Softball roundup: Fruitport wins in walk-off fashion over unbeaten Fremont

Arguably the top two teams in the Lakes Eight Conference with arguably two of the top pitchers in West Michigan squared off at Fruitport High School Tuesday evening.
Tribune Staff
May 9, 2012

 

There was no arguing that Fruitport and Fremont turned in a pair of thrillers.

The league-leading Packers took Game 1 against the host Trojans, 2-0, thanks to a no-hitter from standout senior pitcher McKenze Supernaw, but Fruitport spiced up the dramatics in the nightcap, stunning the Packers with a walk-off double in the bottom of the seventh inning from senior Bari Lee to steal a 2-1 victory.

“My voice is about gone,” said a delighted Fruitport coach, Bob Dorman. “This was a huge, huge victory for Fruitport softball.”

The loss was Fremont’s first of the season (15-1, 7-1 Lakes Eight), although they still maintain a two-game lead over Fruitport and Spring Lake (7-3) (12-6, 7-3 Lakes Eight). The Packers are ranked No. 8 in the latest Division 2 state poll.

LAKERS SWEEP VIKINGS

Spring Lake scored a pair of wins over visiting Tri-County on Tuesday, winning 8-5 and 13-3.

The opening game saw the Lkaers jump out to a 7-0 lead before the Vikings closed the gap late in the game.

Evie Lorimer led off the bottom of the first with what coach Bill Core called one of the longest home runs ever hit at Wanrooy Field. She added a single and drove in three runs.

Ashley Keena had two hits and drove in a pair, and also earned the win, allowing seven hits and seven walks while striking out four.

GH CAN’T CONTEND WITH EAGLES

State-ranked Hudsonville scored a pair of impressive softball victories over a young Grand Haven squad on Tuesday.

Ranked No. 7 in the latest Division 1 state poll, the Eagles won the opener, 17-0, before taking the nightcap, 10-0.

In Game 1, R.J. Morrow, a freshman, got the start in the pitchers’ circle for the Bucs and recorded one strikeout before leaving the game with an injury. Abby Styck pitched the next three innings for the Bucs.

Cierra Slocum and Carly Grimes each had hits for the Bucs.

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