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The Almont softball team poses for a photo after claiming a Division 3 district title last week.

June 05, 2019
TRI-CITY AREA — Almont slipped past Capac, 5-4, in a Division 3 district softball championship game last Friday at Oakland Christian High School.

With the result, Almont (8-18-1) moves on to this Saturday's regional semifinal clash at Brown City where it will face Marine City. That matchup lists a 10 a.m. starting time.

In Friday's championship game, Almont used a one-run first inning, a one-run third and a three-run fifth to emerge victorious.

Capac countered with a three-run third inning and a one-run sixth.

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Hannah Feys (a single and a double) plus Grace Johnson and Makayla Gammon (two singles each) led Almont's offensive attack. Rachael Schapman (a three-run homer) along with Olivia Malcolm and Sarah Hall (a single apiece) supported their performances.

Malcolm was the winning Almont pitcher. She allowed seven hits over seven innings, struck out five and walked one en route

Raquel Raska (two singles), Samantha Hull (a home run), Shelby Husovsky (a triple), Ally Dean (a double) plus Aubree Smith and Meriah Mason (a single each) generated Capac's hits.

Almont reached the title game with a 16-2 semifinal victory over Memphis.

Malcolm (three singles and a double), Hannah Landerschier (three singles) plus Samantha Dyer, Johnson, Campbell and Gammon (two singles apiece) led Almont with multiple-hit performances. The Raiders also had Feys (a double) along with Schapman and Hall (a single each) reach the hitting column.

Malcolm was Almont's pitcher of record. She gave up seven hits over seven innings and struck out six.

Capac earned their spot in the district title tilt with an 18-5 rout of Oakland Christian.

Haleigh Hanson (two singles and a double), Skylar Schocke, Husovsky and Dean (a single and a double each) along with Madison Wheeler and Hull (a pair of singles apiece) paced Capac with multiple-hit efforts. Izabelle Amador and Smith (a single each) supported their performances.

Alyssa Orlando was the winning Capac pitcher. She allowed six hits and retired three on strikes.

Kevin Kissane has been covering high school sports for the Tri-City Times since 1985. When not standing on a field or court with his camera and notepad, he enjoys golf, travel and family. Kevin is a 1980 graduate of Capac High School, and is also a grad of St. Clair Community College and earned a degree in journalism from Central Michigan University.
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