MCC earns sweep against Onekama
Posted by Matt Wenzel, Manistee News Advocate
MANISTEE — After being blanked in their last game and mustering two hits, the Sabers didn’t waste time breaking out the bats on Tuesday.
Manistee Catholic Central pounded out 13 hits in a 10-1 win to open a non-league doubleheader against Onekama, but needed to rally late for a 4-2 victory and series sweep.
“I talked to the girls and we have to figure out how we can come prepared for both games and not just one,” said MCC coach Dave Lijewski. “It seems like we’re up on the first and down on the second for some reason. … Hopefully we can be a little more aggressive all the way through.”
Like MCC (20-4), Onekama (9-13) left happier with one performance over the other.
“It was a pretty solid game for us,” Onekama coach Rob Johnson said of the nightcap. “That’s what we need to see each time we take the field.”
The Sabers, who were coming off a league split with Brethren on Monday, jumped on the Portagers from the start in the opener with four runs in the first inning, then three more in the third and fourth frames.
“You can’t take anything away from a team that comes out swinging like that,” Johnson said. “They had a good warm-up game the night before. We came out a little flat and they took advantage.”
Maegan Sorenson led MCC with three hits, including a double, and four RBIs.
“We got a great performance out of Maegan Sorenson,” Lijewski said.