Walled Lake Northern lost its first game of the season to Howell, 8-1, on Friday, April 29.
“We had not played in eight days and it showed in all aspects of the game,” said Northern Head Coach Mark Grattan. “Howell is a very strong hitting team but our 6 errors and other mistakes did not help our cause at all. The game did open our eyes and we went right back to work this weekend and I hope we’re ready for Hartland and Lakeland this week.”
Jaclyn Parvin led the Knights with 2 hits. Kari Knight had a hit and a RBI.
Northern hosted Hartland on Monday, May 2 after press time, and will host rival Huron Valley Lakeland today, Wednesday, May 4 before playing at Brighton on Friday, May 6.
Walled Lake Central began last week by falling in both games of a doubleheader to Waterford Kettering on Thursday, April 28.
Central (4-8) lost the opening game, 14-4, before falling in the nightcap, 12-11.
Taylor Krumm went 6-for-8 with 2 RBIs and a double and 2 steals, while Brianna Krus went 5-for-9 with 3 RBIs and Kelsey Wolschlager went 6-for-9 with 4 RBIs and 2 doubles.
Central then rebounded with a 3-2 victory over Hartland on Friday, April 29. Chelsea Herron was 2-for-3 with 2 RBIs while Devin Klein had an RBI.
Central then traveled to the Michigan Stars Tournament on Saturday, April 30 and went 3-2 on the day.
The Vikings lost their opening game, 2-0, to Chippewa Valley but turned around to beat Rochester in extra innings, thanks to a game-winning RBI by Sydney Glanz.
Central then defeated Durand, 11-1, earning a slot in the tournament’s E Flight. Central knocked off Grosse Pointe North, 6-5, to advance to the Class E final against Alpena.
The Vikings would fall 6-2, as Glanz finished the day 8-for-14 with 3 doubles, a triple and 2 RBIs. Wolschlager had 5 hits, with 2 doubles, and 3 RBIs. Herron had 3 hits with 2 RBIs.