It's been nearly a year since Spring Lake's memorable district tournament win over Orchard View when Cardinals' star Megan VanderWal hit what appeared to be the game-winning home run but was called out for not touching first base.
VanderWal wasn't about to make the same mistake twice.
The Cardinals' outstanding pitcher led her team to a pair of wins over the visiting Lakers on Tuesday.
In the opener, she hit a walk-off two-run homer. She emphatically stomped on each bag on the way around the base paths, just to be safe.
Fruitport senior pitcher Cody Bayle continued to chalk up impressive strikeout numbers on the mound, as he fanned 13 Grant Tigers in the Trojans' 15-1 victory on Tuesday at Grant High School.
Bayle allowed just three hits and one earned run in the contest that was shortened to six innings due to the mercy rule.
Western Michigan Christian's varsity girls soccer team wrapped up a perfect run through the River Valley Conference with Monday's impressive 5-2 win at Tri-Unity Christian.
"We didn't have that as a goal and we didn't expect it, but hard work pays off,' said WMC coach David Hulings. "It was a great game. This was a total team effort. Lindsey (Johnson) played so well in the net. She recovered after giving up a fluke goal and she stood tall for her team.'
Approximately 40 boys and girls ages 9 to 14 year old from Grand Haven, Spring Lake, West Olive, Muskegon, Fruitport and Nunica will compete at Lakeshore Middle in the Grand Haven running of the Hershey's Track & Field Games on Thursday.