The showdown of #6 North Muskegon and #8 ranked Grant lived up to the hype Wednesday as two matches went almost to the 3 hour mark and there were many great long points. North Muskegon prevailed with a hard fought 5-3 win over the visiting TIgers.
The netters from Grant got wins at the 2, 3, and 4 doubles flights. Senior captain Jill Arends and fellow senior Brooklyn Presler went 6-3 6-3 at the # 2 dubs position. Liberty Pleune and Kaitlyn Pascoe won at 3 doubles 1&1. Cecilia Ovalle and Elvira Cruz were the victors at the 4D flight 6-2 6-3. Emma Hetler played great winning 4 games in the first set at 4S. Olivia Keelean and Jada Zerlaut hustled hard in long matches. Zerlaut went 3 sets with the Norseman player.
The Tigers won 4 games in the first sets at 1D, 3S, and 1S, but just couldn't quite secure the wins versus a very talented NM team. The Tigers look to avenge this first loss of the season next Saturday at the Conference tournament.
Tuesday night the Varsity Girls played another segment of “ Ice Bowl 2019” completing a game from April 10 and playing the 1st game of their regularly scheduled game with Kent City.
The night began with both teams tied at 9 runs each after 7 innings. Neither team could score in the 8th. Madison Smith singled in the 9th, stole 2nd , went to 3rd on a passed ball and scored what turned out to be the winning run on a wild pitch. Kara Davis got the win by getting the final batter to pop up with a runner on 3rd.
Things did not go as well in Game 1 of the rain soaked doubleheader as the girls left 9 runners on base including 2 in the bottom of the 7th in the 5 – 4 loss. Hannah Brown had 2 hits with a 2B and an RBI and Kara Davis had a pair of hits.