Hurons, Cards compete in Holton tournament
HOLTON–The Rogers City softball team got a tough early season test on Saturday, going 2-1 at a tournament in Holton.
In a six-team field, five of six teams competed are currently ranked among the top 10 in Division 4. The teams competing included No. 3 Rogers City, No. 4 Holton, No. 6 Onaway, No. 7 Frankfort and No. 10 Three Oaks River Valley. Beal City was the only team not ranked.
Rogers City started the day with a 7-5 loss to Holton in seven innings, but rebounded to beat River Valley 8-5 and Frankfort 6-2.
Onaway lost to River Valley 10-9 in 10 innings in the tournament final. The Cardinals also defeated Frankfort 13-1 and Beal City 12-5.
The Hurons scored three runs in the first inning against Holton, but were held scoreless until extra innings. Holton eventually got the upper hand with four runs in the seventh inning after both teams played to a 3-3 tie in regulation.
Amanda Wirgau had two hits and an RBI for the Hurons and Kyrsten Altman had a double; Taylor Fleming had a hit and an RBI; Jeffra Dittmar had a double and Brooke Saile had a hit.
Kyley LaFleche earned the win for the Hurons in the second game after relieving Catheryn Hart.
At the plate, Altman had a triple; Fleming had a hit; Wirgau had three hits including two doubles and four RBI; Dittmar had a double and an RBI; Hart had a hit; LaFleche had a two-run double and Karissa Rabeau had a hit.
Altman earned the win against Frankfort, striking out nine while allowing a pair of runs on six hits.
At the plate, Altman had a hit; Alissa Bowden had two hits including a triple and an RBI; Fleming had a two-run home run; Dittmar had a hit; Saile had two hits and an RBI; Rabeau had a double and Reagan Comerford had a hit.
“I’m very happy with how we played all weekend. There were six quality teams there; quality Division 4 teams and all six teams were really good,” Rogers City coach Karl Grambau said.
Rogers City hosts Hillman at 4 p.m. Monday in a doubleheader.