4/22 Spring sports roundup

BASEBALL

Big Rapids sweeps Tri County

BIG RAPIDS — The Cardinals’ batting prowess was on full display Monday against the Vikings, winning game 1 41-1 and game two 16-10.

Jace Gray (2-2, 3 runs,) Elliott Blair (3-3, 1 run, 3 RBIs), and Jake Martinson (3-3, 2 RBIs, 2 runs) were the leaders in game one with Keaton Ballard pitching a complete game.

Connor Kinnally was the winning pitcher in game two, giving up four runs in four innings and Caleb Blondia earning the save.

Gray (3-3, 3 RBIs, 2 runs), Blair (2-5, 2 RBIs, 2 runs), and Kinnally ( 2-3, 2 RBI were the leaders on offense for the Cardinals.

Big Rapids (6-4, 2-0) hosts Newaygo on Friday.

Chippewa Hills falls

REMUS — The Warriors got the best of Newaygo on Monday, falling 14-7 to the Lions.

Nate Snyder pitched two innings and gave up six earned runs while Logan Davis had three hits (triple) and Sharp two hits (double.

The Warriors were trailing 3-2 in game two before play was suspended due to darkness.

Chippewa Hills hosts Gladwin tonight.

SOFTBALL

Tri County sweeps Big Rapids

BIG RAPIDS — The Vikings defeated Big Rapids 11-3 in game one and 9-3 in game two.

Josie Prince led the team in game one with three hits and Alissa Ruggles struck out five batters while giving up four earned runs. The Cardinals committed seven errors.

In game two, Prince went 2-3 with a double and an RBI while Annah Folkema, Jaylynn Gray, and Madison Hamilton each added one hit.

Kelby Strpko struck out seven while giving up seven earned runs.

Big Rapids (3-3, 0-2) faces Newaygo at home on Friday.

GIRLS TENNIS

Cadillac 7, Big Rapids 1

BIG RAPIDS — The only win for Big Rapids came in No.1 singles with Eden Short stopping Cadillac’s Frida Dalstrand 6-0, 6-1 on Monday.

Brook Hojnacki (No. 2). Morgan Hughes (No. 3) and Emily Mathewson (No. 4) lost in singles.

Sara Daniels-Chloe Mathewson (No. 1), Melanie Johnson-Corina Kailing (No. 2), Gemma Kailing-Tyler Brown (No. 3) and Karlina Hughes-Ally Sims (No. 4) lost in doubles for the Cards.

GIRLS SOCCER

Reed City 8, Kalkaska 0

KALKASKA — The Coyotes took care of business on Friday against Kalkaska.

Claudia Francke led the Coyotes with four goals, while Taylor Harrison, McKenzie Wein, Olivia Addington, and Paige Lofquist added one goal each.

Reed City is 6-0-2 on the season and faces Lakeview on Wednesday.

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