2017-04-13 / Sports

Glen Lake, Mesick split softball doubleheader

By Jay Bushen
Of The Enterprise staff


GLEN LAKE sophomore Kaitlyn Schaub was as good as advertised in game one of Tuesday’s doubleheader against visiting Mesick. Schaub surrendered four hits in the game while fanning 10. GLEN LAKE sophomore Kaitlyn Schaub was as good as advertised in game one of Tuesday’s doubleheader against visiting Mesick. Schaub surrendered four hits in the game while fanning 10. Glen Lake coach Gary Galla said he expected his team to go through ups and downs this season, and that’s exactly what they did on Tuesday.

The Lakers split their season-opening series with visiting Mesick, notching a 9-4 win in game one before falling 15-10 in the nightcap.

“We have a really young team,” Galla said. “There’s a lot of things they have to go through to learn. As they go through those things, they’re going to get better and better.”

Sophomore ace Kaitlyn Schaub led Glen Lake in game one, tossing a fourhitter with 10 strikeouts.

Schaub and the Glen Lake defense had a rough go in game two, however.

“She threw really well,” Galla said. “She got tired the second game because it was so cold. We played really good defense, but the second game we made a few mistakes and they capitalized.”

Schaub picked up where she left off as a freshman at the plate with a double and three RBI in game one and two RBI in game two.

As expected, senior shortstop Kelly Bunek was also a difference maker. Bunek, who stole four bases in game one, went a combined 2-for-4 on the day with two RBI and four walks.

Galla said his team trailed 10-4 in game two before mounting a six-run rally. He was proud of the effort.

“They never gave up,” Galla said. “We started to get on a roll, but it was just a little too late.”

Glen Lake will play at Evart today and at Frankfort on Tuesday.

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