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LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP: Hillman baseball team wins home tourney

Courtesy Photo The Hillman baseball team won its home tournament, the Tiger Invitational on Saturday, outscoring its opponents 46-1.

TRACK AND FIELD

Alpena competes at Oiler Invite

MOUNT PLEASANT — The Alpena boys and girls track teams finished sixth (31) points and eighth (22) respectively during the Oiler Invite on Friday.

For the boys, Cooper Bright won the 400 dash (51.56) and finished third in the 200 dash (23.61); the 400 relay team of Jeremiah Bullis, Brady Carlson, Sam Cook and Jack Cook finished sixth in the 400 relay (52.79); the 3,200 relay team of Elijah Allen, Hayden Allen, Hunter Hitzelberger and Jacob Kochanski finished fourth in the 3,200 relay (8:59.18); Allen Johnson was seventh in the discus (102-7) and Griffin Eggleston was fifth in the shot put (5-6).

For the girls, Madi Szymanski won the 1,600 run (5:15.14) and finished second in the 800 run (2:25.32) and the 1,600 relay team of Tiffany Foster, Grace Mitchell, Szymanski and Abigail Obryan finished seventh (4:58.70).

Alcona boys 2nd, girls third at Bulldog Invite

INLAND LAKES — The Alcona boys and girls track team finished second (123.5) and third (102) respectively during the Bulldog Invite at Inland Lakes on Friday.

For the boys, Gavin Walker won the 100 dash (12.12) and finished third in the 200 dash (24.87); Jacob Sytek won the 400 dash (54.42); the team of Walker, Sytek, Chris Barnes and Nick Rasmussen won the 800 relay (1:38.07); Zach Stephenson won the pole vault (11-3); Hunter Rigby finished second in the 110 hurdles (19.17) and the team of Rigby, Barnes, Stephenson and Fallon Hux was second in the 400 relay (49.83); Jacob Tanner was second in the shot put (36-8 1/4) and the team of Walker, Barnes, Sytek and Stephenson was second in the 1,600 relay (3:53.50).

For the girls, Lily Bilbey won the 100 dash (13.02) and 200 dash (27.09); Caroline Forsythe won the 100 hurdles (19.60); Kelsey Hansen won the long jump (13-9 3/4) and was third in the shot put (33-9 1/2); the team of Bilbey, Emma Travis, Caroline Forsythe and Carlie Forsythe was second in the 400 relay (56.99) and the team of Bilbey, Karen Sharboneau, Caroline Forsythe and Carmen Dellar finished second in the 800 relay (1:57.82).

Brody Appelgren won the 300 hurdles (47.61) for Hillman and finished third in the 100 hurdles (19.24).

SOFTBALL

Hillman runner-up in

home tournament

HILLMAN–The Tigers came up just short in the championship game of their home tournament on Saturday, losing to Tawas 9-8.

Tawas scored five runs in the bottom of the seventh to win the game. Melanie Morrison and Nicole Barbeau shared pitching duties for Hillman; Barbeau had two hits, including a home run and three RBI and Brooke Bennett had two hits.

In the opening game, Hillman beat Oscoda 9-8 in nine innings. Oscoda scored once in the ninth inning, but Hillman scored twice in its turn at the plate to win.

Barbeau pitched nine innings, allowing six hits and striking out 15. Barbeau and Kylee Green each had two hits and Bennett had three hits, including a home run.

BASEBALL

Hillman wins Tiger Invitational

HILLMAN — The Tigers’ offense ruled the day as Hillman breezed to a championship in the second annual Tiger Invitational.

In the title game, Hillman beat Houghton Lake 19-0. AJ Jones pitched three innings, allowing one hit and striking out seven; Caleb Hiveley was 2-for-3 with four RBI; Brady Firman was 2-for-2 with four RBI and Jaden Dove, Braylon Firman and Adam Ruthko each had a hit and at least one RBI.

In the opening game, Hillman beat Wolverine 27-1.

Hiveley threw three innings, allowing no hits and striking out six.

Jones was 3-for-3 with a home run, three RBI and four runs scored; Sean Henigan was 2-for-4 with six RBI, a home run and two runs scored; Trenton Taratuta was 2-for-3 with three RBI, two doubles and three runs scored.

Atlanta beats Wolverine

The Huskies picked up a pair of wins on Friday and Dakota Stevens threw a no-hitter.

In the first game, Atlanta won 4-3 behind a one-hit, 13 strikeout effort from Trenton Whitt. He was also 2-for-2 with a home run.

In the second game, Stevens struck out eight and had two hits. Cody Griffin had a three-run single, Whitt had two hits and TJ Currie had a home run.

COLLEGE SOFTBALL

Lumberjacks split with Henry Ford

ALPENA — The ACC softball team split four games with Henry Ford in weekend action with each team winning a game during Saturday and Sunday doubleheaders.

ACC took the first game Saturday, winning 4-3 and the Hawks triumphed 7-6 in the nightcap. ACC trailed 7-5 after six innings and came up short in the seventh inning. ACC had 14 hits with Kayla Metty and Brooke Ciarkowski collecting three each. Gillian Howard had two hits and two RBI and Jade Schultz had a home run.

ACC was limited to just three hits in an 8-0 loss Sunday — one each for Paige Wooden, Dayna LaBell and Mollie Girard — but the Lumberjacks ended the weekend with a 14-3 win in the second game of the twinbill.

Schultz allowed three runs on three hits with four walks and three strikeouts to earn the win. Aubree Sheldon led ACC with four hits, including a home run and two triples. Howard had three hits and Wooden had two. LaBell, Schultz, Sheldon, Metty and Howard each had two RBI and Wooden had four.

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