Grand Ledge varsity softball goes 6-2

Grand Ledge varsity softball goes 6-2

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Grand Ledge varsity softball goes 6-2

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GRAND LEDGE

The Lady Comet varsity softball team came out on top of Okemos, Jackson, and Lansing Eastern, falling only to Williamston last week.

In the first game, the 10-2 win over Okemos started by the Chiefs scoring the first point of the match on the first inning. It wasn’t until the third inning when Grand Ledge scored on a two-run double by Alecia Sutton.

Sutton was sent home by the next batter, Laura Glasgow. Four more runs would be recorded in the fourth inning by Kaylee Dumond, Kaylee Guild, Lauren Bachert, and Jena Stombough.

Kahlei Ethridge crossed the plate one inning later. Okemos brought their only other run in the game in the bottom of that inning. Stombaugh and Sutton again came home, the latter on a triple by Glasgow.

In game two with the Chiefs, the Comets led the scoring with a solo home run by Stombaugh, followed up by a run scored by Sutton on an error.

Ethridge sent Stombaugh home in the fourth inning followed by Guild on a hit by Sutton. By the time Okemos stood at the plate in the seventh, the score was 4-0, GL.

Okemos did manage two runs that inning before they struck out with a runner on third, for a walk-off Comet win.

At Williamston, the girls starred down a different outcome as they were mercied 11-0 in game one. In the second game, a Hornet home run in the first inning set a bad omen for the Comets.

Kenzie Trierweiler sent Glasgow home on a line drive single in the second inning. One inning later Carly Lorencen brought Glasgow home followed by Sutton on a ticket from Trierweiler again.

Kaylee Dumond and Bachert scored on a single by Glasgow in the fifth inning, followed by Sutton returning the favor from the night before, sending Glasgow home. In the end, Grand Ledge felt the sting of the Hornets, falling 15-6.

The Jackson Vikings came to town only to be sent back with two more in the loss column.

After Bachert brought Trierweiler home on a double, then Sutton pushed Bachert in on a single in the first inning. Jackson popped two over the fence with nobody on base each time.

That, though, was all the scoring the Vikings could come up with as Guild stood on third after a triple, and scored on a triple by Bachert, who later scored on an error.

Sutton scored on a grounder hit by Lorencen in the third inning. Ethridge hit a two-run double in the fifth. Comets 7, Vikings 2. In game two, Guild scored in the first inning on an error; Trierweiler hit a two-run single in the fourth.

Glasgow sent in Sutton, and Ethridge sent in Glasgow in the fifth. Kennedy Kebler scored in the sixth inning off another Vikings error, before Sutton hit a three-run triple to center field. The final score was 9-3, Grand Ledge.

In the Lansing Eastern match-up, the Comets came out on top 16-1 and 10-0. The top scorer for the night was Emily Songer with four trips all the way around the diamond; Ethridge led walks at six; and pitcher Allison Rogers threw 41 balls, 98 strikes, struck out 14, and allowed only one run.

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