The Grand Haven softball team hosted East Kentwood for a single game Thursday night, finishing off their O-K Red Conference series with an 11-1 victory.
The Bucs pulled away for good with a seven-run third inning. Baby Hang kicked off the run with a single, followed by an RBI double by Ashlyn Hall on a full count. Haley Aldred then belted a two-run home run on the first pitch she saw. Madison Shumaker followed it up with a double, scoring on a single by Regan Riemersma. Finally, Erika Suchecki brought home Riemersma with a sac fly.
Riemersma took the win in the pitching circle, throwing five innings while allowing four hits and one run while striking out three.
Kaelyn Stafford added a home run in the fourth inning to push the lead.
The Bucs totaled 11 hits in the game. Skyler Covelli, Riemersma, Hall and Stafford all collected multiple hits.
“This was a great game to right the ship, so to speak, to get on track as we near the postseason,” said Grand Haven head coach John Hall. “Stafford continues to hit the ball hard with another home run. Ashlyn Hall is seeing the ball as well as anyone on our team right now and Haley Aldred regained her power swing tonight with a dinger. Tomorrow is our senior night and this class has been an unbelievable class. It will be tough to see them go.”
Bucs soccer edged at Hudsonville
The Grand Haven girls soccer team traveled to Hudsonville on Thursday night for an O-K Red Conference game, falling 1-0.
Bucs tennis competes at regionals
The Grand Haven girls tennis team took on its Division 1 regional championship tournament Thursday, finishing with six points for seventh place. Official results were not available at press time and will be updated when available.
Laker soccer continues winning tear
The Spring Lake girls soccer team picked up its 10th shutout of the season with an 8-0 victory over Comstock Park on Wednesday night.
Freshman Meah Bajt continued her productive introduction to the varsity squad, assisting senior Madeline Zenas for the first goal of the game, while Laney Peasley scored the next two off a penalty kick and assist from Phoebe Saunders for a 3-0 halftime lead.
The second half saw the Comstock keeper peppered with shots making for a short game. The Lakers scored their final five goals at 2-minute intervals with Sara Gray setting up Saunders, Saunders assisting Bajt, Peasley finding Bajt, Ryann Gilchrist passing to Peasley and Gray netting another penalty kick.
Phoebe Wigger recorded the shutout in goal.
Spring Lake returns to action today, hosting Allendale at 6:45 p.m.
Laker golf finishes regular season
The Spring Lake boys golf team rounded out its regular season Thursday with an O-K Blue Conference jamboree victory at Silver Lake Country Club.
Nick Kruger led the way, firing a score of 40, ahead of Evan McDermott at 41, Chance Fry at 42, Evan Schock at 43, R.J. Lisman at 44 and Jack Ogden at 45.
The win leaves the Lakers five points ahead of Grand Rapids West Catholic for the conference lead with just the 18-hole postseason tournament left to play on May 31 at L.E. Kaufman. A third-place finish or better at the conference championship round guarantees Spring Lake an outright title.
Trojan baseball swamps Big Reds
The Fruitport baseball team took on Muskegon to finish off their O-K Black Conference series Thursday, defeating the Big Reds 17-2.
Landon Fielstra took the win from the mound, throwing three innings while giving up two unearned runs on zero hits allowed with six strikeouts. Jack Carlisle and David Ross led the offense with multi-hit games.
Fruitport returns to action today at Reeths-Puffer.
Trojan softball rallies for Mona Shores sweep
The Fruitport softball team took on O-K Black Conference foe Mona Shores for a doubleheader Thursday afternoon, winning both contests thanks to a seventh-inning rally in Game 2.
Rachel Paulsen took the win from the pitching circle in Game 1, 7-4. A three-run home run by Jenna Springstead gave Fruitport an early lead which they held onto for the rest of the game. The Trojans totaled 11 hits. Paulsen and Jayne VanderVelde managed multi-hit games to lead the way.
Fruitport trailed until the final inning in Game 2. With two outs away in the top of the seventh, Kaya Franklin crushed a two-run home run to give the Trojans their first lead of the game. They would go on to win, 7-4. Cassie Kohnke got the win from the mound.
Trojan tennis sweeps WMC
The Fruitport girls tennis team hosted Western Michigan Christian on Tuesday night for a friendly, non-conference match, sweeping the Warriors 8-0.
At No. 1 singles, Trinity Busscher defeated Esther Hartley 6-0, 6-1; at No. 2 singles Haleigh Winskas beat Mikayla Moorhead 6-0, 6-0; at No. 3 singles Olivia Parling took down Libby Fisher 6-1, 6-0; and at No. 4 singles Jennah Wierengo bested Zoe Vanderstelt 6-4, 6-1.
In the doubles flights, No. 1 Emile Dirkse and Alison Blakeman defeated Trinity Nelson and Olivia Kuiper 6-1, 6-0; No. 2 Hannah Labash and Hope Busscher beat Olivia Hendrie and Zoe Sytsema 6-0, 6-1; No. 3 Katie Dirkse and Rowan Baird bested Carlee Castle and Chloe Kozal 6-1, 6-3, while No. 4 Jillian Hawley and Rowan Baird defeated Audrey Braak and Cora Vanhouwelingen 7-5, 6-0.