Lexa Forti, of Imlay City, is greeted at home plate by her teammates after hitting a grand slam.

IMLAY CITY —The Imlay City varsity softball team split a doubleheader versus visiting Blue Water Area Conference counterpart Armada last Wednesday.

In the opener, Imlay City claimed a 14-7 win at Armada’s expense.

Jaya Forti (four singles) led Imlay City’s offensive attack. She was given assistance in the hitting department by Brook Ross and Olivia Livingston (a single and a double each), Lexa Forti and Chloe Bruman (two singles apiece), Natalie Douglas (a double) plus Natalie Stone and Gabby Douglas (a single each).

Jaya Forti, Hope Schriber and Stone shared the pitching responsibilities for Imlay City. They allowed seven total hits, struck out three and walked four.

In the second game, Armada picked up a 12-8 victory over Imlay City.

Lexa Forti (a single, a double and a grand slam) and Bruman (a pair of singles) notched Imlay City’s top plate credentials. The Spartans also had Stone (a double) plus Jaya Forti, Natalie Douglas, Yesenia Rojas, Gabby Douglas, Ross and Schriber (a single apiece) reach the hitting column.

Kevin Kissane

Kevin Kissane has been covering high school sports for the Tri-City Times since 1985. When not standing on a field or court with his camera and notepad, he enjoys golf, travel and family. Kevin is a 1980 graduate of Capac High School, and is also a grad of St. Clair Community College and earned a degree in journalism from Central Michigan University.