Pennfield drops pair in 'Swing Pink' softball

Pennfield drops pair in 'Swing Pink' softball


Pennfield drops pair in 'Swing Pink' softball


Pennfield and Coldwater both wore pink in a “Strike Out Cancer, Think Pink” doubleheader at Pennfield High School on Thursday afternoon.

While the day was a success as far as promoting cancer awareness, the Panthers did not fare as well on the field as they dropped Game 1 of the twinbill by an 11-5 score and lost Game 2, 11-1.

“It’s starting to become more of a mission around here to promote cancer awareness,” Pennfield head coach Pam Metcalf said. “I want to thank everyone who came out and supported this cause.”

In the first game Pennfield trailed by just one run, 5-4, until the Cardinals exploded for six runs in the top of the seventh inning. The Panthers’ Shelby Miller and Amanda Sare went 3-for-4 at the plate and Hannah Lenz had an RBI double in the game.

In the Game 2 loss, Lenz and Holli Longstreth had two hits apiece for Pennfield (1-5).


(At) Harper Creek 10-12, Jackson NW 0-4: The host Beavers improved to 6-0 overall with the non-league sweep, with the first game going five innings. In Game 1, Jozlin Johnson had three hits; and Christa Moody, Paige Shellenberger, winning pitcher Taylor Shellenberger and Kaycee Klaren had two hits each. In Game 2, Bri Burritt had three hits; Moody, Johnson, Taylor Shellenberger and Sadie Weller each had two hits; and Daisy Dale was the winning pitcher.

Bronson 6-10, (at) Athens 1-0: The visiting Vikings swept the twinbill, improving to 6-1 overall. Skyler Sobeski was the winning hurler in Game 1 with 13 strikeouts, and Lindsey Sikorski had seven strikeouts in the Game 2 mound triumph. On the day for Bronson, Lauren Cary had two singles and two RBI; Grace Pyles had three hits and three RBI; Liz Baker had three hits, including a homer, and three RBI; and Kassidy Bystry had two hits and two stolen bases. For Athens on the day, Jenny Smittendorf had two singles, and Leia Fuller and Taylor Vaughn had a single apiece.


(At) B.C. Central 13, St. Philip 12: The Bearcats picked up their first win of the season with Trevahn Hale getting the win on the mound, throwing six innings and striking out three. Brody Hickman picked up the save for BCC (1-5). The Bearcats’ Shane Tenney went 2-for-2 with three runs and four stolen bases and Joe Peterson had two hits and three RBI.

(At) Harper Creek 9-4, Jackson NW 1-3: In Game 1 of the non-league action, winning pitcher Noah Hayes had seven strikeouts in five innings and also had a three-run home run. Additionally, Mickey Barea had four singles, and Joe Stasa had two hits. In Game 2, Brody Taylor earned the mound win in three innings of relief. At the plate for the Beavers (6-1), Stasa had a two-run double in the bottom of the sixth to give Harper Creek the lead. Barea added two singles, and Bailey Weessies had a double.

(At) Marshall 3, Hillsdale 2: Alex Walton got the win on the mound for Marshall (3-3, 1-2 SMAC East), throwing six innings of four-hit ball with five strikeouts. Chase Bennett pitched a scoreless seventh for the save. The Redhawks’ Mitch Konkle had two hits with an RBI and Danny Welke and Alex Walton each had an RBI single.

Coldwater 9-9 (at) Pennfield 8-3: The Panthers’ got home runs from Sam Duckham and Hunter Hoogakker in the first game of Thursday’s doubleheader, but it wasn’t enough to overcome Coldwater’s nine runs. Pennfield’s Brayden Bennett and Tanner Dean had two hits apiece in the game. In Game 2, Kyle McGhan went 2-for-2, Dean had three RBI and Duckham had an RBI single. For Coldwater (5-2-1) in Game 1, Ian Wright was the winning pitcher; and Grant Maurer (double), Skylar Reincke and Brendan Spangler had three hits apiece. In Game 2 for the Cardinals, Brady Duke was the winning hurler, and Kelvin Miller had a two-run double.

Bronson 7-10, (at) Athens 0-8: In Game 1, Bronson’s Devan Kinney had two hits and Braxton Rivera added a double. Game 2 was shortened to five innings due to darkness. The Vikings’ Austin Monk had three hits in the game while Austin Cole added two RBI and Prestom Stemaly had two hits and two RBI.


Laingsburg 7, (at) Olivet 1: Jessica Griffin scored Olivet’s lone goal on an assist from Chelsea Meeker. Mandy Collins had 11 saves in goal for the Eagles (1-5).

(At) Quincy 5, J-Christian 0: Caitlyn Hines scored three goals to help the Orioles improve to 4-0 overall and 3-0 in the Independent Soccer League. Also for Quincy — which outshot Jackson Christian 20-4 — Kenzie Moore had a goal and an assist, Alissa Bean had a goal, and Abby Parrish had an assist.


SJV meet: Bronson finished second with a team score of 204 on the back nine at Island Hills GC. Centreville finished first (191), White Pigeon finished third (209) and Mendon was fourth (239). Bronson’s top scorers were Jonah Houtz (44), Patrick Brabon (50), Robert O’Rourke (54), Austin Pierson (56) and Ryan O’Rourke (56).

(At) Lakeview 7, P-Northern 1: Singles No. 1: Kehlbeck (PN) d. Rachael Hager 7-5, 4-6, 10-6. No. 2: Ami Kato (L) d. Dooley 6-4, 6-0. 3-No. 3: Anne Sangliana (L) d. Spitzer 6-3, 6-2. No. 4: Ellie Denison (L) d. Vlachos 6-2, 6-0. Doubles No. 1: Maddy Drikakis-Alisha Horan (L) d. Ambs-Garside 6-1, 6-3. No. 2: Kathleen Wendt-Julia Ryan (L) d. Lee-Doctor 6-4, 6-3. No. 3: Jordan McCann-Ester Sang (L) d. Smith-Kavuri 6-2, 6-1. No. 4: Hannah Aimesbury-Maddie Schimpf (L) d. Piper-Lutz 6-0, 6-2. Records: Lakeview 4-0, P-Northern 2-2.

(At) Pennfield 7, Bronson 1: Singles No. 1: Harley Turner (P) d. Souva 6-0, 6-0. No. 2: Sydny Smyers (P) d. Haviland 6-0, 6-1. No. 3: Lisa Dube (P) d. Baker 6-0, 6-0. No. 4: Lauren Butters (P) d. Santamaria 6-0, 6-0. Doubles No. 1: Katie Perry-Meghan Hagenbuch (P) d. Bennett-Rinne 6-0, 6-0. No. 2: Anna Porter-Allison Stark (P) d. K. DeAraujo-S. Deboard 6-1, 6-2. No. 3: L. Deboard-Lauktluf (B) d. Brianna Gilliard-Crystal Smith 7-6 (4), 6-1. No. 4: Brianna Everline-Allison Swartz (P) d. Sikorski-Smith 6-2, 6-2.

Kalamazoo Christian 7, (at) Galesburg-Augusta 1: Singles No. 1: Lizzie Bauss (KC) d. Taylor Dragicevich 6-0, 6-0. No. 2: Jessica Bouma (KC) d. Emily Hickman 6-0, 6-0. No. 3: Audrey Bouma (KC) d. Megan Beaver 6-2, 6-2. No. 4: Mallory Meint (KC) won by default. Doubles No. 1 Kristina Fegan-Maddie Beebe (KC) d. Brianna Buller / Allison Thomas 6-0, 6-0. No. 2: Carley Ackerman-Abby French (KC) Paige Little-Roshanna Diehlman 6-0, 6-1. No. 3: Ailina Plemmons-Rose Van Elderman (KC) Taylor Hopkins-Maggie Jefferson 6-1, 6-1. No. 4: Emily Midgett-Taylor Verberg (GA) McKenna Bland-Aleshia Wolthuis 6-4, 6-2.

(At) Union City 110, Athens 27: High jump: Lucas Jenkins (A) 5-6; Pole vault: Jake Iles (A) 11-0; Shot put: Evan Cross (UC) 38-0; Discus: Evan Cross (UC) 130-7.5; Long jump: Lucas Jenkins (A) 22-9.5; 3,200 relay: Union City (Seth Gibson, John Kinney, Skyler Flanders, Alex Platschorre) 9:13.3; 110 hurdles: Jesse Anderson (UC) 15.75; 100: Josh Holton (UC) 10.9; 800 relay: Union City (Nick Shaffer, Jalen Boes, Thomas Anderson, Tyler Touchet) 1:44.3; 1,600 meter: Syler Flanders (UC) 5:09.27; 400 relay: Union City (Taylor Howard, Jalen Boes, Thomas Anderson, John Kinney) 47.57; 400: Josh Holton (UC) 52.88; 300 hurdles: Jesse Anderson (UC) 41.86; 800: John Kinney (UC) 2:17.03; 200: Josh Holton (UC) 22.79; 3,200: Alex Platschorre (UC) 11:43.36; 1,600 relay: Union City (Thomas Anderson, Jesse Anderson, Alex Platschorre, Nate Champion) 3:47.33

(At) Homer 69, Concord 68: Pole vault: Gavin Towery (H) 13-0; High jump; Junter Weeks (H) 5-10; Shot put: Trenton Conley (H) 40-11; Long jump: Justin Hurtado (H) 18-7.5; Discus: Jesse Wilson (C) 121-11; 800 relay: Concord; 110 hurdles: Deven Zachow (H) 19.9; 100: Lehman (C) 11.3; 800 relay: Homer ( Shawn Hoaglin, Bryant Miller, Justin Hurtado, Dakota Sprague) 1:45.62; 1,600: Hersha (C) 4:53.2; 400 relay: Homer (Shawn Hoaglin, Justin Hurtado, Bryant Miller, Deven Zachow) 48.8; 400: Ottolini (C) 55.5; Dakota Glassburn (H) 47.3; 800: Hersha (C) 2:22.9; 200: Lehman (C) 24.0; 3,200: Neu (C) 11:07.7; 1,600 relay: Homer (Cody Calhoun, Dakota Glassburn, Gavin Towery, Dylan Hamilton) 4:03.2

(At) Union City 86, Athens 48: Discus: Indya Stevens (A) 92-9; Long jump: Lindsey Fisk (UC) 15-06.75; High jump: Brooke Johnson (UC) 5-2; Pole vault: Audrey Oswalt (A) 7-6; Shot put: Payton Norton (A) 28-9; 3,200 relay: Union City (Megan Watson, Rachel Sutherland, Hannah Muckel, Katie Birch); 100 hurdles: Chantel Davenport (A) 16.57; 100: Brooke Johnson (UC) 12.36; 800 relay: Union City (Marissa Mead, Rachel Sutherland, Hannah Muckel, Lindsey Fisk) 1:58.52; 1,600: Katie Birch (UC) 6:39.62; 400 relay: Union City (Jasmine McIntosh, Marissa Mead, Allison Foster, Taylor Weiss) 55.48; 400: Audrey Oswalt (A) 1:06.77; 300 hurdles: Chantel Davenport (A) 50.69: 800: Rachel Sutherland (UC) 2:42.03; 200: Brooke Johnson (UC) 26.81; 3,200: Katie Birch (UC) 14:13.73; 1,600 relay: Union City (Allison Foster, Rachel Sutherland, Brooke Johnson, Katie Birch)

(At) Homer 99, Concord 38: Long jump: Lehman (C) 13-3.5; Discus: Kelsey Knight (H) 62-0; Pole vault: Cousino (C) 7-0; Shot put: Lauren Hamilton (H) 25-1.5; High jump: Alyssa Boyd (H) 5-0; 3,200 relay: Homer (Alexis Mestdagh, Jessica Reagle, Bailey Manis, Amanda Reagle) 11:16.3; 100 hurdles: Brooke Robinson (H) 20.6; 100: Kelsie Weitzel (H) 12.7; 800 relay: Homer (Alex Elliot, Alyssa Boyd, Kelsie Weitzel, Bailey Manis) 1:54.65; 1,600: Jessica Reagle (H) 5:56.9; 400 relay: Concord 55.6; 400: Amanda Reagle (H) 1:06.3; 300 hurdles: Alex Elliot (H) 54.5; 800: Amanda Reagle (H) 2:45.9; 200: Kelsie Weitzel (H) 27.5; 3,200: Johnica March (H) 14:57.7; 1,600 relay: Homer (Jessica Reagle, Allysa Boyd, Bailey Manis, Amanda Reagle) 4:31.1

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