Comet varsity softball unbeaten in tournament, takes second

Comet varsity softball unbeaten in tournament, takes second

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Comet varsity softball unbeaten in tournament, takes second

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GRAND LEDGE

The Lady Comet Varsity softball team split with Haslett, took two from Sexton, and went undefeated in a home tournament last week.

At Haslett, the Vikings came out swinging scoring three in the first inning, only to be answered by four from the Comets in the bottom half of the same inning.

Grand Ledge would then lead the rest of the game scoring three in the second, one in the fifth, and six in the sixth inning.

Haslett sent one across home plate in the third and three in the fifth inning, ending with a final score of 14-7, Grand Ledge.

The Lady Comets had 12 hits, two errors, and left eight on base.

In game two, Grand Ledge went into the bottom of the seventh inning leading 9-6, only to have victory slip between their gloves as the Vikings scored four, winning the game 10-9.

At Sexton, the girls won the first game 20-1, and the second game 17-1 with the help of two 4-run, in-the-park, home runs by Jena Stombaugh, one in each game.

At the Grand Ledge Invitational Tournament, six area teams were ready to play ball: Charlotte, Battle Creek-Pennfield, Lakewood, Fowlerville, Laingsburg, and Grand Ledge.

The Comets posted 48 runs over three games and gave up only 4, as they beat Battle Creek Pennfield 12-1, Laingsburg 16-0, and Charlotte 20-3, only to lose first place in the tournament they hosted by a Runs Allowed differential.

Lakewood only gave up 3 runs over their three games, giving them the overall victory for the day.

Pitchers Allison Rogers and Jessica Cotter split the wins, 2 and 1, respectively.

Other tournament highlights include two home runs by Lauren Bachert, one with one runner on base; a two-run triple by Kaylee Guild, five runs batted in by Kahlei Ethridge, four runs batted in by Laura Glasgow, four stolen bases by Carly Lorencen, and three stolen bases by Jena Stombaugh.

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