Fifth-inning rally keys Bruin softball win





Flushing’s Reilly LaDuke blasts a two-run triple to center field in the fifth inning of Monday night’s Bruin Club All-Star Softball Game at Whaley Park.

Flushing’s Reilly LaDuke blasts a two-run triple to center field in the fifth inning of Monday night’s Bruin Club All-Star Softball Game at Whaley Park.

FLINT – A three-run rally in the fifth inning gave the Black team the lead for good and keyed a 7-3 victory over the Gold squad in Monday night’s Bruin Club All-Star Softball Game at Whaley Park.

The Black went into the fifth trailing 2-1 but strung together four straight hits to take a 4-2 lead. Flushing’s Maddy LaFramboise started the rally with a leadoff single, and two batters later Raiders teammate Reilly LaDuke lashed a two-run triple over the center fielder’s head for a 3-2 lead. LaDuke then came home on a single.

Swartz Creek pitcher Madisen Henry helped make the lead stand up and was named Most Valuable Player for the Black team. Durand’s Lauren Pletscher was MVP for the Gold team.

The Gold had taken a 2-0 lead in the second inning. The Black cut it to 2-1 in the top of the fourth as Atherton’s Tatum Lambert and Swartz Creek’s Ella Sinclair lashed back-to-back singles. The Black later had runners at first and third, but a double steal attempt was foiled when the Gold infield threw home to nail the runner for the third out.

The rest of the Black roster had Linden’s Alexa Marsh, Molly Churches and Taylor Wierenga; Goodrich’s Rachel Stoner and Aaron Monroe; Bentley’s Elizabeth Ludwig and Tamara West; Fenton’s Myla Wolosonowich; Dundee’s Lauren Tackett and Flint Powers Catholic’s Abby Schultz. The coaches were John Pintek of Flushing, daughter Courtney Pintek of Grand Blanc and Gordon Jamison of Linden.

The rest of the Gold roster had Lake Fenton’s Sydney Sheyachich, Emily Angus, Hayli Byers and Sidney Conn; Kearsley’s Sydney Ouellette; Powers’ Bailey Stevens; Davison’s Haley Fielder and Madison Ramoie; Millington’s Kayli Leix; Clio’s Megan Webb; Mt. Morris’ Jasmine Day and Montrose’s Sam Weeks and Kendall Keeler. The coaches were Clio’s Jim Vanitvelt, Lake Fenton’s Amos Rinks and Davison’s Rob Markwardt.


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