Crossroads girls sweep Baldwin

BALDWIN — Crossroads Charter Academy’s bats were connecting Monday night in a pair of 26-3 and 24-5 nonleague softball victories.

Both games went three innings.

Crossroads improved to 8-4, while Baldwin fell to 1-7.

Cassie Cole had three strikeouts in the first game for Crossroads. Bethany Curtis delivered a single and two RBIs; Kylee Purcell had a double and two RBIs and Alyssa Larson had two singles and five RBIs.

Crossroads also prospered on walks and hit batsmen.

“When we had plays presented, we got it done,” Crossroads coach Amanda Brown said.

Miranda Roberts and Kiera Barker had two hits apiece for Baldwin.

Baldwin coach Bob Hilts used several different pitchers.

“I was without Riley Drilling,” Hilts said. “She’s been my best pitcher lately,”

Katie VanderSloot was the winning pitcher in the second game. She had three strikeouts. Curtis had three singles and three RBIs, Mia Myers a double, single and RBI, while Chelsey Estkowski and Purcell added singles. Hannah Curtis had a single and two RBIs and Larson had two singles and an RBI.

“We played good defense, hit the ball well and only one snafu with our defense, but came out of that,” Brown said. “We made the plays we had to. We just need to keep taking one thing at a time.”

Shay Scott had two hits, while Makayla George and Wenesha Newman had one hit apiece.

Crossroads is home Thursday against Montabella, while Baldwin is at Onekama on Monday.