By: John Raffel
CCA beats Manistee CC
CCA had all cylinders firing on offense on Thursday, winning big over Manistee Catholic Central 11-3
CCA opened up scoring in the first inning, when Megan Griswold grounded out, scoring two runs.
CCA pulled away for good with four runs in the third inning. In the third Gretchen Purcell singled on a 1-0 count, scoring two runs and Emily Vanluinen tripled on a 1-0 count, scoring one run.
CCA tallied five runs in the fourth inning. CCA's big bats in the inning were led by a walk by Jenelle Costello, a triple by Purcell, and a groundout by Vanluinen.
Gabby Curtis pitched CCA to victory. She lasted six innings, allowing three hits and three runs while striking out four.
Emily took the loss for Catholic Central. She surrendered 11 runs on six hits over four innings, striking out four.
Purcell went 2-for-3 at the plate to lead CCA in hits.