Big Rapids Cardinal Softball Team Wins Central State Activities Association Gold Division Title By Sweeping Newaygo Lions

NEWAYGO — Two Big Rapids women’s sports teams won the Central State Activities Association gold championships on Friday.

While the girls’ soccer team shut out Newaygo 1-0, Big Rapids softball swept the same school in a road doubleheader to improve to 23-1 overall and 12-0 in the division. The Cardinals only had two league games left and everyone in the league has at least three conference losses.

The last time BR won a softball league title was in 2008. The 14-year drought ended on Friday.
“The kids have made that our first goal and they’ve worked really hard to achieve it since we lost in the regional final last year,” Big Rapids coach Dawn Thompson said.

Big Rapids didn’t waver on Friday with 12-0 and 14-3 wins. Rylie Haist went a five-inning no-hitter in Game 2.

Big Rapids hit two homers each game. The first game lasted five innings. Josie Cornell and Masrissa Warren both had home runs. Cornell had three hits and an RBI. Haist had three hits and an RBI. Jaylynn Gray had three hits and three RBIs.

Warren had two hits and two RBIs. Hanna Smith had a brace and Cailin Knoop had a hit and two RBIs. Mackenzie Ososki had two hits and an RBI.

Haist was the winning pitcher in five innings, striking out nine and allowing two hits.

Emma Daum busted for three hits, including a home run, and had five RBIs. Pharis Carroll and Warren had two hits and an RBI each, Knoop had two hits and two RBIs. Mackenzie Ososki had two hits. Haist had a home run and two RBIs, Cornell had a hit and two RBIs, and Zoe Taylor and Gray had one hit each.

Haist went all five innings, allowing no hits and no earned runs and struck out six.

“We faced a bit of adversity with an injury to Hanna Smith tonight, but everyone on the team pulled together to get two conference wins,” Thompson said. the mound.”

Big Rapids ends the league season at Tri County on Tuesday.


Morley Stanwood 0-2

HOLTON – Morley Stanwood lost two games to Holton 3-2 and 12-2 on Friday in CSAA Silver action.

The first game was 3-2. Holton scored two runs late in the seventh. Zade Garrett had two hits and two RBIs. Devin Garbow and Zane Moore each had two hits.

Aaron Moore went 6 2/3 innings and took the loss. He struck out 12 batters.

In game two, MS was beaten 12-4 and committed five errors. Garbow had one hit and two RBIs. Garrett was the losing pitcher.

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