Skippers take three out of four from Lumberjacks
SC4 softball team found Game 1 of its two doubleheaders against Alpena CC to be
2 of the MCCAA Eastern Conference contests was a different story.
Skippers took three of the four meetings with the Lumberjacks Saturday, April
8, and Sunday, April 9, at Pine Grove Park to improve to 3-5 in the league and
Ron Matthews’ squad needed just five innings to win the opener each day – 8-0
and 9-0. The Skippers fell 4-3 in the nightcap Saturday and had to hold on for
a 6-5 decision Sunday in Game 2.
Kara Collins was the winning pitcher for the Skippers in the opener Saturday as
she tossed a two-hitter with five strikeouts. Sophomore Liz Renner, a Richmond
grad, and Nicole Finazzo, an Anchor Bay grad, each had two hits. Capac grad
Mikaela Parski and Finazzo each drove in two runs, while freshman Kaitlyn
Griffith and Collins had a RBI apiece. Freshman Sarah Longuski connected on a
Skippers were held to five hits in the second game Saturday. Collins led the way
with two hits; Griffith, a Richmond grad, Finazzo and Parski each had a RBI.
Freshman Gabby Morgan went the distance on the mound.
pounded out 11 hits and put up eight runs in the third inning in the
doubleheader opener Sunday. Sophomore Taylor Westrick, a St. Clair grad,
blasted a three-run home run. Longuski, a St. Clair grad, and Parski sparked
the offense with three hits apiece. Freshman Riley Montgomery doubled in a pair
of runs, while Longuski had two RBI.
pitched one-hit ball with three strikeouts over three innings for the win.
Morgan finished up the shutout, working two innings.
Game 2, Collins earned the victory with Morgan recording the final four outs
for the save. Alpena grabbed a 2-0 first-inning lead, but the Skippers rallied
and led 6-2 heading into the bottom of the sixth.
(double) and Westrick drove in two runs apiece, while Griffith had a RBI and
Longuski added a double.
The Skippers return to
conference play 3 p.m. Tuesday, April 11, against league-leading Oakland (7-0,
20-7) on the road.