Division 3 @ Manistee
Hesperia 13 Hart 1
Through two innings the Pirates had shut down the Panther offense and had registered 5 strikeouts, but the Panthers bats came to life as they knocked out sixteen hits over the next four innings to take command of the game and move on in tournament play.
Ellie Palmer was on her game from the slab yielding just 4 hits and striking out 4. A solo shot by Skyler Smith accounted for the lone Pirate run.
Palmer had it going with the bat as well doubling twice and adding 2 more singles as she sent 4 teammates across the plate.Caragan Frees scored three times and plated a pair with three hits and Becci Castillo went 3 for 3 with a double and an RBI.
“We really put together some quality at bats there in those middle innings, the girls waited for their pitch and had some really good at bats. Once we started to hit, everyone joined the hit parade, it was fun! Now we just need to bottle that up and bring the same mentality to the plate on Monday and we have an opportunity to reach one of our goals and that’s winning a district championship! Our work isn’t finished and we know whoever we face will be a challenge, but we feel we’re peaking at the right time”.
The Panthers will play the winner of the 1pm semifinal between, Manistee and Mason County Central. Gametime is scheduled for 3pm
D4 @ BR Crossroads
Holton 11 White Cloud 1
On Saturday, the Lady Indians were hoping to carry the late season momentum of a win over Holton into the District semi-finals, only to find the Lady Red Devils with other plans. Holton scored in every inning except the 1st including 3 in the 4th and 4 in the 5th and 6th on the way to a 13 – 1 6 inning win. Allison Schulz had 2 hits and the lone RBI.
White Cloud finishes their season at 16 – 13.
Holton 9 Pentwater 2
Holton hosts their own regional Saturday
The Red Devils will face Frankfort at noon with the winner playing the survivor of the 10 am Onekam/ Marion clash at 2pm.
Other Tournament Results:
Grant 2 Big Rapids 1
Cedar Springs 14 Grant 2
Chip Hills 8 TC 3
Montague 7 Newaygo 0