HALE-The Hillman softball team picked up its first two wins of the season in dominating fashion on Monday, topping Hale in a North Star League doubleheader.
Jensen Tchorzynski pitched a no-hitter in the opener, which Hillman won 20-0 in four innings. She struck out 10 and helped her cause by going 5-for-5 at the plate.
On offense, Hillman (2-2) pounded out 15 hits. Courtney Sauer was 2-for-4 for Hillman and had five RBIs; Kalen Tchorzynski was 3-for-4 with three RBIs and Morgan Hardies was 2-for-2 with three RBIs.
The Tigers won the second game 22-4 in five innings behind a strong pitching performance from Kalen, who struck out 11. She was also 4-for-5 with a pair of RBIs.
Hillman collected 18 hits for the game. Jensen was 4-for-5 with a pair of doubles and seven RBIs; Alissa Jones was 2-for-4 with a triple; Arielle Barrie was 3-for-5 with a double and four RBIs and Bryce Kenyon was 3-for-5.
Hillman hosts Atlanta on Thursday.
MIO-The Posen girls softball team had a huge day on Monday, beating Mio 13-0 in the first game and 14-2 in the second.
Ashley Meyers pitched all five innings in the opening mercy win, giving up only two hits and one walk while striking out five batters.
Abbie Delekta had a good day going 2-for-4 with a two run home run and three RBIs.
Kayla Lenard was 2-for-4, including a triple and a double. She also knocked in two runs. Anna Couture and Danielle Rhode both picked up two hits. Posen had 12 total hits in the first game.
The second game saw Meyers pitch five out of six innings. She gave up three hits, three walks and two runs while striking out 10 batters. She was replaced in the sixth inning by Taylor Chojnacki who had a 1-2-3 inning including one strikeout to mercy the Thunderbolts.
Meyers had a huge night at bat in the second game, going 5-for-5, including two doubles and four RBIs. Delekta went 4-for-5 including one double and four RBIs.
The Vikings picked up 15 hits in the second game.
Posen is now 2-1 overall and 2-0 in the North Star League. The Vikings host Au Gres on Thursday.
Gaylord St. Mary 2-3
ONAWAY-The Onaway softball team split a pair of games on Monday with Gaylord St. Mary, narrowly falling 2-1 in the first game, but firmly dominating the second 9-3.
Emily Estep pitched the entire first game. She gave up five hits, two walks and two runs, neither of which was earned. Four errors in the bottom of the seventh contributed to the Onaway loss.
Tamara Lupu led the team in hitting, going 1-for-3 with an RBI double.
The second game saw an increase in successful hitting for the Cardinals. Megan Estep went 3-for-4 scoring two runs. Lupu was 2-for-4, including a double and a two run home run. Alexis Metty went 2-for-4 including an RBI, a double and scored two runs.
Morgan Badgero went 2-for-4 with a double while Lexi Szymoniak, Sam Brasseur and Emily Estep all picked up one single. Ashley LaLonde picked up a double as well.
Emily Estep once again pitched all seven innings, giving up three earned runs, two walks, five hits and earning four strikeouts.
Onaway is now 1-1 overall and in the Ski Valley Conference. They host Cheboygan today.
OSCODA-The Oscoda softball team hosted Alcona in a doubleheader on Monday, winning 16-15 and 13-5.
Kendra Cole pitched seven innings with seven earned runs and seven strikeouts for Alcona.
Cole also went 4-for-6 with a double and three singles while Alissa Terpstra went 3-for-6 with two singles and a triple.
The second game saw Marissa Hirschfelt go 2-for-2 with a single and a double while Sam Schopfer went 1-for-3.
Alcona is now 1-3. The Tigers host Rogers City today.
Alcona 7-7, Oscoda 0-3
OSCODA-Cody Franklin threw a one-hitter and the Alcona baseball team improved to 5-0 on Monday after topping Oscoda 7-0 and 7-3 in a Huron Shores Conference doubleheader.
Franklin fanned 17 in the opener and didn't allow a hit until the final inning. He also had two hits.
Nathan Fettes added two RBIs for Alcona and Chad Cole, Carson Jamieson and Joe Carasco each had a hit.
Trenton LaVergne was the winning pitcher for Alcona in the second game, allowing four hits with five strikeouts in five innings.
Austin Richardson led Alcona with two hits and Franklin and Joe Hudgins each had a hit.
Alcona will host Rogers City today.
Hillman 11-16, Hale 6-1
HALE-The Hillman baseball team opened North Star League play on Monday with two wins over Hale, 11-6 and 16-1 (five innings).
Ty Jones was the winning pitcher for Hillman (4-1, 2-0 NSL) in the opener, striking out seven and allowing one hit and no earned runs in three innings.
At the plate, Jones was 2-for-2 with four RBIs and scored two runs. Mason VanPamel was 3-for-5 with three stolen bases.
Kyle Henigan pitched Hillman to victory in the nightcap, striking out nine and allowing just one hit, one run and one walk in a complete game.
Jones was 2-for-3 with an RBI; David Julka had a double and Dakota Thompson had a pinch-hit RBI single.
Hillman hosts Atlanta on Thursday.
Onaway 5-6, Gaylord St. Mary 4-5
ONAWAY-The Onaway baseball team opened its 2012-13 season and Ski Valley Conference play on Monday, topping Gaylord St. Mary 5-4 and 6-5.
Andrew Prow pitched a complete game in the opener, going six innings and allowing five hits and two earned runs with five strikeouts.
Andrew Perry led Onaway at the plate, going 1-for-2 with a walk, two runs scored, an RBI and three stolen bases. Tommy Auger was also 1-for-2 with a sacrifice, two runs scored, two RBIs and a stolen base.
Chae Whitsitt earned the win for the Cardinals in the nightcap and Matt Tollini picked up the save. Whitsitt pitched four innings and allowed one earned run, allowed four hits and fanned three.
Tollini pitched the final two innings and struck out four while allowing one hit and one run.
At the plate, Prow, Tollini and Chris Cleaver each went 2-for-3.
Onaway hosts Cheboygan today.