Celebration at home

Clarkston softball hitters celebrated their final home game with two wins over Stoney Creek.
‘I thought the girls played really well defensively,? said Clarkston girls varsity softball coach, Don Peters. ‘Another part, it was the seniors? last home game so that’s kind of nice. This was the first time we have done a softball game where we had parents? thing. I think that went really nice.?
They won the first game, 11-1 and the second game, 10-0.
‘Different kids picked up the pieces when we were kind of struggling in the first part of those first couple innings of the first game. Katie Smith had a couple key hits and Sarah Altene is pitching really well.?
Smith hit three doubles, a triple, and had four RBIs during the double header.
Altene pitched for the first eight innings. She pitched one run, four hitters, one earned run, two walks and nine strikeouts in the games.
More leading hitters against Stoney Creek were: Kara Wandrie hit one double, had 3 RBIs, and two stolen bases; Amanda Martin hit a double and had two RBIs, Brook Chadwell hit a double and had one RBI; Jenni Jochum and Lindsay Upchurch hit a double. Taylor Hasselbach and Altene had one RBI.
Bailee Braunreuther pitched the final two innings of the day. She pitched no runs, no hits, no walks, and two strikeouts.
The girls continued the week to take third place at the Traverse City tournament on Saturday.
During the tournament, they won a game and lost two games.
They lost to Kalamazoo Christian, 17-2. Smith was the leading hitter and hit a double.
They continued on to beat Traverse City West, 17-2.
Altene pitched her fifth shut out of the season. She pitched no walks, four hitters, and five strikeouts. On offense, she hit 2-for-3 in the game.
Leading hitters were Smith, Hasselbach and Braunreuther. Smith hit a double and had two RBIs; Hasselbach hit a double and had one RBI; and Braunreuther hit a double.
The girls lost to Bay City, 8-7.
Before the fifth inning, the Wolves were in the lead, 7-6.
They struck out the first two batters, but then they faced a hard rain on defense. Five batters walked before they got one more out of the game.
During the game Smith hit two triples, Hasselbach hit one triple and had three RBIs, and Lizzy Zezula hit one triple and one RBI.
Their overall record stands at 22-14 and their league record is 7-3.
Their last game of the regular season is at Goodrich High School on Wednesday at 4 p.m.
‘Hopefully we will be playing on all cylinders,? said Peters about going into district playoffs next week.
They will play their first game against league rival Waterford Kettering on Tuesday.
‘We have already played them twice and hopefully things will work out our way,? said Peters.
The district game is at 4p.m.