Lakers' softball moves into Lakes Eight lead

Spring Lake, Fruitport tied atop conference standings
Tribune Staff
May 21, 2014

Spring Lake’s varsity softball team swept Orchard View on Tuesday.

That result, coupled with Fruitport’s split with Grant, left the Lakers and the Trojans tied atop the Lakes Eight Conference standings with identical 8-2 marks.

Fruitport closes out its league schedule with a doubleheader against Tri-County today, while the Lakers meet Tri-County for a pair of games next Tuesday.

“We gave ourselves a chance,” said Lakers’ coach Bill Core. “It’s still up in the air. Now we can rely on ourselves. We don’t have to rely on anybody else.”

R.J. Morrow threw a pair of gems for the Lakers. In Game 1, she scattered seven hits, struck out four and walked one as the Lakers won 11-4. The final margin of victory was a bit inflated because of five runs in the seventh by Spring Lake.

Marrow swung a hot bat for the Lakers with three hits, including a solo home run, and three runs scored.

Katie Mumby also had three hits, while Anne-Marie Galloway bombed a two-run homer.

In Game 2, Morrow allowed six hits and a walk while striking out five in a 9-2 Spring Lake win.

Kelsee Zuidema had three hits while Galloway, Ashley Keena and Jamie Kossuth each added a pair of its.

 The Lakers host Grand Haven on Friday for a pair of games with the Battle of the Bridge traveling trophy on the line.

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