Roundup: Eddies sweep Sturgis, Chieftains swept by Bulldogs

Published 4:57 pm Wednesday, May 18, 2022

EDWARDSBURG — Host Edwardsburg defeated Sturgis 15-0 and 15-0 in a Wolverine Conference doubleheader Tuesday.

In the first game, Averie Markel tossed a no-hitter.

The Eddies scored five runs in the first and six runs in the fourth to pick up the victory.

Samantha Baker and Lexi Schimpa both finished with three hits. Baker homered and drove in three runs, while Schimpa doubled, tripled and drove in a pair of runs.

In the nightcap, Jersie Dawson tossed a two-hit shutout for the Eddies, who improved to 21-7.

Dawson had three hits, while Baker, Abby Bossler, Lindsey Dalenberg and Emma Denison all had two hits. Denison doubled. Baker tripled and drove in three runs.


Dowagiac Softball

The Chieftains were no match for visiting Vicksburg as the Bulldogs defeated Dowagiac 14-9 and 22-8 Tuesday.

The Bulldogs used a seven-run sixth inning to break a 7-7 tie.

The Chieftains finished with 10 hits in the contest, led by Caleigh Wimberley with three, including a double. Emma Allen had two hits and Aubrey Busby homered.

In the nightcap, an 11-run fourth inning turned the game into a route. Heading into the fourth, Vicksburg held am 8-6 lead on Dowagiac.

Sierra Carpenter drove in three runs. Wimberley and Calley Ruff each had two hits. Wimberley and Rebecca Guernsey both doubled for the Chietains, who drop to 11-8 overall.


Niles Softball

Host Lakeshore defeated Niles 14-1 and 8-1 in a battle of former SMAC West Division foes.

In the first game, the Vikings were held to two hits by Gianna Kerschbaum. Haylea Wilken doubled for Niles.

In the nightcap, the Vikings finished with six hits, led by Ashlynn Wilken, who was 3-for-4. Chloe Hargreaves added a solo home run.

Niles is now 15-14 on the season.