Onaway softball dominates Forest Area in SVC opener
ONAWAY–Kennedy Crawford threw a perfect game, Calley Selke threw a no-hitter and the Onaway softball team got its conference slate off to a dominating start on Monday, topping Forest Area 10-0 (five innings) and 15-0 (three innings) in its Ski Valley Conference opener.
Crawford’s perfect game came in the nightcap and she finished with five strikeouts for Onaway (6-1).
At the plate for the Cardinals, Jordan Larson was 2-for-2 with a triple, an RBI and three runs scored; Jackie Sellke was 2-for-2 with two RBI and two runs scored; Taylor Larson was 2-for-2 with a double, an RBI and a run scored; Brittany Buczkowski was 1-for-1 with a double and two runs scored; Kayla Metty was 1-for-2 with an RBI and two runs scored; Selke was 1-for-2 with a triple and two runs scored; Crawford was 1-for-2 with an RBI and a run scored and Kyli Brewbaker was 2-for-2 with four RBI and a run scored.
In the opener, Selke fanned 13 batters and allowed just one walk.
At the plate, Buczkowski was 1-for-3 with a run scored; Breya Domke was 2-for-3 with two double, two RBI and a run scored; Metty was 1-for-2 with a solo home run; Selke was 1-for-3 with a run scored; Crawford was 1-for-2 with a triple, three RBI and a run scored; Jillian Chaskey was 1-for-1 with two runs scored and Brewbaker was 1-for-3 with a run scored.
“We’ve been hitting the ball well out of the gates. It’s unreal,” Onaway coach Jodi Brewbaker said. “It’s been great to see the girls hitting so well.”
Over the weekend, Onaway was one of six teams competing in the Holton Tournament and went 2-1, ultimately losing to Three Oaks River Valley in the final.
River Valley overtook Onaway 10-9 in nine innings in the final, scoring a run in the bottom of the ninth inning to seal the deal. Onaway held a 9-8 lead after the top of the eighth inning, but River Valley tied the game in the bottom of the eighth.
Onaway trailed 7-4 in the fourth inning, but battled back to eventually tie the game 8-8after seven innings.
Crawford took the loss, relieving Selke after four innings. Crawford allowed one unearned run on five hits with three walks and four strikeouts. Selke earned a no-decision after allowing one earned run on six hits with two walks and seven strikeouts.
Jordan Larson was 2-for-5 with a run scored; Selke was 2-for-5 with a double, an RBI and a run scored; Crawford was 1-for-6 with two RBI and a run scored; Chaskey was 1-for-5 with a run scored and Brewbaker was 1-for-5 with a pair of RBI.
Before the final, Onaway defeated Frankfort 13-1 and Beal City 12-5.
Selke earned the win against Frankfort, allowing one earned run on four hits. She walked none and struck out seven.
Domke was 1-for-3 with two runs scored; Jordan Larson was 3-for-4 with two triples, two RBI and two runs scored; Buczkowski was 2-for-3; Metty was 1-for-3 with a double and a two runs scored; Selke was 3-for-4 with a double, three RBI and two runs scored; Crawford was 1-for-3 with a double, two runs scored and two RBI; Nicole Larson was 1-for-1 and Brewbaker was 2-for-4 with two RBI and two runs scored.
Crawford earned the win over Beal City, allowing one earned run on four hits with three walks and nine strikeouts.
Buczkowski was 2-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored; Kayla Metty was 3-for-5 with a double, five RBI and two runs scored; Selke was 3-for-5 with two doubles with three RBI and two runs scored; Brewbaker was 2-for-4 with two RBI; Crawford was 1-for-4 with two runs scored; Taylor Larson was 1-for-4 with two runs scored and Chaskey was 1-for-4 with a run scored.
Posen takes 2 from Mio
MIO–The Posen softball team edged Mio in one game and routed the Thunderbolts in the other on Monday to sweep a North Star League doubleheader, 11-10 (seven innings) and 27-6.
Posen (4-0) led 9-6 after three and a half innings in the opener, but the Thunderbolts rallied for three runs in the home half of the fourth inning to tie the game.
Posen eventually got the upper hand in the seventh. Starting with a runner on second, Lizzy Romel bunted safety to move the runner to third and then stole second base. Faith Romel drove in the first run with a groundout and Faith Cousins brought in the other run after the Thunderbolts misplayed a flyball in the outfield.
“We had to work hard in that first game. Lauren Kuffel (Mio’s starter) throws pretty hard,” Posen coach Wayne Karsten said.
Makayla Kamyszek earned the win in the opener, allowing two earned runs on 13 hits with six strikeouts. At the plate, she had a three-run triple
Riley Krajniak was 2-for-5 with a triple for Posen and Hannah Stone was 2-for-4 with an RBI; Brooke Ciarkowski was 3-for-4.
Posen scored early and often in the nightcap to complete the sweep. Krajniak earned the win, allowing three earned runs on nine hits with four strikeouts in four innings.
Romel was 3-for-5 with three RBI; Kamyszek was 3-for-4 with a triple and two RBI and Megan Rasmussen was 2-for-3 with a double and three RBI.
“We didn’t play perfect, but we dug down and when we had to make a play, we made a play,” Karsten said.
Posen hosts Atlanta on Thursday.
Alcona sweeps Atlanta
ATLANTA — The Alcona softball team cruised to a doubleheader sweep over Atlanta on Monday, defeating the Huskies 17-0 and 22-3.
The Tigers used a seven run second inning to break game one wide open and scored six more runs in the fifth inning to coast to a big victory.
Alcona was led by Ashlyn Gordee and Hailee Gordy who each collected four hits. Cassady Clemens and Hailee Gordy each had four RBI and Bri Fogle added a pair of RBI. Raegan Eller picked up the win and struck out seven batters.
Game two was much of the same as Alcona scored runs in bunches, scoring seven in the second and eight more in the fourth inning.
Hailee Gordy and Makala Mendyka each had three hits and Eller added a pair of hits and picked up the win in the circle. Gordy and Liz Henderson each ended the nightcap with five RBI.
In the second game, Jordan Kobielus, Chace Hooper and Katrina Wilson all had singles for the Huskies and pitcher Halle Armock struck out seven batters.
Posen splits with Mio
MIO — The Posen baseball team split a North Star League doubleheader on Monday against Mio.
The Vikings won game one 4-3, but fell in the nightcap 5-3.
George Kroll went the distance on the mound for Posen picking up the win.
Kroll allowed three earned runs on seven hits and struck out three Thunderbolts. All three runs Kroll allowed came in the first inning, but he and the Vikings settled in from there and found a way to come from behind and win game one.
Posen scored two in third inning, one in the fourth and the game-winning run in the top of the sixth and held on for the win.
Offensively, Lucas Stone went 2-for-3 out of the leadoff spot and scored a run. Jared Sharpe had a hit and scored a run. Mark Wisniewski collected a hit and a pair of RBI and Lyrical Mercier also added a hit and two RBI in the win.
In the nightcap Posen held a 2-0 lead, but surrendered that lead late when Mio scored two runs in the fourth and three more in the sixth to win 5-3.
At the plate, Wisniewski led the way going 2-for-3 with two RBI. Sharpe was also 2-for-3 and scored two runs. Chase Dubie was 2-for-3 and Stone added a hit and scored a run.
Alcona tops Atlanta in twinbill
ATLANTA–An inability to make contact at the plate and defensive lapses hurt the Atlanta baseball’s team chances to win on Monday as the Huskies were swept by Alcona 16-3 and 12-0.
Kody Reeves pitched four solid innings for Atlanta in the opener and the Huskies built a 3-0 lead. They couldn’t hold it however and Alcona eventually overtook them.
Zach Stephenson got the win for Alcona in the first game. At the plate, Gavin Walker had a double, two RBI and three stolen bases. Josh kilbourn had three RBI.
Atlanta plays at Posen on Thursday.
Jon Surgener tossed a no-hitter for Alcona in the nightcap
“Jon pitched a great game the second game,” Alcona coach Nathan Walker said. It is was really fun to see him out the working like that.”
Jakob Tanner had two hits with three RBI for Alcona and Zach Dettmer had three hits with a triple and three RBI.
Alpena 7, BCAS 1
BAY CITY — The Alpena tennis team earned a 7-1 victory over Bay City All Saints on Monday.
Gwen DenBleyker defeated Grace Anderson at No. 1 singles 6-1, 6-1. Brynna Smith picked up a win at No. 2 singles over Caroline Cryzewski 6-0, 6-2. Emeline Hanna won a tight matchup at No. 3 singles against Zenedee Cruz 7-5, 6-4.
The No. 1 doubles team of Taylor Belanger and Mija Pilkaite defeated Caitlyn McDonell and Miranda Robles 6-0, 6-1. Arlene Dai and Rachel Hart defeated Dechlyn Lushy and Brianna Houle 6-0, 6-2 at No. 2 doubles. Tilly Williams and Amelia Berles shut out Val Jones and Chelsea Wagner 6-0, 6-0 at No. 3 doubles and the No. 4 doubles team of Tayler Hansen-Bates and Danielle Schackmann blanked Elli Warren and Nichole Spemen 6-0, 6-0.