2017-04-20 / Sports

Goodrich splits games with Kearsley

By Sports Staff

Goodrich’s Hannah Macklem crosses home plate against Kearsley on April 12. 
Photo by Brandon Pope Goodrich’s Hannah Macklem crosses home plate against Kearsley on April 12. Photo by Brandon Pope GOODRICH – The Lady Martians split last Wednesday’s doubleheader against Kearsley, dropping the first game 9-4 but taking the second 10-0. Kearsley’s Olivia Dunsmore got the win for the Hornets in the first game. Emilia Torres got the shut-out win for Goodrich in the second.

Hannah Macklem hit a walk-off homer in the bottom of the fifth inning to secure the win. Sydney Hill went 2-for-2 with a single and a homerun and an RBI to help the cause. Gracelyn Kennedy also went 3-for-3 with one RBI.

Goodrich travels to Corunna today. – K.R.

GRAND BLANC: The Bobcats posted a 10-3 win over Waterford Mott on Monday thanks to a big third inning where Grand Blanc put across eight runs. In the third, Kierstyn Muma doubled off of Summers, driving in three runs, and then there was an error, scoring two runs. Lanya Bates singled off of Summers, driving in one run, and there was another error, scoring one run.

Grand Blanc collected 13 hits in the game. Zapporah Turner, Madyson Roover, Lindsey Siminski and Justyce Gilliland each had multiple hits. Turner went 3-for-4 at the plate to lead Grand Blanc. Coach Jami Neubecker said Turner was also solid at defense at third base coming up with some big outs. Muma and Keely Carlson shared the win pitching. Muma threw for three innings allowing two hits and one run with two strikeouts. Carlson threw four innings allowing four runs on two hits with four strikeouts. Justyce Gilliland and Ally Whitt were behind the plate.

Last Wednesday, Grand Blanc was shut out by Milford 4-1 then lost the nightcap 14-12 in a thriller.

Carlson took the loss and went up against Oakland University commit Natalie Herrington. Milford scored one in the second, one in the sixth and two in the seventh. Gilliland had two doubles.

The nightcap had four lead changes with Milford scoring four runs in the fourth and 10 in the sixth. Grand Blanc had two in the first, one in the second, two in the fourth, one in the fifth and one in the sixth with five in the seventh.

“This was a back-and-forth game with Milford pulling out the win,” said Neubecker. “We took an early lead in the first inning with Maddie Bleicher hitting a double on a 2-1 count, scoring one run. In the bottom of the fourth inning, Grand Blanc tied things up at four. An error scored two runs for Grand Blanc.”

Grand Blanc then scored five runs in the seventh inning starting with a single by Sam Brimmer, a single by Bates, a fielder’s choice by Gilliland, and an error. Whitt, Bates, Bleicher, and Brimmer each collected multiple hits. Bleicher was a standout defensively at second base. Neubecker said dives, throws, and put-outs were on point creating some big plays in both games.

Grand Blanc was at Pinckney yesterday. – L.P.

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