COLDWATER, MI (WTVB) - In Branch County high school sports, last night in girl’s soccer, Coldwater came up just short at home, falling to Marshall 1-to-0 in overtime. It’s the second straight week for Coldwater facing a top 10 ranked opponent with Marshall number six in the latest Soccer Coaches Association Division 3 poll.
Last night, the visiting Redhawks got the lone goal of the game four minutes into the first sudden death overtime period to improve their record to 9-1. Coldwater slips to 3-4-1 overall, and 0-4 in conference play. Shelby Bowers made 9 saves in goal for Coldwater.
The Lady Cardinal’s next match is tomorrow night at Battle Creek Central. In last night’s j-v game, Coldwater scored a 1-to-0 win over Marshall with Allison Germann making good on a penalty kick in the first half. The Lady Cards outshot Marshall 18-to-4 with 3 saves for Mina Wellet in her fifth shutout of the season as Coldwater improved to 6-and-1.
Yesterday in baseball, Union City swept a doubleheader at home over Colon 8-to-0 and 6-to-1. The winning pitchers in the five inning games were Scott Allwood and Darren Austin. In the opener, Brady Johnson had two doubles and an rbi while Devin DiGiacomo added two hits including a double and 2 rbi’s.
In the nightcap, Johnson and Hunter Johns each had a pair of hits, including doubles, and both had 2 rbi’s. Union City is now 8-and-2. And Bronson dropped a twinbill at home to Pennfield, 20-to-6 and 9-to-5.
In softball, it was a split between Union City and Colon. In the five inning opener, Union City was held hitless with Colon winning 4-to-0. Marissa Mead took the loss on a 3-hitter. Mean and the Lady Chargers bounced back to win the 4-inning nightcap 17-to-1. Mead tossed another 3-hitter. Carley Dibert had 3 hits and scored 3 runs with an rbi. Racheal Grinnell and Shane Hasty had 2 hits apiece with two rbi’s for Grinnell and an rbi for Hasty with 3 runs scored. Riley Smith added a double with two rbi’s and 3 runs scored.
Also in softball, Bronson swept a doubleheader from Pennfield 15-to-0 and 11-to-0. In the 3-inning opener, Skyler Sobeski was the winning pitcher, allowing 3 singles with 3 strikeouts. Kelsey Scheenks had a home run, 2 singles, and 4 rbi’s while Kassidy Bystry added 3 singles and an rbi.
In the second game, Lindsey Sikorski tossed a 5-inning no-hitter with 6 strikeouts and one walk. Sheenks had another home run along with a triple while Grace Pyles had a single, double and home run and 2 rbi’s with Bronson staying undefeated with an 8-and-0 record.
Yesterday in boy’s golf, in the first of two SMAC League meets at the Island Hills golf course, Coldwater came in 13th place out of the 16 teams in the field. Coldwater shot a team score of 386. Battle Creek Lakeview led the way shooting a score of 290. Coldwater was led by Scout Case with an 86, Dreke Lutterbeck shot an 89, Nolan Duda fired a 93, Nathan Waterbury had a 95, Keegan Dwyer carded a 103 and rounding out the Cardinal’s scoring was Nick Galliers with a 104.
In track, Quincy’s boys and girls teams swept to victory at Athens. Quincy took the boys meet 104-to-33. Tanner Parshall was a triple winner in the 100,200, and 400 meter dashes and Levi Drumm was a double winner in the shot put and discus. Quincy beat Athens 93-to-39 in the girls meet. Chantel Davenport was a triple winner, finishing first in the high jump and both hurdles races. Andrea Ferrin was a double winner in the 100 and 200 meter dashes and Stine Andreassen was a double winner in the 800 and 16-hundred meter runs. Also in track, Union City’s girl’s team was a winner at Springport 91-to-45.
And in girl’s tennis, Coldwater played to a 4-4 tie at home with Harper Creek. Winners for Coldwater were Madison Zinn and Emma Dwyer at first and fourth singles along with Jamie Maxson and Karissa Harrell at first doubles and Lauren Outwater and Janie Marso at second doubles. Harper Creek took the j-v match 6-to-2. Winners for Coldwater were Allie Vanstone was third singles and Emily Hicks and Kennedy Kiersey at second doubles.
Today’s high school sports schedule includes Coldwater baseball and softball at home against Marshall and we’ll have the baseball action on the radio with our live coverage on AM 1590 and FM 95.5 beginning right after the Evening Journal joining the doubleheader in progress around 5:30 when we’ll also stream the audio on-line at wtvbam.com. Also in baseball and softball, it’s Quincy at Athens, Union City at Springport and Bronson at Mendon. In girl’s soccer, Quincy has a match at Springport at 5:30. In track, it’s Coldwater at Kalamazoo Loy Norrix. In boy’s golf, Bronson hosts a St. Joe Valley meet at the Bronson Golf Club while Union City has a Big 8 jamboree hosted by Springport at Duck Lake. And in girl’s tennis, Bronson hosts Constantine.
Today on the Coaches Corner, it’s Quincy baseball coach Brett Allman.