From staff reports
TRAVERSE CITY — St. Francis opened its softball season — with Mike Doriot back at the helm — by sweeping Mesick 9-3 and 15-3 in a non-league doubleheader Wednesday.
Gabby Morgan struck out 10 in pitching the Gladiators to the win in game one. Haley Bussell had two hits and scored a run. Julia Hardy contributed a triple and scored two runs.
In the nightcap, Lauren Cvengros picked up the winning, striking out five. Bussell, Hardy and Morgan all collected two hits. Bussell scored four runs, Hardy three and Morgan two. Mesick’s Clara Jurik pounded out three hits, including a long home run.
St. Francis hosts Benzie Central today.
Benzie 19 10
Mason CC 5 11
Caroline Andersen and Blair Frederick drove in nine runs as Benzie Central defeated Mason County Central 19-5 in the opener of a non-league twinbill.
Andersen went 3-for-3 with a double, triple and home run. She drove in four runs. Frederick added a double and triple and drove in five runs. Kelsey Judge struck out five in picking up the win.
The Huskies lost the nightcap 11-10. Dani Gomulinski went 2-for-3 with two RBIs.
Frankfort 6 5
McBain 0 4
Frankfort played its first games of the baseball season, sweeping host McBain 6-0 and 5-4 in non-conference action.
R.J. Kennis won the opener, striking out eight in four innings and surrendering only two hits. Sam Tiesworth picked up a save.
McEwen Stapleton had the Panthers’ biggest hit, blasting a two-run double.
Ken Frieswyk picked up the nightcap victory — as well as hitting a triple — and Nate Frieswyk notched the save.
Frankfort (2-0) travels Friday Onekama.
Mason CC 15 14
Benzie 0 4
Mason County Central swept a young Benzie Central team 15-0 and 14-4.
Austin Ross went 2-for-2 and scored a run in the nightcap. Ken Kocevar added a hit and two RBIs and Devlin Philo a hit and one RBI.