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Alpena goes 2-3 at Stars Tournament

May 6, 2012
The Alpena News

CLARKSTON-The Alpena High softball team went 2-3 at the Michigan Stars Tournament held on Saturday and Sunday.

The Wildcats (11-8, 4-0 Big North) won their first game Saturday 6-1 against Holly. Laura Lewis earned the win and Corinn Gehrke pitched the last inning.

With the game tied at one in the sixth inning, the Wildcats erupted for five runs in the sixth inning.

Caten Teff and Claire Coopes-Meske each had RBI hits in the inning.

Alpena followed up its first win with a 6-1 triumph over St. Clair Shores Lakeview, jumping out to a 3-0 lead in the first inning.

Lewis was the winning pitcher and Coopes-Meske, Alex Peters, Brenna Bourdage and Logan Myers each had two hits.

The Wildcats were handed their first loss of the tournament in their third game on Saturday, losing 9-3 to Farmington Hills Mercy.

Alpena got two runs in the first inning, but found itself trailing 4-2 by the third inning.

Lewis took the loss and Bourdage had two hits.

On Sunday, Alpena took two losses, with the first coming at the hands of Milford 9-0.

The Wildcats lost their last game 5-4 to Rochester after the Falcons got two base runners on to start the seventh inning and won the game on a walk-off three-run home run.

Alpena returns to action on Tuesday at home.

Rogers City wins Big Cat Tourney

BIRCH RUN-The Rogers City softball team emerged as best of six teams in the Big Cat Classic on Saturday, beating three teams on its way to winning the title.

The Hurons (16-2) began the day with a 4-2 win over Almont.

Melissa Pomranke earned the win, allowing two runs on five hits with eight strikeouts in seven innings.

With the game tied at two in the seventh inning, Morgan Hall knocked in two runs to clinch the win for Rogers City,

Hall was 3-for-4 with two RBI; and Logan Fleming, Courtney Streich and Pomranke each had a hit.

Rogers City won its three team pool after beating Birch Run 4-0 in its second game, scoring three runs in the seventh inning to build its lead.

Pomranke allowed three hits, fanned seven and walked one.

Hall had two hits including a double and two RBI; Brooklyn Idalski had two hits and an RBI; Fleming had two doubles; Nikkie LaLonde had two hits and Streich and Brenna Hincka each had hits, with Streich driving in a run.

The Hurons won the title after beating Marine City 4-3 in the final.

Marine City jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first inning, but Rogers City struck back with three runs in the second inning to take the lead. After Marine City tied the game in the third, the Hurons took the lead for good in the sixth inning after Rebecca Meredith singled and was then doubled home by Pomranke.

Pomranke allowed three runs on six hits with one strikeout and two walks.

Pomranke and Fleming each had three hits and Meredith, Idalski and Linnea Brege each had a hit.

Rogers City plays at Cheboygan on Tuesday in a battle for first place in the Straits Area Conference.

Posen wins Grayling Toutney

GRAYLING-The Posen softball team won the Grayling Invitational on Saturday, defeating its two opponents by a combined score of 17-4.

The Vikings (10-4) handed previously undefeated Harrison its first loss in the first game, winning 3-2.

Ashley Meyers was the winning pitcher, allowing two runs on two hits with five walks and 11 strikeouts.

Trailing 2-1 in the top of the seventh inning, Anna Couture doubled home Mercedes Kowalski, who reached on a fielder's choice. With two outs, Meyers doubled home Couture giving Posen a 3-2 lead.

Harrison loaded the bases with two outs in the bottom of the inning, but Meyers got a strikeout to end the game.

Posen defeated host Grayling 14-2 in six innings in the second game.

Meyers pitched five innings, allowing two hits and no walks with four strikeouts. She was relieved by Taylor Chojnacki who allowed a hit and a walk and had one strikeout in the final inning.

Meyers was 3-4 with a double and two RBI; Danielle Rhode was 2-for-4 with two RBI; Emily Delekta was 2-for-3 with 2 RBI; and Chojnacki was 2-for-3 with a double and two RBI.

Hillman second at Rudyard Tourney

RUDYARD-The Hillman softball team took second place at a tournament in Rudyard on Saturday.

The Tigers began the day with a 4-0 win over Pellston.

Jensen Tchorzynski struck out 10 and allowed just three hits.

Amanda Kennard, Alissa Jones and Tchorzynski each had one hit; Carissa Herrick was 3-for-3 with a double; Arielle Barrie had a home run; and Taylor Crawford had two hits.

Hillman lost to Rudyard 1-0 in the second game after a double and a sacrifice fly gave the Bulldogs the winning run.

Tchorzynski allowed four hits and struck out 11.

Morgan Hardies had a double and Audrey Julka and Kennard each had hits.


Alpena 10th at Petoskey Invite

The Alpena High boys golf team placed 10th out of 14 teams in the Petoskey Invitational with a team score of 356 on Friday.

Leading the Wildcats were: Ian Stevens with an 85, Scott Gilmet 86, Tate Skiba 90 and Sam Rumbles 95. The Junior Varsity team also competed with Gray Martin leading the team with a 90.

The JV team plays at Cheboygan today, while the varsity travels to Gaylord on Tuesday.



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