Prep softball roundup: Marquette swept, Negaunee routs Gwinn
MARQUETTE – Unable to do much offensively, the Marquette Senior High School girls softball team dropped a twinbill to visiting Escanaba on Monday, 13-2 and 6-1.
“We came out flat,” MSHS manager Paul Seibert said. “You can definitely see the team that was on its toes ready to play.”
In the opener, Escanaba took a 6-0 lead after three innings and never looked back. Cody Jenshak, Emily Bogaudo and Ashley Cook all recorded two hits and combined for six RBI (Jenshak had three).
For Marquette, Courtney LaFreniere posted three hits and Karlee Huuki two.
Jayme Frappier claimed the mound triumph, allowing seven hits while striking out three. Morgan Seibert was tagged with the loss.
In the second game, Jenshak gave up just four hits and two walks while fanning one to lead the Eskymos.
Braeden Bosilovotz, Breanna Belanger and Becca Piron collected two hits apiece.
Senja Liimatta took the loss for the Redettes (11-7), though Courtney Finkbeiner went 2-for-3.
At Gwinn, the Miners had a big early inning to end the doubleheader in the sixth and fourth innings.
In the opener, Rosalie Anderson pitched the first four innings for Negaunee (12-6), striking out seven while walking two and scattering two singles by the Modeltowners’ Kristine Carlson and Taylor Johnson. Ashley Anderson completed the final two innings on the rubber.
Negaunee scored six runs in the third inning as Nicole Richer and Jessa Johnson each finished with two hits, Richer collecting a double and two RBIs while Johnson tripled and had one RBI.
Bella Wedig towed the rubber for every inning for Gwinn, giving up 10 hits each game while striking out a total of four batters and walking six.
In Game 2, Negaunee plated nine runs in the second inning as Rachel Ring and Taylor Ring each had two hits, one of Rachel’s a double.
Adena Anderson went all four innings to collect the pitching victory, scattering two hits to Gwinn’s Katelyn McKeen and Boston Burke while striking out five and not walking anybody.