Softball: Norway rolls past Ishpeming

ISHPEMING — Kayte Casanova’s bases-loaded triple in the first game and Ada VanHolla’s six RBI in the second contest highlighted Norway’s doubleheader sweep over Ishpeming in Mid-Peninsula Conference softball Tuesday.

The Knights (15-9, 6-2 MPC) defeated the Hematites 6-1 and 10-0.

In the opener, Casanova’s bases-loaded triple in the fourth inning snapped a scoreless tie.

“That got us going,” said Norway Coach Bob Bal, his Knights adding two runs in the fifth inning and one in the sixth.

Casanova had two of Norway’s nine hits. Jada Lasater added a double.

Knights pitcher Alli Sheski allowed three hits, struck out five and walked one.

In the second game, VanHolla tripled three times in a four-hit game and scored three runs.

Sheski, Britt Grayvold and Holly Mattia each had two of Norway’s 13 hits. Jordan Kraemer had a two-run double.

Knights pitcher Mariah Gyselinck scattered three hits over six innings, struck out two and walked one.

Norway padded a two-run lead with five runs in the second inning.

“Both pitchers were really hitting their spots well,” Bal said. “They had good control.”

The Knights visit Westwood on Thursday and Niagara on Friday.

“Today was ugly,” Ishpeming head coach Ben McGuire said. “We didn’t get a lot of hits and we just weren’t ready to play.”