TRI-CITY AREA — Imlay City bested host Almont twice in a Blue Water Area Conference varsity softball twinbill on Tuesday, May 4.
In the opener, Olivia Leonardi (four for five), Erin Combs (three for four and four RBI) and Terra Volmering (two for four and four RBI) proved Imlay City's toughest outs. Angela Theobald, Kelly Pollard, Spencer Seaman, Nicole Rahn, Michelle Hensley, Morgan Nelson, Alyssa Dawson and Chelsea Thompson added one hit apiece to the Spartans' cause.
Combs was the winning Imlay City pitcher. She allowed five hits, walked none and struck out eight.
Almont third baseman Keeley Creger looks to flag down a popup against Imlay City last week. photo by Kevin Kissane.
Keeley Creger led Almont with two hits. The Raiders also received one hit each courtesy of Taylor Guss, Rachel Rapp and Lindsay Ladzinski.
In the nightcap, Imlay City registered an 8-4 triumph against Almont.
Thompson led Imlay City's offense with three hits, while Combs and Dawson managed two each. The Spartans also received one hit apiece courtesy of Leonardi, Volmering, Hensley and Rahn.
Combs was Imlay City's pitcher of record, taking over the mound duties with the game tied during inning number four. She gave up one hit and struck out four en route.
Erika Garant paced Almont with three basehits. She was backed by Creger (two hits) along with Nikki Heim and Ladzinski (one each).
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.