Hits and homers lead team to victories

BY WENDI REARDON PRICE
Clarkston News Sports Writer
The Clarkston Varsity Softball team headed north last weekend and won three games in the Alpena tournament.
“We had fun,” said Don Peters, head coach. “We had some real nice short games. It worked out really good for us.”
The Wolves opened with a 14-0 shutout against Garden City. Highlights from the game include Abbey Tolmie scoring four runs off her three hits. Olivia Warrington had three runs with her two hits and Abbey Barta had three RBIs off one hit.
They went on to post a 6-1 win over Alpena where Warrington was the winning pitcher with 14 strikeouts and had one walk. She also had a two-run home run, three RBIs and two hits.
“Olivia had the best tournament with a lot of great things,” Peters added.
Hannah Cady had two RBIs off her two hits.
The Wolves finished the day against Grand Blanc for a 15-1 win.
Tolmie led off with a home run and had three hits and three RBIs during the game. Sierra Kersten had four hits and three RBIs.
Barta was the winning pitcher and had three hits while she was on the mound for four innings.
“She did a real nice job for us,” Peters said.
The Wolves defeated Rochester Adams in their double header on Thursday.
They won the first game 10-0. Highlights included Nyah Ansel hitting two home runs and collecting three RBIs. Kersten also hit a home run. Tolmie went 3-for-3 at the plate and Warrington had two RBIs.
Warrington was also the winning pitcher with six strikeouts during the three innings.
Clarkston won the second game 15-4.
Riley Labate went 2-for-3 with three runs scored. Tolmie had two hits and two RBIs, Kersten had three RBIs and Anna Skvarce hit a home run.
“She was pumped,” Peters added. “She was jumping up and down all week.”
Tolmie was the winning pitcher with no walks and six strikeouts in four innings.
The Wolves opened the week with a split with Lake Orion, May 7.
They lost the first game, 7-5. Ansel and Warrington both had two RBIs during the game.
“Defense was a sloppy in that game so hopefully we tightened it up,” Peters said.
Warrington had ten strikeouts, three walks and three earned runs on the mound.
Clarkston won the second game 10-1, tying them for first place in the OAA Red League.
During the win, Cady had three hits and five RBIs with a home run and a double. Tolmie had three RBIs and two hits.
Barta was pitched seven innings and had six hits, three strikeouts, one run and one walk.
“She did a nice job,” Peters said. “I am proud of her.”
The Wolves opened the week against Troy Athens on Tuesday and head to Davison on Wednesday.
They head to Ann Arbor this weekend to play in a tournament at the University of Michigan.
“It should be fun,” said Peters. “We have a really nice opportunity in Ann Arbor. We play a tough schedule. There are a ton of teams out there. We will do our best to play well. It will be a great test for us.”