Saline Softball Splits With Pioneer

The Saline softball team earned a doubleheader split with Ann Arbor Pioneer last week, taking the opener 6-5.

A Brooke Bauer home run and an Alex Pace RBI gave the Hornets a 3-1 lead in the third. Ashley Heren gave the Hornets a 4-1 lead in the fourth with an RBI groundout, but Pioneer battled back with three in the fifth and one in the sixth to tie the game at 5-5.

The Hornets scored the winning run in the bottom of the 6th when Kelsey Alexander scored on a sacrifice fly by Heren.

Pioneer put a runner on second with one out, but Pace got a strikeout and groundout to end the game.

Pace, Heren, and Bauer each had two hits and two RBI to lead the offense. Pace struck out 10 for the win.

Pioneer jumped to a 7-3 lead after two and held on for a 9-5 win in the second game.

Bauer had another big game with three hits and two RBI. Maddie Shelton added two hits, while Alexander, Emma Schwartzenberger, and Isabella Darmos each had a hit and RBI.

Saline took an early 5-1 lead, but Chelsea scored 13 runs in the third as the Hornets fell to the Bulldogs 16-6.

Alexander had a big game with two home runs and four RBI, while Bauer added a home run.

The Hornets had an easy time Thursday, pounding Ypsilanti 15-0 in a 3-inning mercy.

Bauer led the way with three hits and an RBI. Darmos and McKenzie Marion had a hit and two RBI, Dani Cobello and Lindsey Rittenhouse a hit and run scored each. Cobello earned the win with four strikeouts.

Seth Kinker

Reporter/Digital Media for The Sun Times News

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