Jackson vs. Sinclair
In continuing NJCAA Softball Region I action Thursday, Jackson College Jets softball defeated Sinclair Community College 5-3. It was a tight game, both teams scoreless until the third inning when Sinclair scored one run. The Jets took the lead in the fifth inning when Autumn Johnson hit a home run to center field, scoring three. In the seventh inning, Melanie Richardson homered to left center, scoring two. Sinclair came back in the bottom of the seventh to score two, but it wasn't enough to overtake the Jets. For a full wrapup, visit here.
Jackson College advances to the championship game Friday against Lansing CC.
Jackson vs. Kalamazoo Valley
Jets softball defeated Kalamazoo Valley CC 5-2 Thursday in the NJCAA Softball Region I Tournament.
Kalamazoo Valley took an early lead, scoring runs in the first and second innings. The Jets put a run on the board in the second inning, then scored three in the third and added another in the seventh inning, for a final score 5-2. Pitcher Allison LaPoint took the win. For a full wrapup, visit here.
Jets softball sees weekend sweep of Lake Michigan
The Jackson College Jets softball had a big weekend, sweeping Lake Michigan College in four games, two at JC and two at Lake Michigan.
On Saturday, the Jets won 6-0 and 3-1 in what was the team's Sophomore Day. In the first game, Kylee Cochrane hit a triple and scored three runs, while Nicole Keeder and Amanda Enners both hit doubles, and Keeder scored one run. Audra Feldkamp also scored a run. Pitcher Allison LaPoint took the win, facing 24 batters, giving up three hits and striking out seven.
In Saturday's second game, Enners and Melanie Richardson both hit doubles, and Richardson, Allie Teeple and Keeder all scored runs. Pitcher Maddie Spataro had the win, facing 29 batters, giving up five hits and striking out three.
In Sunday's first game, big innings in the fifth and eighth inning led the Jets to victory over the Red Hawks. The Red Hawks were on the board first with a run in the first, then the game was scoreless till the fifth inning, when Jackson scored three and Lake Michigan scored two. The Jets scored four more runs in the eighth to win the game, 7-3. Brooke Garbarino hit a double, single and scored a run. Haley Rose had two hits and scored a run, Keeder, Richardson and Sabrina Sage had one hit and scored a run each. LaPoint was the winning pitcher, facing 34 batters, giving up three hits and striking out nine.
In Sunday's second game, the Jets came out strong in the first inning, scoring four runs, adding another run in the second inning. They would score another three runs in the sixth, while Lake Michigan scored its only run of the game in the fifth inning. For the Jets, Brooke Garbarino and Melanie Richardson both had doubles, while scoring runs were Sage (2), Garbarino (2), Rose (2), Kylee Cochrane, and Richardson. Pitcher Maddie Spataro got the win, facing 28 batters, giving up five hits and striking out six.
Jets softball splits with KVCC
Jets softball split a pair with Kalamazoo Valley Thursday, April 26, losing 4-3 in the first game and coming back in the second to win 9-1.
In the first game, Kalamazoo Valley came out strong in the first inning with two runs, then scored again in the second and sixth innings. The Jets scored once in the second and two in the fourth, but fell a run short after seven innings. For the Jets, Nicole Keeder had a triple, Brooke Garbarino hit two doubles, Autumn Johnson and Kylie Hayes both hit doubles. Pitcher Allison LaPoint took the loss, facing 31 batters in seven innings while giving up eight hits and striking out six.
The Jets came back in the second game, scoring two in the second and seven in the third inning, with nine runs on nine hits. Autumn Johnson and Kylie Hayes both hit doubles. Winning pitcher Maddie Spataro held KVCC to just one run. She faced 22 batters, allowed five hits and struck out two.
Kellogg tops Jets softball in 2
The Jackson College Jets softball team dropped a pair to the Kellogg Community College Bruins on April 24, 9-8 and 21-4.
In the first game, the Jets lost by one run to the Bruins, despite 16 hits for the game. Devyn DeMello and Autumn Johnson both hit home runs, and Johnson also had a double. Pitcher Allison LaPoint took the loss for the Jets, facing 36 batters and giving up 10 hits while striking out nine.
In the second game, after scoring single runs in the second and third innings, the Bruins had a huge inning in the fourth, scoring 19. The Jets scored in the second and three in the fifth, but couldn't overcome the Bruins. The game ended after five innings. Brooke Garbarino and Haley Rose both hit doubles. Pitcher Maddie Spataro took the loss for the Jets, facing 25 batters and giving up 10 hits, with two strikeouts.
Softball drops two to Lansing Stars, 8-2, 8-7
Jets softball dropped two games to the Lansing Community College Stars April 21, 8-2 and 8-7.
In the first game, the Stars took the lead early, scoring five in the first inning. They outhit the Jets 11 to 4; the Jets scored solo runs in the fifth and sixth innings. Autumn Johnson had a double, Devyn DeMello had three hits and Audra Feldkamp and Allie Teeple each scored runs. Losing pitcher was Allison LaPoint, who pitched six innings facing 31 batters allowing 11 hits and striking out two.
In the second game, while the Stars came out strong with three runs in the first, the Jets came right back to score three in the second, then one in the third and fifth innings, and two in the seventh. Lansing scored two in the third, two in the fifth and one in the sixth innings for the win, 8-7. For the Jets, Brooke Garbarino had two hits, Kylie Hayes four hits, Maddie Spataro three hits and Kylee Cochrane one hit. Haley Rose scored one, Feldkamp three, Spataro one, Melanie Richardson one and Allie Teeple one run. Pitcher Maddie Spataro took the loss, facing 34 batters in 6.1 innings and giving up 10 hits while striking out three.
Jets overcome Muskegon CC 4-1, 12-4
Jackson College Jets softball picked up a pair of wins over the Muskegon Community College Jayhawks on April 20, winning 4-1 and 12-4.
In the first game, the Jets had seven hits include a triple by Brooke Garbarino. Scoring runs were Devyn DeMello, Garbarino, Haley Rose and Kylee Cochrane. Winning pitcher for the Jets was Allison LaPoint, who pitched all seven innings and faced 30 batters, allowing five hits and striking out five.
In the second game, the Jets bats were hot with a 14 hits for the game, scoring 12 runs. Devyn DeMello had three hits, including one tripe and two doubles and scored two runs. Kylee Cochrane had three hits, including a double, and scored three runs. Autumn Johnson had a triple and double and scored one run, while Audra Feldkamp had two hits, including a double, and scored two runs. Also scoring runs were Sabrina Sage, Brooke Garbarino, Nicole Keeder and Allie Teeple. Winning pitcher was Maddie Spataro, who pitched all five innings and faced 27 batters, allowing nine hits.
Jets softball stays on top with win over Ancilla
The Jackson College Jets softball team continued its winning ways with a shutout Friday, defeating the Ancilla College Chargers 6-0 in the first game, and another shutout, 13-0, in the second.
Winning pitcher Allison LaPoint pitched a shutout in the first game, facing 26 batters in seven innings and allowing only two hits while striking out 12. She also scored one run. Autumn Johnson had a home run for one run and two runs batted in. Devyn MeMello hit a triple and had one run, Melanie Richardson had a double, Sabrina Sage had two hits and scored two runs, and Molly Nutt scored one run.
In the second game, pitcher Melanie Richardson threw a shutout for the win, facing 18 batters in five innings, allowing only two hits and striking out seven. Devyn Demello scored a home run. Haley Rose had a triple, single and scored two runs, while Brooke Garbarino had two doubles and scored two runs, Melanie Richardson had one double, two singles three runs batted in.
The Jets women's softball team swept two from Kellogg Community College Sunday, winning the first game 7-4, and the second 11-3 in five innings.
Left-fielder Haley Rose scored 3 runs in the first game to lead the Jets in scoring, including a home run. Brooke Garbarino, Devyn DeMello, Nicole Keeder and Allie Teeple also scored runs. Winning pitcher for the Jets was Allison LaPoint, who faced 31 batters in 7 innings and struck out 5.
In the second game, Garbarino hit a home run and had 3 RBI on the day. Sabring Sage scored 3 runs, Nicole Keeder scored 2, and Audra Feldkamp, Devyn DeMello, Melanie Richardson and Allie Teeple also scored 1 run each. Maddie Spataro was the winning pitcher for the Jets, facing 23 batters in five innings and striking out 4.
The winning streak continued for the Jackson College Jets softball team when they faced Grand Rapids CC at home Tuesday, winning both games, the first 14-1 and second 8-0.
The Jets are off to a strong start and after Tuesday wins are tied for first place in the MCCAA Western Conference with Lansing, at 8-2 on the season. They will face Lansing in their next game, this Thursday at 3 & 5 p.m. at home. Good luck Jets!
Jackson College at Kalamazoo Valley CC
Jackson College 4
Kalamazoo Valley CC 7
The Jackson College Jets softball team failed to maximize on two home runs Tuesday in a loss to Kalamazoo Valley CC, 4-7.
The Jets' Haley Rose and Allison LaPoint both scored home runs and collected one RBI each. Kylee Cochrane had one RBI, while Melanie Richardson hit for one double. Kalamazoo Valley's Rachel Pijaszek was the winning pitcher.
Jackson College at Ancilla College
Game 1, 14-0
Game 2, 20-3
The Jackson College Jets' softball team's bats were hot in a double-header against Ancilla College in Plymouth, Ind. Friday. The Jets won both games in five innings each.
In game one, the Jets won 14-0, maximizing on 9 hits. Kylie Hayes and Melanie Richardson both had two runs batted in, while Sabrina Sage, Brooke Garbarino, Nicole Keeder, Ashton Jordon and Audra Feldkamp each had one RBI. Feldkamp hit for two doubles, while Garbarino and Hayes each had one double. Pitcher Allison LaPoint got the win, facing 17 batters and striking out 8.
In game two, the Jets won 20-3. Haley Rose, Audra Feldkamp and Amanda Enners each had 3 runs batted in, while Kyle Cochrane, Brooke Garbarino each had 2 RBI, and Kahlei Ethridge and Allie Teeple each had 1 RBI. Rose hit two doubles, while Teeple, Richardson, Garbarino, Feldkamp and Sage each had 1 double. Pitcher Maddie Spataro got the win, facing 23 batters and striking out 7.