Softball: IM splits doubleheader vs. Ishpeming
IRON MOUNTAIN — Iron Mountain and Ishpeming combined for 57 runs in a Mid-Peninsula Conference doubleheader split on Monday.
Iron Mountain (2-2) won the first game 22-17 before the Hematites took the second game 10-8.
Mackenzie Swanson collected five RBIs for the Mountaineers with two singles and a double. Saylor Swartout and Emma Thomann homered. Thomann also had a triple.
The Mountaineers led 12-3 in the top of the fourth inning.
Ishpeming rallied with a 10-run sixth that came on seven hits and four walks.
Iron Mountain held on for the win despite making seven errors in the field.
“Can’t win many games making those mistakes,” Iron Mountain head coach Dean Lefebvre said.
Claire Mongrain and Hannah Proudfit pitched for Iron Mountain. They gave up a combined 17 runs (11 earned) on 14 hits with eight strikeouts and six walks. Mongrain had seven strikeouts.
Kayla Kaukola and Tia Mattila had four RBIs apiece for Ishpeming.
Hailey Hytineau pitched for the Hematites and gave up 22 runs (19 earned) on 20 hits with nine walks and five strikeouts.
In the second game, Ishpeming took control with a three-run third and added four more runs in the fourth.
Iron Mountain made a push, scoring three in the fourth and two in the fifth before the game was called due to rain.
Mattila had four more RBIs for the Hematites with a single and double.Madeline McNab had two RBIs.
Mongrain, Ella Fortner and Paige LaPoint had an RBI each for Iron Mountain.
Proudfit pitched for the Mountaineers and gave up 10 runs (nine earned) on 10 hits with five walks and three strikeouts.
Mattila pitched for Ishpeming and gave up eight runs (seven earned)on seven hits with five walks and three strikeouts.
Iron Mountain visits Manistique today.
Iron Mountain 202 843 3 — 22 20 7
Ishpeming 102 3110 0 — 17 14 3
Ishpeming 203 41 — 10 10 1
Iron Mountain 201 32 — 8 7 2