2017-04-20 / Sports

Kearsley splits Metro twin bill with Holly

By sports staff

Kearsley’s Katie Lewis rips a pitch against Goodrich on April 12. 
Photo by Brandon Pope Kearsley’s Katie Lewis rips a pitch against Goodrich on April 12. Photo by Brandon Pope FLINT – The Lady Hornets welcomed Holly last Thursday in Flint Metro League action and split with the Bronchos, winning in the opener, 14-4, before dropping the nightcap, 4-2. Freshman Claire Ouellette earned the win as the pitcher for Kearsley in the opener.

The Hornets are at Fenton today. – B.P.

ATHERTON: The Wolverines were slated to play at Genesee Monday. No results were reported. – L.P.

BENDLE: Bendle swept Beecher on Monday, 15-0 in the first game and 18-1 in the second. Freshman Joey Newton took the mound in the first game and Faith Lynn pitched the second.

In a game that lasted only three innings, Newton threw a perfect game and retired all nine batters. Newton also led the offensive effort with two hits, including a triple, two runs and two RBI. Lillian Plamondon had a double, two RBI and one stolen base. Alexis Mose had one hit, one RBI and two runs.

Lynn struck out five in the second game and allowed one hit and one run over three innings. Mose led the way from the plate with two hits, including a double and a triple, four RBI and two runs. Lynn had one hit, three runs, three RBI and a stolen base.

Bendle split the season opener against Perry last Thursday, winning the first game 7-5 but falling 7-0 in the second. Katelyn Ferris went the distance striking out 16 batters, allowing seven hits, five runs and four walks. Ferris was also 3-for-4 with one run and one RBI. Brittani Wray, Newton and Alaya Allen all had one hit and one RBI each.

Newton pitched the second game, striking out 10 batters and allowed four hits, four walks and seven runs. Newton and Wray also had Bendle’s only two hits of the game.

Bendle, 3-1, faces a tough matchup against Byron at home today. – K.R.

BENTLEY: The Lady Bulldogs tallied two big wins in Tuesday night’s doubleheader against Montrose. Bentley shut out Montrose 10-0 in the first game and won the nightcap 12-1.

Katie Harris pitched all of the first game and four innings of the second. Harris retired seven batters in the first game and allowed six hits but no runs. Maleiah Levels and Madison Gooch led the way from the plate for Bentley. Both went 2-for-3. Levels had four RBI and Gooch had three.

In the second game, Harris struck out four batters, allowed one hit and two walks. Gooch led the offensive effort, going 3-for-4 with an inside-the-park homer and four RBI. Kilee Leonard went 2-for-2 with a walk. Levels and Julia Western both went 3-for-4.

“Once again, the girls showed up ready to play and hit the ball and hit the ball hard throughout the entire lineup,” said Joe Western, Bentley coach. “Our girls seem very determined this season!”

Bentley travels to Perry tonight. – K.R.

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