2017-04-19 / Sports

Lapeer continues softball winning streak


Lapeer’s Isabelle Easton goes through her windup motion against Flint Southwestern last Wednesday. 
Photo by Kylee Richardson Lapeer’s Isabelle Easton goes through her windup motion against Flint Southwestern last Wednesday. Photo by Kylee Richardson LAPEER – The Lady Lightning dominated Carman- Ainsworth at home Monday, shutting the Cavaliers out in both ends of the doubleheader. Lapeer won the first game 11-0 after five innings and the second 18-0 after 2½ innings.

Tiffany Wisenbaugh took the mound to start off the first game. Wisenbaugh finished with four strike outs and one hit over three innings. Izzy Easton finished the game out. Lapeer scored 10 runs in the second inning and one in the third. Breana Nolan was 2-for- 3. Sam Thick, Katie Walker, Wisenbaugh, Taylor Blaine and Maggie Wilkinson were all 1-for-2. Lexi Fisher and Brooklyn Withey were both 1-for-3. Withey also had a double and two RBI. Blaine had four RBI.

Bri Opalewski went the distance in the second game with three strikeouts and one hit. Offensively, Lapeer scored 17 runs in the first inning and one in the second. Fisher was 2-for- 2 from the plate. Withey and Thick were 2-for-3. Blaine and Izzy Howay were both 1-for-2. Wisenbaugh and Nolan were 1-for-3 and Easton and Lindsey Shires were 1-for-1. Fisher had a triple in the first inning and three RBI and Shires had a double in the second. Howay and Nolan both had two RBI apiece.


Imlay City’s Isabella Barker fires a pitch during a game at Almont last Thursday. 
Photo by Austin VanDaele Imlay City’s Isabella Barker fires a pitch during a game at Almont last Thursday. Photo by Austin VanDaele Lapeer, 6-0, looks to extend its winning streak at Dow on Thursday. – K.R.

DRYDEN: The Lady Cardinals split the games of Monday’s doubleheader against Kingston, losing the first game 12-3, but winning the second game 16-15. In game one, Dryden was unable to get the offense going on top of having a few costly errors that ultimately lost the game.

“We had too many easy mistakes that game,” said Dryden coach Barry Bennett. “We had five errors that cost us at least five runs.”

Both Mia Sliman and Megan Rinke each had a double, Claudya Deland had a single and Amanda Lemke added a hit. Lemke also pitched the game, recording three strikeouts and three walks.

During the nightcap, the Lady Cardinals found themselves down 10-5 before their bats lit up in the fifth inning, leading to 11 runs throughout the inning. Dryden took the lead from that point and never looked back on its way to victory.

Both Sliman and Deland led the way for Dryden, each recording a double with two singles. Alison Sobek and Trace Ashmore each had a single and a double and Courtney Heike had a single. Rinke and Sliman each pitched during the game with Sliman earning the win.

Dryden travels to Caseville tomorrow. – A.V.

IMLAY CITY: The Lady Spartans got some good early season tests on Saturday at the Lake Orion Tournament, beginning with an 11-1 loss to Davison. Ali Harper was in the circle, fanning four batters in four innings.

Laken Hoody led the offensive charge with a pair of hits, Haley Medrano added a hit and a RBI Kenady Kaufmann had a hit and a run and Megan Gibbs recorded a hit.

Against Lake Orion it was the exact same score, 11-1. Bella Barker was able to strike out seven Dragons in four innings pitched. Kaufmann racked up three hits and a run, Medrano added a hit and a run and Hoody chipped in one hit.

The Spartans got a much closer contest against Brandon with an 8-4 loss. Harper fanned one batter and lasted six innings while performing well at the plate with two hits, two runs and a RBI. Melissa Rahn had two hits and two runs, Allison Schlaack one hit and two RBI, MaKenna Hoody one hit and one RBI and Barker and Kaufmann one hit apiece. – B.P.

LAKEVILLE: The Falcons were shut out in two big losses against Garber on Monday, 9-0 and 12-0. Hayley Lauria pitched the first five innings of the night with two strikeouts, seven hits, seven runs and three walks. Sydney McKay pitched the final inning with one strikeout, one hit and two runs.

Garber scored two runs in the second, one in the third and fourth and five in the sixth while holding LakeVille scoreless in the first game. Maddie Macsuga, Lauria and Elizabeth Reynolds were all 1-for-3 from the plate and had the only three hits for LakeVille.

In the second game, McKay and Isabella Littleton split time on the mound. McKay tallied two strikeouts, five hits, two walks and seven runs over two innings. Garber scored two in the first and second, three in the third, four in the fourth and one in the fifth. Littleton pitched the last three innings with two strikeouts, five hits, five runs and one walk. Allie Macsuga went 1-for-2 offensively and had LakeVille’s only hit of the game.

LakeVille, 3-4-1, hosts Marlette on Friday. – K.R.

MAYVILLE: The Wildcats split with Deckerville Monday afternoon losing the first game 6-2. Lauryn Frenzel took the loss striking out 13. Sam Romanowski had two doubles and an RBI and Frenzel connected on a double.

Mayville took the nightcap 14-12 with freshman Madison Garrison picking up the win striking out three and allowing five hits. Frenzel picked up the save striking out four and allowing three hits. Rachel Cummings had two RBI, a hit and scored two runs. Carlie Meerschaert had three hits, three RBI and scored three runs. Frenzel had three hits, two RBI and scored two runs and Larissa Drozdowski had three RBI and a run.

The Wildcats, 7-1 overall, 2-0 North Central Thumb League, play Kingston tomorrow. – L.P.

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