Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Holland High School
Zeeland West High School
The Dux bats stayed hot in game two of the conference double header against Holland and won 16-7.
The offense scored six runs in the top of the first with six straight hits. Sarah VanValkenburg capped the scoring with a three run home run, her fourth of the season to give the Dux the lead.
The Dutch fought back and pulled within one in the bottom of the fourth inning, but the Dux answered scoring 5 in the top of the fifth.
Dux offense was led by several players. Sophie Zelenock was 4 for 5 with 5 RBIs. VanValkenburg was 3 for 5 with 4 RBIs. and Kinsey Arendsen was 3 for 4 with 3 RBIs. Betsy Rackow, Kenzie Siersma, and Abby Wallar each contributed two hits. and Katie Bruursema had 1 hit and 3 RBIs.
Siersma was good on the mound and picked up the win. She pitched 7 innings allowing 7 runs on 11 hits, striking out 5 and walking 1.
The Dux finished conference play with a record of 7-5. They improved to 21-16 overall and will finish the regular season on Friday night against Coopersville at home. They will be honoring their seniors before the game on Friday.