The Kent City varsity softball team finally got to play in its district games Monday afternoon. The tourney started on Saturday, but was postponed because Mother Nature wasn’t cooperating, once again. The Eagles had to wait until Monday to determine their post-season fate. They opened with a 7-2 win over North Muskegon. That set up the championship game against Montague, which Kent City won 20-10.
In game one against the Norsemen of North Muskegon, Alyssa Larson struck out 10 and only walked 3. She gave up only 5 hits in the game. At the plate, Kent City smashed 10 total hits. Nicole McCullough led with a double and a triple. Larson added a double and a single, and Madelyn Ellicott contributed with a well-timed double.
In the title tilt, the Eagles’ bats came alive, ripping 14 total hits. Larson stayed hot with a double and two singles. Janelle Krueger poked 3 singles, and Kenzie Bowers spanked 2 triples. Mikayla Loew cranked a double and single as well. Defensively, Alyssa Larson stayed in the circle to earn the win, striking out 9 and giving 3 free passes.
On Saturday, the Eagles will travel to the Bath regional to take on the Laingsburg Wolfpack in a semi-final matchup at noon. The winner of this game will play the winner of the 10 a.m. game which pits Shepherd against Grandville Calvin Christian.