Glen Lake coach Gary Galla picked up his 200th softball victory Wednesday as the Lakers swept Brethren, 7-3 and 11-1.
Jessica Penny picked up both wins on the mound for Glen Lake (3-0).
Tayler Galla earned the opening-game save with two innings of work to wrap up Gary Galla’s 200th win. Penny had two hits and two RBIs, Melanie Kulunda drove in three with two hits, Olivia Wiltjer scored twice after two hits, Hannah Schweikart had two hits and two steals and Angelee Welch crossed the plate twice.
In the nightcap, Madison Hill and Kara Rice each scored three runs, Galla had two hits and Lexi Wright and Kulunda each drove in two runs.
The Lakers host Buckley in their Northwest Conference opener Monday.
St. Francis 5 17
Elk Rapids 0 1
Bailey Johnson spun a no-hitter, striking out 15, as St. Francis opened its softball season with a 5-0 Lake Michigan Conference win over Elk Rapids in the first of two games.
Bridget and Haley Bussell drove in two runs apiece for the Gladiators. Bridget Bussell had a pair of doubles. Johnson helped her own cause with two doubles.
St. Francis won the nightcap 17-1 as Gabby Morgan pitched a two-hitter, striking out nine. Johnson collected two hits and drove in five. Haley Bussell and Kerstin Colmus added two hits and three RBIs. Megan Knudsen scored three runs, Bridget Bussell two.
The Gladiators are scheduled to play at Petoskey today.
Frankfort 9 3
Benzie Central 6 4
Missy Sass’s game-winning single capped off Benzie Central scoring three runs in the bottom of the sixth to win 4-3 and salvage a split with Frankfort in Northwest Conference action.
The Panthers won the opener 9-6.
Michaela Williams led off the sixth with a double and came in when Dani Gomulinski was safe on an error. Shannon Murray doubled, Mariah Hanson walked and Sass came through with a bases-loaded, walk-off hit.