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Alpena softball sweeps Cadillac

May 17, 2012
The Alpena News

CADILLAC The Alpena High softball team clinched the Big North Conference title Thursday with two wins over Cadillac.

In the opener, Alpena tallied eight hits and won 7-2. Logan Myers and Kelli Stevens each had two hits and Stevens had three RBIs.

The winning pitcher was Laura Lewis.

Lewis pitched again in the second game, which Alpena won 5-4. Alex Peters had three hits and Kendra Lay and Shannon Kapala each had two.

Alpena is now 10-0 in the Big North and 20-8 overall.

Alpena JV 5-13,

Cadillac 0-2

The Alpena JV softball team took two wins Thursday in its doubleheader against Cadillac.

Kara Gehrke pitched the first game during a 5-0 Alpena win. Gehrke gave up no walks and struck out seven.

Offensively, Gehrke went 3-for-3 and had three doubles. Megan Lafleure and Mary Szatkowski each went 1-for-3.

In a 13-2 win in the second game, Gehrke struck out nine and gave up only one walk.

Meaghen Kruse and Lindsay Timm each went 2-for-4.

Alpena is now 18-12 and will host Traverse City West on Tuesday.

Posen 15-18,

Atlanta 0-3

POSEN Ashley Meyers pitched a perfect game for the Vikings in the first game of their sweep against Atlanta on Thursday.

Meyers struck out four Atlanta batters in her strive for a perfect game, helping Posen beat the Huskies 15-0 in four innings in the opener.

Anna Couture went 3-for-3 with a double, and three RBIs; Meyers went 2-for-2 at the plate with an RBI; Emily Delekta had two doubles and an RBI; Danielle Rhode had a double and an RBI; Brandi Chojnacki had a two-RBI double, and Paige Ciarkowski had a two-RBI single to end the game.

Posen won the second game 18-3 in three innings with another strong performance from Meyers. Meyers gave up three hits but struck out two in the first three innings. Taylor Chojnacki finished the game, pitching the last inning, giving up a hit while striking out three.

Meyers went 3-for-4 and had two RBIs; Abbie Delekta went 2-for-2, had a double and an RBI; Taylor Chojnacki went 2-for-3, hit two doubles and had four RBIs; Anna Couture went 2-for-3 with a double and an RBI; Rhode had a double, a triple, and scored four runs; and Amy Buczkowski went 2-for-3, hit a double, and two RBIs.

Posen is now 20-4 overall, 11-1 in the North Star League. The Vikings will play in the Harbor Light Invitational on Saturday.

Whittmore-Prescott 10-15, Alcona 3-1

LINCOLN The Alcona softball team was swept by Whittemore Thursday.

In the 10-3 loss in game one, Tiffany Younk went 2-for-3 for Alcona with two singles.

The second game ended with a 15-1 Whittemore win. Marisa Hirschfelt went 2-for-3 with a triple and a single.

Younk pitched both games, and in each game she had no strikeouts and gave up four walks.


Alpena 8-11, Cadillac 11-3

CADILLACThe Alpena High baseball team split its doubleheader with Cadillac Thursday.

The Wildcats dropped game one by a score of 11-8. Brady Marwede pitched the first 4 2/3 innings and was relieved by Ryan Hendricks, who finished the game.

Hendricks had one hit and one RBI; Zach Nash had one hit and two RBIs; and Giulio Fantasia had a hit and an RBI.

Alpena came back to score eleven in the second game, beating Cadillac 11-3. Mitch Skiba was the winning pitcher, giving up seven hits, four walks, and striking out five.

Dylan Glennie had three hits and Tim Atkinson, Jacob Kline, and Hendricks each had two hits.

Alpena is now 13-12 overall and will travel to Escanaba today.

Alpena JV 15-12, Cadillac 5-1

The Alpena JV baseball team swept Cadillac Thursday.

Andy Marwede pitched the first game, which ended in a 15-5 mercy win for Alpena. Marwede gave up two hits and struck out seven.

Offensively, Marwede went 2-for-4 and had a double. Jacob Kozlowski went 3-for-4 and had two doubles, Caleb Myers went 3-for-4 and had a triple and Reed Hamp went 2-for-4.

Myers was the winning pitcher in a 12-1 game two win. Ryan Caderette finished the game, pitching the final inning.

Kozlowski went 3-for-4, Marwede went 2-for-3 and had a double and a triple, and Jay Dutcher went 2-for-3 and hit two triples.

Alpena's record is now 18-6 and its last double header of the season will be Tuesday against Traverse City West.

Alcona 1-5, Whittemore-Prescott 10-3

LINCOLN The Alcona baseball team split its doubleheader against Whittemore-Prescott on Thursday.

In the first game, Whittemore won 10-1. Joe Hudgins pitched five innings for Alcona, giving up six runs, allowing seven hits and one walk and striking out two. Robbie McGuire closed, allowing four runs on four hits with two walks while striking out one.

Alcona took a 5-3 win in the second game. Bryan Layton pitched the first three innings, allowing three runs on four hits with four walks while striking out four batters. Nathan Fettes got the win pitching the final three innings. Fettes gave up no runs, one hit, and two walks, but struck out two.

Layton had two hits and two RBIs.

Alcona is now 11-15 overall. The Tigers will be playing in their home tournament on Saturday.

Rogers City 5-5, Rudyard 4-4

ROGERS CITYThe Rogers City baseball team swept Rudyard Thursday, winning both games by a score of 5-4.

In the first game, Austin Brege hit a walk-off single in the bottom of the sixth inning to score Alex Andrzejewski and Chase Grulke and Jacob Malocha each went 3-for-3.

Chad Karsten pitched six innings, gave up four hits and struck out ten batters.

Paul Wilbert pitched the second game, giving up four runs on five hits while striking out seven.

Chris Peacock went 1-for-2 with two RBIs while Karsten went 1-for-1 and scored two runs.

Posen 3-5, Atlanta 2-2

POSEN The Vikings baseball team swept Atlanta Thursday, improving their record to 13-6-3 overall, and 8-1-3 in the North Star League.

In the first game, Nathan Lenard pitched all seven innings in the 3-2 win. Lenard gave up two hits, two runs, and two walks, but struck out fifteen Atlanta batters.

Travis Sharpe went 2-for-3 with an RBI.

In the seventh inning, the score was tied 2-2 when Lenard hit a double on a hit and run to score Matthew Wisniewski.

In the second game, Posen took a 5-2 win. Jerome Ciarkowski pitched six innings, gave up eight hits, two runs, two walks, and struck out three.

Lenard went 2-for-3 with a triple and a double; Sharpe went 2-for-2 and Brandon Dietz went 3-for-3.

Sharpe ended the game with a big catch in right field from the shortstop position.

Posen will play at Arenac Eastern on Monday.


T.C. West 4, Alpena 0

TRAVERSE CITY The Wildcat soccer team was shut out by Traverse City West Thursday night, falling behind 2-0 at halftime and losing 4-0.

"I'm really proud of the girls, they played shorthanded but played with a lot of energy," Alpena coach Tim Storch said. "Our competitiveness was sky high."

Alpena will play at home on Tuesday.



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