The Fenton varsity softball team brought its bats to a doubleheader against the Brandon Blackhawks.
The Tigers scored 37 runs in two games earning a doubleheader sweep against the Blackhawks. Fenton won the opener 24-7. Fenton scored six runs in the top of the fifth to take a 12-3 lead and had a 10-run seventh. In the second game, the Tigers scored the first nine runs of the game and won a 13-3 five-inning contest.
No one had a bigger twinbill than Fenton’s leadoff hitter, Chloe Lefever. In the two contests she went 6-for-9 with two doubles and a triple. She also walked twice. She drove in six runs and scored eight times herself.
Initially, it looked like the opening game would be a competitive contest. Both teams scored a run in the second inning. Fenton scored four runs in the third, but Brandon answered back with two runs in the bottom of the third, cutting the Tigers’ lead to 5-3. Fenton’s four-run third’s big hits were a two-run single by Sophie Collins and an RBI-triple by Lily Turkowski.
The Tigers scored another run in the fourth on an RBI-single by Collins, but didn’t really blow the game open until a six-run fifth. During it Lefever hit an RBI-single, Jessica Dunkel and Madi Best hit back-to-back RBI-doubles and Turkowski hit an RBI-single. Fenton led 12-3.
The Tigers scored two more runs in the sixth without the aid of an RBI-hit. However, Cadyn Reger drove in a run with a ground out. Fenton scored its final 10 runs in the top of the seventh. The run-producing hits of the inning were a two-run double by Dunkel, an RBI-double by Madi Best, an RBI-triple by Collins, an RBI-single by Grace MacCaughn, an RBI-walk by Emma Maynard, and a two-run double by Lefever. All the run-producing hits came with two out.
Lefever had four hits, five RBI and four runs scored in the opening game, while Collins went 3-for-4 with four RBI and three runs scored. Dunkel drove in four runs and scored twice on her two hits. Fenton had 17 hits and walked 10 times in the contest.
In the nightcap, a four-run second gave the Tigers a 5-0 lead. The big hit was a three-run triple by Cadyn Reger. Dunkel also hit an RBI-single during the stanza. For the contest, Reger went 3-for-4 with five RBI and two runs scored. She also had a two-run single in the Tigers’ four-run fifth. Collins went 3-for-4 with an RBI and two runs scored.
On the mound, Jordyn Bommersbach pitched a six-hitter, striking out two for the victory. Turkowski was the winning pitcher in the opener.