Vikings swept by Bears, Bobcats split with Bronson

ST. JOSEPH — Visiting Niles dropped a pair of SMAC West Division games to St. Joseph Wednesday.

The Bears defeated the Vikings 11-1 and 10-1.

“We came out flat tonight, after a good weekend tournament,” Niles coach Rick McKeel said. “I expected we would come to play and that didn’t happen.  We didn’t have good energy tonight and it showed in all phases of the game.”

The Vikings were limited to just five hits on the day.

Aynslee Myer had a double for Niles in the opening game.

 

ST. JOSEPH 11-10, NILES 1-1

First game

Niles               000      10 – 1 4 3

St. Joseph      303      41 – 11 12 1

Katie Bailey (W); Brooke Timm (L).

2B: Kali Prillwitz (SJ), Aynslee Myer (N).

 

Second game

Niles               100      000      0 – 1 1 0

St. Joseph      601      300      x – 10 9 1

Michelle Ziebart (W); Addison Davies (L).

2B: Kali Prillwitz (SJ), Kenzie Arent (SJ), Erin Scanlon (SJ).

Varsity records: Niles 6-20, 2-6 SMAC West; St. Joseph 15-5, 6-2 SMAC West.

 

Brandywine softball

The Brandywine softball team split a pair of BCS Athletic Conference games with visiting Bronson Thursday.

Bronson won the first game 7-5 after a three-run seventh inning comeback fell short for the Bobcats.

Brandywine rebounded to take the nightcap 6-5.

In the first game, Destiny Bennett went 3-for-4 with a double and two RBIs.

In the nightcap, Makenna Hartline went 2-for-3 with a go-ahead grand slam in the fourth inning.

 

BRONSON 7-5, BRANDYWINE 5-6

At Brandywine

First game

Bronson 000 104 2 – 7 9 2

Bobcats  002 000 3 – 5 13 0

Adyson Lasky (W), Destiny Bennett (L).

2B: McKenna Hartline (BW) Bennett (BW).

3B: Sydney Carlson (BW).

 

Second game

Bronson 201 200 0 – 5 6 1

Bobcats 100 500         x – 6 9 1

Destiny Bennett, Riley Balos (3), Audrey Longley (4, W), Allie Sirkorski (L).

2B: Payton Robinson (BR) Michaela Hartline (BW).

HR: Makenna Hartline (BW).

Varsity record: Brandywine 8-12.

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