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Shamrock Softball wins Kris Pop Memorial Tournament




The Shamrocks Varsity Softball and Baseball teams traveled to Northern Michigan last weekend for the Kris Pop Memorial tournament where they faced Glen Lake and Lake Leelanau St. Mary’s. The softball team battled all day and were pleased to walk away as winner of the tournament.

 

Game 1: SP vs Glen Lake: 7-0

Tori Sandborn pitched another shutout for the Shamrocks and had 7 strikeouts to lead the perfect defensive day for the team. Offensively, Laynie Meredith went 3/3 with a DBL, TRPL, and an RBI. Megan Myers, Addie Scheurer, Gracelyn Rockey and Hannah Weller all added an RBI.

 

Game 2: SP vs LLSM: 8-4

Tori Sandborn again took the field and held the defense in a lock down mode with 6 strikeouts and errorless defense behind her. Offensively, Addie Scheurer went 2/4 with 3 runs and an RBI. Megan Myers went 1/1. Tori Sandborn  added an RBI and Marian Davlin had a double and an RBI. Gracelyn Rockey went 2/4 with a DBL and 2 RBIs.

 

Coaching Staff Comments:

We are extremely pleased with both wins this weekend and not only winning the tournament but also showing up on both ends of the game. We hit well, executed situations, and played errorless defense this weekend. Most of all, sharing our time up north with our families and friends is memorable to us all. The baseball team won their tournament and shared in those same positive memories and we are proud of their accomplishments as well. This is a beautiful tournament and the program takes pride in donating check to the memory of Kris Popp.

 

St. Patrick’s Shamrocks hosted Saranac on Monday. The night ended in a split.

 

Game 1: 5-4

Tori Sandborn led the Shamrocks defense pitching the full 7 innings and executing 4 strikeouts. Her pitch mix allowed Saranac to only have 4 hits in the game.

Offensively, the Shamrocks bats weren’t showing their typical impact however the game ended in an exciting finish when Hannah walked in the bottom of the 7th, Rylee singled, Gracelyn scored Hannah and Addie hit a single that scored Rylee for the game winning hit. Rylee Scheurer led the Shamrocks going 2/3 with 2 runs. Gracelyn Rockey went 2/4 with 1 run and 2 RBIs. Addie Scheurer went 2/4 with 1 RBI.

 

Game 2: 2-4

Tori Sandborn again came out strong in game two leading the Shamrocks defensively. She was even more sharp heading in to game two and had 6 strikeouts.

Offensively, the Shamrock bats were quiet again and errors allowed Saranac to take the lead in game 2. Rylee Scheurer went 2/3 and Hannah Weller had an RBI.

 

Coaching Staff Comments:

Our team approach is to continue to grow throughout the season and put our best team on the field for the postseason, with development along the way. There were moments of growth tonight that we are pleased with, and also room to grow in fielding errors and execution at the plate. Game 1 had an exciting finish with Hannah, Ry, Gracelyn, and Addie. Tori worked all night and took on a tough role and crushed it for our team.

 

On Thursday the Shamrocks hosted the Fowler Eagles for an excellent night of CMAC softball. The Shamrocks and Eagles split the set of games.

 

Game 1: 5-1

Tori Sandborn was fantastic on the mound and led the Shamrocks defensively with 4 strikeouts. The defense behind her was near perfect in game one and shutdown the start of the Fowler lineup allowing only 3 hits in the first half. Offensively, Laynie Meredith took care of business and went 3/3 with 2 DBLs and 3 RBIs. Rylee Scheurer went 2/3 with 2 runs, and 1 RBI. Tori Sandborn went 2/3 with a run and 1 RBI. Hannah Weller added 1 DBL and 1 run.

 

Game 2: 9-11

Tori Sandborn again covered game two and added 2 strikeouts. At the plate Laynie Meredith lead the Shamrocks again going 3/4 with 1 DBL and 2 RBIs, Gracelyn Rockey went 3/5 with a DBL and 2 RBIs. Rylee Scheurer went 2/4. Addie Scheurer went 2/4 with 1 DBL, 2 runs and 1 RBI. Marian Davlin added an RBI as well.

 

Coaching Staff Comments:

We knew tonight would be a solid matchup that left little room for errors both in the field and at the plate. Fans that came this evening received two good games filled with grit and grind. Our game one was near flawless defensively and we worked hard at the plate to get an early lead. Solid play through 7 innings held that lead.


Courtesy photo.

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