Goodyear, Navigator still top Division I women’s standings
After week six in the Houghton Lake Women’s Slo-Pitch Softball league, there is still no clear leader in the Division I standings. After a 22-13 victory over Sergeant’s, Goodyear Lanes improved their record to 5-1. Meanwhile, Navigator outlasted the once league leading Limberlost 26-8 to have their record stand at 5-1 after week six as well. Next week’s match-ups for Division I will pit these two league leaders against one another to prove who is the top team in the league.
In other results, Shenanigan’s outlasted G’s 19-9 to keep them atop the Division II leaderboard; North Shore got past Team Hodges 14-11; Sam’s earned the shutout victory over Kilkare 17-0; Old Town outlasted Merritt Speedway 9-3 and Wilson’s Automotive claimed the second place spot in Division II with a 11-6 victory over Spikehorn.
Goodyear Lanes 22, Sergeant’s 13
Sergeant’s started out the game earning two runs in the first inning compared to zero from Goodyear Lanes. However, in the second inning Goodyear would begin to shine as they outscored the opposition 11-0 to take a 11-2 lead after two innings of play. Sergeant’s would earn five in the third inning while Goodyear was only able to score four runs. One run was scored in the fourth inning by Goodyear Lanes before Sergeant’s would begin to close the gap in the contest going on a 6-0 run during the fifth and sixth innings. In the final inning of the game Goodyear sealed the victory with six runs to walk away the victors 22-13.
Sharon Noffsinger picked up the victory on the mound.
Hitting for Goodyear Lanes were Aranda Bushre and Missy Malcolm who were 3-4 and Ashley Tanner who was 4-5.
Navigator Wireline 26, Limberlost 8
After three innings of play Navigator Wireline was out front with the scoreboard reading 15-7. Limberlost tried to spark something in the fourth however only run one would be scored. Navigator scored four runs in the fourth and seven in the fifth to put away Limberlost 26-8.
Lisa Spencer pitched the victory while Kiley Semans took the loss.
Hitting for Limberlost in the loss were Angel Mashue who was 3-3 with two doubles; Pam Kauffman who was 2-2 and Kari Holemo who was 2-3.
Navigator outhit Limberlost 17-14 in the contest.
Shenanigan’s 19, G’s 9
After the first two innings of play the score was deadlocked at three runs each. G’s got to this point by scoring three runs in the first while Shenanigan’s scored once in the first and twice in the second. G’s then took the lead in the third inning scoring one run. However, in the fourth inning Shenanigan’s turned the jets on scoring eight runs and allowing none from G’s. G’s scored the only run of the fifth inning before Shenanigan’s would strike again outscoring G’s 8-4 in the sixth inning. Both teams went scoreless in the seventh inning as Shenanigan’s took the victory and now stands at 5-1 which is good enough for first place in Division II.
Tammy Monday pitched the victory striking out seven and walking five on her first time on the mound this season. Jean Mecomber took the loss.
Hitting for Shenanigan’s were Nikki VanHorn who was 3-4 with two runs scored and two RBI’s; Ali Rease was 3-5 with two runs scored, two doubles and three RBI’s; Vicki Hoonstra was 3-5 with two RBI’s and two runs scored; Monday had two triples and four RBI’s and Julie Newman had three RBI’s.
Sam’s Lounge 17, Kilkare 0
Sam’s scored three runs in the first inning and did not look back from there, scoring two in the second, eight in the third and four in the fifth to walk away the victors 17-0.
Melissa Liberty pitched the victory earning six strikeouts.
Hitting for Sam’s were Julia Ohmer who was 4-4; Irene Borak was 3-4 and Peggy Marsh was 3-4. On defense, the squad reported Ohmer had an oustanding play running from the shortstop position to right center field to catch a ball to earn an out.
Wilson’s Automotive 11,
After the first inning of play Wilson’s held a close advantage over Spikehorn only leading by one, 3-2. Wilson’s extended their lead to two after another run scored in the third inning. Two more in the fourth gave Wilson’s a comfortable 6-2 lead. Spikehorn staged a slight comeback in the fifth inning scoring three runs to close the gap to one run. Wilson’s responded though in the sixth inning scoring five runs to make the score 11-5. With only one inning left to catch up, Spikehorn found themselves in a bad spot only scoring one in the seventh to end the game with a loss 11-6.
Today’s (Thursday) Games
Roscommon Twp. #1
6 p.m., Goodyear Lanes
vs. Navigator Wireline
7:30 p.m., Kilkare vs Wilson’s Auto
Roscommon Twp. #2
6 p.m., North Shore vs. Limberlost
7:30 p.m., G’s Pizza vs. Spikehorn
6 p.m., Team Hodges vs. Old Town
7:30 p.m., Shenanigan’s
vs. Sam’s Lounge
7:30 p.m., Merritt Speedway
Through Week Six (June 24)