Her counterpart, Fruitport’s Bari Lee, was equally stellar, as she struck out eight and didn’t allow a walk.
Fruitport coach Bob Dorman was frustrated his team couldn’t punch in runners in scoring position, including Lee in the second, after she led off with a triple; and in the third, when the Trojans stranded the bases loaded.
SL REBOUNDS WITH SWEEP
Spring Lake rebounded from a slow start to its season by sweeping host Tri-County on Tuesday, 13-3 and 18-8. Both contests ended in six innings due to the 10-run mercy rule.
Spring Lake coach Bill Core said he shifted six players into different positions in his defensive lineup, including moving key players Evie Lorimer and Rachael Adams from the outfield to the infield. Those changes, as well as receiving a pair of strong pitching performances from Alyssa Henderson and Cassie Appel, led to the sweep.
Spring Lake committed just one error in the opener, and the Lakers’ offense exploded, helping them take a 13-0 lead entering the sixth inning. Adams had a double, triple and four RBIs, while Appel had two hits and two RBIs. Micanna Pelkey and Lorimer each scored three runs.
Henderson threw a three-hitter to earn the pitching victory.
GH CLOBBERED BY RAMS
Grand Haven was swept by Rockford on Tuesday, 20-0 and 8-0.
Brittany Brown, Sarah Deal, Chelsea Meloche and Abby Styck had hits for the Bucs in the opener. Brown suffered the pitching loss as she allowed 11 runs on nine hits.
Meloche went the distance in Game 2, as she allowed 11 hits and three walks, but struck out seven. She also led the Bucs’ offense with two hits, while Deal and Styck added a hit apiece.
Grand Haven travels to Muskegon today for a doubleheader.
Junior Varsity: Grand Haven dropped a pair of games to Rockford on Wednesday, losing 17-1 and 18-0. Louisa Johnson made her pitching debut for the Bucs.
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