Indian softball posts three victories in dramatic fashion
Emma Harry had a game to remember in Saugatuck’s SAC crossover contest with Lawrence on Monday, April 18.
In addition to doubling, scoring two runs and driving in three more, Harry pitched a complete game—striking out nine—in the Indians’ 7-6 victory.
One of the runs scored by Harry came in the bottom of the sixth to snap a 6-6 tie, with Mackenzie Barnhill picking up the RBI.
“Emma did a great job keeping batters off balance and moving the ball around,” Saugatuck coach Matt Diaz said. “And she was able to score the eventual game-winning run.”
Saugatuck led 6-3 before Lawrence tied it at 6-6 with three runs in the top of the sixth.
Melody Antel went 3-for-4 in the victory.
In a twinbill against North Muskegon on Thursday, April 14, Saugatuck earned a pair of wins in dramatic fashion.
With the opening game tied at 3-3, the Indians scored twice in the top of the seventh and Harry kept North Muskegon scoreless in the bottom of the frame for the 5-3 win.
Game two saw Saugatuck score seven times in their final at-bat to pull out the 12-8 comeback win.
“I thought we showed some grit and determination,” Diaz said. “I’m very proud of how far this team has come in a short time.”
Kristin Shock went 3-for-4 with two doubles, three RBI and a run in game one. Taylor Kunkel (3-for-5 with three runs), Shock (2-for-4 with two runs) and Harry (2-for-5 with two RBI) had multiple hits in game two.