Pine River softball team draws honors
LEROY — Pine River senior pitcher Alexis Bennett was very stingy when it came to allowing hits from the opposition this season.
Bennett was one of four Bucks named to the Highland Conference all-league first team. She threw two no-hitters and three one-hitters this season, and pitched 15 games with three hits or less.
“She only gave up 13 extra base hits all season,” Mumby said. “Yes, she had too many walks but 13-6 is a good record and 217 strikeouts is impressive with only 62 hits given up.”
The Bucks were 8-4 in the Highland Conference and 16-18 overall.
Also on the first team were KayLee Goodman, Bekah Dean and Hannah Hill. Cayla Trowbridge earned honorable mention honors.
Dean, a junior third baseman, batted .467 with an on-base percentage of .510 and 34 RBIs.
“She moved to catcher due to a need on the team," Mumby said.
Goodman is a junior shortstop who batted. .376 with an on-base percentage of .477 and had 23 RBIs.
The summer LAT League, hosted by Pine River's softball program, is scheduled to begin a four- week run this week.
Doubleheaders are set for this Wednesday, plus June 28, July 12 and July 19.
Each twinbill is scheduled to have two six-inning games.
Six high schools will have their teams compete in this league, including Big Rapids, Cadillac, McBain, Pine River, Reed City and Tri County. Dawn Thompson is coaching Big Rapids while Pine River is led by Laura Mumby and Reed City by Roger Steig.
In games this week, Big Rapids is at Reed City and Pine RIver plays McBain at Bristol. On June 28, Reed City is at Cadillac and Big Rapids faces Pine RIver at Bristol.
The league takes a break on the Fourth of July week. Action resumes on July 12 with Reed City playing at Tri County and Big Rapids facing McBain at Bristol. The final week is on July 19 with Big Rapids playing at Tr County and Pine River facing Reed City at Bristol.