2017-05-25 / Sports

Lakers, Norse go tit-for-tat, split twinbill


SUTTONS BAY co-coach Nikki Hursey tells senior Taylor Devol to round third base and score on Tuesday during game one of a doubleheader against visiting Glen Lake. SUTTONS BAY co-coach Nikki Hursey tells senior Taylor Devol to round third base and score on Tuesday during game one of a doubleheader against visiting Glen Lake. If Tuesday’s doubleheader was any indication, then softball fans could be in for a dandy when Glen Lake and Suttons Bay meet in round one of the district tournament on June 3.

The Lakers and Norse scored seven runs apiece and split their Northwest Conference twinbill in Suttons Bay on Tuesday. Glen Lake scrapped out a 5-4 victory in game one before the Lady Norse returned the favor, 3-2.

“The degree of sportsmanship was so high,” Suttons Bay coach Keven Cross said. “Both teams played the right way. It was just one of those great nights with a great atmosphere.”

Kaitlyn Schaub got the win for Glen Lake (16-15, 6-8 Northwest) in game one, giving up seven hits and three walks while striking out six. Chavela Norconk scored the winning run in the top of the sixth inning on a passed ball.


GLEN LAKE third baseman Lydia Drzewiecki delivers a perfect throw to first base in game one at Suttons Bay on Tuesday. GLEN LAKE third baseman Lydia Drzewiecki delivers a perfect throw to first base in game one at Suttons Bay on Tuesday. Norconk led offensively with two hits; Kelly Bunek had two steals.

Tori Smith took the loss for Suttons Bay, surrendering three hits, eight walks and two earned runs.

Laura Hursey and Corrine Vukasovich led the Lady Norse offensively with one RBI apiece.

“They executed at a high level and just did a better job that game than we did,” Cross said.

Suttons Bay (11-16, 5-9 Northwest) flipped the script in the nightcap, recording the game-winning run on solid base running from Hursey.

Grace Periard got the win, while giving up five hits, three walks and one earned run while striking out six. Cross said Periard, a freshman, ended the game on a strikeout.

“They’re much improved,” Glen Lake Coach Galla said. “Neither team had a lot of hits tonight. We made a few mistakes and they capitalized on it. They played better and they deserved to win.”

Morgan Kohler provided an RBI double for Suttons Bay; Periard had an RBI triple.

Reagan Middleton surrendered five hits, one walk and two earned runs in the circle for Glen Lake while striking out six. Middleton and Reann Nelson both had one RBI; Keaton Mikowski had two hits.

TUESDAY SCOREBOARD
ST MARY 26
ONEKAMA 2

ST MARY 16
ONEKAMA 6

SATURDAY SCOREBOARD
ROGERS CITY 16
GLEN LAKE 1

CLARE 10
GLEN LAKE 2

ST. MARY 8
MESICK 1

ST. MARY 6
FOREST AREA 1

THURSDAY SCOREBOARD
SUTTONS BAY 6
ST. MARY 21

ELLSWORTH 16
LAKERS 1

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