J-L softball captures Val Kapture tournament title
JOHANNESBURG — The Johannesburg-Lewiston varsity softball team captured the Val Kapture tournament title in Johannesburg on Saturday afternoon.
The Cardinals earned a 9-6 victory over Roscommon in the opener, then ended the day with a 27-2 trouncing of Alcona to earn the title.
Leading the offensive onslaught against Alcona was Emma Johnson, who had a team-high four hits with two RBI and four runs scored, while Sydney Townsend had three hits, three RBI and four runs scored, and Reagan Sides had two hits — including back-to-back home runs — two RBI and two runs scored. Adding two hits apiece were Jamie Burke (three RBI, five runs) and Autumn Vermilya (two RBI, run). Jayden Marlatt (two RBI, three runs) and Cassie Tallman (two runs) also tallied hits for the Cardinals.
Marlatt, who was the winning pitcher, struck out eight and allowed two hits in three innings pitched.
Marlatt smacked a two-run homer, knocked in three runs and scored two runs to lead the Cardinals in the win over Roscommon.
The Cardinals received two hits from Emily Crandell (RBI, run), while Kennedy Johnson (two RBI), Sydney Townsend (two runs), Burke (RBI, run), Tallman (run) and Emma Johnson each had hits.
Vermilya pitched 4 2/3 innings to earn the win, striking out three, allowing six hits and walking three. Marlatt tossed the final 1 1/3 innings, striking out four, and allowing no hits or runs.
Cardinals pound Bellaire, improve to 4-0 in Ski Valley
BELLAIRE — The Johannesburg-Lewiston varsity softball team rolled to a Ski Valley doubleheader sweep over Bellaire with 20-0 and 19-3 victories on Thursday, April 29.
Tossing a perfect game over three innings was pitcher Jayden Marlatt, who struck out five batters.
Marlatt was also the Cardinals' top hitter, finishing with a triple, a double, five RBI and three runs scored. Autumn Vermilya (two RBI, two runs) had two hits, while Emily Crandell (four RBI, run) and Sydney Townsend (three RBI, four runs) added a hit apiece. Reagan Sides, Cassie Tallman, Kennedy Johnson and Shyla Rahn each scored a run.
In the other contest, Crandell had two hits, five RBI and scored a run to lead the Comets in another dominating victory.
The Cardinals received hits from Johnson (two RBI, two runs), Jamie Burke (three runs), Marlatt (three runs) and Sides (RBI). Vermilya knocked in two runs and scored two runs.
Vermilya earned the win on the mound, striking out six, allowing four hits and walking one in four innings pitched.
Johannesburg-Lewiston (8-4, 4-0 Ski Valley) was scheduled to host Central Lake in a conference doubleheader on Monday. Results of that contest will be available in Friday's edition of the Herald Times.
Cardinals finish second at Mancelona softball tourney
MANCELONA — The Johannesburg-Lewiston varsity softball team earned a second-place finish at the Mancelona tournament held on Saturday.
While the Cardinals did suffer a 4-0 loss to Gladwin, they picked up a 5-4 victory over Mancelona in an eight-inning contest.
Leading the Cardinals’ offense was Emily Crandell, who had three hits, three RBI and a run scored, while Reagan Sides tallied three hits and scored a run, and Sydney Townsend finished with two hits and a run scored. Jayden Marlatt and Cassie Tallman added a hit apiece.
Marlatt was the winning pitcher, striking out 15 batters, allowing seven hits and walking two in eight innings pitched.
In the loss against Gladwin, Kennedy Johnson, Marlatt, Townsend and Sides each registered a hit for the Cardinals.
Autumn Vermilya, who took the loss on the mound, struck out four and allowed nine hits in six innings pitched.
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