Here are some highlights from the Kellogg Community College softball team’s latest games.
Vs. Ancilla College, April 26, 2012 (home): Won one
In game one’s 3-5 loss, batting leaders included sophomore outfielder Ashley Nearpass, who hit three for four including an RBI; sophomore pitcher Kristin Van Oosten, who hit one for three including a double; and freshman pitcher Ashley Burrit, who hit one for four including two RBI. Sophomore outfielder Elizabeth Damron hit one for three and freshman outfielder MacKenzie Kendall hit one for four.
In game two’s 2-1 win, sophomore catcher/infielder Emily Butts hit two for three including a double and an RBI; Kendall hit one for four including a game-winning double and RBI; and Damron, Nearpass and Burrit each hit one for three. Damron also racked up a steal. Van Oosten led from the mound with three strikeouts in seven innings with no earned runs.
Vs. Glen Oaks Community College, April 27, 2012 (away): Won two
In game one (6-1), batting leaders included sophomore catcher Paige Richmond, who hit one for two including a home run and an RBI; Damron, who was two for two including a double; Van Oosten, who was one for two including a double and an RBI and who added a steal; and freshmen pitcher Tara Harding, who hit one for four including two RBI. Burrit and Butts had a double apiece batting two for four and one for four, respectively. Van Oosten led from the mound, striking out five in seven innings.
In game two (11-2), Richmond and Nearpass each hit a home run, with Richmond hitting two for two including a double and four RBI and Nearpass hitting two for three including one RBI. Harding, Damron and freshman infielder Tiffani Allwardt each had a double and an RBI, with Allwardt hitting one for two and Harding and Damron each hitting one for three. Allwardt also earned a steal. Sophomore pitcher Mercedies Angus led from the mound with four strikeouts in five innings.
Vs. Grand Rapids Community College, April 28, 2012 (away): Won one
In game one’s 1-3 loss, batting leaders included Harding, who hit two for three including an RBI, and Burrit, who hit one for two.
In game two’s 4-3 win, Kendall hit two for three including a double and two RBI and freshman infielder Michaela Marble hit one for four with two RBI. Angus led from the mound pitching two strikeouts in eight innings.
For photos from recent Kellogg Community College softball games — including the one above from an April 24 home game against Kalamazoo Valley Community College — visit the college’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/KelloggCommunityCollege/photos.