Prep Roundup (5-21-13)

TRAVERSE CITY-Big North Conference play didn’t end well for the Alpena girls soccer team on Tuesday against Traverse City Central.

Down 2-0 at the half, the Wildcats ultimately fell 8-0 in a mercy-rule loss during their Big North finale; a game where players played in a steady downpour.

“In some areas we were overmatched. (The loss) wasn’t from a lack of effort, but we didn’t have the ability to hang with them across the field,” Alpena coach Tim Storch said.

Alpena (5-14, 2-10 BN) will end the regular season on Thursday at home against Cheboygan at 4 p.m. The Wildcats will get another shot at the Trojans next Tuesday in a district game at home.


Rogers City 6, Sault 0

ROGERS CITY-The Rogers City baseball team broke open a tight game with a four-run four inning and went on to beat Sault Ste. Marie 6-0 on Tuesday.

Jacob Malocha and Evan Lamb had RBI singles during the Hurons’ big inning, Quintin Kelly had an RBI double and Paul Wilbert had a sacrifice fly.

Malocha was 2-for-3 with two RBIs and Evan Lamb was 3-for-3 with an RBI.

Wilbert got the win on the mound, going six innings and allowing no runs on four hits while striking out six and walking none.

The second game of the scheduled doubleheader was called on account of fog and lightning.

Rogers City is now 8-15, 3-6 Straits Area and plays at St. Ignace on Thursday.

Alcona 13-14,

Au Gres 0-1

AU GRES-The Alcona baseball team improved to 22-7 on the season after sweeping Au Gres on Tuesday, 13-0 and 14-1.

Nathan Fettes earned the win for the Tigers in the opener, throwing a one-hit shutout with 10 strikeouts and no walks.

Jared Steiner had three hits and Cody Franklin, Trenton LaVergne and Austin Cole each had two hits.

LaVergne was the winning pitcher in the nightcap, striking out 12 with two hits and two walks allowed.

Franklin, Steiner and Deven Higgins each had two hits.

Alcona hosts Atlanta on Thursday.

Hale 16-15, Oscoda 6-0

HALE- The Hale baseball team (3-25, 3-11 North Star League) picked up a pair of losses hosting Oscoda on Tuesday, 16-6 and 15-0.

Ryan Richardson was the losing pitcher in the first game, pitching 4 innings, giving up three earned runs, eight hits and four walks while striking out six.

Jamie Balbaugh led offensively with two hits and two RBI’s. Dan Katterman contributed two hits and a stolen base while Leo Tolkowski picked up two hits for his first hits of the year.

Kelby Chrivia picked up a hit and an RBI while Hunter Boylen and Kaydon Reimer both snagged a hit.

Chrivia pitched for two innings in the second for the loss. He gave up four earned runs, three hits, two walks and struck out four. He also picked up a hit and a walk.

Tolkowski got on base off of two walks and successfully stole two bases.

Hale hosts Tawas on Friday.


Rogers City 18-12, Sault 7-1

ROGERS CITY-The Rogers City softball team swept Sault Ste, Marie on Tuesday, topping the Blue Devils 18-7 and 12-1.

Nikki Radke earned the win for the Hurons (22-5) in the opener, allowing seven runs on eight hits with three strikeouts in five innings.

Logan Fleming led Rogers City with four hits, including a double and had two RBIs; Courtney Streich had three RBIs; Nikkie LaLonde had two triples and two RBIs; Alexa Quaine, Brooklyn Idalski and Sarah Meredith each had two hits and Jess Butera and Rachel Chojnacki each had a hit. Chojnacki also had three RBIs.

The second game was called in the fifth inning due to lightning with Rogers City ahead 12-1.

Idalski earned the win, allowing one run on four hits with two strikeouts.

Sarah Meredith had two hits including a grand slam; LaLonde and Fleming each had two hits; Quaine, Streich, Radke, Rebecca Meredith and Cassie Brege each had a hit.

Rogers City plays at St. Ignace on Thursday.

Alcona 13-13,

Au Gres 2-5

AU GRES-The Alcona softball team picked up a doubleheader sweep of Au Gres on Tuesday, topping the Wolverines 13-2 (five innings) and 13-5 (six innings).

Kendra Cole earned the win for Alcona (7-24) in the opener, allowing two runs on four hits with five strikeouts in four innings.

Alissa Terpstra had a double and Cole had a double and an RBI.

Cole also earned the win in the second game, allowing five runs on three hits with one walk and five strikeouts in six innings.

Vikki Burns had two hits and three RBIs and Cassie Pinder had three hits.

Alcona hosts Atlanta on Thursday.