Laker softball picks up 20th win
The Spring Lake softball team traveled north for a weekend of competition Friday, skipping out on the Lakeshore’s rainy weather to take on Traverse City Central in a non-conference doubleheader.
The Lakers won both games, by scores of 17-3 and 7-3.
GAME 1: Spring Lake 17, TCC 3
All nine Laker starters recorded a hit in their first game up north, while eight different players scored runs. Linsey Paggeot led the way from the plate with four hits, including her first home run of the year, which was good for three runs. She also racked up four runs scored.
Madelyn Nelson recorded four hits and scored three runs, while Leah Vaughn and Molly Poole collected two hits apiece with Poole collecting four RBIs. Lauren Hellman smashed her third home run of the year.
Vaughn took the win, throwing four innings. Lauren Somers pitched two innings of relief.
GAME 2: Spring Lake 7, TCC 3
Traverse City jumped out to an early lead in Game 2, putting the Lakers in an unfamiliar trailing position. They finally took the lead in the fourth on a key RBI by Janna Ercole.
Hellman, Vaughn and Core each recorded two hits.
Vaughn took the win, throwing a complete game with four hits and seven strikeouts.
The Lakers return to action today at 10 a.m. for a doubleheader at Traverse City West. They are 20-0 on the season.
Laker soccer rolls Sparta
The Spring Lake girls soccer team took on Sparta in O-K Blue Conference action Wednesday night, defeating the Spartans, 6-0.
Taylor Colquitt netted two goals in the first half, assisted by Laney Peasley and Phoebe Saunders.
Saunders took over in the second half, scoring back-to-back goals off two assists by Keara Fritsche. Saunders then found Peasley for one of her two goals of the evening, the other was assisted by Madeline Zenas. Kamryn Lewkowski recorded the shutout in goal.
Western Michigan Christian
Warrior soccer blanked at North Muskegon
Western Michigan Christian girls soccer failed to score against undefeated North Muskegon on Friday night in a 6-0 road loss. The Norse have yet to give up a goal this season and scored three in each half to defeat the Warriors.
“We played a very good team in North Muskegon tonight,” WMC coach David Hulings said.
Hulings said WMC has played top-ranked teams in D4 and he was surprised the Norse have not been ranked.
“I couldn’t be prouder of my girls. We were really struggling to just stay with them, but no one gave up,” Hulings added. “I was especially excited when our ‘junior varsity’ squad was on the pitch. With 20 minutes left in the game and the score 5-0, we put 10 underclassmen on the field. It was great to see our underclassmen yield only one goal to a team with that type of quality players. I thought our players showed some real class and effort. We can really build on that. “
The Warriors, now 6-9 on the season, travel to Ludington Monday.
Bucs JV soccer downs West Ottawa
The Grand Haven girls junior varsity soccer team defeated West Ottawa Thursday night, 2-0. Amelia Strohmeyer netted both goals for the Bucs, assisted by Anna Lown and Mary Springer.