Lumberjacks drop pair of home games to Macomb

News Photo by Jonny Zawacki Alpena Community College outfielder Alexis Ferguson tracks a fly ball down in left field during a women’s softball game against Macomb Community College on Friday at Alpena High School.

The Alpena Community College Lumberjacks welcomed Macomb Community College and opened a weekend series with the Monarchs and the first two games went to the hot-hitting Monarchs as they swept ACC by scores of 17-1 and 13-5 on Friday at Alpena High School.

Macomb took care of business in the opener as the Monarchs held ACC to two hits. One was a deep solo home run from Jessica Marwede in the third inning for the Lumberjacks’ only run and Makayla Price had ACC’s other hit.

The Monarchs had no problem at all piling up the hits and runs.

After a scoreless first inning, Macomb batted around the order and nearly the entire lineup crossed the plate as it put up a 12-run second inning to blow the game wide open. The Monarchs collected eight hits in the inning and had 12 in the four-inning game.

Macomb added four runs in the fourth including a three-run home run and cruised to a big victory in game one.

Game two was more of the same for the Monarchs. They collected 12 hits total as a team, five of them coming in a first inning where Macomb took an early 4-0 lead.

The Monarchs added three more in the third and a pair of runs in the fourth to take a 9-0 lead and were on the verge of ending game two, but Alpena battled back with a five-run fifth inning.

Madison Girard led off the inning with a walk and later scored on a wild pitch. Emily Vivian reached on an error and also scored on a wild pitch. Jasmyn Schultz walked with one out. A batter later, Brittany Decker was hit by a pitch, Price walked and Schultz crossed home on a wild pitch and Morgan Dove singled in Decker and Price to complete the inning and all the scoring the Lumberjacks were able to do in the nightcap.

Macomb added two more runs in the fifth and finished the game off with another pair of runs in the sixth to end the game via mercy rule.

At the plate, ACC collected five hits in the game, led by Price who went 2-for-2 with a walk, a run scored and an RBI. Dove had a hit, a walk and had a pair of RBI. Vivian singled, walked, scored a run and stole a base and Marwede added a hit. Girard, Decker and Schultz each scored runs in the game.

The Lumberjacks will be back in action today when they play their final home games of the 2019 season against Macomb at noon and 2 p.m. at Alpena High School.