POSEN - The Posen softball team had little trouble with Hale on Thursday, mercying it 24-0 in the first game in three innings and 17-2 in three in the second.
Ashley Meyers was Posen's winning pitcher in the first game. She gave up no hits, no runs and no walks, striking out 10. One girl Myers struck out made it to first on an error, forcing the next out.
Meyers led Posen at the plate. She went 4-for-4 with a two run homer and seven RBIs. Jenna Hincka went 2-for-2 with a two run homer and three RBIs. Taylor Chojnacki went 2-for-3 with a triple and two RBIs.
Posen's winning pitcher in the second was Joleen Reese. Reese made her first career varsity start and pitched two innings. She gave up one hit, two runs, one strikeout and walked three.
Chojnacki finished the game, striking out two and walking one.
Meyers led at the plate, going 2-for-2 with a two run homer and three RBIs. Chojnacki was 2-for-2 with a double and an RBI. Monica Bartz went 2-for-2 with a double and two RBIs while Sam Lenard had two hits.
Posen is now 6-2 and 4-0 in the North Star League. It travels to Rogers City for the Rogers City Invitational on Saturday.
Inland Lakes 2,
INDIAN RIVER-The Onaway softball team lost its Ski Valley Conference opener 2-1 on Thursday against Inland Lakes.
The second game of a scheduled doubleheader was suspended due to darkness in the fourth inning with Onaway ahead 3-2 and Lexi Szymoniak on third base.
In the first game, Skyler Butler pitched 6 1/3 innings and allowed two runs (one earned) on one hit with six strikeouts and seven walks.
Jade Galer was 1-for-2 for Onaway; Morganne Badgero was 1-for-3; Butler was 1-for-2 and Erika Price scored Onaway's only run.
Onaway (0-5, 0-1 SV) plays at the Rogers City Invitational on Saturday.
Mio 21-16, Alcona 7-0
LINCOLN-The Mio softball team swept Alcona 21-7 and 16-0 on Thursday.
Highlights of the doubleheader included six strikeouts from Mio's Jalen DeFlorio in the second game. Alcona's pitcher Kendra Cole had three. Mio's Shelby Booth led in the second game with three hits, while DeFlorio had two.
Alcona travels to Oscoda for its Saturday.
Hillman 21-23, Fairview 1-2
FAIRVIEW-The Hillman softball team swept Fairview on Thursday in 21-1 and 23-2 mercy wins. Highlights included two home runs from Jensen Tchorzynski, one of which was a grand slam.
Mio 9-1, Alcona 7-2
LINCOLN-The Alcona and Mio baseball teams split a pair on Thursday, with Mio winning 9-7 in the first game and Alcona winning 2-1 in the second game.
Alcona's losing pitcher was Trenton LaVergne. He pitched 4 2/3 innings and gave up five hits, struck out six and walked seven. Nathan Fettes finished out the game.
"We had too many errors behind (LaVergne) and we only had six hits in the whole game. Brad Rhoads threw for Mio and he did a real nice job," Alcona coach Terry Franklin said.
Carson Jamieson was the winning pitcher for Alcona in the second game. He pitched a full game, giving up three hits, striking out seven and giving up one walk.
Alcona picked up only three hits in the second game.
"The bats weren't there for us. We got to get working on hitting the ball. Cody (Franklin) only went 2-for-4 for the night and he's one of our biggest threats," Franklin said. "They walked him a lot and put the pressure on the other kids."
Hillman 11-13, Fairview 2-0
FAIRVIEW-The Hillman baseball team racked up 30 strikeouts on the way to sweeping Fairview 11-2 and 13-0 on Thursday.
The wins improve Hillman to 10-0 and 6-0 in the North Star League.
Ty Jones won the opener for Hillman after striking out all nine batters he faced. Mason VanPamel pitched the final three innings and allowed two runs on one hit with eight strikeouts.
Jones was 3-for-4 with two RBI; VanPamel 3-for-4 with an RBI; Jordan Mutschler was 3-for-3 with an RBI and Jazon LaFleche had an RBI double.
Kyle Henigan earned the win for Hillman in the nightcap, allowing a hit and a walk with eight strikeouts in three innings. Trenton Hopp pitched the final two innings and struck out five.
Jones was 2-for-3 with two RBIs; Gideon Mulka was for 2-for-4 with three RBIs and Dacoda Thompson was 1-for-1 with an RBI.
Hillman hosts a home invitational on Saturday with Whittemore-Prescott, McBain and Ogemaw Heights as the other participants.
Posen 7-4, Hale 3-1
POSEN-The Posen baseball team swept Hale 7-3 and 3-1 on Thursday.
Travis Sharpe pitched five innings in the first game for the win and is 3-0 on the season. He gave up two earned runs, two hits, three walks and had 11 strikeouts.
Skyler Tulgetske led Posen at the plate with a triple and a single and two RBIs.
Hale's Kayden Reimar pitched for the loss. he went four and a 1/3 innings, gave up one earned run, two hits, two walks and struck out one. Kelby Chrivia relieved him and struck out five.
Hunter Boylen, Reimar and Devin Chrivia had one hit a piece.
Posen's Nick Hincka pitched six innings in the second game for the win. He gave up one earned run, four hits, two walks and struck out six.
Sharpe led offensively with a triple and a single. Hincka, Tulgetske and Jordan Jakubcin each had a hit.
Kelby Chrivia was Hale's losing pitcher. He pitched five innings, gave up three earned runs, six hits, struck out five and walked two.
Chrivia had a single while Reimar had an RBI single. Hunter Boylen, Jamie Balbaugh and James Priest each singled.
Posen is now 5-1 and 4-0 in the North Star while Hale is 1-6. Posen travels to the Rogers City Invitational on Saturday while Hale takes part in the Oscoda Invitational the same day.
Alcona beats Rogers City
The Alcona boys golf team shot one stroke off of their Tuesday nine hole record setting score with a 167 against Rogers City at White Pine National Golf Course on Thursday. The team was led by an even 36 from Josh Mead and anchored with a personal best by Jacob Riggs. The team travels to St. Johns to play in the fourth Annual Marauder Golf Invitational this Saturday.
On Tuesday, Alcona beat its previous best nine hole score (Best 4 scores out of 6 players) with a 166 at White Pine National Golf Course. Alcona beat Tawas by two strokes on the cold windy day.