CHESANING — Taylor Gross struck out 13 and won a pitcher’s duel as Chesaning beat St. Charles 3-1 in the Division 3 district semifinals Saturday.
Gross tossed a five-hitter for the Indians (26-3) Erica Barta had two hits and Julia Bishop and Elizabeth Coon both went 1-for-3 with a double. Martin also drove in two runs.
Chesaning will play either Saginaw Valley Lutheran or Montrose in Monday’s championship game. The semifinal between the two was suspended and will resume at 4 p.m. Monday.
New Lothrop ends Durand’s season, 14-4
DURAND — Charleigh Birchmeier was 4-for-4 with two runs batted in as New Lothrop advanced to the championship game in a Division 3 district at Durand by beating the Railroaders 14-4 on Saturday.
The Hornets (27-9) will play Byron, which drew a bye, for the district title at 5 p.m. Monday.
New Lothrop scored six runs in the first, but Durand came back to make it 6-4 after two innings before the Hornets put the game away with eight runs in the third inning.
Jersey Hemgesberg was 3-for-4 with a double and four runs batted in for New Lothrop, while Emma Muron was 2-for-4 with a run batted in.
Riley Vandendries was 2-for-2 with two RBIs for Durand (7-17).
Morrice wins 10-6 in semis
POTTERVILLE — The Morrice girls softball squad defeated Dansville, 10-6, Saturday in a Division 4 district semifinal.
The Orioles’ scheduled district championship game with Potterville, however, was postponed to Monday at 6 p.m. due to rain and lightning. Potterville defeated Webberville, 9-6, in the day’s other semifinal.
Morrice’s (15-5) Olivia Riley worked all seven innings and surrendered six runs on eight hits. She struck out two and walked two.
Kylee Kiczenski batted 2-for-3 with three RBIs and three stolen bases. Mandy Miller batted 2-for-3 with a double and an RBI. Jessica Eva had one run and scored three times with three stolen bases.
Riley had a two-run double and Kaylin Wood had an RBI triple.
Division 3 District at Chesaning
CHESANING 3, ST. CHARLES 1
St. Charles 000 100 0 — 1 5 2
Chesaning 101 100 x — 3 5 0
WP: Taylor Gross, Chesaning (7 IP, 1 ER, 5 H, 13 K, 2 BB).
LP: Parrish, St. Charles (6 IP, 2 ER, 5 H, 3 K, 0 BB).
Hits: Chesaning — Julia Bishop 1-3, 2B, 2 RBI; Erica Barta 2-3, RBI; Elizabeth Coon 1-3, 2B.
Records Chesaning 26-3.
Division 3 District at Durand
NEW LOTHROP 14, DURAND 4
New Lothrop 608 00 — 14 13 3
Durand 310 00 — 4 5 5
WP: Samantha Birchmeier, New Lothrop (relief) (3 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 2 K, 1 BB).
LP: Madison Raley, Durand (5 IP, 8 ER, 13 H, 1 K, 8 BB).
Hits: New Lothrop — Charleigh Birchmeier 4-4, 2 R, 2 RBI; Jersey Hemgesberg 3-4, 2B, 4 RBI; Emma Muron 2-4, RBI, Brooke Birchmeier 0-1 2 BB, 2 RBI. Durand — Riley Vandendries 2-2, 2 RBI.
Records New Lothrop 27-9, Durand 7-17.