Greenville wins a pair: The Yellow Jackets got a pair of O-K Bronze wins from Grand Rapids Forest Hills Northern Tuesday, winning the first game 8-2 and the second 13-3. Lexi Canterbury was the winning pitcher in both games, as she scattered seven hits and stuck out five without a walk in the opener and allowed six hits, struck out six and walked two in the nightcap. Canterbury and Nikota Howe had two hits each in the first game, then Liz Niemiec, Sarah Newhouse and Paiglyn Hulliberger had two hits each in the second game. Records: 9-5 and 8-3. Next games: at Forest Hills Northern Thursday.
Central tops Lakeview twice: The Green Hornets improved on their standing in the CSAA after knocking off the Wildcats 9-3 and 7-2 Tuesday night. Paige Switzer got the win in the opener, scattering six hits, walking three and striking out four. Scylar Blaisdell had two hits for Central. Paige Ledin got the win in the second game after scattering four hits and striking out four without a walk. Switzer and Makayla Studley had two hits each in that game. Records: Central is 14-7 and 10-2, Lakeview is 4-10 and 3-9. Next games: Central is at Reed City Friday, Lakeview is at home against White Cloud Friday.
Belding, Sparta split: The Redskins dropped just their second O-K Blue Conference game Tuesday, losing the first game of a doubleheader to the Spartans 4-1. Belding came back with a 12-2 mercy of Sparta in the second game. Cailtin Alkire took the loss in the opener even though she walked only one and allowed only four hits. But Belding had only two hits — one from Rachel Hunt and one from Alkire. Alkire came back in the second game and won, allowing nine hits walking two and striking out two. Hunt, Mariah Heintzelman and Brooke Linebaugh had two hits each. Records: 12-3 and 8-2. Next game: at Sparta Thursday.
CC-Crystal takes one of two: The Eagles were able to get past Coleman in the first game of two Tuesday by a 4-0 score, but they lost the second game to the Comets 9-2. Katie Wilcox pitched both games, allowing four hits, walking two and fanning two in the opener, but scattering three hits with two walks and two strikeouts in five innings of the nightcap. Kristie Jolley knocked out two hits in the first game and Hailey Shinabarger and Kali Donahue had two hits each in the second game. Records: 8-8 and 4-3. Next games: at home against Ashley Thursday.
Montabella mercied twice: The Mustangs ran up against a powerful Mount Pleasant Sacred Heart team and was shut out twice, losing 16-0 in three innings in the first game and 10-0 in five innings in the second. Cheyann Frasle took the loss in the opener and Emily Lint was the losing pitcher in the second game. Makalia Kent broke up a no-hit bid with the only hit in the first game and Kayla LaCroix had two hits in the second game. Record: 3-11. Next game: at Coleman Thursday.
Belding wins two: The Redskins were double-winners over Sparta in an O-K Blue Conference doubleheader Tuesday, winning by scored of 10-5 and 5-1. The first-game winner was Tyler Stevel, who struck out 12 and allowed three hits in seven innings. No Belding player had more than one hit of the seven they knocked out. The second game was won by Brian Daller, who struck out three in 4 2/3 innings of work. Russ McDowell had three hits to lead Belding. Records: 6-9 and 4-6. Next game: at home against CC-Crystal today.
Montabella wins two Monday: The Mustangs picked up a a pair of MSAC wins Monday, beating Ashley 8-1 and 14-7. Colby Butler was the winning pitcher in game one, going four innings and allowing three hits while striking out eight and walking two. Chase Murray, Pete Taylor and Drew Nemeth had two hits each in that game. In game two Nate Jankowsky went 4 1/3 innings and gave up three hits while striking out six. Murray and John Donnelly had two hits each in that game.
Montabella loses two Tuesday: The Mustangs hosted Mount Pleasant Sacred Heart Tuesday and lost games of 15-2 and 12-4 Tuesday. Dan Cutler was the losing pitcher in the opener, allowing six hits and five walks in 3 2/3 innings. Montabella had only four hits in the game. Butler was hit with the loss in the second game, as he lasted only 3 1/3 innings and gave up eight hits and five walks, fanning three. Taylor and Jankowsky had two hits each for the Mustangs. Records: 5-7 and 1-7. Next games: at Coleman Thursday.