DEARBORN-The Alpena Community College softball team continued its strong start to the season, picking up four wins over Henry Ford in doubleheaders on Saturday and Sunday.
The Lumberjacks found themselves behind early in the first game on Sunday before rallying and pulling ahead for good for an 11-3 win. ACC completed the sweep with a 9-0 win in three innings in the second game.
On Saturday, ACC (6-0 overall, 6-0 MCCAA Eastern) pounded out 29 hits en route to 12-0 and 15-0 wins over Hawks in five innings each.
Brittany Maki earned two wins on the mound for ACC against Henry Ford and was 10-for-13 at the plate, with two home runs and eight RBI.
Rachael Barnes was 5-for-10 against Henry Ford. In ACC’s 15-0 win on Saturday, Barnes was 3-for-4 with a double, three RBI and three runs scored.
Brittany Maki was 10-for-13 on the weekend with eight RBI, two home runs and eight runs scored.
In the first game Sunday, Maki was 4-for-5 with two doubles, a home run, three RBI and three runs scored. She was also the winning pitcher, striking out three and allowing just one earned run.
Christina Bednarski was 4-for-4 with a home run, a triple, two runs scored and four RBI.
Linsday Ponik was the winning pitcher in the second game, striking out four and walking one while allowing just three hits. At the plate she was 2-for-2 with a triple and an RBI.
Maki was 1-for-1 with a double and scored two runs; Karena Hipkins was 2-for-2 with three RBI; and Rachael Barnes was 1-for-2 with a pair of stolen bases.
The Lumberjacks could do no wrong on Saturday, outscoring the Hawks 27-0 in two games.
Maki earned the win in the first game, throwing a one-hit shutout while striking out five. She was 3-for-4 at the plate, smacking a home run and a double while driving in two and scoring three runs.
Ondreya Willis was 3-for-4 with a triple and three RBI; Lauren Seibert was 2-for-4; Barnes was 1-for-4 and everyone on the team collected a hit in the game.
ACC led just 1-0 after the first inning of the second game, but quickly added six runs in the second inning, three in the third and five in the fourth.
Barnes led the way on offense, going 3-for-4 with a double, three RBI and three runs scored; Seibert was 2-for-3 with a double and two RBI; Maki was 2-for-3 with three RBI; and Greta Grambau was 2-for-2 with two runs scored and a stolen base.
The Lumberjacks will look to keep their winning streak going on Friday when they play a doubleheader at Delta. They will play a pair of doubleheaders on Saturday and Sunday at St. Clair.