2007-05-17 / Sports

Huffman's grand slam propels Limberlost

Houghton Lake Women's slopitch Softball League began play May 10, and Limberlost came away with the 16-7 win over Old Town Tavern.

Feather Huffman's grand slam home run in the fourth inning was the highlight of a nine-run inning that ended Old Town's chances.

Huffman had six RBIs for the game and also scored three runs, taking part in over half of the runs scored for Limberlost. Also hitting well was Annie Hunt, 4-4 with two RBIs, Kiley Howes, 3-4 with a double, and Pam Kauffman, 3-4 with two RBIs.

Limberlost had 24 hits to Old Town's 11.

Howes was the winning pitcher, striking out five.

Other scores reported were: Funky Turtle over Big Bri Music, Shenanigan's over Boo Boos Daycare and Sergeant's Excavating over Steven's Masonry.

Funky Turtle 14,

Big Bri Music 12

Funky Turtle did most of its damage in the first inning of the game, scoring seven runs to open the game. They would add two more in the second and four more in the third to go ahead 13-7, a lead they would hold for the rest of the game despite a small comeback by Big Bri.

Leading the way for Funky Turtle was Angela Nalan, 3-4 with three runs and an RBI. Also with big games were Heather Roby, 4-5, and Elaine Zobro, 3-4 with a home run and five RBIs.

Jessica Mikulin was the winning pitcher.

Shenanigans 21,

Boo Boos Daycare 6

Shenanigans put up nine runs in the first inning to take a commanding lead early. They would go on to score five more in the fourth inning and six more in the fifth to put the game completely out of reach for Boo Boos, which scattered six runs throughout the game.

Jenn Kummer was the winning pitcher for Shenanigans, and Teresa Sullivan and Wendy Miles split the catching duties.

Margaret Beauregard led the way offensively, batting 3-3 with four RBIs. Also with good games were Tara Nichols, 2-2 with three RBIs; Michelle Sypiem, 2-2 with an RBI; and Ali Jensenius, 2-3 with a double and one RBI.

Sergeant's Excavating 9,

Steven's Masonry 3

Sergeant's fell behind early, trailing 3-2 after the first three innings of play. But they would rally back in the fourth and the fifth innings, scoring five runs and two runs respectively. They would hold Steven's scoreless for the final three innings of play.

Vicky Nevills earned the pitching victory, and Sandy Maples was her catcher.

Joyce Kenny, Kari Holemo, Pam McKenna, Erin Kelly and Tammy Day all had good games at the plate, each batting 2-3. Kim King also chipped in with a double.

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