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Lakers top Ravenna in soggy contest; Bucs fall to WO
Tribune Staff
May 2, 2014

As the rain began to fall harder and harder, it became more and more difficult for Ravenna’s pitchers to find the strike zone.

The Bulldogs walked seven of the eight Lakers’ batters who came to the plate in the bottom of the fifth inning before the umpires called the game due to the weather, giving host Spring Lake a 10-3 victory.

“The conditions made it really tough,” said Lakers’ coach Bill Core, whose team is now 5-7 on the year. “They only walked two batters in the first four innings, then walked seven out of eight batters in the fifth. The batters’ box was 2-3 inches of mud, and the pitching landing surface was mud. It was pretty tough.”

R.J. Morrow earned the win for Spring Lake, allowing three hits, striking out two and walking four over five innings. She also had a two-run single.

Katie Mumby belted three hits and scored two runs, while Kelsee Zuidema added an RBI double and Anne Marie Galloway scored twice.

The Lakers are off until Tuesday’s league doubleheader at home against Fruitport.

BUCS FALL TO PANTHERS

Grand Haven couldn’t get anything going offensively in Thursday’s 9-1 loss at West Ottawa.

The host Panthers, on the other hand, managed to bang out some timely hits, including a two-run triple by Natalie Zuker and a three-run homer by Amber Koblyski. West Ottawa also took advantage of seven walks issued by Grand Haven pitchers.

Maddie Barshaw singled twice and Jordan Buckingham accounted for the Bucs’ lone run with a solo home run in the third.

Morgan Dalman earned the win for the Panthers.

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