Laker softball wins 90th straight conference game
The Spring Lake softball team stretched their conference winning streak to 90 games Friday night with a 13-3 victory over Sparta.
Leah Vaughan set the tone, singling in the first inning and scoring a run before striking out the side from the pitching circle in the bottom of the inning and smashing a two-run home run in the second inning.
Vaughan finished the game with 14 strikeouts, allowing just two hits from the mound. Avery Flynn, Jenna Core, Molly Poole and Janna Ercole each added three hits, while Ercole totaled four RBIs.
Bucs softball edges Hudsonville
The Grand Haven softball team hosted O-K Red Conference foe Hudsonville for a single game Friday afternoon, taking a 5-3 victory.
A four-run second inning made the difference for the Bucs, as Madison Shumaker mashed a solo home run for her sixth of the year, followed by an RBI single by Emily Walcott and an RBI double by Ashlyn Hall. Hall added a home run in the fifth inning. Skyler Covelli also managed multiple hits for the Bucs
Shumaker took the win in the pitching circle, allowing six hits and three runs over seven innings with six strikeouts.
“We challenged our kids after an uncharacteristic effort against Caledonia last night to come out prove to themselves that they are the team that started 14-2 and not the team that took the field last night,” sais Grand Haven head coach John Hall. “Man, they responded with an incredible effort.
“We were crisp, quick and decisive with the ball defensively. We were aggressive at the plate and came away with the win.”
Bucs soccer draws Grandville
The Grand Haven girls soccer team mounted a comeback effort to tie O-K Red Conference foe Grandville on Friday night, finishing 4-4.
The Bucs fell behind 3-0 off the jump before scoring three unanswered goals to tie the game at halftime. Alli Keyser and Avery Richardson scored on headers off corner kicks from Neala Wilson and Carley Wagasky, before Wagasky netted the tying goal on a long-range snipe just before intermission.
Richardson took the lead on an assist from Ellary Bylsma in the second half, before Grandville evened the score and held on for the draw.
WESTERN MICHIGAN CHRISTIAN
Warrior soccer falls to North Muskegon
The Western Michigan Christian girls soccer team took on No. 3 North Muskegon on Friday night, falling 6-0.
“Wow, what another great team we played tonight,” said WMC head coach David Hulings. “Despite the score, I was really proud of how we defended both individually and as a team. Our backline did a very good job tracking and group defending. We didn’t have much attack, but the girls grew up in the area of team defending tonight and freshman Libby Mast did a great job in goal. We are hoping this will pay off as we move forward.”
The Warriors return to action Monday at Ludington.