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Alpena girls tennis team competes in TC; Brewbaker reaches milestone

TRAVERSE CITY–The Alpena girls tennis team competed in the Up North Challenge in Traverse City on Monday and came away with two wins.

Kaitlyn Schultz at two singles defeated her Traverse City Central opponent and Breann Kieliszewski and Taylor Belanger at second doubles defeated their opponents from Traverse City West.

Alpena’s one doubles team of Emily Kozlowski and Katherine Sharp lost a tough three-set match against Petoskey. Alpena lost the tie break 8-6 after winning the first set, losing the second 2-6 and trailing 1-4 in the third.

“Our players competed well and had many good games, but we only came away with two wins,” Alpena coach Charlie Giordano said.

Alpena will play a dual tomorrow at Petoskey.

SOFTBALL

Brewbaker reaches

milestone in Onaway victory

BELLAIRE–The Onaway softball team continued its dominant start to the season, sweeping a doubleheader with Bellaire on Monday.

Not only does the pair of wins give Onaway four straight wins to start the season, they allowed Onaway coach Jodi Brewbaker to reach a milestone as she earned her 300th win in 16 seasons in charge of the program.

Onaway won both games in three innings each, 22-0 and 26-3.

In the opener, Callie Selke led off with a solo home run and the Cardinals (4-0, 4-0 Ski Valley) were off and running. Selke was 4-for-4 with four hits, three doubles and five RBIs.

Kayla Metty was 3-for-4 with two runs scored, a double and an RBI; Kennedy Crawford was 2-for-3 with three runs scored and a double; Maddie McLean was 2-for-3 with two runs scored and three RBIs; Lauren Welklin was 2-for-4 with a run scored, a double and two RBIs; Brittany Buczkowski was 2-for-4 with a run scored and two RBIs; Jordan Larson was 1-for-4 with two runs and an RBI; Alison LaFave was 3-for-4 with two runs scored, a double and two RBIs and Taylor Ehrke was 2-for-2 with three runs scored, a double and three RBIs.

Crawford earned the win, walking one and striking out six.

In the second game, Selke was 4-for-4 with four runs, three RBIs and two doubles; Metty was 1-for-5 with two runs scored and three RBIs; LaFave was 4-for-4 with three runs, a triple and five RBIs; McLean was 3-for-3 with three runs scored, three RBIs and a home run; Daria Domke was 3-for-4 with three runs scored, four RBIs and a double; Buczkowski was 2-for-3 with a run scored; Crawford was 1-for-1 with a run scored; Ehrke was 2-for-3 with two runs scored; Larson was 2-for-3 with a double, four runs scored and two RBIs and Elissa Nash was 3-for-4 with a run scored, two RBIs and a double.

Nash earned the win, allowing three hits and fanning three.

Onaway hosts Cheboygan today.

Hillman sweeps

Thunderbolts

MIO–The Hillman softball team continued its winning ways on Monday, sweeping a North Star League doubleheader against Mio 16-0 (three innings) and 17-1 (four innings).

Vanessa Schook earned the win for Hillman (6-0, 2-0 NSL) in the opener, allowing one hit and striking out four.

At the plate, Lyndsey Ryba was 3-for-3; Schook was 3-for-3 with a triple and Morgan Armon was 2-for-2 with a triple. Andrea Taratuta and Jozie Appelgren each added a double.

“We had a big third inning where we were able to string together some hits and put up multiple runs,” Hillman coach Ken Rundell said.

In the nightcap, Dove was the winning pitcher, striking out five while allowing two hits.

Ryba was 3-for-3 with a triple; Eve LaFleche was 3-for-4 with a triple and Schook was 3-for-4 with a triple. Dove added a double.

“We had a good night. In both games we were able to put together multi-run innings. Players were making plays and pitching was rock solid,” Rundell said.

Atlanta loses 2 to Au Gres

AU GRES–The Atlanta softball team struggled against Au Gres in a North Star League doubleheader on Monday, losing 19-7 and 26-3.

Tiffany Juergens had three stolen bases for the Huskies.

BASEBALL

Hillman wins NSL opener

MIO–The Hillman baseball team got stiff competition from Mio on Monday, but managed to take both games of a North Star League doubleheader and push its winning streak to six games.

Hillman won the first game 4-1 and edged Mio in the nightcap 2-1.

In the opener, Kyler Moir earned the win for the Tigers (6-0, 2-0 NSL), allowing one run on one hit with two walks and eight strikeouts in 4 1/3 innings. Kory Henigan earned the save, striking out two and walking one while holding Mio scores in the final 1 2/3 innings.

At the plate, Henigan was 1-for-2 with a walk and three runs scored; Izac Thompson was 2-for-3 with an RBI; Cam Koenig was 2-for-2 with an RBI and Nic Taratuta had two RBIs.

Jared Juergens pitched Hillman to a win in the nightcap, allowing one run and one hit with five strikeouts in 3 1/3 innings. Henigan earned another save after allowing no runs and no hits with one strikeout in 1 1/3 innings.

Henigan was 1-for-3 with an RBI and Thompson was 2-for-3 with two doubles and a run scored.

Atlanta splits with Au Gres

AU GRES–The Atlanta baseball team split a North Star League doubleheader with Au Gres on Monday, winning the opener 10-5 and losing the nightcap 6-5.

In the opener, Austin Corbin earned the win for Atlanta.

Reece Wood led Atlanta at the plate in both games.

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