Varsity softball goes 2-0 against the Northview Wildcats


After multiple cancellations due to weather, the Rangers finally played against the Northview Wildcats last night in a doubleheader. FHC was able to hold on and win the first game 5-4 and crush the Wildcats 6-2 for the second game.

In the first game against Northview, the Rangers and the Wildcats didn’t score for the first two innings. Senior Tori MacLeod was on fire on the mound, allowing 8 hits and only 4 runs in the entire game. She also had an impressive 4 strikeouts and a strikeout percentage of .639. In the third inning, the Wildcats scored all 4 of their runs. Northview played a lot of small balls and that helped the Wildcats gain a lead of 2 runs. In the fifth inning, the Rangers were able to outscore the Wildcats 2-0 and ultimately win the game.

Junior Maizey Szczepanek went 3-3 in batting, and senior Molly Donovan went 1-1 with a double in addition to 2 walks. Senior Val Nuffer also did well, going 2-4 with 1 run. Along with Tori’s stellar pitching, she led the team in RBIs with 3.

In the second game, the Rangers started the game scoring. On the first pitch of the at-bat, Molly hit a double to drive in the first run. The Rangers didn’t allow the Wildcats to score until the fifth inning. Junior Caitlin Snyder had an impressive first game pitching. She had 2 strikeouts, allowed 7 hits, and had 3 walks. FHC secured its win in the fifth inning when they scored 4 runs.

Molly went 1-2 for this game with 1 walk, 1 RBI, and 1 run scored. Val also had 1 hit, which was a triple, and senior Zoey Guikema had a double. Maizey and Zoey each had 2 RBIs in the big fifth inning.

These wins put FHC’s overall record at 3-3 and their OK White conference record at 2-0. The Rangers will face off against the Wildcats once more at home on Friday in hopes of the sweep over Northview.