Kalamazoo Valley made quick work of Glen Oaks Saturday, completing the four-game season sweep with 14-1 and 7-2 wins at home Saturday. The wins help keep the Cougars right in the hunt for the top spot in the MCCAA Western Conference standings.
The Cougars exploded with a nine-run second inning and four-run third inning. 11 different players scored as Kalamazoo Valley emptied the bench once well ahead. Adaisha Heidtman brought in three via a two-RBI double and a sacrifice fly. Rachel Pijaszek taliied two runs, two hits, and two RBI. Tori Mussell had two hits, Sophie Monroe picked up two RBI, and Ariana Rowe scored twice.
Rowe also had a solid outing in the circle, giving up only three hits and one walk over the five-inning complete game, striking out six.
W- Ariana Rowe 5 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 6 K
L- Emma Russell 4 IP, 14 H, 14 R, 6 ER, 2 BB, 1 K
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Glen Oaks started ahead with Kaitlyn McKee’s RBI single plating Keagan Kelley. Kalamazoo Valley responded with a four-spot in the bottom half, highlighted by Amy Jo Tavernier’s two-run home run down the left field line. Tavernier added a two-RBI double in Valley’s three-run fifth inning. Nicolle Larson scored twice on two singles and Rowe added two runs on a double and single.
Pijaszek had two runs offensively and pitched a complete game, scattering seven hits and striking out seven. Kelley led the Vikings with both runs on three hits. Madelyn LaGassa added two singles.
W- Rachel Pijaszek 7 IP, 7 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 7 K
L- Tayler Coe 6 IP, 7 H, 7 R, 7 ER, 1 BB
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Kalamazoo Valley improves to 17-5 in Western Conference play and 17-13 overall. The Cougars return to action Tuesday at Lake Michigan, who is right in the top four mix with the Cougars, Lansing, and Jackson.
Glen Oaks falls to 7-22 overall and 6-14 in league play and hosts Lansing on Tuesday.