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Alpena softball goes 12-0 in Big North

May 22, 2012
The Alpena News

TRAVERSE CITY The Wildcat softball team swept Traverse City West Tuesday, finishing with a perfect 12-0 record in the Big North Conference.

In the first game, Laura Lewis gave up only four hits and struck out six batters en route to a 3-0 win.

In the second inning, Kelli Stevens hit a double, Caten Teff had a hit that forced an error on Traverse City's defense and Teff then scored on a sacrifice fly by Shannon Kapala.

In the third inning, Alpena scored another run with help from Claire Coopes-Meske, Brenna Bourdage and Rhianna Adams.

In an 11-1 win in the second game, Lewis and reliever Corinn Gehrke held Traverse City to only five hits.

Alpena tallied fifteen hits in the second game. Bourdage went 3-for-4 with a double and a home run; Kelli Stevens went 2-for-4 and scored two runs; Abby MacArthur went 2-for-4 and scored one run; and Desiree Robertson went 2-for-3.

Alpena won the league championship outright and is 24-9 overall.

Alpena JV 5-18,

TC West 1-2

The Wildcat JV team also swept Traverse City West at home on Tuesday.

In the first game, Alpena took a 5-1 win from Traverse City West. Kara Gehrke struck out eight batters and only allowed one hit.

Olivia Cordes had a hit and Meaghan Kruse had a double.

In an 18-2 win in the nightcap that took only five innings, Gehrke struck out nine batters.

Megan Lafleure went 3-for-4 and Hayli Heussner went 2-for-4.

The JV team finished the season with a 22-12 record.

Arenac Eastern 13-21, Alcona 0-11

TWINING The Alcona softball team dropped two games to Arenac Eastern on Tuesday.

Arenac beat Alcona 13-0 in the first game and Nicole Wilt went 1-for-2 with a single for Alcona.

In the second game, Alcona lost 21-11.

Marissa Hirschfelt went 2-for-4, hitting a single and a triple for Alcona and Wilt went 3-for-4, hitting two singles and a triple.

Onaway 10-10, Posen 2-5

POSEN The Posen softball team dropped both games of its doubleheader against Onaway Tuesday.

In the first game Posen (24-7) lost 10-2. Paige Lewandowski pitched the first five innings and was relieved by Anna Couture.

Couture, Emily Delekta, Ashley Meyers, and Taylor Chojnacki each had hits.

Onaway's Emily Estep gave up two runs, a walk and four hits, but struck out nine Posen batters.

Emily Estep went 2-for-3 at the plate; Sam Brasseur went 2-for-3 with two doubles, and Tamara Lupu went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run.

In the second game, Onaway (24-3) beat Posen 10-5. Chojnacki was the noted pitcher in game two.

Couture had three hits, Emily Delekta had two hits and a home run; and Lewandowski and Meyers each had a hit.

For Onaway, Emily Estep pitched six innings, gave up five runs, three walks, and nine hits and earned seven strikeouts.

Megan Estep went 2-for-4 with a three-run homer; Lupu went 2-for-3 with a double; Emily Estep went 3-for-4 with a double; and Faith Chapman went 2-for-4.

Rogers City 10-6, Pellston 0-0

PELLSTON The Rogers City softball team took the win in two games on Tuesday against Pellston.

In the 10-0 win in the first game, Melissa Pomranke gave up no runs, no hits, one walk, and struck out seven.

Linnea Brege hit a double with the bases loaded, earning three RBIs. Morgan Hall had a double and two RBIs; Rebecca Meredith had a double and a home run and Courtney Streich had a double and three RBIs.

In the second game, Pomranke pitched the first four innings of a 6-0 win. Pomranke gave up no runs on two hits and three strikeouts. Logan Fleming finished the game, giving up no runs, two hits and earning a strikeout.

Brenna Hincka had a double and a triple; Fleming had a double; Cassie Brege had two hits, Meredith had a double and a single; and Brooklyn Idalski and Meagan Koss each had a hit.

Rogers City is now 27-5 and will host Alcona on Thursday.


Alpena 1-7, TC West 6-2

TRAVERSE CITY The Alpena baseball team split its double header against Traverse City West on Tuesday.

In a 6-1 loss in the first game, Brady Marwede gave up eight walks and a walk but struck out four batters.

Dylan Glennie had two of Alpena's seven total hits.

Alpena took the second game 7-2. Mitch Skiba pitched the whole game, giving up only five hits and striking out four West batters.

Dylan Hoes had two hits; Ryan Hendricks had a hit and two RBIs and Glennie had a hit and scored two runs.

Alpena is now 16-14. They will play Saturday in the Sault Tournament.

Alpena JV 1-5, TC West 2-1

The JV team split with Traverse City West at home on Tuesday.

The Wildcats dropped the first game 2-1. Andy Marwede have up five hits, two walks, and struck out eight batters.

Alpena totalled three hits in the first game, one each from Marwede, Brad Styma, and Caleb Myers.

In the second game, Alpena took a 5-1 win. Cody Tucker pitched all seven innings giving up only one run on six hits, one walk, and six strikeouts.

Jacob Kozlowski and Jay Dutcher each went 2-for-3.

Alpena's final record was 19-7.

Rogers City 18-8, Pellston 1-1

PELLSTON The Rogers City baseball team swept Pellston Tuesday.

Rogers City won the first game 18-1. Paul Wilbert pitched four innings, gave up three hits, and struck out seven batters.

Chase Grulke had three hits and four RBIs; and Austin Brege and Paul Wilbert each had two hits.

In the 8-1 win in the second game, Wilbert pitched six innings, giving up one run on three hits with one strikeout.

Wilbert and Brege each had three hits while Chad Karsten had two hits and two RBIs.

Au Gres 12-9, Posen 5-4

AU GRES-The Posen baseball team dropped a pair of North Star League games on Monday to Au Gres, losing 12-5 and 9-4.

Nathan Lenard struck out nine for Posen (13-8-3, 8-3-3 North Star) in the opener and was also 4-for-5 at the plate with a double in the two games.

Jerome Ciarkowski pitched for Posen in the second game and struck out eight.



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