By Ben Murphy
Harrison had just enough to win the first game. The second game got away from the Lady Hornets however as Harrison split with visiting Beaverton in Jack Pine Conference softball, winning game one 1-0 and losing game two 11-2.
“We only made one error in the doubleheader which is a big improvement and we bunted the ball well,” Harrison head coach Matt Cooper said. “Beaverton rebounded in the second game and hit the ball well.”
Allison Lipovsky got the win in the opener, tossing a seven inning shutout, giving up four hits and striking out nine batters.
Kate Sherrick had two hits, Lipovsky doubled and scored the team’s only run on a Savannah Allen base hit. Mackenzie Lincoln also had two hits.
Lipovsky absorbed the loss in the second, giving up seven earned runs on 11 hits and struck out four.
Sherrick added three more hits, Toni Fletcher had an RBI, Dani Cullen had three hits, Haley Sulla had two and Lincoln had one.
On Thursday, the Hornets swept visiting Houghton Lake in JPC action, 15-0 and 15-0.
Lipovsky won game one, tossing a four inning no-hitter and striking out nine batters.
Lipovsky also had three doubles, one single, five RBI and scored three times, Sulla had four hits and scored four times, Sherrick had three hits, two stolen bases and one RBI, Allen added a double, two singles and two RBI.
Lipovsky was nearly as dominant in the second, giving up two hits and struck out nine batters.
Lipovsky added two home runs, one single and three RBI, Sherrick had a triple, scored twice and had two stolen bases, with Cullen and Lincoln adding one hit apiece.
Harrison (3-3 JPC) played at Clare on Thursday, plays in the Grayling tournament on Saturday and hosts Meridian on Tuesday.