CHESANING — Taylor Gross hit a two-run walk-off home run with one out in the bottom of the seventh, lifting Chesaning to a 6-5 win over Hemlock in a Division 3 pre-district softball game Tuesday.

The Indians (25-3) took an early lead with three runs in the first inning, but Hemlock scored all five of its runs with two outs in the third inning to take a 5-3 lead.

Chesaning made it 5-4 in the fifth, when Erica Barta singled and Elizabeth Coon doubled.

Barta scored on an error during the play.

In the seventh, Barta led off with a double, her second of the game. With one out, Gross homered to center field to give the Indians the victory.

Gross got the win, allowing no earned runs and seven hits while striking out eight. The Indians also took advantage of five Hemlock errors.

Chesaning will play St. Charles at 10 a.m. Saturday in a district semifinal at Chesaning.

Perry 3, Ovid-Elsie 1

PERRY — Tuesday’s pre-district game was moved to Perry due to a soggy field in Laingsburg, home of the Division 3 district.

“Playing at home gave us a little more momentum,” Ramblers coach Kaelin Cross said. “The seniors didn’t want to lose their last game on their home field.”

After Ovid-Elsie (9-16) scored a run in the top of the second, Perry (8-16) responded with three in the bottom of the inning and held on. Grace Knickerbocker hit a two-run double to give the Ramblers the lead, and Ella Kloeckner knocked in an insurance run.

The Ramblers made the most of four hits despite striking out 13 times against Ovid-Elsie pitcher Mikayla Timm.

“We got timely hits when we needed them and we were super aggressive on the base paths,” Cross said. “It all came together for us tonight.”

The Ramblers will meet Laingsburg in a Division 3 district semifinal at Laingsburg on Saturday.

New Lothrop sweeps Vassar

NEW LOTHROP — The Hornets tuned up for Saturday’s Division 3 district at Durand with a pair of regular-season home wins on Tuesday, 10-3 and 9-6.

New Lothrop put the opener out of reach with six runs in the third inning. Jersey Hemgesberg got the pitching win while going 2-for-4 with a pair of doubles and two RBIs. Julia Martin was 1-for-4 with three runs batted in.

In the nightcap, Martin went 3-for-3 with a triple and home run, while Hemgesberg was 2-for 3. Sam Birchmeier pitched the Hornets (26-9) to the win, throwing 4 2/3 innings, allowing no earned runs and four hits.

Morrice clinches GAC Blue title share

MORRICE — Morrice swept Burton Bentley 18-8 and 17-7 Tuesday to clinch no worse than a share of the Genesee Area Conference Blue Division softball title.

The Orioles improved to 14-5 overall and 10-2 in the GAC Blue. Morrice, Webberville and Bendle were tied at the top at the start of the day.

In Game 1, Morrice’s Kylee Kiczenski was a home run short of the cycle, going 4-for-4 with five RBIs. She had a triple, a double and two singles. Jessica Eva batted 3-for-5 with two RBIs and a triple. Jade Nanasy went 2-for-2 and Olivia Riley doubled and drove in three runs.

Mallory Munro was the winning pitcher. She gave up eight hits in the five-inning game.

Morrice outhit Bentley 13-4 in Game 2. Mandy Miller drove in six runs with a three-run homer and two singles. Eva had three doubles and three RBIs. Kiczenski batted 3-for-4 with a triple, while Riley drove in three with two hits. Jenna O’Berry had a triple and two RBIs.

Munro was the winning pitcher. She worked four innings and surrendered two runs and two hits with two walks.

Division 3 Pre-District at Chesaning


Hemlock    000    500    0    —    5    7    5

Chesaning    300    010    2    —    6    9    2

WP: Taylor Gross, Chesaning (7 IP, 0 ER, 7 H, 8 K, 3 BB).

LP: Madi Martinez, Hemlock (6.1 IP, 3 ER, 9 H, 9 K, 0 BB).

Hits: Chesaning — Gross 1-4, HR, 3 RBI; Erica Barta 2-4, 3 R, 2B; Elizabeth Coon 3-4, 2 2 2B, RBI; Skylar Walser 1-3, RBI.

Records Chesaning 25-3.

Division 3 Pre-District at Perry


Ovid-Elsie    010    000    0    —    1    4    1

Perry    030    000    x    —    3    4    3

WP: Megan Demerly, Perry (7 IP, 1 ER, 4 H, 5 K, 0 BB).

LP: Mikayla Timm, Ovid-Elsie (6 IP, 3 ER, 4 H, 13 K, 4BB).

Hits: Perry — Grace Knickerbocker 2-3, 2B, 2 RBI; Ella Kloeckner 1-3, RBI.

Records Perry 8-16, Ovid-Elsie 9-16

Game 1


Vassar    000    120    0    —    3    8    4

New Lothrop    006    130    x    —    10    10    0

WP: Jersey Hemgesberg. New Lothrop (4 IP, 3 ER, 5 H, 5 K, 3 BB).

Hits: New Lothrop — Hemgesberg 2-4, 2 2B, 2 RBI; Julia Martin 2-4, 3 RBI; Charleigh Birchmeier 2-4, 2B; Sam Birchmeier 1-4, 2B, RBI; Isabel Henige 1-3, 2B, RBI.

Game 2


New Lothrop    510    300    0    —    9    9    3

Vassar    000    104    1    —    6    7    6

WP: Sam Birchmeier, New Lothrop (4.2 IP, 0 ER, 4 H, 1 K, 0 BB).

Hits: New Lothrop — Martin 3-3, 3B, HR, 2 RBI;  Hemgesberg 2-3.

Records New Lothrop 26-9.

Game 1


Bentley        202    04    —    8    8    3

Morrice        770    13    —    18    14    1

WP: Mallory Munro, Morrice (5 IP, 0 K, 4 BB, 3 HBP)

LP: Rowe, Bentley (2 K, 6 BB, 1 HBP)

Hits: Morrice — Kylee Kiczenski 4-4 (5 RBIs, 2 R, 2B, 3B), Jessica Eva 3-5 (3 R, 3B, 2 RBIs), Jade Nanasy 2-2 (2 R, RBI), Olivia Riley 1-3 (3 RBI, 2B).

Game 2


Bentley        002    05    —    7    4    3

Morrice        435    41    —    17    13    1

WP: Mallory Munro, Morrice (4 IP, 2 R, 2 H, 2 BB)

LP: Rowe, Bentley.

Hits: Morrice — Mandy Miller 3-4 (HR, 6 RBI, 4 R), Jessica Eva 3-5 (3 2Bs, 3 RBI), Kylee Kiczenski 3-4 (3B), Olivia Riley 2-2 (3 RBI), Jenna O’Berry 1-1 (3B, 2 RBI).

Records: Morrice 14-5, 10-2 GAC Blue.

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