From Staff Reports
Kayla Traylor pitched two strong games on Wednesday at Buckley earned a 4-3, 8-4 non-conference sweep of Lake City.
Traylor gave up one earned run while winning the first game for the Bears (8-21). In the nightcap, she fanned three.
Caelin Runyon had two hits and three stolen bases in the first game while Paige Gokey also had two hits. Montana Jayska added a hit, two RBIs and a run. In the nightcap, Lauren Steed had two hits, Jayska had a hit, two RBIs and two runs while Runyon had a hit, two runs and three stolen bases.
Buckley is at Marion on Friday afternoon for the district semifinal against Forest Area.
Manton 12 4
Frankfort 4 6
Frankfort split a non-conference doubleheader with Manton in a final tune-up before districts.
The Panthers (20-13-2) lost the opener 12-4 as Tami Banktson gave us six hits with four strikeouts. Laura Maier added two hits.
In the nightcap, Frankfort won 6-4 as Banktson fanned three. She also went 3-for-3 at the plate with a solo homer. Courtney Bower and Marissa Moore each had two hits while Maier doubled.
Frankfort hosts Onekema on Saturday in district action.
Frankfort 6 8
Manton 2 3
Brennan Flynn and Kyle Kidder pounded out two hits apiece to back the pitching of Talon Bigley as Frankfort beat Manton 6-2 in the first of two non-league games.
The Panthers (15-19) won the nightcap 8-3 as R.J. Kennis notched the win. Nolan Nye led the attack with three hits, including a double. Owen Stratton added two doubles and Ken Frieswyk chipped in two hits as well.
Frankfort hosts the Division 4 district on Saturday. The Panthers will take on Manistee Catholic in the opener while Brethren and Onekama are on the other side of the draw.