Lake Michigan began the first game by scoring two runs in the bottom of the first inning. The Lady Lakers answered back when they hit a home run putting their only run on the board. The Lady Red Hawks then continued their streak by scoring two in the third, and seven in the fourth inning. The Lake Michigan College defense stayed strong in the top of the fifth to take the 11-1 win.
Jaidyn Hutsell dominated the mound striking out seven batters and only allowing one walk and one hit. Brenna Madry blasted a home run for the women with two RBI's. Jordyn Swinehart hit a double and a single with two RBI's while Anna Castellucio hit a single with two RBI's. Kiarra Herson and Hutsell both hit singles with an RBI as Cassidy Zavoral hit a single and a triple. Jenna Walter also contributed with a single.
The second game began like the first as the women scored two runs in the first inning from a home run hit by Jordyn Swinehart. Both teams stayed quiet until the fifth inning when Mid Michigan was able to score two runs tieing the game. This was short lived as Swinehart came up to the plate and blasted another home run to take the lead. The Lady Lakers could not produce any more runs due to the dominant Lake Michigan defense. The Lady Red Hawks were not done offensively as the scored five more runs in the sixth and took the 8-2 win.
Jaidyn Hutsell took to the mound again for the win allowing six hits, four walks, while striking out 10 batters. Anna Castellucio was a huge contributor, along with Swinehart, as she hit her first grand slam of the season. Tegan Bays hit a single with an RBI while Hutsell and Cassidy Zavoral both hit doubles. Jenna Walter, Gabby Rothrock, and McKenzie Smith all hit singles for the women.
The ladies celebrated their sophomores, Tegan Bays, Jordyn Swinehart, Jenna Walter, and Addison Warner, for all of their hard work and dedication. Their leadership has been stellar all season and will be hard to replace.
These wins clinched their berth at the National Junior College Athletic Association Region XII District I tournament which will be held in Sandusky, OH starting on May, 13 through May, 15, 2019. You can keep updated by visiting http://www.njcaaregion12.org/sports/sball/2018-19/19SBALLDISTRICTI.
The women will travel to Glen Oaks Community College on Friday, May 3, 2019 for their last conference game of the season with a 1:00 pm start.