EVART — Evart’s softball team fell 17-7 and 7-5 to Glen Lake on Thursday.

Glen Lake ran through its batting order twice during its first at bat and racked up 12 runs.

“We pulled it together and aside from a couple errors we were coming back but couldn’t recover from the first inning deficit,” Evart coach Jeff Bressler said. “We made some adjustments in game 2 and played really well.”

Nat Burhans pitched five solid innings with five strikeouts, Bressler said.

“Syd Sanders at catcher did a really good job,” he said. “Danielle  Conklin played third and locked that spot down for us. Rachel Martin had an outstanding performance at shortstop.Danielle Beasley on second and Lorraine Foster on first turned in their usual solid performance defensively as well.

“We were tied 5-5 in the fourth with bases loaded and a really close call at second turned the tide a little in Glen Lake’s favor. Glen Lake scored two runs in the bottom of the fifth for the win. Time restrictions didn’t allow us the opportunity to get in the sixth inning or I think the outcome may have been different. The girls know that if a close call can change the outcome of the game, we are playing too close.

Bressler said the pitching is getting better every outing.

“We are going to work with the same lineup we used in game 2 last night, going forward,” he said. “I think we may be on to something there. Errors still continue to hurt us, but we are improving there as well.”

Evart is at Beal City on May 10.

Evart baseball

Evart’s baseball team dropped a pair of nonleague games on Thursday to Maple City Glen Lake 10-1 and 12-2 last Thursday.

Evart had only one hit in the first game from Layne Nadig. Andrew Bengry took the pitching loss. 

Billy Conklin lost in the second game. Chris Imhoff had two doubles while Josh Dorn and Jericho VayScoyoc each had a hit.

The Wildcats were scheduled to host Lake City on Tuesday. They will be at Beal City next Tuesday.