CC-Crystal mercies Ashley twice: The Eagles outscored the Bears 37-1 in a total of six innings Thursday in beating Ashley 15-0 in game one and 22-1 in game two. The Eagles got a no-hitter from pitcher Katie Wilcox in the first game, being denied a perfect game by two errors. She struck out one batter. Kali Donahue was 3-for-3 with two RBIs, and Hailey Shinabarger and Raelynne Ferguson hade two hits each as CC-Crystal knocked out 13 hits. The Eagles were walked 10 times in the second game, also won by Wilcox. She allowed one hit and struck out three. Wilcox, Donahue and Ferguson each had two hits in the second game. Record: 14-19: Next: at home Monday against Fowler.
Belding 11, GR Forest Hills Northern 1: The Redskins won their 11th consecutive game Thursday in the final O-K Blue Conference game of the season. Kyleigh Linebaugh pitched a complete-game one-hitter, striking out 10 without a walk. Mindy Reminga had three hits and three RBIs and Mariah Heintzelman, Caitlin Alkire and Morgan Hill added two hits each in the rout. Records: 20-10 and 14-4. Next: at Lakeview on Monday.
GR Christian 15, Greenville 6: They Yellow Jackets gave up a ton of walks in losing to the Eagles in an O-K White Conference game Thursday. Sarah Newhouse was the losing pitcher, pitching in three different innings totaling 2 2/3 innings. She allowed five hits and five walks with a strikeout. The only Greenville player to have two hits was Harleigh Lewis, who had two of the six Jacket hits. Records: 13-17 and 4-6. Next: at GR Kenowa Hills tournament Saturday.
MPSH drops Montabella: The Mustangs were mercied in both games against the Irish Thursday in MSAC action, losing 15-1 in five innings and 12-2 in six innings. Emily Lint took the loss in game one, scattering nine hits and six walks. Kayla LaCroix, Allie Ball and Taylor Smith had the only hits for Montabella. Cheyann Frasle was hit with the loss in the second game, as she gave up 12 hits and walked four. Sarah Ranney had two of the five Mustang hits, with LaCroix, Melissa Allen and Taylor Hutson having the others. Records: 6-24 and 4-9. Next: at Saranac Wednesday.
Lakeview 1-1 vs. Lions: The Wildcats split a doubleheader with Newaygo Thursday, losing the first game 14-9 but winning the second 6-1. Erin Vanderzand allowed 16 hits and four walks to take the loss for Lakeview in the opener. Andrea Henry and Estelle Molitor had four hits each and Keelie Outman added two for the Wildcats. Sadie Massey got the win in the second game, allowing five hits and four walks while striking out three. Seven different hitters for Lakeview each had a single hit. Record: 16-13. Next: at home Monday against Belding.
CC-Crystal doubles up Ashley: The Eagles won a pair of games against the Bears Thursday, winning 18-6 in six innings and 11-0 in five innings in Ashley. Aaron Haines got the win in relief of Jeremy Schneider in the first game, as Haines went the final 4 2-3 innings and allowed four hits and two walks while striking out seven. Spencer Harwood was 3-for-4 with four runs scored, Jack Powers was 3-for-3 with four RBIs and Hunter Clark and Garner Cusack had two hits each. The second game was won by Cusack, who threw a complete-game one-hitter, fanning six. He also had two hits in the game as did Clark. Record: 12-15. Next: at home against Belding today.
MPSH shuts down Montabella: The Mustangs managed only a total of three hits in two games against the Irish Thursday in losses of 8-0 and 9-0. Nate Bandfield took the loss in both games. In the first game he allowed five hits and walked five striking out seven to surpass 100 strikeouts for the year. Travis Sabin and Brady Burggren had the only Montabella hits. Drew Nemeth had the only hit of the game, and it broke up a perfect game attempt on the 21st batter. Records: 9-14-2 and 5-8. Next: at home against Vestaburg on Monday.