Brandywine falls in tournament finalsPublished 9:16pm Saturday, April 7, 2012
COMSTOCK – The Brandywine softball team was defeated by Lakeland Conference foe Coloma in the championship game of the Comstock Invitational Saturday.
The Bobcats went 2-1 on the day, shutting out Comstock 13-0 in five innings and Paw Paw 4-0.
Brande Overholt picked up a no-hitter in the opening game of the tournament against the host Colts.
Maranda Smallmon had a double and two singles, while Paige Jeffrey singled and doubled. Rachael Ort added a pair of singles.
In the semifinals, Mikayla Kemp tossed a four-hitter for the Bobcats against the Redskins.
Ort had a double and a single for Brandywine.
A five-run fifth inning broke open a close championship game for the Comets, who led 2-0 after three innings of play.
Overholt took the loss for the Bobcats, who got a pair of singles from Ort.
“Overall it was a great start to the season for the Bobcats,” Brandywine coach Angela Mellott said. “We played great defense, made good contact on offense and the team worked hard.”
Coloma 002 053 0 – 10 10 0
Brandywine 000 001 0 – 1 4 5
Brande Overholt (L) and Rachael Ort
Multiple hits: Ort 2 singles
Brandywine 101 101 0 – 4 5 2
Paw Paw 000 000 0 – 0 4 3
Mikayla Kemp (W) and Rachael Ort
Multiple hits: Ort 1B, 2B
Brandywine 117 22 – 13 11 1
Comstock 000 00 – 0 0 3
Brande Overholt (W) and Rachael Ort
Multiple hits: Maranda Smallmon 2B, 2-1B; Paige Jeffrey 2B, 1B; Ort 2-1B