JV softball dominates Cedar Springs for two mercies

Molly Donovan, Sports Editor in Chief

Sophomore Bela Gonzalez went 4-6 with 3 triples on the night to lead the JV softball team to two mercies over Cedar Springs, 15-0 and 11-1.

In game one, FHC’s hot bats got the job done in just three innings. Bela toed the mound to face just 10 batters; she gave up 1 hit with 4 strikeouts and 0 walks. The defense was perfect behind her with 0 errors.

Bela, sophomore Abby Davis, freshman Remmie Gavle, and freshman Alyssa Wierenga all went 2-3 at the plate, while freshman Lyran Vandenberg hit 1.000 in the game by going 2-2. Junior Anna Breaugh and freshman Hannah Pruski both added a hit as well to contribute to 15 runs in just three innings, securing the mercy.

The second game wasn’t much different, as the Rangers again mercied the Red Hawks 11-1 in five innings. Alyssa was in the circle in this game, as she gave up just 1 hit with 2 walks and a strikeout. The defense played tight behind Alyssa to secure the 1-hitter with only 1 error, and junior Maddy Wahl had a highlight-reel double play from center field.

Bela again led the team at the plate by going 2-3, and Maddy also racked up multiple hits. Remmie, Alyssa, and Abby stayed hot as well to each pick up a base hit in the second game of the night.

With two dominant wins, the Rangers move to 4-4 (4-3) and gain momentum heading into a rigorous rest of the week. The girls will go on the road for a non-conference doubleheader against a talented Unity Christian team tomorrow before heading to Greenville on Friday for a single conference game. If FHC can carry over from last night’s big wins, the team should be able to win out the rest of the week.