Posen baseball, softball teams top Huskies
POSEN — The Posen baseball team picked up two wins over Atlanta on Thursday, defeating the Huskies 9-3 and 15-5.
Atlanta opened game one with two runs in the first inning, but the Vikings responded with four runs in the home half before adding a pair of runs in the third and three more in the fourth to break the game wide open.
George Kroll picked up the win on the mound, throwing all six innings, allowing three runs on seven hits and striking out 11 Huskies.
The top of the Posen lineup carried them offensively as Lucas Stone, Jared Sharpe, Mark Wisniewski and jared Kamyszek each had two hits apiece and scored at lead two runs. Wisniewski scored three runs and added an RBI, Kamyszek drove in a run and Sharpe collected a pair of RBI.
Posen jumped all over the Huskies in game two, scoring seven runs in the first and three more in the second to take a 10-1 lead after two innings.
Atlanta cut into the lead with four runs in the third, but the Vikings answered with a run of their own in the third and ended the game with four runs in the fifth.
Kamyszek picked up the win, allowing two earned runs on six hits and striking out four.
At the plate, Sharpe went 3-for-4 with two runs scored and had an RBI. Stone was a perfect 2-for-2 with three runs scored and two RBI. Kamyszek finished the game 2-for-2 with a pair of runs scored, Kroll added a hit, a run and two RBI and Chase Dubie went 2-for-3 with three RBI and two runs scored.
On the day, Dalton Forrester had a pair of doubles for the Huskies and Aaron Cuzzort was 2-for-3 in the nightcap.
BELLAIRE–The Onaway baseball team made quick work of Bellaire on Thursday, defeating the Eagles 21-2 and 16-0.
In the opener, Jason Smith earned the win for Onaway (8-4) after a pair of scoreless innings. Declan Clayton was 3-for-3 with a double, two runs scored and five RBI.
In the nightcap, Spencer Nash earned the win, allowing one hit and striking out five in three innings.
Clayton had three RBI to bring his total up to eight for the day and Brendan Hilliker was 3-for-3 with three runs scored and three RBI.
On the day, Gavin Fenstermaker was 4-for-4 with six runs scored, three walks, seven stolen bases and four RBI for the Cardinals.
Posen wins big at home
POSEN — The Posen softball team came away with two lopsided victories in a doubleheader sweep over Atlanta on Thursday, winning by scores of 11-1 and 15-0.
Makayla Kamyszek pitched a no-hitter in game one, going all five innings, allowing one run on one walk and struck out seven.
Offensively, Posen opened with four runs in the first inning and scored six more in the third. Atlanta added its only run in the second inning and the Vikings scored the mercying run in the bottom of the fifth.
At the plate, Brooke Ciarkowski went a perfect 3-for-3 with a pair of RBI and runs scored. Riley Krajniak was 3-for-4 with two runs scored and two RBI. Megan Rasmussen added two hits and an RBI and Hannah Stone added a hit, a run, an RBI and walked twice.
Posen took care of business in the nightcap, needing just three innings to defeat the Huskies 15-0.
Krajniak pitched all three innings picking up the win on the mound as she allowed two hits, one walk and struck out four.
Offensively, Ciarkowski completed her perfect day going 3-for-3 with four RBI and two runs scored. Krajniak helped her own cause going 3-for-4 with three RBI and two runs scored. Lizzy Romel was 2-for-2 with three runs scored and Kamyszek added a hit and scored twice.
Onaway routs Bellaire
BELLAIRE–The Onaway softball team continued its hot start to the season with a pair of easy wins over Bellaire on Thursday, 20-0 and 16-0.
Calley Selke threw a no-hitter for the Cardinals (8-1, 4-0 Ski Valley), allowing one walk and striking out 10.
At the plate, Selke was 1-for-3 with four RBI and two runs scored; Kennedy Crawford was 3-for-4 with an RBI and four runs scored; Jordan Larson was 2-for-3 with a pair of doubles, three RBI and two runs scored; Kyli Brewbaker was 2-for-4 with three RBI and three runs scored; Jillian Chaskey was 1-for-2 with three runs scored; Taylor Larson was 1-for-2 with a double, two RBI and two runs scored; Kayla Metty was 1-for-2 with a double, an RBI and four runs scored; Brittany Buczkowski was 1-for-2 with an RBI and a run scored and Breya Domke was 1-for-4 with a double, an RBI and a run scored.
At the plate in the second game, Metty had a two-run home run, four RBI and scored twice; Buczkowski was 1-for-3 with two RBI; Jackie Sellke was 1-for-3 with two RBI and two runs scored; Crawford was 4-for-4 with a triple, three RBI and three runs scored; Jordan Larson was 2-for-3 with three RBI and two runs scored; Brewbaker was 2-for-4 with a run scored; Taylor Larson was 1-for-3 with a run scored and Selke was 1-for-2 with an RBI and a run scored.
Onaway plays at Gaylord St. Mary on Monday.
Hillman earns split with Whittemore
HILLMAN — The Hillman softball team split with Whittemore-Prescott in a NSL doubleheader on Thursday, defeating the Cardinals by a score of 4-0 and falling 14-10.
The Tigers took game one behind a masterful pitching performance from Bailey Schook who twirled a gem. Schook tossed a two-hit shutout and struck out 12 batters to earn the win.
Offensively, Hillman scored three runs in the first inning and added one in the fourth and it was more than enough for Schook.
Mackenzie VanPamel and Briley Tyler each had two hits. VanPamel, Tyler and Joslyn Brown each added an RBI apiece in the contest.
The nightcap was much higher scoring and Hillman couldn’t find enough offense.
The Tigers opened with three runs in the first, but Whittemore responded with four runs in the top of the second to take the lead.
Hillman scored two in the home half of the second to regain the lead, but found themselves trailing when the Cardinals scored three in the top of the fourth inning.
Hillman didn’t trail for long as they scored five in the bottom of the fourth to once again take a lead, but the Cardinals strung together seven runs in the fifth inning and held on for the win.
Cadillac 6, Alpena 2
CADILLAC–The Alpena High girls soccer team’s night started off strong on Thursday, but ultimately ended on a sour note.
Alpena led Cadillac 2-1 at half, but fell behind quickly in the second half and walked away on the recieving end of a 6-2 loss in a Big North Conference contest.
“It was frustrating to see us play. It’s like watching two different teams,” Alpena coach Tim Storch said. “I’m mesmerized in a negative way.”
Alpena got first half goals from Kennedy Kaiser and Mollie Girard, but was dealt a setback when Girard went down with an injury just before halftime and didn’t return.
Anna Young earned an assist on Kaiser’s goal.
Alpena fell behind 3-2 within the first six minutes of the second half and the Vikings tacked on three more goals in the remaining time.
“I’m disheartened. We had a second-half collapse,” Storch said.
Alpena will play at a tournament at Ogemaw Heights on Saturday. The Wildcats’ first two games are against Sault Ste. Marie and Marquette.
The Wildcats will then play at Petoskey on Monday at 6 p.m.
TRACK AND FIELD
Hillman competes at Inland Lakes
INLAND LAKES — The Hillman track team competed against 13 other schools in the Bulldog Invite at Indland Lakes on Thursday.
Top performers for the Tigers included Gunner Mellingen who took first place in the 100 Run (11.79), 200 Run (23.70) and placed second in the Long Jump (18-11.50). Emilee Noffze took second in the High Jump (4-6) and Angelina Hunt took fourth in the Long Jump (13-3.10).
Alpena sweeps Sault Ste. Marie
The Alpena High JV baseball team kept things rolling with a pair of wins over Sault Ste. Marie on Thursday, 12-2 (five innings) and 17-2 (five innings).
In the first game, Ryan Lee, Ashton Perrin and Noah Marquardt combined to pitch Alpena to victory.
At the plate, Charlie Williams was 1-for-2 and Victor Chen was 2-for-2 with a double.
Marquardt and Logan Momrik combined for the win in the second game.
Travis Weide, Matt Thompson and Kam Potter each had a double for the Wildcats.
Alpena hosts a four-team tournament on Saturday with games scheduled at 10 a.m., 12:45 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. The Wildcats (9-1) will play Cheboygan, Marquette and Saginaw Heritage.
The Wildcats were also victorious on Wednesday, sweeping Gaylord at home in a doubleheader, winning by scores of 7-4 and 10-8.
Keegan Hahn picked up the win, pitching six innings allowing four runs on two hits. Chen tossed the final inning to pick up the save.
The Wildcats collected seven hits in the game and were led by Luke Tucker who went 2-for-2 and Alex Cadarette who finished 2-for-4. Perrin and Potter each added a double in the game.
Alpena broke an 8-8 tie in the bottom of the sixth inning with two runs.
Chen started the game and went four innings, allowed four runs on four hits and struck out five batters. Potter pitched three innings in relief and picked up the win.
Offensively, Lee went 2-for-2 with a double, Hahn finished 2-for-3, Kadyn Budnick was 2-for-4 with a double and Momrik added a double. Thompson also hit a home run in the doubleheader.