The Bucs lost to Holland Christian in the opening round, 4-3, then suffered a 7-2 loss to Reeths-Puffer later in the day.
Freshman R.J. Morrow pitched the opener for Grand Haven and helped the home team stay clues until the sixth inning, when the Bucs clawed back to within a run and had a chance to grab the lead but left the bases loaded.
Kelsey DuShane, Emily Shaler and Cheyanne Ray each drove in a run.
Messner, a freshman, banged out three hits for the Bucs, as did sophomore Cierra Slocum.
LAKERS GO 1-3 AT GRAND SLAM
A dominating day by senior Evie Lorimer wasn’t enough for the Spring Lake varsity softball team, which went 1-3 at its own Lakeshore Grand Slam tournament, held at Softball World in Muskegon.
The Lakers opened with a 12-4 loss to Coopersville. Spring Lake lost to Whitehall, 7-6; fell to tournament champion Wayland, 10-2; and beat Cadillac, 4-2.
Lorimer finished the invite with nine hits, eight runs scored and eight stolen bases.
Coach Bill Core also credited the play of catcher Jessica Lewakowski, who caught all four games and had four assists and four put-outs at home.
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