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PREP ROUNDUP: Wildcats keep shutout streak going

PETOSKEY — For the fifth consecutive game, the Alpena High School soccer team recorded a shut out victory.

The win Monday came against Big North Conference rival Petoskey as the Wildcats came away with a 2-0 win and beat the Northmen for the first time in Alpena head coach Tim Storch’s tenure.

The Wildcats opened the scoring in the first half on an unassisted goal from Mollie Girard and Alpena held a one goal advantage at the break.

The Wildcats got an insurance goal five minutes into the second half when Anna Young found the back of the net on an assist from Kameron Schultz.

“It was really a comfortable win for us. We played very disciplined and shut down their attack,” Alpena coach Tim Storch said. “This was our fifth consecutive shut out and I’m proud of our defensive play. We tweaked a few things after our loss to Traverse City Central and we have since been really strong defensively.”

Eden Zann earned the shut out in net for Alpena.

The Wildcats improve to 8-4 overall on the season and are 2-2 in BNC play.

Alpena will be back in action today when they host Traverse City West.

BASEBALL

Hillman sweeps Mio

MIO — The Hillman baseball team got a pair of solid pitching performances on Monday as the Tigers swept a doubleheader against Mio, defeating the Thunderbolts by scores of 6-0 and 7-2.

Kory Henigan tossed a no-hitter in game one, pitching six complete innings, allowed four walks and struck out nine batters earning the win.

Offensively, Gage Steinke and Cam Koenig carried the big bats for Hillman as they both went 2-for-2. Koenig collected two RBI, scored a run and drew a walk while Steinke scored twice, doubled and walked twice. Nash Steinke and Sean Henigan each added hits and Nic Taratuta added a sacrifice fly to drive in a run.

Hillman got another superb pitching performance in the nightcap as Isaac Morrision tossed a one-hitter as he pitched five innings and struck out 10.

At the plate, Koenig capped off his big day going 2-for-3 with a double, a run scored and five RBI. Nash Steinke also went 2-for-3 with a run scored. Gage Steinke and Taratuta each added a hit and scored a run.

The Tigers are now 8-7 overall on the year and 1-1 in North Star League Little-Dipper play.

SOFTBALL

Hillman 20, Mio 8

MIO–McKenna Hiveley threw six strong innings and Briley Tyler had a pair of doubles and two RBI as the Hillman softball team defeated Mio 20-8 on Monday.

The two teams were scheduled to play a doubleheader, but the second game was called off due to weather.

Hiveley earned the win after allowing nine hits and a walk while fanning seven batters.

At the plate, Tyler was 3-for-4 with two doubles and two RBI; Bailey Schook was 3-for-5 with a double and two RBI; Brooke Jones was 2-for-2 with a triple and two RBI; Joslyn Brown was 2-for-4 with a double and two RBI and Makenna Grulke was 2-for-4 Wirth a double and two RBI.

Hillman improved to 7-5-1 with the win.

“Conditions were tough tonight. Both teams had to play through the cold and wet,” Hillman coach Ken Rundell said. “I was pleased to see us come up with key hits with runners in a position to score.”

Hillman hosts Tawas on Wednesday and Rudyard on Friday.