things open early with a 12-run first inning, en route to a 16-0 win over Loy Norrix.
Loy Norrix managed only one hit in three innings, while Mattawan racked up 16 runs on 15 hits in only two innings.
Olivia Fee homered for the Wildcats, and finished with 4 RBI. Ten different players recorded at least one RBI for Mattawan.
Sierra Knight recorded the lone hit for the Knights.
W- Emily Koperdak: 3.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 5 K
L- Khyra Dilley: 2.0 IP, 15 H, 16 R, 11 ER, 2 BB, 1 K
Mattawan 18, Loy Norrix 2 (Game 2, three innings)
Loy Norrix avoided a shutout in game two, but again could not contain the hot bats of Mattawan, falling 18-2.
Sierra Knight homered in the third inning and also doubled, bringing in both Loy Norrix runs. Lauren Johnson also had two hits for the Knights.
Olivia Fee and Kacey Bouche both had 3 RBI for Mattawan. The Wildcats scored five runs in the first, seven runs in the second, and six runs in the third inning.
W- Olivia Fee: 3.0 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 5 K
L- Khyra Dilley: 2.0 IP, 10 H, 12 R, 10 ER, 4 BB, 0 K
Gull Lake 19, Battle Creek Central 0 (Game 1, three innings)
Patience at the played paid big dividends for Gull Lake in a game one blowout of Battle Creek Central, 19-0.
The Blue Devils racked up 9 hits and drew 10 walks, scoring 19 runs in the first two innings to make quick work of Battle Creek Central.
Shelby Martell had two hits, including a double, bringing in 2 RBI and scoring two runs. Emma Kellam had a 2-RBI single, and Emily Mox was credited with 3 RBI without collecting a hit. Katelyn Jerke did not have an official at-bat, but scored three runs after drawing three walks.
Strikeouts were plentiful for Gull Lake pitchers, starting with Lauren Esman, who earned the win after pitching two innings. Esman allowed no hits, and struck out all six batters faced. Elena Chrisman pitched the third inning, also striking out every batter she faced.
W- Lauren Esman: 2.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 6 K
Gull Lake 15, Battle Creek Central 0 (Game 2, three innings)
Dominant pitching from Gull Lake continued in game two, as the Blue Devils held Battle Creek Central to one hit in three innings en route to a dominant 15-0 win.
Elena Chrisman and Lauren Esman switched roles, with Chrisman earning the win in game two after 1.1 innings pitched and one hit allowed compared to three strikeouts. In 1.2 innings, Esman did not yield a hit, and had two strikeouts.
Emma Kellam doubled, and had 3 RBI for Gull Lake. Shelby Martell continued her success from game one, going 2-for-3 with 2 RBI. Ashton Whitman had a pair of doubles, scoring three runs and bringing in 2 RBI. Emily Mox also had 2 RBI, while Chrisman had a triple and 1 RBI.
Gull Lake wasted little time, scoring six runs in the first inning. After a two-run second inning, Gull Lake ended the game with seven runs in the bottom of the third.
W- Elena Chrisman: 1.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 3 K
Buchanan 3, Parchment 2 (Game 1)
Stymied through six innings, Parchment rallied for two runs in the top of the seventh, and looked poised to force extra innings at Buchanan.
The Bucks answered back with a run of their own, walking off with a single to escape with the 3-2 win.
Parchment was limited to four hits, with one of them being a two-run shot from Ashley Jankowski in the seventh inning.
Despite taking the loss, Cassie Miller had a solid outing for Parchment, as she had seven strikeouts and no walks. Miler allowed three earned runs on 10 hits.
L- Cassie Miller: 6.2 IP, 10 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 7 K
Buchanan 4, Parchment 3 – 8 innings (Game 2)
Two games, and two walk-offs for Buchanan, as the Bucks slipped by Parchment in game two, 4-3.
Tied at 2-2 after seven innings, the two teams found some offense in the eighth inning. Parchment led the extra frame with one run on a sacrifice fly from Emma Morseman. The Panthers stranded a runner on third, which proved costly, as Buchanan rallied for two runs in the bottom half of the inning.
Jillian Jaquay had 1 RBI for Parchment, while Maddie Reynolds had a double and a run scored.
L- Ashley Jankowski: 7.2 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 3 BB, 2 K
Vicksburg 8, Edwardsburg 6 (Game 1)
The Bulldogs struck for two runs in the top of the 10thinning. After a five-inning effort by Avery Slancik kept Vicksburg in the game (five hits, three earned runs allowed), Rylie Richter finished off the final five to earn the win. She gave ups six hits and one earned run.
Tailynn Knapp and Camille Wadley each had two hits for Vicksburg, and Kelsey Diekman, Richter, Slancik, Remi O’Neill, Kali Yant and Lauren Goertler each finished with one. Knapp, Richter, Yant, Wadley (two), Goertler and Lillian Vaughn registered RBIs.
Vicksburg 2, Edwardsburg 0 (Game 2)
The Bulldogs plated both runs in the first inning and Richter threw a two-hit gem for the win. Richter struck out 12 and walked three.
Hannah Vallier singled and doubled, while Knapp, Diekman, Richter, Yant and Wadley singled. Yant had the team’s only RBI.
Niles Brandywine 11, Comstock 1 (Game 1)
The Colts mustered only two hits — singles by Abby House (double) and Kaylee Gilley — in the loss. No Brandywine stats were reported. Madelyn Caswell threw all five innings for Comstock, scattering 13 hits and being tagged with nine earned runs. She struck out five and walked two.
Niles Brandywine 15, Comstock 0 (Game 2)
Brionna Tiffany took the loss for Comstock after Niles Brandywine racked up 20 hits. House and Caswell singled for the Colts.
Burr Oak 18, Bellevue 2 (Game 1)
Sydney Owens only allowed one hit and she struck out 11 Bellevue batters in the victory. Burr Oak tallied eight hits and took advantage of 14 Bellevue errors. The Bobcats started with an eight-run first inning.
Hailey Root doubled and singled, Abby Green, Kataya Munoz and Zoe Lewis singled, and Kieyrra Cook, Owens and Hannah Poley each hit a home run. Root led the squad with 3 RBI, Hannah Poley drove in two runs, and Munoz, Paige Poley Owens and Lewis finished with 1 RBI.
Burr Oak 16, Bellevue 0 (Game 2, four innings)
Abby Greene didn’t need much help after limiting Bellevue to just one hit. She ended the shortened game with six strikeouts. She also led the Bobcats with three hits.
Andrea Nelson and Lewis (one triple) registered two hits apiece, and Root (double), Owens and Munoz had hits. Nelson and Brooklyn Hernandez notched a pair of RBI each.
Niles 6, Portage Central 5 (Game 1)
The Mustangs scored three runs in the seventh inning to tie the game but Niles plated the winning run in the home half of the inning. Portage Central finished with three hits with Muffley’s triple and singles by Cumo and Taylor. Muffley drove in two runs and Cumo had 1 RBI.
Portage Central 8, Niles 4 (Game 2)
A six-run second inning helped the Mustangs come away with a split. Taylor struck out one and walked two in the winning effort in the circle. Muffley had three hits, including a homerun, Cumo doubled and singled, Cottrell had three hits with a double, Taylor doubled, and Grueter, VandeGiessen and Foerster singled.
Muffley finished with 3 RBI, Cumo had two, and Cottrell, Taylor and Grueter drove in runs.
Kalamazoo Central 22, Lakeview 3 (Game 1)
Grace Maguire allowed six hits and struck out six in the win. Maguire and Talia Edmonds each finished with four hits, including two doubles apiece, and Natalie Gross (one double) and Stefanie Nizzardini registered three hits each.
Regina Wolf and Josie Crocker both singled twice, and Kearney Miller and Alexis Lake had base knocks. Wolf, Edmonds and Gross led the team with 3 RBI apiece.
Kalamazoo Central 10, Lakeview 0 (Game 2)
Natalie Gross tossed five innings and surrendered only three hits with three strikeouts. Edmonds singled three times and Gross finished with two hits to lead the Maroon Giants at the plate. Abby Seiler, Wolf (double), Maguire, Nizzardini and Lake also had hits. Maguire finished with 3 RBI.
Athens vs. Colon
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