Jefferson gets fundamental in softball win over Trojans

Union’s Mackenzie Dolan gets ready to catch the ball as a Lake runner slides into home on Wednesday in a 12-1 loss to the Lady Hornets

She allowed two earned runs, while striking out eight and walking three.

St. Francis used seven hits and a complete game performance from Abby Trahan in the circle to take a 3-0 win in the day's opening game at Maryland Softball Stadium.

"This is our fifth game this week. They just hit the ball better than us", said head coach Danielle Henderson.

The Tigers started the scoring in the top of the first on a run-scoring groundout by Kaitlyn Bair. "Our girls competed hard and had the lead most of the game, but we couldn't overcome a couple of defensive miscues and a questionable call".

The Grand Rapids Community College softball team dropped both games against the Muskegon Community College Jayhawks Thursday afternoon in a doubleheader at Belknap Park in Grand Rapids. Zac Wilsonbroke another career record in the contest as his two stolen bases gave him 47 to surpass Cam Cooper.

"I didn't think it was a home run, but it had some pop", Starr said with a smile pointing to her first prep home run.

The Eagles padded their lead with runs in the second and fifth frames. Wireman has pitched 17 less innings and has tallied 138 strikeouts and Rogers has racked up 63 in 90 innings pitched. "She was hitting her spots and she came out today in a relief position, she came out, she hit her spots, she got a lot of results that she was looking for with the ground balls".

The first match saw the Raiders bats come to life nearly matching the Jayhawks hit for hit, but ultimately losing 11-8 with only four of those 11 runs being earned. Sarti had a double, single, run and three RBIs; Rylee Jarman had three hits and three runs; Clay had three hits and Sydney Bires scored twice. Another walk loaded the bases and a single to center field added another run to bring the score to 6-5. The Eagles added their third run in the fourth inning off a single from Angel Schilke.

Friday's games will start at 2 and 4 p.m. and Sunday's games will start at 1 and 3 p.m. "That's what good teams do. You take them however you can get them, right?" "If the wind wasn't blowing, maybe it's a different game". Wilson set the career hit record yesterday and went 3-for-4 at the plate with a run scored.

"It feels good, and I love winning with this team that is playing really, really well right now", Landes said.

Left-handed ace Chelsea McManaway held the Thundering Herd scoreless for 6.2 innings before giving up a two-run home run in the seventh. "But she's really blowing us away with her maturity and experience. I am confident in this team and our bats are going to wake up". During this time, she allowed three runs, none of which were earned on eight hits.

"Kelsey's a competitor", Davis said. "I thought we were getting ourselves on an very bad lot". So let her go out there and finish it. "We have a freshman pitcher, and she's doing a phenomenal job for a freshman being on varsity", Hutto said.

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