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.

Saturday's Results

Division 3 District at Chesaning

Semifinal

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.

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