Indian, Fennville softball teams suffer losses in district semi-finals
By Leo Martonosi
GOBLES—The Saugatuck softball team saw its season come to an end with a 12-2 loss to Hopkins in a Division 3 semifinal game at Gobles on Saturday, June 3.
“That’s a good team we lost to today,” Saugatuck coach Matt Diaz said of the Vikings.
Saugatuck was forced to play several games—including this one—without his No. 1 pitcher, Emma Harry, due to an injury. That necessitated moving a couple of key players to different positions.
That included moving starting shortstop Melody Antel to pitcher and regular first baseman Alexa Phillips to shortstop.
“They did a good job,” said Diaz. “I can’t fault our effort. These kids played their hearts out.”
Kathryn Shanahan laced two hits for Saugatuck against Hopkins.
Fennville fell to Gobles in another district semifinal tilt, 9-1. That ended the Blackhawks’ season with 11 wins after dropping its first 12 games of the campaign.
“We’ll be back,” Fennville coach Tony Pena said. “We started to peak at the right time.”
Pena was disappointed his team didn’t beat Gobles.
“They had a slow pitcher and were one of the worst teams we’ve played all year,” he said. “Plus we wanted another shot at Hopkins, but we needed to get by Gobles first.”
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