Flivvers fall to Maroons in doubleheader

Kingsford pitcher Ady Weber (24) delivers a pitch against Menominee on Monday at Lodal Park. (Sean Chase/Daily News photo)

KINGSFORD — The Kingsford varsity softball team put up a valiant fight against Menominee in a doubleheader at Lodal Park on Monday.

However, the Flivvers couldn’t fend off the Maroons and they lost the opening game 3-0 and dropped the second, 12-9.

Kingsford is now 10-23 on the season.

Game One

Mya Brunswick pitched the entire game for Kingsford. She struck out 12 batters in seven innings while surrendering three hits and one earned run.

On their second batter of the first inning, the Maroons took a 1-0 lead off a home run to centerfield. That was all the runs they would need.

Menominee added two runs in the seventh to secure a 3-0 victory.

Brunswick, McKenna Trulock, Jenna Viau and Maddison Jungles each had a hit in the game. Ady Weber drew the Flivvers’ lone walk.

Game Two

Kingsford came into the final game of the day with a newfound energy and it paid off at the plate. Addy Kriegl scored on a Trulock grounder and Anna Bortolini stole home to give the Flivvers a 2-0 lead after one frame.

The lead didn’t last long as the Maroons scored two runs in the top of the second. However, Kingsford was ready to respond.

Jungles gave the Flivvers the lead back on a single that scored Kailey Sundquist. Then Jungles came around to score on a Brunswick single.

Kingsford added a run to its lead in the fourth inning when Jungles scored on a passed ball. Menominee now trailed 5-2.

But in the top of the fifth, things fell apart for the home team. Menominee notched a double and back-to-back home runs as it took a 6-5 lead. The Maroons brought eight more batters to the plate in the half-inning and their lead ballooned to 10-5.

Sunduist singled in the fifth to cut the deficit to four, but Menominee added two more runs in the next inning to put things out of reach.

Weber was tagged with the loss for Kingsford.

She struck out three in 4.2 innings of work. Reagan Cram closed things out, recording one strikeout over 2.1 innings.

Trulock and Sundquist led the Flivvers at the plate with two RBIs apiece. Sundquist was 4 for 4 in the game with five stolen bases. Brunswick, Kriegl and Jungles each tallied one RBI. Bortolini, Kriegl and Brunswick tallied two stolen bases apiece.

Kingsford is back in action on Thursday against Iron Mountain at Northside Park.


NORWAY — Perfect games are becoming a common occurrence in Norway and the Norway varsity softball team added another to its tally on Monday as the Knights swept Stephenson, 16-0, 23-8, in a Skyline Central Conference doubleheader at Marion Park.

Norway is now 23-9 on the season.

Game One

Sophomore Kara Stanchina was unhittable again as she recorded her second three-inning perfect game in four days. On Monday, she struck out five.

The Knights’ offense had her back from the opening frame. Stanchina and Victoria Cooper each recorded an RBI in the bottom of the first and they took a 4-0 lead.

Norway scored 12 runs in the bottom of the third inning and won by mercy over the Eagles.

Jordyn Moln and Anna Debidary led the Knights with three RBIs apiece. Cooper was close behind with two, including a homerun in the third inning. Moln, Cooper, Payton Paquette and Debidart each had two hits. Stanchina, Tessa Castelaz and Cooper each stole one base.

Game Two

Norway didn’t miss a beat in the second game.

Stanchina started the scoring in the bottom of the first inning with an inside-the-park home run that also scored Elizabeth Romitti. When the dust settled, the Knights held an 11-0 advantage.

Norway kept its foot on the gas in the second. An Emma Dube triple and Moln single scored two runs. Then Ashley Carlson scored on a Stephenson error as the lead ballooned to 14-0.

The Eagles rallied in the third and scored eight runs.

The Knights scored two runs in the third and seven in the fourth to pick up the 23-8 victory.

Moln picked up the win. She struck out four in 3.1 innings. Emilee Marier also recorded a strikeout in .2 innings in the circle.

Moln also led the way at the plate. She was 3 for 3 with five RBI, two doubles and two walks. Dube, Stanchina, Carlson and Jessa Rossler each recorded two RBIs. Carlson also drew three walks.

Norway closed out its regular season schedule on Tuesday against Carney-Nadeau. It is back in action at Marion Park on Tuesday for the pre-district round against Bessmer/Gogebic at 4:30 p.m.


CARNEY — The North Dickinson varsity softball team made the trip to Carney on Monday for a doubleheader with Carney-Nadeau.

The Nordics had mixed results as they opened with a 12-10 win and ended the day with a 3-0 loss to the Wolves.

Game One

North Dickinson opened the game with a two run showing in the top of the first.

The Wolves answered with a run of their own in the frame and then piled on four runs in the second to take a 5-2 lead.

However, in the top of the fourth, the Nordics came to life.

Lauren Jungwirth kicked off the scoring on a wild pitch. Then Delaney Steinbrecher scored on a Carney error. Kiira Ledzian and Aly Steinbrecher also scored on errors which Khloe Roberts followed with an inside-the-park home run to give the Nordics an 8-5 lead.

Carney got a run back in the fourth, but North Dickinson stretched the lead again in the top of the sixth. A double from Roberts, an Aspen Anderson grounder and an error from the Wolves gave the home team an 11-6 lead.

Janessa Chartier picked up the win for the Nordics. She struck out nine over seven innings.

Roberts led the way with four RBIs. Anderson, Jungwirth and Ava Oman each had one RBI. Steinbrecher drew two walks.

Game Two

Carney opened with a run in the first and added two runs in the fourth to pick up the win.

Oman started the game for North Dickinson. She struck out one in four innings.

Aly Steinbrecher, Kiira Ledzian, Ally Mlostek and Nadia Carpenter each had a hit.

Daily News sports editor Sean Chase compiled this report.


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