PREP ROUNDUP: Chippewas fall to rival Ludington at Lincoln Hills

LUDINGTON — Manistee golf fell at the Lincoln Hills Golf Club in Ludington on Wednesday. The Chippewas’ nine-hole team score of 176 left them short of Lakes 8 foe Ludington.

“(The Orioles) have been pretty consistent this year,” said Manistee assistant coach Pat Martine. “Their number one is really solid.”

Jayden O’Hagan led the Chippewas with a score of 39. Ethan Anderson shot a 44, Rocco Staszczak recorded a 45 and both Raven Winter and Caleb Adamski finished with a 48.

Though a win would have been nice, the Chippewas had little to complain about on Wednesday as it was a great day for a round of golf.

“(The course) was in really nice shape,” Martine said. “It was beautiful out there. Light wind and a nice afternoon for golf. That’s a really nice course down there in Ludington.”

Manistee is at Kalkaska Monday at 1 p.m.

“It was a good day,” Martine said. “We’re tuning up for regionals and getting excited.”

Onekama softball swept at Kingsley

KINGSLEY — Onekama softball struggled in its doubleheader at Kingsley on Wednesday, falling 15-3 and 7-1.

“We had some good base running,” said Onekama head coach Rob Johnson. “They keep improving on the things we discuss in practice, so that’s good. Kingsley is a strong team.”

The Stags’ bats were hot in the opener and the Portagers were unable to keep up with their offense.

Sophie Wisniski hit 2-for-3 with two RBIs and a double. Kaylin Sam went 1-for-3 with an RBI and Coriena Maxey finished 1-for-2.

Wisniski toed the circle for Onekama, allowing 11 hits, 15 runs, four earned and five walks while striking out three in four innings.

“We worked on some things in practice and I saw those improvements,” Johnson said. “I’m happy on that side, that I saw them throwing the ball to the right base from the outfield and trying to stay ahead of the lead runners, all that good stuff we’ve been working on. It was just a frustrating game. I don’t think we were mentally ready to play.”

The two teams headed into the bottom of the third knotted up at 1-1 in the nightcap. The Stags scored three runs in the third and added three more in the fourth while the Portagers failed to respond.

“In the second game we came out and played them 1-1 for a couple innings,” Johnson said. “Then the score was 4-1 and we had the bases loaded and (Kingsley) switched pitchers and put the number one pitcher in and shut us down.”

Kylie Gramza finished 1-for-2 with a double and Ella Acton and Hanna Hughes both finished 1-for-2.

Hughes was the starting pitcher in Game 2, allowing seven hits, six runs, three earned and one walk in three innings. Wisniski threw two innings of relief, allowing one hit, one run, no earned and one walk while striking out one.

Onekama is at Frankfort Tuesday at 4:30 p.m.

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