HOLT – Milan’s softball team used some drama to win the Holt tournament on Saturday.
The Big Reds drew 2-1 over the home team in their first game, then Madison Gray doubled the tie and won the series at the bottom of the eighth and produced a 10-9 triumph over Battle Creek Lakeview.
Gray had three goals, including a pair of doubles, and drove in three series in the second game. There were two cars and she had two punches on her head when she merged in the eighth inning for a double with loaded bases.
“Madison is a real solid first base player and a powerful striker,” said Milan coach Kirk Davis. “She always has good bats. She is one of those kids who always stays ultra focused. He has a great attitude and he is a fantastic child. ”
Milan lost 8-4 in that game before returning. Two-run home run newcomer Leila Daniels tied the game in the sixth inning. She finished with two goals and four RBIs.
Madison Mazei and Tierra Ronayne also had two goals each.
Mariah Stines scored seven goals in the first game and then scored the last four substitutions in the second. She won both victories.
The Big Reds had just three goals against Holt, including a double Mazei. Maily McCleary drove in the winning streak.
Milan starts with 16-1. That’s no surprise to Davis.
“I had a feeling we didn’t have injuries and if we played our game, we would probably be a pretty solid team,” he said.
Whiteford wins the home tournament
OTTAWA LAKE – Whiteford won 8-6 over Ann Arbor Skyline and 13-0 against Ypsilanti Lincoln and took first place at his own Kris Hubbard Invitational on Saturday.
The Bobcats scored six runs in the first inning against Skyline. Shay Alexander and Aly VanBrandt finished 3-for-3, and Berlynn Keller earned a win and improved to 10-0 this season.
Unity Nelson gave up just one goal and scored 12 in five innings against Lincoln and improved to 9-1.
“Lincoln is a good Division 1 team that has several quality wins this season,” Whiteford coach Matt VanBrandt said. “Our girls knew it and were excited about the challenge. We scored early and then let Nelson hit the hit zone. It was one of her best outings of the year.”
Whiteford had 13 goals, led by Ambrelle Billau who finished 4-for-4 with two doubles, four rounds and four RBI. Keller added three goals and three runs, and Kaydence Sheldon had two pairs.
Whiteford improved to a total of 20-2.
Dundee cleans the airport
DUNDEE – Freshman Kaylee Imo earned her seventh win of the season and led Dundee to a 7-1 win over Airport in the first game of the duel on Saturday. The Vikings overcame the duel with an 8-7 victory in the second game.
The Vikings were 6-4 behind in the second game before winning. McKenna Salley earned a victory in relief, allowing just one more run at the airport after entering the game in the third inning.
Kennedy Irwin had two triples, a double and three runs a day, Emily Killion had three goals, a walk, two RBI and three stolen bases, and Salley and Shay VanZandt were also strong on the board.
“I thought we played pretty well in the first game, but in the second we took advantage of the airport’s mistakes and hit and scored series in time when we needed to,” Dundee coach Mickey Moody said. “I thought Airport hit the ball harder than we do today as a team, but we just managed to score more runs than them when we needed them to win today. The airport is playing extremely tight. I was impressed with their effort.”
Jazzy Porter was 4-for-4 for the airport lead in the second game, Kam Krzemen was 2-for-4 with a home score, three RBI and two rounds, Hailey Boitnott had three goals and ReAnn Drummond had two hits, two RBIs and a run.
Drummond and Porter had two goals each in the opening.
Jets Jones sharp
CARLETON – Dominic Jones threw in six excluded innings in the first game of the two-headed game on Saturday and won 2-0 over Essexville Garber.
Garber won the second game 12-10.
Jones scored three goals and scored two. Jordan Footlander scored from the penalty spot.
Nolan Zajac and Adam Goins had two goals each to take the lead in the Jet attack, and Kyle Harvell had two stolen bases.
Airport fought back in the second game after falling eight rounds behind in the sixth inning. Zajac ran the Airport 2-for-4 (10-7).
Sharp mule chasers
ABSTINENCE – The Bedford pitchers scored just five goals all day in the Uisen Eisenhauer 4-2 and 3-2 reversals on Saturday.
Braden Vineyard, Tommy Huss and Jack Nigh combined on a 4-goal in the first game, then Aidan Reed and Brendan Hammer allowed just one goal in the second.
Three mules combined for seven strikeouts in each game.
Connor Laskey and Weiher had two goals each in the first game. Nolan Laskey had a trio of goals and Ethan Brickner two in the second.
Bedford is 14-5.
Carlson, Dundee broke up
DUNDEE – Gibraltar Carlson and Dundee split on Saturday, with Carlson winning 3-1 in the first game and Dundee 11-2 in the second.
“We played the first game and went away with the win,” Carlson coach Matt Kolak said of his 5-18 team. “We didn’t play in the second game and we lost.”
John Hojnowski scored seven in the first three innings of the first game. Nico Reach has lowered Dundee in the last four innings to come away with the win.
Dundee (4-6) scored 11 goals in the second game, including three by Ethan Lathan and two by Matt Atkinson. Trevor Schroeder tripled, drove in two runs and scored twice.
Dominik Laskowski had two goals for Carlson.
Huron gets two exclusions
SOUTHGATE – Luke Coll and Chad Martin threw one goal as the New Boston Huron defeated Southgate Anderson 11-0 and 10-0 on Saturday.
Gavin Moczydlowsky had two goals in each game. Other offensives that stood out were Ashton Warren, Jacob Handyside, Conner Grant and Wyatt Marentette.
DEARBORN – Alex Langenderfer won the pole vault and Chris Worden was second in the long jump to highlight Erie Mason’s day on Mark Carpenter’s call Friday.
Other placements for the Eagles were Jackson Iocoangeli, Jackson Ansel, Jacob Ansel, Aaron Koehn, Bryce Gardiner, Austin Sulier, Jacob Ansel and Louden Murbach.
Dundee wins two
FLAT ROCK – Dundee’s boys won the long jump relays (Elek LaPalme, Colton Bordine) and hurdles (LaPalme, Ashton Rakebrand, Ruben Riveria, Johnny Swisher) while taking fourth place in the Flat Rock Ram relay on Friday.
Brothers Kaiden and Cole Hubbell were second in the discus relay.
Dundee was second in the hurdles relay shuttle with four girls who had never run hurdles before – Brooklynn McBee, Joslyn Ball, Mira Borg and Kaylee Spaulding.
Powerful mule throwing
TEMPERANCE – Tyson Bert and Jake Yeager earned throwing victories while Bedford beat St. Petersburg on Saturday. John’s 7-1 and 8-2.