Varsity softball scores and recaps from around Cass, St. Joseph and Kalamazoo Counties from Thursday, May 16 through Sunday, May 19.
(At Michigan Challenge – Canton, MI)
Schoolcraft 11, Milford 8
Milford started with a five-run second inning, but the Eagles powered ahead with two in the bottom half, then seven runs in the third inning. Megan Shaink had two RBI and two runs with a home run. Adrienne Rosey tallied three hits, two RBI, and a run. Allie Goldschmeding had four RBI on one hit. Jordan Watts scored thrice and Kayla Onken scored twice.
Schoolcraft 5, Lake Shore (St. Claire Shores) 0
Rosey threw a complete game shutout, striking out 11 batters with five hits scattered. Danielle Blyly had a homer, double, and single for two runs and two RBI. Rosey picked up three hits and two RBI. Schoolcraft finishes with a 4-1 record at the three-day Michigan Challenge event.
(At River Valley Tournament)
Kalamazoo Christian 9, Frankfort 0
Zoe Hazelhoff and Megan Snook combined for a one-hit shutout over five innings with six strikeouts for Hazelhoff and three by Snook. Sydney Duong had two doubles and a single for three runs and three RBI. Snook added three hits, two runs, and two RBI. Jayme Koning had a two RBI double.
Kalamazoo Christian 4, New Prairie 2
Koning held New Prairie to two unearned runs in her complete game win, scattering seven hits with four strikeouts. Sammy Gano doubled and singled for two RBI and a run. Koning also notched a two RBI double offensively.
Kalamazoo Christian 1, River Valley 0 (Abandoned in third inning)
Weather ended the finale in the third inning. Snook scored the lone run in the first inning on a Hazelhoff RBI double.
(At Michigan Challenge in Canton)
Stevenson 9, Schoolcraft 6
The Eagles couldn’t climb back after falling behind 8-3 through three innings. Kelby Goldschmeding had a home run and single for four RBI and a run. Adrienne Rosey scored twice on a single and double. Kayla Onken tallied two RBI and two runs with a double and walk.
Schoolcraft 4, Huron New Boston 2
Day two of Schoolcraft’s three-day excursion ended with a solid outing from Mikayla Meade, allowing five hits with six strikeouts over a complete game. Kayla Onken had two RBI with a solo bomb and a single. Rosey, Katie Parker, and Brenna Walther all scored.
(At Bronson Polish Classic)
Bronson 3, Loy Norrix 1
The Knights fell despite Annie Mansfield allowing only one hit in her complete game. One run was earned with seven strikeouts and four walks. Mansfield also had the lone run on a double. Khyra Dilley’s RBI double brought her home.
Buchanan 9, Loy Norrix 0
Mansfield had two of LN’s three hits (one double) with the other hit by Rebeca Sierra-Torres. Cassidy Conley pitched five innings with seven hits, seven runs (six earned) allowed. Mansfield pitched the final two innings in relief.
(Blue Chip Tournament at Byron Center)
Parchment 2, Petoskey 1
The pitching duel saw all three runs scored in the sixth inning. Ashley Jankowski started and went five innings for the Panthers, with two hits, an unearned run, and four strikeouts. Jessica Dreier pitched the final two innings scoreless with two hits and two Ks. Emma Morseman had a RBI double and run with Grace Gostlin scoring the other run.
Oakridge 11, Parchment 0
Oakridge pulled away with four runs in the fourth and six in the fifth. Morseman had the lone Panther hit. Dreier pitched four innings with six hits, five runs (four earned) and four strikeouts.
Parchment 9, Kenowa Hills 5
Six runs in the sixth inning gave Parchment the lead for the first time. Jankowski had three RBI on two hits with a run. Samantha Jones scored twice and tallied two RBI with a hit. Maddie Reynolds notched a RBI triple and run. Jones pitched three and 2/3 innings with three runs against her. Dreier allowed two runs (one earned) in three innings.
Plymouth 12, Three Rivers 6
Five runs in the final two innings pushed Plymouth to victory. Jessica Barnes had a home run and tallied three RBI and two runs. Kali Heivilin doubled twice for two runs and a RBI.
Mercy 9, Three Rivers 5
Mercy scored six runs in the first inning, allowing them to hold the lead throughout. Karalyn Eldridge had a solo home run and also singled for two runs scored. Heivilin scored twice thanks to a double and single. Jessica Barnes had a double and single for two RBI.
Three Rivers 8, Midland 4
The Wildcats tied the game in the fifth inning, then grabbed their first lead with a four-run sixth inning. Jessica Barnes had six scoreless innings in relief, allowing only three hits with seven strikeouts. Offensively, Barnes had two hits and two RBI. Heivilin scored three runs on two hits and a walk. Eldridge doubled twice for two RBI and two runs. Shantel Blyly scored twice.
Sturgis 12, Coldwater 0
Three Sturgis pitchers combined for a two-hit shutout over six innings, striking out six. Shelby Bennett homered and singled twice for three runs and three RBI. Madison Peuschel also went yard and doubled for three runs and two RBI. Kiley Weiderman scored two runs on two hits and a walk.
Sturgis 8, Lakeview 3
A four-run third inning put the Trojans into control. Morgan Miller allowed only three runs in her complete game win, scattering 13 hits. Baleigh Knapp had three runs, three singles, and two RBI. Peuschel tallied three RBI on two hits. Morgan Miller scored two runs.
Sturgis 7, De Witt 1
The Trojans finished the tournament champ with Weiderman’s complete game win, allowing just an unearned run on five hits. Peuschel and Carrigan Carpenter each had two hits and two runs. Bennett doubled twice for three RBI and Brecken Myers tallied two RBI.
Marcellus 15, Bloomingdale 4 (Game 1)
The Wildcats took control from the start with 11 runs split between the first two innings. JoLeigh Small scored three runs via two doubles and a triple. Alison Lamoreaux scored three on two hits with a RBI. Erin Morgan picked up three runs as well. McKenna Rogers had three RBI on two hits. Lillian Tone and Myia Riggs both scored twice.
Marcellus 18, Bloomingdale 2 (Game 2)
This game was close through five innings with Marcellus only ahead 4-2. The Wildcats would explode for seven runs in the sixth inning and another seven in the seventh. Megan Ellis hit two solo home runs and singled for three runs. Small scored four times on four hits. Morgan also tallied four hits for two runs. Megan Schuur, Lamoreaux, and Tone each scored twice with Tone adding a homer. Rogers struck out seven over a complete game.
(At Three Rivers)
Three Rivers 11, Vicksburg 10 (Game 1)
Erin Brady completed a four-run seventh inning with a two-run walkoff home run for the Wildcats. Brady also doubled twice for three total RBI and two runs. Emma Thatcher and Lizzie Bissett both homered as well for TR. Thatcher had three runs, three hits, and two RBI. Kali Heivilin scored thrice. Vickburg’s Kelsey Diekman and Remi O’Neill both homered as well. O’Neil had three RBI and Diekman had two RBI and two runs on four hits.
Vicksburg 9, Three Rivers 7 (Game 2)
Seven solo homers were smacked between the two teams. The Bulldogs built up an 8-4 lead after the fourth inning and held on from there. For Vicksburg, Payton Lewis, Kelsey Diekman, and Tailynn Knapp went yard each. For Three Rivers, Heivilin had two bombs and both Brady and Jessica Barnes went long. Hevilin finished with three runs.
With the split, the Wildcats and Bulldogs both hold a 12-4 record in Wolverine Conference play.
(At Paw Paw)
Edwardsburg 7, Paw Paw 1 (Game 1)
Ashley Pion tossed a complete game win with three hits against her and seven strikeouts. Haley Masten singled thrice and scored for the Eddies. Alyssa Gearhart had two RBI and a run. Bailey Anson contributed a RBI triple and run. Paw Paw’s run came via a solo Courtney Ellis homer.
Edwardsburg 20, Paw Paw 5 (Game 2)
The Eddies powered ahead with a nine-run first inning. Masten tallied four RBI on a double and single. Anson scored four times on two hits and two walks. Vanessa Mayou scored thrice on three hits (one double). Kaitlynne Allen had a RBI double. Gearhart, Pion, and Ella Castelucci also scored twice. The sweep keeps the Eddies atop the Wolverine standings at 13-1.
Centreville 14, Mendon 2 (Game 1)
The Bulldogs went up with four runs in the first, then three in both the third and fourth. Mckenzie Sheteron had a solid complete game with both runs unearned and four hits given up. Kaylee Trattles tallied three hits, four RBI, and three runs. Sheteron and Olivia Deeds both had three runs and two hits. Kamryn Troyer racked up three RBI and Kenleigh West Wing scored twice.
Centreville 21, Mendon 1 (Game 2)
Centreville blew up with six runs in the first inning, then 11 in the second. Kamryn Troyer had five RBI on two doubles. Deeds doubled twice and singled for three runs and four RBI. West Wing had four hits, three runs, and three RBI. Sabrina Spence notched three runs, three hits, and three RBI. Sheteron pitched another three innings with three hits allowed.
Cassopolis 15, Eau Claire 0 (Game 1)
Olivia Purlee gave up one hit over four innings, striking out three. Purlee also tallied three RBI and two hits. Caitlyn Steensma had a homer and double for three RBI and two runs. Kiersten Hartsell scored four runs on two hits. Lynnzee Armstrong had a double and triple for two runs and two RBI.
Cassopolis 13, Eau Claire 0 (Game 2)
Purlee tossed a five-inning no-hitter in game two with only a fielding error preventing a perfect game. Purlee struck out five and added a solo bomb offensively. Kaitlyn Hartsell scored thrice with two runs each by Ariana Cooper and Hailey Hunsberger. Armstrong and Steensma had two RBI apiece.
Brandywine 7, Comstock 3 (Game 1)
The Colts scored a run in the second inning, which was the game’s lone run until Brandywine’s four in the sixth. Both Chloe LaBrie and Madelyn Caswell had two hits and a run for Comstock. Abby House had the other run.
Brandywine 16, Comstock 3 (Game 2)
The Bobcats built up their lead with four two-run innings, then put it away with eight in the seventh. Tia Geer had two RBI for Comstock. House, Caswell, and Brionna Tiffany each scored with two hits for both House and Caswell.
(Michigan Challenge Tournament – Canton)
Schoolcraft 8, Marine City 1
The Eagles started their three day tournament adventure victorious, putting up seven runs in the fourth inning. Adrienne Rosey struck out 11 in a complete game win, allowing only three hits. Kayla Onken had a double and single for three RBI. Danielle Blyly scored twice on two hits. Kelby Goldschmeding smacked a solo home run.
Portage Central 4, Mattawan 3 (Game 1)
Four runs in the fifth inning gave the Mustangs the edge in game one. Mackenzie Ruthven struck out six and scattered six hits in the win. Madeline Grueter had two RBI with a double. Kaitlyn Brannstrom had two doubles and Becca Cottrell had a double and single. Maddie Duell homered for Mattawan.
Mattawan 8, Portage Central 1 (Game 2)
A seven-run second inning powered Mattawan to victory. Duell homered again, as did Kendra Cardoza and Kacey Bouche. Olivia Fee allowed five hits in the win. Brannstrom had the lone Mustang RBI.
Colon 8, Pittsford 0 (Game 1)
Maddelyn Fisher was dominant with a two-hit shutout, fanning 13 batters. Brenna Fisher scored three runs and had a RBI with two singles and a double. Brooke Hinkley scored twice on a home run and double. Katie Walls doubled twice.
Colon 19, Pittsford 2 (Game 2)
Brenna Fisher struck out seven with three hits and two unearned runs in four innings of work. The Magi racked up 20 hits in total. Ashley Vallance had four hits (one HR and two 2Bs) for three RBI and three runs. Hinkley tallied six RBI on three hits (one double) with two runs. Sydney Tomlinson tripled twice for two RBI and three runs. Jillian Kinstle scored three runs on two hits.
(At Portage Northern)
Gull Lake 6, Portage Northern 0 (Game 1)
It was a pitching duel with four scoreless innings between Lauren Esman and Rachel Budnick. Eventually, the Blue Devil offense broke through with two runs in each of the final three innings. Esman ended up with 17 strikeouts and two hits allowed over her shutout. Budnick had four earned runs and nine hits allowed in her complete game effort. Hannah Lord has two RBI on a home run and double. Liz Margol doubled twice.
Gull Lake 2, Portage Northern 1 (Game 2, suspended in 3rd inning)
The Huskies struck first with after Sarah Budnick’s leadoff single. The Blue Devils got two back in the top of the third inning when lightning struck, halting festivities. Savanna Disbrow had a two RBI single.
(At Kalamazoo Central)
Lakeshore 18, Kalamazoo Central 1
The game went all seven innings, as it wasn’t until the nine-run seventh inning that the Lancers really exploded offensively. Stefani Nizzardini had three hits and the lone Maroon Giant run, brought in on a Regina Wolf RBI single. The second game was abandoned due to weather conditions.
Sturgis 9, Dowagiac 8 (Game 1)
The Trojans rallied from a 7-2 hole for a victory, getting a walkoff win in a four-run seventh inning. Baleigh Knapp’s two RBI single scored both Carrigan Carpenter and Brooke Bodi for the win. Knapp and Kiley Weiderman both had two hits and two RBI. Morgan Miller picked up a three RBI double. Dowagiac saw three RBI and two hits from Anna Dobberstein. Amiya Smith scored twice on three hits.
Sturgis 5, Dowagiac 4 (Game 2)
All five Sturgis runs were in the third inning, allowing them to weather solo runs scattered about by Dowagiac. Four of the runs scored on a grand slam from Shelby Bennett. Carpenter picked up two hits and a run. For Dowagiac, Smith scored and had a RBI with a triple and single.
(At Kalamazoo Christian)
Kalamazoo Christian 2, Delton Kellogg 0 (Game 1)
The Comets got the better of the pitching duel between Jayme Koning and Erin Kapteyn. Koning came away with the shutout, allowing three hits with five strikeouts. Sydney Duong and Sammy Gano scored the runs with RBI by Megan Snook’s double and Koning’s single. Weather claimed the second game with it likely to be made up at some point as a SAC Valley matchup.
(At Hackett Catholic)
Hackett Catholic 9, Constantine 6 (Game 1)
The Irish opened with a four-run first inning. The Falcons got two back in the fourth, but HCP’s four in the bottom half gave them plenty of cushion to fend off a comeback bid. Only one run was earned in Colleen McNally’s complete game. Emily Wheaton scored twice. Getting two RBI apiece were Stephanie Lyon, Mary Grace Meadows, and Chrissy Redmond. Breanna Ketchum scored twice and homered for the Falcons.
Constantine 6, Hackett Catholic 1 (Game 2, suspended in 2nd inning)
The Falcons powered ahead with a six-run first inning, assuming control prior to storms rolling in during the second inning. Charlee Balcom had a two RBI hit.
Schoolcraft 6, Lawton 0 (Game 1)
Mikayla Meade tossed a one-hit shutout for the Eagles, striking out six with only one walk. Katie Parker scored twice via three hits and a walk. Sisters Allie and Kelby Goldschmeding each had two RBI doubles. Danielle Blyly scored on two hits.
Schoolcraft 3, Lawton 0 (Game 2, suspended in 1st inning)
The first four Eagles had hits with Katie Parker smacking a two-run home run. Runners were at second and third with still no outs when the game was halted.