Evart sweeps Marion for first wins of season

EVART — Evart’s softball team broke into the victory column Monday night with 12-6 and 19-6 wins against Marion in Highland Conference action.

The Wildcats are 2-10.

Sam Bressler was the winning pitcher in both games. She had 11 strikeouts in the first game and four in the second.

Courtney Sheldon had four hits in the double header while Bressler and Kendra Foster had three singles apiece. Shayna Rushing had a double.

“We played much better defense,” said Evart coach Jeff Bressler. “We had a couple of errors but we’re improving in that department.”

Evart plays Wednesday at Carson City-Crystal.

Central Montcalm wins pair

Central Montcalm used timely hitting and effective pitching to make quick work of the Evart softball team in nonconference action last Thursday night.

Evart fell to 0-10 while Central Montcalm improved to 7-5 with 18-0 and 15-0 victories. Both games ended after three innings.

Saydee Rowland had two home runs and three hits in the first game. Skyler Blaisdell, the winning pitcher, helped her own cause with a home run and four hits. Central scored nine runs in the first, six in the second and three in the third.

Rowland had three hits and Maddy Christiansen two hits, plus a triple in the second game for Central. The winners had seven runs in the first, six in the second and two in the third.

“We hit the ball very well,” Central Montcalm coach Bruce Nicholson said. “We’ve been hitting the ball pretty good the last few games. We’ve pitched well. It was a nice day for us.”

Sam Bressler pitched both games for Evart. The Wildcats didn’t get a hit in the first game. Kendra Foster got the Wildcats’ only hit in the second game.

“We have some bright spots every now and then,” said Jeff Bressler. “We have to put them all together at once.”

It was cold, windy and rainy but the elements didn’t bother the Hornets.

“We’re been used to it,” Nicholson smiled. “We haven’t had any nice elements, have we?”

“We’re hoping for some better weather to get some more practices in,” Bressler said.

Saturday’s Cat Classic was rained out.