Wednesday night Grand Blanc and Powers played in our first Strike Out Cancer game at Mott Community College. Rod Studaker, Mott Head Softball Coach, invited us to their newly renovated field. It was pretty exciting to play there and in front of a college coach for our girls. Each girl had the opportunity to pick a number and a cancer survivor’s name or in memory name.
The first game we took the lead in the fifth inning and never let up to take the victory 6-1. The game was tied until Maddie Bleicher singled off of Seifert driving in one run in the bottom of the fourth. Zapporah Turner’s sac fly scored one run for Grand Blanc. Then in the sixth inning we scored four runs. Kierstyn Muma eared the win. She threw seven innings, allowing one run, seven hits, striking out three, and walking one. Grand Blanc Bobcats Varsity had ten hits in the game. Madyson Roover, Maddie Bleicher, and Justyce Gilliland each collected multiple hits for Grand Blanc Bobcats Varsity. Olivia Jackson led Grand Blanc Bobcats Varsity with two runs batted in. She went 1-for-2 on the day. Muma also created a double play and led the team with 5 put outs. Right behind her with 4 each were Zapporah Turner, Justyce Gilliland, and Samantha Brimmer. Jackson made 3 big catches in the outfield to help keep Powers at bay.
A late score in the game cost us in game two with a loss of 10-11 against Powers. We stayed in it until the end, but Powers Catholic pulled away late in an 11-10 victory on Wednesday. Powers Catholic trailed 8-7 in the bottom of the fifth inning when Friedt doubled off of Kierstyn Muma, driving in three runs. Despite the loss, Bobcats did collect nine hits in the high-scoring affair. Unfortunately, Powers Catholic had 14 hits on the way to victory. Grand Blanc scored four runs in the fourth inning. Our big inning was driven by an error, a single by LaNya Bates, a walk, and a wild pitch.
Keely Carlson took the loss for Grand Blanc Bobcats Varsity. She pitched four and a third innings, surrendering nine runs, 13 hits, striking out six, and walking zero.
Ryanne Kilgore, Ally Whitt, and Bates each collected multiple hits for Grand Blanc. Kilgore went 3-for-4 at the plate to lead Grand Blanc Bobcats Varsity in hits. Zapporah Turner and Maddie Bleicher teamed up to make two double plays this game.
Our tough competition season ends 11-21. We are looking forward to districts Saturday when we face Lapeer at Kearsley noon.