Friday, April 12
Schoolcraft 11, Vicksburg 6 (Game 1)
The back-and-forth affair had a 6-6 score entering the final inning. In the seventh, a grand slam by Kayla Onken delivered four of their five runs. It was her lone hit of the game, but an incredibly impactful one. Danielle Blyly scored thrice on two hits with one RBI and Jordan Watts added three hits and two RBI for Schoolcraft. Kelsey Diekman picked up two runs on three hits and Kali Yant had two hits (one double) and two RBI for the Bulldogs. Both Rylie Richter and Mikayla Meade pitched complete games.
Schoolcraft 14, Vicksburg 7 (Game 2)
Both teams scored six runs in the third inning, leaving the Bulldogs ahead 7-1. The Eagles had an 8-0 run for the rest of the game, getting 13 hits in total. Schoolcraft’s Danielle Blyly scored thrice with two run games by Adrienne Rosey, Katie Parker, Kayla Onken, Sophie Ridge, and Allie Goldschmeding. Rosey, Parker, and Jordan Watts all had two RBI. Rosey threw a complete game with nine hits allowed, four earned runs, and six strikeouts. Payton Lewis had two runs on two doubles with a RBI for Vicksburg.
Edwardsburg 13, Three Rivers 9 (Game 1)
This game seemed destined for the run-rule as the Eddies held a 10-0 advantage at the end of the third inning. The Wildcats kept battling, getting back to a 10-7 score midway through the fifth, but that’s as close as they would get. Edwardsburg had six extra base hits, including a three-run Alyssa Gearhart home run and a two-run shot for Ashley Pion. Gearhart also had a double and scored twice. Jersey Bays added two runs on three hits with two RBI.
The Wildcats had a five RBI day from Jessica Barnes via three hits (two doubles). Erin Brady socked a two-run homer, Kali Heivilin scored thrice and Shantel Blyly brought in two on three hits.
Edwardsburg 6, Three Rivers 4
Three Rivers started ahead with two in the first inning, but a four-run second ultimately lifted the Eddies to a key Wolverine Conference sweep. Gearhart had two doubles for a run and RBI and Ella Castelluci scored twice. Carly Tittle pitched the final five innings for Edwardsburg, allowing only two runs on four hits. Emma Thatcher picked up two hits for TR, including a triple, and Heivilin scored twice.
Loy Norrix vs. Mendon
Postponed due to field conditions
Cassopolis 15, Michigan Lutheran 5 (Game 1)
A seven-run third inning made the difference for Cassopolis, highlighted by a Kaitlyn Hartsell three-run home run. She also added a double and single for five total RBI and two runs scored. Kiersten Hartsell was also strong with a three hit (one double), four RBI performance. Olivia Purlee scored thrice and Lynnzee Armstrong, Jadin Wolfe, and Gabby Rowan each picked up two runs. Purlee pitched a complete game, giving up only one earned run and four hits.
Cassopolis 17, Michigan Lutheran 2 (Game 2)
The second game was done after three innings as the Ranger offense piled on. Maile Barber had a three run, three hit, four RBI game that boasted a two-run deep fly. Armstrong scored thrice and four other players had two run games. Purlee, Wolfe, Rowan, and Caitlyn Steesma all had two RBI.
(At South Haven)
South Haven 10, Dowagiac 9 (Game 1)
The Chieftains entered the bottom of the seventh with a 9-7 lead over the Division 2 state finalist Rams. Unforced errors would doom Dowagiac though as the Rams rallied thanks to four walks, one single, and one error. A passed ball brought Liz Johnson home for the winning run. Dowagiac had three hits (one HR), two runs, and two RBI from Jessie Hulett. Maddie Stockwell also had a three hit game with two runs. Both Madison Potter and Amiya Smith doubled twice.
South Haven 4, Dowagiac 1 (Game 2)
Strong pitching from Lexie Young made the difference in game two, as she allowed only one run on six hits with six strikeouts. Sierra Carpenter allowed four runs (three earned) and seven hits in her five innings for Dowagiac. Mallory Dorow legged out two triples from the #9 spot for South Haven and scored twice.
Thursday, April 11
(At Kalamazoo Christian)
Schoolcraft 11, Kalamazoo Christian 1 (Game 1)
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Schoolcraft 7, Kalamazoo Christian 2
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Galesburg-Augusta 12, Hackett Catholic 7 (Game 1, 9 innings)
The Rams and Irish kept matching each other as both scored once in the first and four times in the third. Hackett got two in the bottom of the fourth, followed by two in the top of the fifth for G-A. The contest stayed 7-7 until Galesburg-Augusta broke through in the ninth inning. Both Kaylee Saggio (G-A) and Colleen McNally (HCP) pitched complete games with six unearned runs against both.
Tori Dack scored thrice for the Rams with two hits and two runs by both Makenzie Seiler and Jordyn Klimp. Klimp and Emma Dieterman both had two RBI. Stephanie Lyon had three runs for Hackett and Emily Wheaton scored twice on three hits.
Galesburg-Augusta 4, Hackett Catholic 2 (Game 2)
Due to darkness and the length of game one, the second game was suspended in the bottom of the third inning. The SAC Valley division contest will likely be completed at a later date.
Delton Kellogg 16, Constantine 6 (Game 1)
After trading four-spots, the Panthers pulled away for good with a seven-run fourth inning. Hailey Buckner tallied four RBIs for DK, including a three-run homer. Six Panthers in total had multiple runs scored. Macey Tulley had two hits (one double) and two RBI and Madi Tulley scored twice for the Falcons.
Delton Kellogg 12, Constantine 6 (Game 2)
All of DK’s runs in game two came within the first three innings. The Panthers limited Constantine to only one hit, although seven walks and six DK errors helped bring Falcon runners home. Aubrey and Delanie Aukerman combined for three hits, four hits, and four RBI for the Panthers. Madi Tulley had the only Constantine RBI via a double.
(At Portage Northern)
Loy Norrix 17, Portage Northern 12 (8 innings)
The contest saw five lead changes in total. The Knights scored four in the top of the seventh to go back ahead, but the Huskies scored twice to tie the game at 12-12. Three hits and two errors helped Loy Norrix get five runs and the lead in extras. Khyra Dilley scored five times for the Knights. Annie Mansfeld brought in three and scored three on four hits. Mikayla England and Cassidy Conley each scored thrice. Sydney Swinehart topped the Huskies with four hits, four RBI, and two runs.
(At Gull Lake)
Gull Lake 1, Portage Central 0 (Game 1, 8 innings)
University of Michigan commit Lauren Esman was untouchable in the circle, getting 19 strikeouts in an eight-inning no-hitter. Her only blemish was a hit-by-pitch in the third inning. PC’s Mackenzie Ruthven was stellar in her own right with seven shutout innings, forcing the game into extras. The international tiebreaker placed Hannah Lord at second to begin the bottom of the eighth inning. Leadoff hitter Mandy Esman brought her home for the win on her third hit of the game and the team’s seventh.
Portage Central 11, Gull Lake 11 (Game 2, game ends in tie)
Game two was a very different affair with a combined 30 hits between the two teams. Hits for Portage Central included: Ruthven 2, VandeGiessen 2 (double), Cottrell (double), Brannstrom 2, Grueter 3, Campbell 3 (double), Kempisty. Campbell led the team with four RBI. Mandy Esman, Savanna Disbrow (two doubles) and Elaina Crisman registered three hits apiece for Gull Lake. Disbrow drove in four runs. Erika Hubbard (double) and Sonia Markucki finished with two hits, and Kaitlyn Jerke, Liz Margol, Ashlee Kramer and Lord had singles.
(At Kalamazoo Central)
Kalamazoo Central 9, Mattawan 3 (Game 1)
Grace Maguire struck out 11 in a complete game win for the Maroon Giants, giving up three unearned runs on four hits and four walks. Kendal VanDam had three hits and two runs from the #9 spot in the lineup. Stefanie Nizzardini had two runs, two hits, and two RBI. Kearney Miller brought home four runs on two hits. Mattawan stats were not available
Mattawan 18, Kalamazoo Central 12 (Game 2)
Both teams picked up 13 hits in a high-scoring second battle. Maguire topped the Maroon Giant offense with four RBI, three hits (one HR), and two runs. Regina Wolf had three hits (two doubles), three runs, and two RBI. Nizzardini scored thrice and VanDam added a homer.
Centreville 16, Quincy 6 (Game 1)
The Bulldog offense racked up 20 total hits, four of which came from Olivia Deeds with five RBI. Joanna Larsen scored four runs and added three RBI on three hits, including a homer. Mckenzie Sheteron had three runs, three hits, and three RBI. Jaeden Blades added three runs via two hits and Kamryn Troyer picked up two runs on three hits.
Centreville 18, Quincy 0 (Game 2)
15 runs came home in the second inning, allowing Centreville a quick end to their day. Sheteron had three shutout innings in the circle, allowing two hits with three strikeouts. She also picked up three his, three RBI and two runs offensively. Larsen had another dinger, getting two runs and four RBI. Blades scored thrice on two hits (one triple) and two RBI and Makenzi Troyer scored thrice.
Marcellus 18, Howardsville Christian 2 (Game 1)
A 12-run first inning sealed the game for Marcellus. Leadoff hitter Megan Ellis scored thrice with three hits (one home run) and three RBI. JoLeigh Small had three RBI on two hits (one double) and two runs. McKenna Rogers added three runs with two hits and two RBI.
Marcellus 17, Howardsville Christian 1 (Game 2)
The Wildcat dominance was spread out over five innings in the second game, although the end result was roughly the same. Rachel Mihills pitched all five innings for Marcellus, giving up one run on three hits with five strikeouts and three walks. Ellis, Small, and Erin Morgan each hit home runs. Rogers and Lillian Tone each scored three runs.
Wednesday, April 10
Centreville 16, Colon 15
The Bulldogs survived a wild game that saw 34 total hits. Centreville seemed to have it locked up with a 15-4 lead entering the bottom of the sixth. Colon scored four in the bottom half to avoid the run-rule, followed by one insurance run for the Bulldogs. They needed it, as the Magi clawed from down 16-8 to back within one in the seventh.
Three errors in the inning and nine for the game against Centreville left the door open for Colon, who loaded the bases with two outs in the seventh. However, a line drive grab in left field allowed the Bulldogs to escape victorious. For Centreville, Makenzie Troyer had five RBI with two hits (one HR) and two runs. Joanna Larsen plated three with three hits and a homer and both Jaeden Blades and Sabrina Spence scored thrice on four hits. Jillian Kinstle had three runs and four hits for the Magi. Brooke Hinkley had four runs with two hits.
Jaden Adams went 4-for-5, and Sydney Tomlinson (double), Brenna Fisher, Brooke Hinkley, Jade Richards, Ashley Vallance each had three hits for Colon. Katie Walls, Madelyn Fisher and Jillian Kinstle (double) added hits. Richards led the Magi with three RBI.
Vicksburg 19, Coldwater 9 (Game 1)
The Bulldogs smacked 16 hits, including five doubles and two triples, and walked 10 times against the Cardinals. Winning pitcher Rylie Richter tallied six RBI on four hits (two doubles) with three runs. Kelsey Diekman scored four times on three hits with one RBI. Tailynn Knapp added four runs and Danielle Diekman scored thrice and brought in three.
Vicksburg 13, Coldwater 3 (Game 2)
Game two only made it three innings before darkness arrived. Knapp, Hannah Vallier, and Payton Lewis all scored two runs. Vallier also pitched three innings with six strikeouts for Vicksburg.
(At Loy Norrix)
Loy Norrix 16, Climax-Scotts 0
Cassidy Conley had six strikeouts in the four-inning shutout. Khyra Dilley had four RBI, including a bases-clearing triple. Annie Mansfield socked a homer and a triple. Mikayla England scored thrice and added four stolen bases.