Spring Lake won all four doubles flights in straight sets. Lauren Kelso and Hayley Schram took No. 1 doubles, 6-1, 6-0, while Louise Silverman and Maidson Khem won at No. 2, 7-5, 6-1.
Morgan Khem and Faith Lee scored a 6-3, 6-4 win at No. 3, while Katie Fisher and Hannah Gilbertson won 6-1, 6-2 at No. 4.
The Lakers will look to wrap up the Lakes Eight Conference title on Saturday as they compete in the league tournament, hosted by Fruitport.
FRUITPORT’S BATS BASH ‘CATS
Fruitport’s softball team had seven players with two hits apiece, helping the Trojans roll to a non-conference victory at Montague on Thursday, 12-4.
The Trojans improve to 14-7 overall following the victory. Fruitport coach Bob Dorman was pleased by his team’s defenisve effort as well, which supported a pair of pitchers who haven’t seen much action this season. Betsy Clendenon got the start and allowed two hits and four runs in three innings of work. Caitlin Alviar relieved her in the fourth and finished the contest. She shut out the Wildcats, allowing just one hit.
Alex Brandow was the Trojans’ top offensive threat, as she went 2-for-5 with two RBIs and three runs scored. Amanda Martin also had two RBIs on a 2-for-4 performance. Clendenon, Amber Carmean, Taylor Tejchma, Lindsey Helsen, and Amanda Benson also recorded two hits.
TROJANS' BASEBALL WINS DESPITE 8 ERRORS
Fruitport’s varsity baseball team produced enough offensive firepower to ease the sting of eight errors against Montague on Thursday, helping the Trojans score a 10-6 non-conference victory.
Fruitport jumped out to a 4-0 lead, but the Trojans committed five errors in the bottom of the second inning, allowing the Wildcats to score all six of their runs and claim their only lead of the contest.
But the Trojans tallied 14 hits during the game, helping them outscore Montague 6-0 the rest of the way. Fruitport had five players with multi hits, including Kyle Vandygriff, Gene Archer, Cody Bayle, Zack Goldman, and Mike Ryan.
Vandygriff also earned the pitching win, as he came in relief and pitched 4 2/3 innings, striking out 11 and giving up just three hits.
Fruitport’s win came with a cost, however, as starting outfielder Tony Brown jarred his shoulder after making a diving catch in centerfield and left the game.
“We’ve had three starters suffer injuries in a nine-day span,” Fruitport coach Paul Masko said.
Fruitport (11-5 overall) hosts state-ranked Holland Christian in a non-conference doubleheader on Saturday.
SL GOLF TOPS PAIR OF FOES
Spring Lake’s varsity boys golf team defeated Coopersville and Allendale on Thursday.
The Lakers shot a team score of 157 thanks to Marcus Fry, Henry McGannon and Thomas Marine, who each shot a round of 39. David Bonter added a 40 for Spring Lake.
Coopersville shot a team score of 167, and Allendale shot a 177.
The Lakers’ junior varsity team also had a strong showing on Thursday, winning the Division 2 competition at the Mona Shores Invitational at Stonegate Golf Course. The Lakers shot a 343.