04-27-2017 Tri-City Area Sports

 The Watervliet girls’ varsity soccer team split their record last week, suffering a 9-0 loss to Kalamazoo Christian on Monday, April 17 but shutting out Berrien Springs 1-0 on Friday, April 21.

Tuesday’s contest found Kalamazoo leading 9-0 after the first half when the game was called. Casie Gohr and Vickie Smith “each played hard, taking a turn as the goalie. The Panther defense struggled with defensive placement,” Watervliet coach Dave Armstrong commented.

Watervliet earned their first victory of the year on Friday against the Shamrocks. Gohr, in as keeper, was credited with 18 saves. She also scored the lone Panther goal, which occurred in the second half of play.

Watervliet currently holds a 1-1-1 record.

MANNING MAKES IT HOME… Luke Manning slid into home during Hartford’s first of two games against Sau-gatuck April 17. Manning’s run was one of three scored by the Indians in a sixth inning rally, but Hartford lost 8-3. (TCR photo by Kristy Noack)

Hartford crushes Saugatuck; beat Bangor in doubleheader action

 Hartford’s softball team continues to set a torrid pace over their competitors. On Monday, April 17, the squad scored 35 runs in two games and left Saugatuck shaking their heads.

Hartford’s offense was on fire in game one. The team scored runs in each of the four innings they played. The Indians scored two, five, seven, and one runs, respectively.

Hartford was stingy on defense. Saugatuck scored one run in the first inning and one in the fourth. Amara Wesaw pitched for Hartford; she struck out five batters while notching the win.

Hartford’s 15 runs came off 17 hits as the squad crushed every ball that was remotely hittable.

Regan Sinclair had three hits, including a double and triple, and scored four runs.

Angela Saldana hit a single and triple. Wesaw stroked a double in the winning effort.

In the late game, Hartford shut out Saugatuck 17-0.

Madisyn Earls led the Indians with five RBIs on two hits. Nelson also had two hits and scored three runs.  Mikenzie Chambers had one RBI and three hits.

Megan Nelson got the win on the mound for Hartford. She allowed three hits.

Hartford scored three runs in the first inning and 14 in the second inning.

Thursday, April 20 found the Indians facing Bangor on the road. In the first of two games, Hartford blanked Bangor 15-0.

Hartford star Amara Wesaw pitched the shutout. She allowed four hits in the contest.

Hartford opened the contest by scoring 12 runs in the first inning. The Indians added three in the second inning.