Onekama rebounds, sweeps Baldwin
Posted by Matt Wenzel, Manistee News Advocate
ONEKAMA — With Onekama’s baccalaureate scheduled for Thursday night, a doubleheader against Baldwin started early.
The Portagers made sure they wouldn’t be late by ending the West Michigan D League series early as well with a pair of mercy-rule wins against the Panthers.
Onekama won the opener 19-4 in four innings and took the second game 13-0 in five.
“These outings are always good for our confidence building and working on our game,” said Onekama coach Rob Johnson.
It also helped the Portagers (9-9, 3-5 WMD) bounce back from Monday’s losses to Bear Lake.
“We played really hard and we played as a team,” said Onekama senior Jennica Mathieu. “We came back and really showed what we’re made of.”
Onekama scored in every inning of the first game, with four in the first, third and fourth innings to go with a seven-run second. The Portagers pounded out 12 hits as Hailey Kott led the way with a 3-for-4 performance and three RBIs. Mathieu had a double and triple, Nicki Slater went 2-for-4 while Tawny Kott and Mikayla Johnson each had a hit and drove in a run.
Emily Bergren tossed two innings to get the win while striking out three and Kaitlin Kubiskey pitched the final two frames.