Lumberjacks end homestand on a winning note
Some late-inning heroics helped the Alpena Community College softball team end its recent homestead on a winning note.
Makayla Price hit a three-run homer in the sixth inning and Emily Vivian scored on an error in the seventh inning to give the Lumberjacks a 5-4 victory over Macomb on Saturday at Alpena High School in the first game of a conference doubleheader.
Karah Dunson singled to lead off the seventh for ACC but Macomb got two quick outs, leaving Dunson on third base. Vivian drew a walk to put runners on the corners and Jessica Marwede singled after a lengthy at-bat to score Dunson and tie the game.
Vivian came in to score the winning run after Jasmyn Schultz hit a ball to left field and the ball dropped between Macomb’s left fielder, center fielder and shortstop for an error.
Price connected off of Macomb pitcher Skye Norris with two outs in the bottom of the sixth, sending a towering shot over the center field scoreboard to make it 4-3.
Much of the game proved to be a defensive duel until Macomb broke through with a two-run home run from Madison Morse to left field in the fourth inning. The Monarchs tacked on two more runs in the fifth.
The Lumberjacks scattered just two hits through the first five innings before their late scoring surge. Schultz had two hits for ACC and Price had a hit and three RBI.
Michelle DeGrez and Brenna Todaro each had two hits for Macomb.
Macomb got the better of ACC in the second game of the twinbill, winning 13-3 in five innings.
Hannah Tomason had a two-run home run for the Monarchs in the second inning and Macomb led 3-0 after two innings. Macomb tacked on six runs in the third, taking advantage of some errors and passed balls. Macomb added four more runs in the fourth inning.
ACC scattered four hits through the first four innings before finally putting up some runs. Jessica Marwede had an RBI double and Price had a two-run single.
ACC played Henry Ford in Livonia on Sunday, dropping both games in a doubleheader, 10-1 (six innings) and 22-3 (five innings).