Lakers take two from Portagers
BEAR LAKE — The Bear Lake softball team swept a West Michigan D League doubleheader against Onekama on Monday.
The Lakers won the opener in their last at-bat 11-10 and then cruised to a 15-4 win in the second game.
“It gave us a good look at them,” said Bear Lake coach Garret Waller, whose team will face the Portagers in a Division 4 district quarterfinal. “We matched up pretty good.”
Onekama (7-9, 1-5 WMD) scored two runs in the top of the sixth inning for a 10-8 lead in the first game, but Bear Lake (15-12, 6-4 WMD) answered with three in the bottom of the frame for the win. Briann Bowling, who was playing her first game since suffering an ankle injury, put the ball in play to get the winning run in.
Emileigh Ferguson got the win in the circle and struck out seven while also finishing with two hits, including a double, and two RBIs. Madeleine Smeltzer went 3-for-3 with an RBI, Jillian Johnson had two hits and two RBIs while Katie Millard had a double and a triple.