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Coleman captures Christi Hoesli Memorial Tournament

PETOSKEY The Coleman High School softball team won the Christi Hoesli Memorial Tournament hosted by Harbor Light Christian Saturday as it won three games in a row.

It is the seventh time in the last eight years the Comets (18-6) have advanced to the championship game in Petoskey.

Coleman topped the hosts 8-5 in the opener before defeating Hillman 4-3 in game two and Hillman again in the championship game by a 7-5 final.

Miranda Coty won game one for Coleman as she gave up three hits while striking out seven and walking five. Grace Staley paced the offense with two singles, a double and two RBIs. Chelsea Gordon had a triple and an RBI, while Cassidy Tucker added a single and three RBIs.

Laken Berthume was the game two winning pitcher, allowing five hits with two strikeouts and no walks. Carley Starnes had a single, a double and a triple. Staley contributed a single and an RBI, while Berthume singled and doubled. Kaylie Scott chipped in with two singles.

Coty picked up the title game win, surrendering four hits with one strikeout and two walks over 4 1/3 innings. Berthume earned the save as she gave up one hit with one strikeout and one walk.

Tucker had a single, a double and drove in a run. Starnes recorded a single while stealing two bases and scoring two runs. Staley had two singles and a stolen base, while Tasha Fox also scored a run.

Eagles advance to title game at Blissfield

BLISSFIELD The Farwell High School softball team won twice Saturday before falling 7-2 to the hosts at the Blissfield Invite.

Farwell defeated Whiteford 17-0 (five innings) and Lincoln 5-0 in its first two games.

Kate Saupe struck out 10 and allowed only one hit over five innings in game one, while also going 3-for-4 at the plate with two doubles and four runs.

Jesse Theisen finished 3-for-3 with three runs, while Dani Hanna contributed two hits and two RBIs. Brittany Cogswell was 3-for-3 with two RBIs. Sammi Latting added two hits including a double and two RBIs.

Saupe had 10 strikeouts and gave up three hits over seven innings in game two. She added a hit at the plate.

Caron White recorded two hits and an RBI, while Theisen accounted for a hit and an RBI. Hanna went 3-for-3 with a double and two RBIs. Latting notched two doubles, while Cogswell also had a hit.

Saupe threw seven more innings in the loss to Blissfield, striking out seven and walking three. White doubled and scored two runs, while Saupe singled and drove in two runs.

Sharks finish 2-1 at Tawas

TAWAS The St. Louis High School softball team won two of its three games Saturday at the Tawas Invitational as it dropped its opener 11-0 to New Boston before rebounding with a 10-8 win over Oscoda and a 17-3 victory against Boyne City.

Nicole Koczenasz had the lone hit for the Sharks in game one, while Alexis Shattuck took the loss.

Koczenasz earned the game two win, giving up 10 hits and striking out seven for St. Louis (12-13). She also helped her own cause with two hits including a home run. Taylor Smith, Megan Smith, Ashley Lonergan and Shattuck added two hits apiece.

Koczenasz also picked up the win in the third game, giving up no earned runs on four hits. Taylor Smith had three hits including a home run, while Lonergan also registered three hits. Megan Smith also hit a home run.

St. Louis has now hit 12 home runs as a team this season.

SAGINAW The Breckenridge softball team improved to 14-12 overall and to 6-4 in conference play Saturday as it swept Michigan Lutheran Seminary by scores of 9-5 and 14-4 in six innings.

In the opener Kaitlin Story got the win as she allowed three earned runs on six hits while walking none and striking out six in seven innings.

She also had two hits and an RBI.

Emily Chapin had a double, triple and scored two runs while driving in two.

Kylie Federspiel doubled twice and drove in two while Sydney Sheldon had two hits.

Sheldon won game two as she allowed two earned runs on seven hits while striking out five and walking none in six innings.

Alison Willman went 3-for-4 with Madysen Stoneman adding in two hits and four RBIs. Kennedy Beebe also had two hits and drove in two.

Oilers drop three games

FREELAND Mt. Pleasant fell three times Saturday as it went 0-3 at the Freeland Invite.

It opened with a nine-inning 13-12 loss to Freeland before falling to Unionville-Sebewaing 13-0 in five and Reese 7-3 in the finale.

In the opener Becca Curtis had three hits Hannah Murch, Maureen Conway and Brooke Rowley all had two.

Karrigen Courtney had two hits against USA while Conway doubled twice in the loss to Reese. Brenna Olrich also had two hits, including a double for the Oilers (12-12).

Irish go 2-1 in Howard City

HOWARD CITY The Sacred Heart softball team went 2-1 at the Tri-County Invite Saturday afternoon.

The Irish (19-11) opened with a 15-0 win in three innings over Evart behind a three-hit performance from Sara Hansen, while Lauren Fox recorded the win.

Sacred Heart then dropped a 5-1 contest to Comstock Park. Jordan Fox and Hansen both tallied a hit apiece in the loss with Lexie Methner allowing two hits and five walks while fanning six in the loss.

The Irish closed out the afternoon with an 8-0 victory over Holland Christian. Riley Terwilliger led the way with four hits, while Hansen contributed three and Methner two. Hansen also recorded the win in the circle, allowing just two hits while striking out four.

Last Updated: 5/17/2014 8:14:12 PM EST