JOHANNESBURG – The Johannesburg-Lewiston varsity softball team won the title at the Val Kapture tournament in Johannesburg on Saturday afternoon.
The Cardinals clinched a 9-6 victory over Roscommon in Game 1, then ended the day with a 27-2 jump from Alcona to claim the title.
Emma Johnson led the offensive attack against Alcona, who had four hits with two runs batted in and four runs scored, while Sydney Townsend had three hits, three runs batted in and four runs scored, and Reagan Sides scored two. hits – including back-to-back home runs – two runs batted in and two runs scored. Adding two hits each were Jamie Burke (three RBIs, five runs) and Autumn Vermilya (two RBIs, running). Jayden Marlatt (two runs batted in, three runs) and Cassie Tallman (two runs) also had hits for the Cardinals.
Marlatt, who was the winning pitcher, struck out eight goals and allowed two hits in three innings pitched.
Marlatt had a two-run homerun, hit in three and scored two runs to lead the Cardinals in victory over Roscommon.
The Cardinals received two hits from Emily Crandell (RBI, running), while Kennedy Johnson (two RBIs), Sydney Townsend (two runs), Burke (RBI, running), Tallman (running) and Emma Johnson each got hits.
Vermilya pitched 4 2/3 innings for the win, striking out three, allowing six hits and walking three. Marlatt pitched the last 1 1/3 innings, striking out four and allowing no hits or runs.
Cardinals hit Bellaire, improve to 4-0 at Ski Valley
BELLAIRE – The Johannesburg-Lewiston varsity softball team embarked on a Ski Valley double sweep against Bellaire with 20-0 and 19-3 wins on Thursday, April 29.
Pitcher Jayden Marlatt, who struck out five batters, had a perfect game in three innings.
Marlatt was also the Cardinals’ leading hitter, finishing with a triple, a double, five RBIs and three runs scored. Autumn Vermilya (two RBIs, two RBIs) had two hits, while Emily Crandell (four RBIs, running) and Sydney Townsend (three RBIs, four runs) added one hit each. Reagan Sides, Cassie Tallman, Kennedy Johnson and Shyla Rahn each scored one point.
In the other competition, Crandell had two hits, five RBIs and one run to lead the Comets in another dominant victory.
The Cardinals received hits from Johnson (two RBI, two runs), Jamie Burke (three runs), Marlatt (three runs) and Sides (RBI). Vermilya hit in two points and scored two runs.
Vermilya took the victory over the mound, striking out six, allowing four hits and walking an inning of four pitched.
Johannesburg-Lewiston (8-4, 4-0 Ski Valley) was due to host Central Lake in a two-way conference on Monday. The results of this competition will be available in Friday’s edition of the Herald Times.