Varsity softball scores and recaps from around Cass, St. Joseph and Kalamazoo Counties.
(At Lakeshore Invite)
Schoolcraft 12, Mishawaka Marian 2
The Eagles started Saturday with 18 hits against Marian, six for extra bases. Mikayla Meade hit four singles for two RBI and pitched a complete game with five strikeouts. Katie Parker had four RBI on three singles for two runs. Kelby Goldschmeding hit a home run and single for three RBI and a run. Kayla Onken doubled twice and scored twice. Danielle Blyly, Adrienne Rosey, and Allie Goldschmeding also scored twice each.
Schoolcraft 13, Coloma 7
Schoolcraft knocked off the defending state champs for the second time this season. Parker tallied six RBI on a homer and two singles, scoring thrice. Kelby Goldschmeding homered again and singled for three RBI. Allie Goldschmeding, Onken, Blyly, and Rose all scored twice more.
Lakeshore 12, Schoolcraft 5
The hosting Lancers claimed the title with 18 hits against the Eagles. Blyly had three RBI for Schoolcraft on a double and single. Meade also doubled and singled and scored once. Sophie Ridge scored twice.
Coloma 11, Portage Central 5
Becca Cottrell led the Mustang offense in defeat with four hits (one double). Lacie Morgan smacked a solo homer and Elise Hayward had a double, single, and RBI.
Portage Central 5, Mishawaka Marian 3
Kaitlyn Brannstrom smacked a two-run homer in game two. Madeline Grueter doubled and singled and Cottrell picked up two singles. Liana Strader saw two RBI on one hit.
Byron Center 9, Portage Central 3
Brannstrom topped the Mustang offense with three singles in game two. Hayward had two RBI on two hits and Cottrell added a RBI with a double and single.
(At Mendon Tournament)
Mendon 16, Galesburg-Augusta 6
After a 5-4 first inning, the Hornets pulled away with another six runs in the second inning. For the Hornets, Mia Bailey scored thrice on three hits (one double). Gracie Russell scored three runs on two hits and two walks. Juliana Hagenbuch, Payton Griffith, Cierra Nightingale, and Taylor Schabes all scored twice. For the Rams, Brianna Brady scored twice and Morgan Wallace had two hits.
Mendon 11, Decatur 10
The Hornets erased a 10-6 hole with a five run sixth inning to beat their conference foe. Mia Bailey homered twice, getting four RBI and three runs. Hagenbuch scored three on two hits and Nightingale tallied three RBI on two hits. Griffith added two RBI and both Kiana Gray and Izzy Smith had two hits.
Kalamazoo Central 19, Mendon 10
K-Central started ahead came close to the mercy rule with a 14-3 lead after the top of the fifth, but the Hornets stayed alive with five in the bottom half and two more in the sixth. The Maroon Giants put it away with five in the seventh.
For KC, Stefani Nizzardini picked up four RBI and four runs with a homer and three singles. Kendal VanDam had four RBI on two hits with three runs. Both Grace Maguire and Josie Crocker scored thrice on three hits. For Mendon, Izzy Smith scored three runs on three hits and Payton Griffith had tow runs on two hits.
(At Burr Oak tournament)
Colon 11, Burr Oak 7
Tied 7-7 after six innings, the Magi scored four in the seventh for the win. Sydney Tomlinson homered and doubled for three RBI and two runs. Katelyn Walls tallied four hits and two runs. The Bobcats had two hits and two runs from both Abby Greene and Zoe Lewis. Lewis and Paige Poley both added two RBI each.
Colon 11, Tekonsha 1
Zoe Lewis pitched a strong five innings, allowing only an unearend run and three hits with eight strikeouts and four walks. Hanna Poley racked up three RBI on a double and single with two runs. Green, Paige Poley, and Kieyrra Cook all scored twice and Hailey Carder notched two RBI.
Cassopolis 25, Tekonsha 6
The Rangers scored 23 runs in the first inning. 11 players scored with four runs by Kaitlyn and Kiersten Hartsell; three by Caitlyn Steensma and Maile Barber; and two from Lynnzee Armstrong, Trine Jensen, Jadin Wolfe, and Gabby Rowan. Steensman, Kiersten Hartsell, and Rowan each had three RBI.
Colon 4, Cassopolis 3
After going behind 3-1 following the second inning, the Magi chipped away with solo runs in the third, fourth, and fifth innings. Brenna Fisher gave up three runs (one earned) and seven hits in her complete game win, fanning five. Fisher also scored twice and Tomlinson scored on a triple. Olivia Purlee allowed four runs (three earend) and eight hits in six innings for Cassopolis. Kaitlyn Hartsell scored twice on a double and single.
Burr Oak 11, Tekonsha 1
Zoe Lewis allowed only one unearned run and three hits in her five inning win, striking out eight. Hanna Poley knocked in three runners with a double and and single. Hailey Carder added two RBI. Both Poleys, Greene, and Kieyrra Cook scored twice.
(At Quincy Tournament)
Adrian Madison 4, Centreville 1
The Bulldogs were held to five scattered hits in defeat with the lone run scored by Jaeden Blades on one of Mckenzie Sheteron’s two hits. Kenleigh West Wing and Olivia Deeds both doubled. Makenzi Troyer pitched all but the first two outs, allowing three runs (two earned) and three hits.
Centreville 5, Quincy 4
The Bulldogs took the lead on a three-run fourth inning. The Orioles tied things with two in the top of the fifth inning, but Centreville walked off as Sheteron scored via an error. Sheteron had two runs on a single and double. Olivia Deeds scored twice, Blades had two hits, and Caitlyn Loker tallied two RBI.
(At Howardsville Christian)
Howardsville Christian 14, Elkhart Christian 13 (Game 1)
The Eagles lead 8-4 after the first inning. Elkhart raced ahead 13-9 after the top of the fourth, but Howardsville tied it with four in the fourth. In the fifth, Trinity Hostetler brought in Lilly Boyer on a RBI single. Hostetler scored three runs on two hits with two RBI. Alayna Brown doubled twice and singled for two runs and two RRBI. Cameron Jones-McNally had two doubles, three RBI, and two runs. Jennah Hadley and Abbie VanMarel added two runs apiece.
Howardsville Christian 9, Elkhart Christian 5 (Game 2)
A six-run first inning gave the Eagles ultimately an insurmountable lead. Jones-McNally scored thrice on a double and two walks. She also struck out 11 batters in a complete game win. Hadley had two runs and two RBI via a double and single. VanMarel had two RBI.
(At Gobles Invite)
Parchment 6, Paw Paw 0
Jessica Dreier was stellar in the circle with 16 strikeouts and only two hits allowed in her complete game shutout. Ashley Janikowski had a three RBI double. Katie Jones picked up two RBI and two runs with a double and single.
Parchment 11, Union City 0
Ashley Jankowski surrendered just four hits in her shutout win, striking out three. She added a solo homer and single offensively for two runs scored. Maddie Reynolds scored thrice. Katie Jones and Emma Morseman both added two runs. Jones and Emma Hampton each had two RBI.
(At Three Rivers)
Three Rivers 11, Paw Paw 5 (Game 1)
The Wildcats tallied 16 hits, getting four singles from Shantel Blyly with two runs and two RBI. Kali Heivilin homered and singled for three RBI and two runs. Emma Thatcher homered and doubled for two runs and two RBI. Jessica Barnes was excellent in relief, striking out seven and giving up an unearned run in four innings.
Three Rivers 15, Paw Paw 0 (Game 2)
Barnes continued to roll into game two, throwing a no-hitter over four innings with six strikeouts and three walks. Lizzie Bissett whacked a three RBI double and scored twice. Blyly scored twice and added two RBI on two hits. Heivilin, Karalyn Eldridge, Erin Brady, and Natalie Barnes all scored two runs.
South Haven 18, Sturgis 8 (Game 1)
Hits were plentiful with 24 from the Rams and 10 by the Trojans. Sturgis saw three RBI from Shelby Bennett with a home run and single. Madison Pueschel scored twice on three hits. South Haven’s Jordyn Holland had a five hit, four run, four RBI performance and Courtney Kelly homered.
Sturgis 4, South Haven 1 (Game 2)
The second game was a very different beast as Kiley Weiderman held the Rams to only one run and three hits, striking out four in her six-inning win. Bennett homered again with a solo shot in the four-run second inning. Peuschel scored and had a RBI with two hits.
Otsego 15, Vicksburg 9 (Game 1)
Vicksburg 19, Otsego 9 (Game 2)
No statistics available.
(At Dowagiac Union)
Dowagiac 17, Allegan 1 (Game 1)
Sierra Carpenter homered and singled for three runs and three RBI, while also pitching all three innings for the Chieftains. Jessie Hulett also had three RBI via two hits with two runs. Taylor Pye scored thrice. Anna Dobberstein and Maddie Stockwell both scored two runs.
Dowagiac 15, Allegan 0 (Game 2)
Hulett and Calley Ruff combined for a three-inning no-hitter. Pye and Greta Whitaker both homered for two RBI apiece. Carpenter had three RBI with a double and single. Dobberstein, Amiya Smith, Ruff, and Allyson Nix all scored twice.
Comstock 18, Benton Harbor 2 (Game 1)
Comstock wins game two (score not posted)
No statistics available
Marcellus 5, Cassopolis 1 (Game 1)
McKenna Rogers allowed only one run and five hits in her complete game win for the Wildcats, fanning six. Erin Morgan had three singles and RBI. Mia Riggs doubled and singled for two runs. Olivia Purlee had the lone Ranger run on a double. Purlee also tallied eight strikeouts over her complete game.
Cassopolis 10, Marcellus 8 (Game 2)
The Wildcats led 5-4 entering the fourth inning, then the Rangers put up a nine-spot and held on from there. For Cassopolis, Maile Barber had three hits (one HR), two RBI, and two runs. Kaitlyn Hartsell had a run on three hits (one double) with Kiersten Hartsell getting two hits, two runs, and two RBI. For Marcellus, Rogers homered twice and walked twice, getting four RBI and two runs.
(At Kalamazoo Christian)
Kalamazoo Christian 9, Martin 7 (Game 1)
After falling down 5-2, the Comets went ahead on a four-run fourth inning. Martin reclaimed the lead with a two-run sixth inning, but K-Christian matched in the bottom of the frame. Megan Snook and Jayme Koning both homered for the Comets with two runs and two RBI for both. Sydney Duong also scored two runs and Maegen Meldrum tallied two RBI.
Kalamazoo Christian 11, Martin 6 (Game 2)
The Clippers started the game with a three-run first, but the Comets exploded for all 11 of their runs in the bottom half of the first. Snook, Duong, Koning, and Reagan Broekhuizen each scored two runs. Duong also smacked a solo homer. Zoe Hazelhoff tallied two RBI.
(At Portage Central)
Lakeshore 9, Portage Central 1 (Game 1)
The Lancers held the Mustangs to only two hits, singles by Megan VandeGiessen and Kaitlyn Brannstrom. Lakeshore’s Shelby Grau hit three doubles and Meghan Younger homered and brought in five RBI.
Lakeshore 10, Portage Central 7 (Game 2)
PC scored the opening run, but fell behind 6-1 by the end of the fourth inning. The Mustangs scored four in the fifth, then went ahead with two in the sixth. However, a four-run seventh inning gave the Lancers the final edge. Becca Cottrel had three RBI on two doubles for PC. VandeGiessen and Lilli Kempisty both scored twice.
Muskegon 1, Kalamazoo Valley 0 (Game 1)
Kalamazoo Valley 5, Muskegon 0 (Game 2)
No statistics available
(At Glen Oaks)
Lake Michigan 16, Glen Oaks 0 (Game 1)
Lake Michigan 15, Glen Oaks 3 (Game 2)
Glen Oaks concludes their season finishing eighth in the MCCAA Western Conference at 8-24. The Vikings finish 9-32 overall.