SPORTS NEWS IN BRIEF

BASEBALL

Pine River 11-7, Marion 1-0

LEROY — Mason Powell had two hits and two RBIs for the Bucks (24-3) in Game 1 Monday. Greg Park struck out nine in four innings to earn the win. He also had a hit and a RBI.

Tony Moore struck out four in five innings to win the nightcap. Andrew Alberts was 4 for 4 with a RBI, while Moore had a two-run single.

Pine River 7, Rogers City 2

GLEN LAKE — Pine River’s baseball team went 1-1 at the Glen Lake tournament on Saturday.

Tony Moore was the winning pitcher in the first game, going three innings and allowing five hits while striking out three. Lucas Harris, Nick Shimel and Greg Park had two hits apiece while Marcus Washington had one hit and three RBIs.

Clare 10, Pine River 0

In the finals against Clare, Greg Park was the losing pitcher, allowing two hits and three walks while striking out four. Mason Powell and Andrew Alberts had hits.

SOFTBALL

Pine River 20-19, Marion 5-0

LEROY – Chelsey TerBurg had four hits and three RBIs in the nightcap for the Bucks on Monday. Erin Millen had two hits and two RBIs, as did Taylor Warner. Dana Hill earned the win in Game 1, while Kourtney Brock won Game 2.

TRACK AND FIELD

Pine River wins

LEROY — The Pine River boys track team defeated Northern Michigan Christian 148-5 and McBain 105-58. The Pine River girls also won two by defeating NMC 123-26 and McBain 99- 57.

Top scorers for the boys included junior Derek Hartline, who took first in the 1,600 meter and 3,200 meter runs, and was part of the winning 4x400 relay and 4x800 relay. Senior Colten Rawson was first in the long jump, high jump, pole vault and part of the winning 4x200 relay team. Senior Ben Rigling took first in the 200, 400 and 800 meters and was part of the winning 4x400 relay team. Joshua Jackson had a solid night as well, placing first in the discus and second in the shot put.

Top scorers for the girls included Anna Lindquist, who was part of the winning 4x400 and 4x800 relay teams, first in the 400 meters, and second in the pole vault. Cheyanna Rizor was first in the 800 meters, 1600 meters and 3200 meters, and was part of the winning 4x800 relay team. The sprint group of Lauren Stephens, Brooklyn Stephens, Caitlyn Schepers and Kenzie Ruppert scored well in their events.

“This was a lousy night for a meet, but the kids showed up ready to compete, and did very well considering the conditions,” Pine River coach Eric Gebhard said. “We had two focuses on the night: win our head-to-head conference matchups, and stay free of injury. We were able to accomplish both, and have our sights now set on regionals.”

Pine River is at Clare for regionals on Friday.

GIRLS SOCCER

Big Rapids 8, Reed City 0

BIG RAPIDS — The Big Rapids girls soccer team kept the ball rolling Wednesday, cruising past Reed City 8-0.

The Cardinals improve to 16-1-2.

Big Rapids shot out of the gate in the first half, scoring three goals in the first five minutes of regulation, capped by a hard shot from freshman Kaitlyn Ray that found the corner of the net.

Reed City’s goaltender was Brenna Westhoff, sending it through to make the game 5-0.

“We’re just trying to survive,” Reed City coach Bryan Hall said. “Big Rapids is very strong and they move the ball so well, we couldn’t keep up with it. In the last week we lost five girls, so its been tough on the team.”

Big Rapids out-shot Reed City 22-0.