ATLANTA – Oscoda sent its softball team to Atlanta on Friday, where it played in a pair of North Star League crossover games. The Lady Owls weren’t challenged much by the Lady Huskies, as they earned a pair of mercy victories, 16-0 and 24-1.
Emma Kane earned the game one victory, striking out 11 batters and giving up no runs in five innings of work.
Rhea Amrich socked two home runs and also had a triple and six RBI and Anna Roy had a single and an RBI.
“Amrich was extremely at the plate,” head coach Tucker Whitley said. “(Her hits) provided the spark that started the fire. We played really well defensively. I would like to see us with a little more patience at the plate, but we were just anxious to play.”
The Owls earned the 24-1 game two win in just three innings. Amrich earned the win, tossing there innings and giving up one unearned run while striking out four batters.
Macy Kellstrom had a double, single and two RBI, Megan Myles had there singles, Kane had two triples, a double, single and six RBI, Amrich had two doubles and two singles, Izzy Hulverson had a triple, two doubles and a single, Lauren D’Annunzio had a double and one single and Hailey Watson had an RBI single.
“In a three inning game, a perfect defense is overlooked, but we played another error free game n the field, while everyone crossed the plate,” Whitley said. “We started being a little more patient at the plate and we started spraying the ball all over the field.”
On Thursday the Owls played at Hale in a NSL crossover game, picking up an 18-3 win in game one while game two was rained out.
Andrea Bickel got the win, giving up three runs, one earned while striking out four.
Kellstrom led the offense with a triple, two singles and one RBI, Anna Cochel had a double and a single, Kane had a triple, double, single, walked twice and six RBI and Emily Walker had a double and two RBI.
“Kellstrom continued with her hot stick at the top of the lineup, getting us off to a hot start,” Whitley said. “Bickel picked up her first win of the season in her first start, showing incredible poise while pitching through sideways rain.”
Oscoda (8-1 overall, 2-0 NSL Big Dipper) hosted Hillman on Monday, hosts Big Dipper foe Rogers City on Thursday, heads to Breckenridge on Saturday and travels to Whittemore-Prescott for a league game on Monday.