’Cats take two from Rangers

Published 1:29 pm Thursday, April 26, 2012

Cassopolis’ Dwayne Morgan delivers to the plate against Brandywine Tuesday. The Rangers were swept by the Bobcats. (Cassopolis Vigilant Photo/RON HARNER)

Alex Erwin delivered a two-out single in the top of the sixth to lift visiting Brandywine to a sweep of Cassopolis in Lakeland Conference baseball Tuesday.

The Bobcats defeated the Rangers 15-3 in the opener and 7-6 in the nightcap.

Brian Kline laced a two-out, three-run triple to tie the game at 6-6 in the top of the fifth.

Erwin earned both wins and struck out a combined 14 on the day.

Millin also had a triple for Brandywine in the second game.

In the opener, Austin Searles, Erwin and Millin all doubled, while Kyle Duncan had four hits. Erwin finished with three hits and tossed a two-hitter in the opener.

Cassopolis’ Lance Sheteron homered and Dwayne Morgan doubled for the Rangers in the nightcap.

First game

Brandywine 503 25 – 15 15 2

Cassopolis 001 20 – 3 2 3

Alex Erwin (W) and Austin Searles; Kevin Hatcher (L)

2B; Searles (BW), Erwin (BW), Brad Millin (BW)

Second game

Brandywine 003 031 – 7 8 4

Cassopolis 004 200 – 6 9 2

Michael Schoenleber, Alex Erwin (W, 3) and Austin Searles; Dwayne Morgan (L)

2B: Brad Millin (Bw), Brian Kline (B), Morgan (C)

HR: Lance Sheteron (C)

Varsity records

Brandywine 6-4, 4-2 Lakeland; Cassopolis 5-7, 1-4 Lakeland

Brandywine softball

CASSOPOLIS — The Brandywine softball team made short work out of host Cassopolis Tuesday.

The Bobcats defeated the Rangers 13-1 in six innings and 18-2 in four innings of the Lakeland Conference doubleheader.

Brande Overholt was the winning pitcher in both games as she allowed just seven combined hits.

In the opener, Paige Jeffrey and Overholt both doubled and tripled.

In the nightcap, Maranda Smallmon was 3-for-3 with a double, while Rachael Ort singled, doubled and drove in three runs.

Kelly Harper had a pair of home runs for the Bobcats.

First game

Brandywine 301 054 – 13 9 3

Cassopolis 000 01 – 1 4 4

Brande Overholt (W)

2B: Overholt (BW), Paige Jeffrey (BW)

3B: Overholt (BW), Jeffrey (BW)

Second game

Brandywine 709 2 – 18 11 1

Cassopolis 101 0 – 2 3 6

Overholt (L), Jenna Smith (3)

2B: Rachael Ort (BW), Maranda Smallmon (BW)

HR: Kelly Harper (BW) 2

Varsity records

Brandywine 8-5, 4-2 Lakeland; Cassopolis 1-7, 0-2 Lakeland