Bay softball sweeps Alpena

ALPENA – Bay College softball (3-14, 3-7 MCCAA) picked up a pair of road conference wins, defeating Alpena (2-15, 1-9 MCCAA) 12-4 and 11-4.

The opening game remained scoreless into the third until Desiree Bender (SO, Sandusky, MI) belted a two-run home run to left field.

After Alpena responded in the bottom half and tied it with a two-out hit, the Norse exploded in the fourth. Seven Norse players reached base safely before the Lumberjacks recorded an out. Bay ultimately plated 10 runs in the inning, giving it an insurmountable lead.

Though Alpena rallied in the fifth, the game was called early as Norse took a 12-4 victory.

Emma Rutter (SO, Chatham, MI) finished 3-for-3 with two RBI, two runs scored, and a double. Bender picked up two hits in three at bats and drove in four. Hailey Duquaine (FR, Pulaski, WI) had a pair of RBI on a 2-for-4 effort. Sierra Jones (SO, Calgary, AB) also had a multi-hit effort, picking up two hits in four trips to the plate.

Izzy Drabant (SO, Sandusky, MI) was the winning pitcher for Bay, giving up nine hits and four runs with one walks and four strikeouts across five innings.

Kenna Tippman (FR, Venice, FL) and Abigail Platt (SO, Elk Rapids, MI) each picked up a pair of hits for Alpena.

The Norse offense put up crooked numbers throughout the game in the nightcap. Lexie Ressiguie (FR, Fort Collins, CO) got things started with a two-run home run in the first inning. Allie Radcliffe (FR, Republic, MI) hit a solo shot in the second, and Duquaine drove in a second run in the frame two batters later. Jones belted a bases-loaded double in the fourth to score three, opening up a lead for the Norse.

A pair of runs in the bottom of the fourth for Alpena did not phase Bay. Jones picked up another RBI double in the sixth. Ressiguie drove in a run with a single in the seventh, which was followed by Jones blasting a home run to center field to round out the scoring for Bay.

Jones finished 5-for-5 with six RBI, two doubles and a home run.

Ressiguie ended 4-for-4 with three RBI, three runs, and the aforementioned home run.

Duquaine finished 3-for-5, scoring twice and driving in one.

Radcliffe picked up the win from the pitcher’s circle. She scattered ten hits in seven innings of work, surrendering four runs (two earned) with one strikeout. Two of the four runs she gave up were earned.

Bay will be back in action on Friday and Saturday for its home opener against Mid Michigan. First pitch on Friday is scheduled for 2 p.m. while Saturday’s games will begin at 1 p.m. at Wells Sports Complex.


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