PELLSTON — The Pellston softball team won its home tournament title by capturing a 22-2 victory over Harbor Light and a 7-3 win over Posen in the final Saturday. Against Posen, Madison Brown earned the win on the mound for the Hornets, striking out nine and allowing six hits in a complete-game performance.
Brown helped her cause offensively, homering, while Emma Irwin tripled. Caroline Crenshaw, Gabby Landon and Lillie Bourrie each singled.
In their first game, the Hornets were led by a 3-3 performance from Brown, who homered, had two doubles and knocked in six runs. Crenshaw went 4-for-4, while Madison Jutson (double) had two hits. Aubrey Kewaygeshik, Elysia Ward, Megan Bricker, Bourrie and Landon had a single apiece.
Crenshaw earned the win on the mound, striking out five and allowing one hit.
Wandrie breaks school record in shot put
GAYLORD — Inland Lakes junior Natalie Wandrie broke the girls school record in the shot put at the Blue Devil track and invitational in Gaylord, Friday May 6.
Wandrie’s throw of 38-8.25 broke the previous shot put record of 37-8.5, which was set by Jan Meyers in 1999.
“Natalie’s shot put performance was outstanding as she took down a 23-year record,” said Inland Lakes coach Sarah Furman. “There is a lot of work to be done for conference and regionals for our teams.”
Wandrie also earned first in the discus (95-1) to lead the Inland Lakes girls, who finished second in the small school division with 123 points. Lauren Fenstermaker finished first in the 400 (1:04.5), second in the 100 (14.1) and third in the 200 (28.63). Larissa Huffman earned first in the 100 hurdles (17.87) and second in the 300 hurdles (49.5). Lannah Engler earned first in the long jump (13-10.75).
The 400 relay team or Lannah Engler, Huffman, Wandrie and Fenstermaker was first with a 54.8 time. Placing third was the 800 relay team of Lannah Engler, Lauryn Engler, Luci Bunker and K.C. Cain, who clocked a 2:07 time. Bunker finished fifth in the 1600 (6:37) and Ashley Murray was fifth in the shot put (28-0.75).
East Jordan took first with 127 points.
On the boys side, Sam Mayer took first in the 100 (12.26) and 200 (24.1) to lead the Inland Lakes boys, who took third with 75.5 points.
Sam Schoonmaker posted first in the long jump (17-11.75) and second in the long jump (5-10). The 400 relay team of Dylan Zinke, Evan Perreault, Mayer and Schoonmaker was second with a 1:40 time. Perreault took third in the pole vault (8-0). Fourth places went to Noah Shugar in the high jump (5-2) and Jack Wilson in the shot put (37-1.5). Zinke earned fifth in the 100 (12.76).
Mackinaw City softball earns NLC sweep
ELLSWORTH — The Mackinaw City softball team improved to 5-1 in Northern Lakes Conference play after sweeping Ellsworth on the road with 10-0 and 14-0 victories Thursday, May 5.
Marlie Postula was Mackinaw City’s winning pitcher in the opener, striking out six and walking three in five innings.
Raeann Hingston had a hit to lead the Comets on offense.
Postula helped her cause at the plate in the nightcap, going 3-for-4 with a home run, a double, four RBI and three runs scored. Hingston was 2-for-3 with a triple, an RBI and three runs scored, while Gabi Bell went 2-for-4 with two RBI and two runs scored, and Julia Sullivan finished 2-for-3 with two RBI and a run scored. Gracie Beauchamp doubled and scored two runs. Rian Esper scored a run for the Comets (8-2).
Postula again earned the win on the mound, striking out two and walking one.
Comets drop two against Ellsworth
ELLSWORTH — The Mackinaw City baseball team was swept by Ellsworth in a Northern Lakes Conference doubleheader Thursday, May 5.
In game one, Travin Barkley was Mackinaw City’s losing pitcher, striking out six, allowing four hits and walking three in four innings thrown.
At the plate, Nick Vieau doubled and knocked in three runs, while Barkley went 2-for-3. Jalen DeWitt, Connor Robertson and Tyler Hingston (run) each had a hit.
Sabastian Pierce and Jalen DeWitt registered the lone Comet hits in an 8-0 game two defeat.
Pierce took the loss on the mound, striking out four, allowing nine hits and walking two in four innings of work.
Cheboygan JV baseball opens season with tie, loss
CHEBOYGAN — The Cheboygan junior varsity baseball team opened its season with a 3-3 tie and an 11-3 loss to East Jordan in a home doubleheader Friday, April 29.
In game one, Evan Brantley doubled, while Jacob Seaman and Blake Blaskowski each singled.
Pitcher James Charboneau, who had a no-decision, struck out eight, allowed four hits and walked four.
Brantley took the loss on the mound in game two, walking four and allowing one hit in three innings of work.
This article originally appeared on Cheboygan Daily Tribune: Prep Roundup