Pre softball scores from around Cass, St. Joseph and Kalamazoo Counties that were reported through April 25-27.
(Gull Lake Invite)
Gull Lake 5, Kalamazoo Christian 0
Lauren Esman had yet another no-hitter, striking out 19 with two walks. Esman also had two hits and a RBI. Kaitlyn Jerke smacked a solo home run. Erika Hubbard had a double, single, and run. Ashlee Karmer added two RBI. Eight errors killed the Comets. Jayme Koning gave up four hits and only one earned run in her complete game.
Lowell 4, Gull Lake 1
The Blue Devils were held to only four hits, two from Kramer. Savanna Disbrow had the lone run on a Kaitlyn Lord RBI. Sonia Markucki pitched five innings with six hits, three runs (one earned) and three strikeouts.
Gull Lake 5, Mattawan 0
Esman pitched another shutout, striking out 14 with two hits and two walks surrendered. Elaina Crisman homered and singled for three RBI and a run. Kramer scored on two hits and Esman had a RBI double.
Kalamazoo Christian 5, Lowell 1
Zoe Hazelhoff saw a complete game win allowing five hits and one earned run with six strikeouts. Hazelhoff also homered and singled for two RBI, as did Koning. Sydney Duong scored twice and Megan Snook had a RBI double.
Byron Center 8, Kalamazoo Christian 0
Byron Center held the Comets to six hits with only Sammy Gano getting on base twice. Megan Snook surrendered seven hits and three earned runs in her complete game defeat.
Vicksburg 20, St. Joseph 5
Hannah Vallier rattled off eight RBI on two doubles and a triple, plus pitched a complete game. Camille Wadley, Abby Lockwood, and Tailynn Knapp each had three runs scored. Abbey Lafler, Remi O’Neill, and Kelsey Diekman all had two RBI.
Vicksburg 16, Coopersville 1
The Bulldogs kept rolling offensively with 17 hits in four innings, six for extra bases. Payton Lewis had four hits (one homer and double) for three runs and two RBI. Wadley brought in four on three hits (one double) for two runs. Diekman and O’Neill both had three runs to their name. Diekman also allowed one run and three hits in a four inning start.
Vicksburg 12, Spring Lake 0
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Waldron 3, Burr Oak 2
Abby Greene took the loss for the Bobcats. She scattered six hits, struck out eight and and allowed one earned run over six innings. Paige Poley registered two singles, and Greene, Hailey Carder, Madison Jennett (triple) and Kieyrra Cook singled. Carder and Cook drove in runs for Burr Oak.
Colon 4, Marcellus 2
A four-run first inning was enough for the Magi to stay ahead of Marcellus. Fisher allowed only two runs despite giving up 12 hits for Colon. JoLeigh Small doubled twice and singled for a Wildcat run.
Colon 10, Mendon 8
Brenna Fisher struck out five in the win for Colon. She gave up 13 hits and eight earned runs. Sydney Tomlinson (one double) finished with three hits, Katie Walls and Brooke Hinkley (one double) had two apiece, and Brenna Fisher, Jade Richards and Jaden Adams singled. Brenna Fisher, Hinkley and Richards each tallied a pair of RBI.
Taylor Schabes went 4 1/3 innings for Mendon with eight hits and six earned runs allowed with two strikeouts. Nicole Parsons tossed 1 2/3 with two hits allowed and a strikeout. Mia Bailey (one double), Juliana Hagenbuch and Payton Griffith (two doubles) all recorded three hits. Gracie Russell doubled twice, and Izzy Smith and Parsons added singles. Russell drove in a team-best four runs and Griffith had three RBI.
Mendon 5, Union City 4
Mendon scored in the top of the sixth for the win. Parsons gave up 10 hits and two earned runs with a strikeout in the circle for the Hornets. Cierra Nightingale had three base hits, Hagenbuch singled twice, and Bailey, Griffith (double), Russell and Parsons had hits. Nightingale finished with two RBI, while Hagenbuch and Parsons drove in one run apiece.
Hope 13, Kalamazoo 9 (Game 1)
Hope 17, Kalamazoo 3 (Game 2)
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(At North Adams-Jerome)
North Adams-Jerome 18, Burr Oak 8 (Game 1)
Burr Oak was only behind 9-8 entering the bottom of the sixth inning, but the Rams blew up and reached the run-rule with a nine-run sixth. Offensively, the Bobcats saw two home runs from Paige Poley, who also had two singles for a total of four RBI and three runs. Hailey Carder notched three RBI on two hits and Abby Greene picked up two runs on three hits.
North Adams-Jerome 21, Burr Oak 13 (Game 2)
The Bobcats went up 8-5 after the second inning, fell behind 14-8 after the top of the third, then got back within one in the bottom of the third. The Rams put it away with a touchdown in the fifth. Carder doubled twice and singled with four RBI and two runs. Greene notched three hits for two RBI and two runs.
Pennfield 12, Galesburg-Augusta 3 (Game 1)
The Panthers assumed control on a five-run second inning and the Rams couldn’t claw out of the that hole. Makenzie Seiler scored two of the three G-A runs on two singles. Jordyn Klimp had a RBI triple and Brianna Brady hit a RBI double.
Pennfield 19, Galesburg-Augusta 7 (Game 2)
The Panthers raced out to a 11-0 lead after the second inning, although the Rams kept battling offensively. Klimp tallied three RBI on a double. Seiler, Tori Dack, and Morgan Wallace all scored two runs.
Edwardsburg 11, Otsego 4 (Game 1, 9 innings)
Edwardsburg 17, Otsego 1 (Game 2)
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(At Paw Paw)
Paw Paw 11, Sturgis 9 (Game 1)
After trading runs, Paw Paw rallied with a three-run walkoff home run by Courtney Ellis. Ellis’s homer completed the cycle and gave her four RBI and two runs for the game. Carrigan Carpenter was a triple shy of a cycle for Sturgis, getting three RBI. Brooke Bodi was a homer away as well with her three hit day.
Paw Paw 15, Sturgis 13 (Game 2)
Paw Paw took a 15-8 lead after the fourth inning and had to fend off a seventh inning Sturgis rally. For the Trojans, Morgan Miller knocked in four on three hits and Shelby Bennett brought in four on two hits. Madison Pueschel, Carpenter, and Bodi each scored thrice. Paw Paw’s Maddison Wilder homered twice for six RBI and three runs. Hannah Mellinger scored thrice on four hits.
Dowagiac 6, Plainwell 4 (Game 1)
Dowagiac used a four-run fifth inning to get the narrow lead and eventual win. Sierra Carpenter had three RBI on a single and double, plus a complete game in the circle. Amiya Smith scored twice on two doubles with one RBI. Anna Dobberstein tallied two RBI with a triple.
Dowagiac 15, Plainwell 14 (Game 2)
The Chieftains erased a 10-5 hole with four runs in the fifth, four in the sixth, and two in the seventh. They had to survive a rally bid as the Trojans scored four in the bottom of the seventh. Carpenter smacked a grand slam and had three singles for a grand total of six RBI and four runs. Smith and Greta Whitaker each had three hits and two runs.
(At South Haven)
Vicksburg 8, South Haven 2 (Game 1)
South Haven 8, Vicksburg 3 (Game 2)
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(At Kalamazoo Valley)
Kalamazoo Valley 11, Ancilla 0 (Game 1)
Kalamazoo Valley 15, Ancilla 0 (Game 2, forfeit after two innings)
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(At Glen Oaks)
Mid Michigan 16, Glen Oaks 7 (Game 1)
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Mid Michigan 12, Glen Oaks 0 (Game 2)
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Cassopolis 9, Bloomingdale 4 (Game 1)
Kiersten Hartsell doubled and tripled for two RBI and three runs. Jadin Wolfe also picked up a double and triple, scoring one run. Kaitlyn Hartsell added two runs. Olivia Purlee pitched a complete game win for Cassopolis, allowing nine hits, four runs (three earned) with five strikeouts.
Cassopolis 9, Bloomingdale 0 (Game 2)
Purlee threw a complete game shutout in game two, scattering only four hits with two strikeouts. Caitlyn Steensma tallied four RBI on three singles with a run. Kaitlyn Hartsell had two hits, two RBI, and two runs. Kiersten Hartsell tripled again and singled for two runs.
Marcellus 3, Hartford 0 (Game 1)
MaKenna Rogers tossed a complete game shutout with three hits and five strikeouts. Megan Ellis scored with a double and RBI. Lillian Tone had two hits. Myia Riggs and Emily Grice had the other Wildcat runs.
Hartford 8, Marcellus 3 (Game 2)
Hartford went ahead with two runs in the fifth inning and put it away on a four-run sixth inning. Rogers allowed three runs in her five and 2/3 innings in the circle and also added two RBI with a home run. JoLeigh Small scored on two hits.
Dowagiac 7, Berrien Springs 5 (Game 1)
The Chieftains slowly battled back after surrendering five unearned runs in the first inning. Amiya Smith homered, doubled, and singled for two RBI and two runs. Jessie Hulett added a two RBI double and Mona Aranda scored twice. Sierra Carpenter had a complete game win with five hits and six strikeouts.
Dowagiac 4, Berrien Springs 3 (Game 2)
Dowagiac scored four runs in the third inning and held on from there. Jessie Hulett was the winning pitcher with nine strikeouts and nine hits allowed in a complete game win. Anna Dobberstein scored and had a RBI on two singles. Amiya Smith, Calley Ruff, and Aranda all scored.
Schoolcraft 12, Constantine 1 (Game 1)
The Eagles tallied 16 hits, half of which were doubles. Three of Jordan Watts’s four hits were doubles for three runs and two RBI. Katie Parker had three RBI with a homer and single. Mikayla Slavin doubled twice and singled for two RBI. Mikayla Meade struck out 10 and allowed two hits in the complete game win.
Schoolcraft 10, Constantine 0 (Game 2)
Adrienne Rosey allowed only one hit and one walk in the five-inning shutout, fanning 10 Falcons. Seven of Schoolcraft’s 14 hits went for extra bases, including two more doubles and two runs for Watts. Danielle Blyly tripled, doubled, and singled for two runs. Parker added three RBI on a triple and double.
Niles 3, Edwardsburg 1 (Game 1)
Both pitchers were racking up the strikeouts with Niles’ Mya Syson fanning 15 and Edwardsburg’s Ashley Pion downing 11. The Vikings were able to get eight hits to only three for the Eddies. Ella Castelucci had the lone Edwardsburg RBI on a double, scoring Haley Masten.
Edwardsburg 2, Niles 1 (Game 2)
Game two was another pitcher’s duel, although Carly Tittle only needed one strikeout in her win, scattering nine hits. Tittle also doubled in Jersey Bays for one of their two runs. Vanessa Mayou scored the other run on a Kaitlynne Allen RBI single. Allen and Mayou both had two hits.
(At Delton Kellogg)
Delton Kellogg 10, Galesburg-Augusta 0 (Game 1)
DK’s Erin Kapteyn threw a no-hitter, striking out 10 and walking three over six innings. Kapteyn also added two RBI on a double offensively. Lily Timmerman, Ashton Ingersoll, and Chloe Colwell all scored twice.
Delton Kellogg 19, Galesburg-Augusta 4 (Game 2)
The Panthers scored 13 in the second inning, getting four RBI by Kapteyn and home runs from Katie Tobias and Lizzy Fichtner. For the Rams, Delany Dack had two hits, two runs, and two RBI.
Gull Lake 3, Bronson 0 (Game 1)
Lauren Esman continues to destroy hitters, getting 20 of her 21 outs via strikeout. Esman allowed only one hit and two walks in the shutout. She also doubled and singled offensively. Erika Hubbard, Sonia Markucki, and Betsy Martens scored the other Blue Devil runs.
Gull Lake 7, Bronson 6 (Game 2)
Gull Lake was fortunate to add four runs of cushion in the sixth inning, as it allowed them to survive a five-run onslaught in the seventh from Bronson. Esman smacked a three-run homer. Ashlee Kramer scored thrice on three hits. Only three of the runs allowed by Sonia Markucki were earned.
(At Hackett Catholic)
Hackett Catholic 9, Coloma 8 (Game 1)
The Comets went ahead with three runs in the top of the seventh, but the Irish matched that for a walkoff win. Emily Wheaton had the two RBI winner, scoring Chrissy Redmond and Mary Grace Meadows. Audrey Schau tallied three RBI on two hits and Elena Taylor scored twice on two hits.
Coloma 7, Hackett Catholic 6 (Game 2)
Coloma held off a rally attempt in the seventh as Hackett scored twice to finish within one run. Schau scored twice with a triple and two walks. Emily Wheaton scored twice with two hits.
Three Rivers 23, Allegan 0 (Game 1)
Karalyn Eldridge led the way with five RBI, followed by three from both Emma Thatcher and Natalie Barnes. Thatcher scored four runs and one of her three hits was a deep fly. Kali Heivilin, Erin Brady, Natalie Barnes, and Aislyn Sternbergh each scored three runs. Natalie and Jessica Barnes combined for the shutout pitching.
Three Rivers 18, Allegan 0 (Game 2)
Jessica Barnes allowed only one hit in a five-inning shutout, striking out eight. Barnes also scored twice on two doubles. Thatcher had a triple and single for two runs. Shantel Blyly tallied three hits, two runs, and two RBI. Lizzie Bissett had three runs and two RBI on two hits and Heivilin scored twice and tripled.
Mendon 18, Bangor 6 (Game 1)
Mia Bailey, Juliana Hagenbuch, and Gracie Russell scored thrice each for the Hornets. Izzy Smith picked up three RBI and two runs. Taylor Schabes and Payton Griffith both scored two runs.
Mendon 12, Bangor 8 (Game 2, suspended)
The second game was halted after four complete innings due to darkness. The Hornets had three runs from Bailey. Cierra Nightingale homered and singled for two runs and two RBI. Smith and Hagenbuch both scored two runs.
(At Byron Center)
Byron Center 10, Portage Central 6 (Game 1)
Byron Center used a six-run sixth inning to take the win. Becca Cottrell had two of the five Mustang hits, scoring and adding one RBI. Elise Hayward had a triple for a run and RBI.
Byron Center 9, Portage Central 4 (Game 2)
BC started with a 6-0 lead and held firm from there. Notably for PC, Kaitlyn Brannstrom doubled twice and singled twice for two runs. Madeline Grueter had two doubles and a single for three RBI and a run. Mackenzie Ruthven had a single, double, and run.
(At Kalamazoo Central)
Otsego 10, Kalamazoo Central 5 (Game 1)
It was a mixed bag for Grace Maguire, getting 14 strikeouts but allowing 10 runs (all unearned) and eight hits. Maguire also smacked two doubles and a single for two RBI and a run. Kendal VanDam had three hits.
Otsego 17, Kalamazoo Central 0 (Game 2)
The Bulldogs held the Maroon Giants to five hits, two each by Josie Crocker and Maguire. Seven errors helped sink K-Central.
(At Kalamazoo Christian)
Kalamazoo Christian 6, Lawton 2 (Game 1)
Jayme Koning earned a complete game win with 10 strikeouts, two hits, and two unearned runs. Koning also doubled twice for two RBI. Reagan Broekhuizen notched two hits and two RBI. Sydney Duong and Zoe Hazelhoff both added two hits.
Kalamazoo Christian 9, Lawton 2 (Game 2)
Zoe Hazelhoff gave up only one hit with two unearned runs and 10 strikeouts in her complete game. Offensively, Hazelhoff had a double and single for two RBI. Koning doubled twice more and singled with a run and RBI. Duong and Broekhuizen scored twice.
(At Lake Michigan Catholic)
Lake Michigan Catholic 16, Howardsville Christian 6 (Game 1)
Offensively, the Eagles had two RBI from Kayla Hagenbuch and two runs and hits by Alayna Brown. Cameron Jones-McNally scored twice as well. 14 walks and five hit batsmen sank Howardsville agsinst the Lakers.
Lake Michigan Catholic 8, Howardsville Christian 7 (Game 2)
LMC rallied for a walkoff win, scoring five runs in the final frame. Brown scored twice with a triple and Hagenbuch scored and brought in two with a double. Trinity Hostetler picked up two hits and a run.
Colon 18, Camden-Frontier 10
Maddelyn Fisher went the distance and collected 11 strikeouts. She gave up 13 hits and seven earned runs for the Magi. Colon posted 10 runs in the first inning for a comfortable lead and tacked on four in the seventh. Ashley Vallance finished with two hits, and Sydney Tomlinson had a team-high four hits and four RBI. Brenna Fisher, Katie Walls, Maddelyn Fisher and Jade Richards each had one. Hinkley and Richards drove in two runs apiece.