Baldwin softball team swept by Manistee Catholic Central

BALDWIN — Manistee Catholic Central needed only six total innings to take a doubleheader over Baldwin Monday in West Michigan D League action.

Catholic Central won 24-1 and 17-2 in a pair of three-inning mercy rule games.

In the opener, Mimi Modjeski was the winning pitcher, striking out five, walking four and allowing one hit.

Hannah Janicki had four hits while Modjeski collected two hits and five RBIs and Alisha Heck had an inside-the-park home run.

In the second game, Heck was the winning pitcher, allowing three hits and fanning five. Brooke Etheridge had a inside-the park home run and four RBIs.

MCC improved to 9-1 overall and 2-0 in the league.

“Things went pretty good for us today,” said Sabers coach Dave Lijewski. “Both pitchers were in the groove. They did a decent job in the circle for us. Hitting-wise, we put some numbers on the board. I’m pleased with the hitting.

“The girls are working hard and coming along pretty decent.”

Alexis Defrece was the losing pitcher in the first game and Ashley Roy took the loss in the nightcap.

The Panthers are 0-4. It was their opener in the conference.

“We’re getting more seasoned as we go,” said Baldwin coach Bob Hilts. “We’re so inexperienced.”

Krye Norman had three hits during the double hitter for Baldwin.

“Two of them were just smashes,” Hilts said. “She played well at third. I don’t think she had an error all day.”

The Panthers, who were 0-2 at the Hesperia Invitational on Saturday with losses to the host school and Mason County Eastern, are home against Onekama on

Thursday.

“I’m proud of the girls,” Hilts said. “They did good today. ‘They never gave up. They hustled. We had a couple of girls get hit by fast pitches and the next girls stood right in there. They wanted to hit the ball.”