Big Rapids Cardinals sweep Central Montcalm Hornets in Central State Activities Association softball showdown

BIG RAPIDS – What a night for Marissa Warren.

What a night for the Big Rapids Cardinals.

Warren was 7 for 7 with two doubles and four RBIs and the Cardinals swept No. 5-ranked Division 3 team Central Montcalm on Wednesday in a 5-1 Central State Activities Association gold showdown. and 15-5 in five innings. .

In Game 1, Warren had three hits and an RBI. Josie Cornell, Pharis Carroll, Rylie Haist and Smith each had one hit. Carroll had two RBIs while Haist and Warren had one each.

Haist threw a three-for-no score and struck out eight.

Haist allowed one earned run and five hits in the game while striking out four.

Warren had four hits and three RBIs in Game 2, Hanna Smith had three hits and three RBIs, Carroll had three hits and two RBIs. Knoop had two hits and a run, Haist had two hits, Cornell had one hit, and Jaylynn Gray and Ososki both had a hit and an RBI.

“Marissa Warren led our offensive attack going 7 of 7 with two doubles and 4 RBIs on the night,” Big Rapids coach Dawn Thompson said. solid ball throughout both games Rylie Haist dumped two wins on the mound and really controlled the play from the mound.

“I’m extremely proud of our team’s all-out effort tonight to defeat the No. 5 ranked team in Division 3.”

Big Rapids is in Division 2 and will not see Central Montcalm in the playoffs.

Big Rapids will host the Norm Turner Tournament on Saturday.


Grand Rapids 1, Newaygo 1

In a battle of the Central State Activities Association gold powerhouses, Big Rapids and Newaygo settled for a 1-1 draw on Wednesday.

Both teams are unbeaten in the league. Big Rapids is 8-3-2 overall and Newaygo is 5-3.

Rebecca Allers scored Big Rapids’ lone goal. It was his only shot on goal. She got an assist from Grace Currie. Julia Waltz even shot on goal and Katie Williams had four. The big rapids had 33 shots while Newaygo had six. Big Rapids had a 16-6 shots advantage.

Emma Balahoski had four goalie saves for Big Rapids and allowed one goal. The other keeper was Geralynn McAdams who made a save.

Big Rapids has a home game with Lakeview on Monday.


Ludington 7, Grand Rapids 1

The Big Rapids women’s varsity tennis team suffered their second loss of the season to Ludington 7-1 on Wednesday.

“The girls played well but made more mistakes than their opponents,” said Big Rapids coach Renee Kent. “I think the scores don’t reflect how the girls actually played. They were hitting better shots and reducing our mistakes to stay in every game.

“Overall, it was a good day weather-wise and it allowed us to play against a good team. Today’s match gives us the chance to work on better shot selection before we revisit them next week.

Big Rapids’ lone win came from Sabina Walker in No. 2 singles with a 6-1, 6-3 win over Annika Taranko.

Brenna Mossel suffered a tough three-set loss to fourth-placed Makenzie Sarto in singles 6-4, 3-6, 6-1.

In doubles, Cortney Myers-Kara Paquette (No. 1), Lauren Wilcox-Ari Glentz (No. 2) and Emily Beemer-Aliyah Glentz (No. 3) lost 6-3, 6-2 in their respective matches. Rebecca Myers-Ava Schneider (#4) lost 6-3. 6-3.

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