HILLMAN-Backed by two solid pitching performances and a lot of hitting, the Hillman baseball team clinched a share of the North Star League title on Thursday with a pair of 11-0 wins over Posen.
Ty Jones pitched the opener and allowed just one hit while striking out 13. He was also 2-for-3 at the plate with two RBIs.
Michael Klein was 2-for-3 with an RBI; Mason VanPamel was 2-for-3 with a triple and an RBIs; David Julka was 2-for-3 and Sheldon Elkie was 1-for-3 with a double and three RBIs.
Kyle Henigan won the nightcap for the Tigers (18-3, 12-2 NSL), allowing one hit and striking out seven.
VanPamel was 3-for-3 with a triple and two RBIs; Elke was 2-for-3 with two RBIs and Gideon Mulka had a pinch-hit single and an RBI.
Hillman hosts Onaway next Thursday.
Atlanta 11-12, Hale 1-2
ATLANTA-The Atlanta baseball team clinched a share of the North Star League title on Thursday with a pair of wins over Hale, 11-1 and 12-2.
Jake Chambers earned the win for the Huskies in the opener (19-2, 12-2 NSL), striking out nine. Garrett Badgero was 2-for-4 with an RBI and Larry Krzemenski was 2-for-2 with three RBIs.
Kayden Reimer pitched four innings for Hale (3-23, 3-11 NSL), giving up four earned runs, five hits and four walks. Travis Tripp picked up two hits and two stolen bases. Hunter Boylen picked up a hit while Jamie Balaugh picked up an RBI single. Dan Katterman had a hit and a stolen base.
Badgero struck out seven in the nightcap, Jake Dobbyns was 2-for-3 and Caleb Cumper had two RBIs.
Kelby Chrivia pitched two innings for Hale and gave up three earned runs. Tripp finished up the last two, striking out two.
Katterman picked up two hits and had three stolen bases. Reimer, Boylen and Chrivia all had a hit with Chrivia grabbing an RBI. Tripp picked up a sac fly RBI.
"I want to congratulate Atlanta and sharing the league title this year. We have a lot of respect for them and they're a top talent team," Hale coach Ben Murphy said.
Alcona 11-7, Tawas 1-0
LINCOLN-The Alcona baseball team clinched its first ever Huron Shores Conference title on Thursday with a sweep of Tawas, 11-1 and 7-0.
Cody Franklin did a little bit of everything for Alcona (18-7, 11-1 HSC) in the opener. On the mound, he threw a no-hitter, allowing two walks and striking out seven. At the plate he hit a walk-off three run home run to give Alcona a mercy-rule win.
Joe Hudgins was 2-for-3 and Carson Jamieson, Chad Cole and Austin Cole each had hits.
Nathan Fettes earned the win for Alcona in the nightcap. He pitched seven innings and allowed four hits with four strikeouts and four walks.
Franklin was 2-for-4 and Chad Cole and Hudgins each had two hits.
Alcona hosts Roscommon today.
Onaway 14-10, Mancelona 2-0
MANCELONA-The Onaway softball team handed Mancelona its first two Ski Valley Conference losses of the season and improved its own standing with 14-2 and 10-0 (five innings) wins over the Ironmen on Thursday.
In the opener, Emily Estep earned the win, allowing three hits and striking out 10 in seven innings. At the plate she was 4-for-5 with two doubles and an RBI.
Megan Estep was 5-for-5 with an RBI and scored four runs; Sam Brasseur was 4-for-5 with a home run, a double and three RBIs; Jade Galer was 3-for-4 and scored three runs; Devin Bristley was 2-for-2 with two RBIs and Temara Lupu, Lexi Szymoniak, Lindsay LaLonde and Erika Price each had a hit.
Emily Estep also earned the win in the nightcap, allowing three hits and striking out five. She was also 2-for-3 with a pair of triples and an RBI.
Morganne Badgero was 2-for-2 with a double and two RBIs; Lupu was 2-for-4 with two doubles; Szymoniak had a triple; Galer was 2-for-3 with a pair of doubles; Bristley was 1-for-3, Price was 2-for-2 with a double and three RBIs and Megan Estep was 1-for-4.
The Cardinals are 13-6 overall and 11-1 in the Ski Valley. They play Pellston on Monday.
Rogers City 16-12, Whittemore-Prescott 0-1
WHITTEMORE-The Rogers City softball team took a pair of games against Whittemore-Prescott on Thursday, winning 16-0 (four innings) and 12-1 (five innings).
Nikki Radke was the winning pitcher in the opener, allowing one run and striking out two.
Rebecca Meredith was 4-for-4 with four RBIs and a home run; Courtney Streich was 4-for-4 with three doubles; Nikkie LaLonde had three hits; Cassie Brege had two doubles; Rachel Chojnacki had two hits and Logan Fleming, Alexa Quaine and Jessica Butera each had a hit.
Quaine earned the win for the Hurons (19-4) in the second game, allowing one run on one hit with two strikeouts.
The Hurons continued to hit the ball well and LaLonde and Streich led off the fourth inning with back-to-back home runs. Both players had two hits.
Rebecca Meredith, Sarah Meredith, Brege and Morgan Hall each had two hits and Quaine had three hits.
Rogers City plays at a tournament in Glen Lake on Saturday and opens against Leroy-Pine River at 11 a.m.
Alcona softball drops two to Tawas
LINCOLN-The Alcona softball team took a pair of losses to Tawas on Thursday at home.
Tawas won the first game 18-0. Kendra Cole took the loss, allowing 12 hits, 15 runs, four walks and two strikeouts.
Marisa Hirschfelt was 1-for-2 with a double for Alcona.
Alissa Terpstra pitched for Alcona in the second game and surrendered 20 runs on 10 hits with three strikeouts.
Alcona hosts Roscommon today.