Greenville 14, Northview 6: Despite committing six errors the Yellow Jackets won the third game of the three-game series with the Wildcats Thursday. Lexii Canterbury went the distance, scattering eight hits, walking two and striking out six. Greenville had 21 hits on the night, led by Nikota Howe, who was 5-for-5 with four doubles, Canterbury with four hits, Beth Gantz with three and Liz Niemic, Sarah Newhouse and Kae Page with two each. Records: 6-3 and 6-3. Next games: at the Allendale tournament Saturday.
Central mercies twice: The Green Hornets mercied the Evart Wildcats twice Thursday by scores of 11-1 in five innings and 15-0 in four innings. Sadie Rowland was the winning pitcher in the opener, allowing a walk and five hits with a strikeout. Maddy Christensen had three hits and Paige Switzer and Hanna Christensen added two each. Skylar Blaisdell got the win in the nightcap, as she threw a two-hitter, walking one and striking out three. Blaisdell also had three hits as did Mikayla Studley, who homered as one of her three hits. Record: 10-7. Next game: at Morley Stanwood today.
CC-Crystal, Saranac split: The Eagles lost a heartbreaking 5-4 decision in the opener of a doubleheader Thursday, but got the second game 7-3. The Redskins, who scored twice in the top of the seventh for the win, pinned the loss on Katie Wilcox, who allowed six hits and four walks while striking out three. CC-Crystal had four hits by just four different players. Mackenzie Geister was the winning pitcher in the nightcap, scattering five hits, walking three and fanning three. Tomberlee Smith had three singles for four RBIs and Kristie Jolley added two hits. Record: 7-7. Next games: at home against Coleman Tuesday.
Belding wins two: The Redskins won both ends of a doubleheader with Coopersville Thursday, taking the first game 9-5 and the second game 14-2 in five innings. Caitlin Alkire had the win in the first game after Belding scored five times in the sixth and three times in the seventh for the win. Alkire walked one, struck out seven and allowed seven hits. Rachel Hunt had three hits, Greta Wilker had two hits and three RBIs and Mariah Heintzelman was 2-for-4. In the second game Hunt pitched the first three innings and allowed just three hits while striking out four without a walk. Hunt also was 2-for-3 with three RBIs in the game. Records: 8-1 and 7-1. Next games: at the Northview Invitational Saturday.
CC-Crystal JV lose pair: The JV Eagles were beat in both games of a doubleheader against the Saranac JV Redskins Thursday, losing 5-4 and 19-2 in Saranac. Whitney LaVictor took the loss in the opener despite scattering just three hits, walking four and striking out six. In the second game, Saranac scored 10 runs in the second inning while CC-Crystal had seven errors. LaVictor allowed the first two runs and took the loss. Record: 5-5. Next games: at Montabella today.
Allendale 104, Belding 33: The Redskins dropped an O-K Blue Conference dual meet Thursday, as they had only three first-place finishes: Brendan Sutherland in the high jump (6-1), Brendan Zuver in the 100 (11.36) and Trevor Curtis in the 1,600 (4:49.80). Next meet: at the O-K Blue Conference meet at Coopersville Thursday.
Belding 80, Allendale 57: The Redskins handed the Falcons their first O-K Blue Conference loss of the season while staying undefeated themselves Thursday. Mackenzie Briemayer had four firsts, winning the 100 (13.01) and the 200 (27.66) while being a part of the winning 400-meter relay (54.28) and 800-meter relay teams (1:56.74). Monica Baylis also had three firsts, setting a new school record in the 1,600 (5:27.6) and winning the 800 (2:26.60) and helping the winning 3,200-meter relay (10:50.01). Next meet: at the O-K Blue Conference meet at Coopersville Thursday.
CM 195, Tri County 242: The Green Hornets knocked off the Vikings in a dual meet Thursday at Whitefish Lake Golf Course in Pierson. Tyler Sleet had a 41, Josh Mitchell added a 48, Brent Johnson added a 51 and Preston Giles added a 56. Next match: at home for the Hornet Invitational Monday.