JV softball goes 1-1 against Cedar Springs in conference doubleheader

Sophomore Bela Gonzalez’s dominant performance in the circle allowed the Rangers to take game two of their doubleheader against the Red Hawks.

In game one, FHC struggled to get going against a hot Cedar Springs offense. The Red Hawks outhit the Rangers 11-6 to take the game 11-2.

Freshman Alyssa Wierenga pitched the entire game while giving up 11 hits with a walk and 7 strikeouts. Junior Maddy Wahl led the team at the plate by going 2-3, while freshman Remmie Gavle also picked up a hit.

The Rangers completely flipped the script on Cedar Springs in the second game, as FHC went on to win 11-5. Bela pitched the full game while allowing 6 hits with 0 walks and 8 strikeouts.

The Rangers found themselves with a narrow 6-5 lead heading into the top of the seventh when the offense exploded to shut the door on the Red Hawks for the win on 3 hits, 1 walk, and 1 hit-by-pitch. Sophomore Abby Davis led the charge, as she came in to pinch hit in the final inning and picked up a 2-run single, going 1-1 on the night.

The Rangers were able to effectively play the small game, as 4 of their 8 hits were bunts for base hits. Alyssa led the team at the plate to go 2-3, while junior Anna Breaugh, junior Katie Willemin, sophomore Irene Collachioni, freshman Georgia Alstadt, and freshman Leanna Clark each picked up a hit in the second game.

FHC moves to 2-4 (2-3) on the year, and with a split doubleheader, Wednesday’s game against Cedar Springs will decide who takes the series. With going 1-2 against Northview last week, a win on Wednesday will be key in keeping the Rangers in the running for the conference title.