By David Troppens
The Holly varsity softball team will be entering its Division 1 district tournament on a high.
The Bronchos improved their winning streak to four games by sweeping a doubleheader against Birch Run on Tuesday.
Delaney Jenkinson hit two home runs and drove in four runs to lead the Bronchos to a 7-2 victory in the opening contest. In the nightcap, Maggs Boehm went 4-for-4 with three RBI at the plate and tossed five innings of one-run ball on the mound to lead Holly to an 8-4 victory.
In the opening contest, Jenkinson hit her first home run in the fourth inning, a two-run shot that put the Bronchos up 5-0 at the time. She hit a two-run shot in the bottom of the sixth, giving the Bronchos a 7-0 lead at the time.
Holly scored three runs in the bottom of the first to take the lead for good. Boehm hit a two-run single to spark the three-run stanza.
Birch Run scored two harmless runs in the top of the seventh.
Offensively, Nora Kreft and Jenkinson had three hits each. Kreft had a double and a triple among her three hits. Boehm had two hits.
On the mound, Boehm pitched the first six innings to earn the win. She allowed just three hits and no runs while striking out eight.
Just like the first game, the Bronchos scored three runs in the bottom of the first inning to take the lead for good in the second contest. Boehm hit an RBI-double and Hunter Weeder and Audrey Combs had RBI-singles during the stanza.
Holly added two more runs in the second. Kreft walked, stole second and went to third on an Autumn Lewis single. That set up Jenkinson’s sacrifice fly and Boehm’s RBI-single. Holly led 5-0.
The Bronchos added another run in the third on an RBI-single by Rhylee Parks and another run in the fourth on an RBI-single by Alivya Boehm in the fifth. The final Holly run was scored in the seventh on Maggs Boehm’s RBI-single.
The Bronchos had 15 hits in the contest with Boehm finishing with four hits. Weeder chipped in three hits while Parks and Alivya Boehm had two hits each.
On the mound, Maggs Boehm earned her second victory of the twinbill, pitching five innings of one-run ball. She allowed six hits and struck out seven.
Holly begins action at the Division 1 Grand Blanc District Saturday at approximately noon with a semifinal contest against Oxford. The winner of that game will immediately play the winner of the Davison-Lapeer semifinal contest in the district title game.