TRI-CITY AREA — Almont turned back visiting Imlay City, 10-0 and 9-1, in a Blue Water Area Conference varsity softball doubleheader last Thursday.
Grace Koenig (two singles and a double) plus Kendall Roszczewski and Devin Johnston (two singles each) proved Almont’s toughest outs during game number one. Elly Schapman added a three-run homer to the Raiders’ cause.
Myah McLean was the winning Almont pitcher. She gave up six hits over five innings, struck out three and walked one.
Olivia Livingston, Chloe Bruman, Hope Schriber, Lexa Forti, Yesenia Rojas and Jaya Forti led Imlay City with one single each.
In the second game, Almont amassed 15 hits.
Koenig (a single, a double and a homer), Johnston (three singles), Grace Johnson, Brooklyn Bunch and Schapman (two singles apiece) plus Isabella Theisen, Lydia LaCavera and Roszczewski (a single each) provided Almont’s hits.
Abby Geml and McLean shared the pitching responsibilities for Almont. They gave up six total hits, struck out four and walked three.
Schriber (a single and a double), Natalie Stone (a home run) plus Lexa Forti, Bruman and Rojas (a single apiece) Imlay City players who reached the hitting column.
With the results, Almont (no. 6. Division 3) improves to 9-0 and 2-0. Imlay City slips to 2-4 and 1-3.
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.