The Superior Central Cougars won both ends of a double header against their Alger County rivals on Tuesday, May 16. SC won 15-0, 27-12 in Eben Junction.
Bats were strong in both games for the home team, but it was pitching that made the difference in the opener. Sammy Johnson no-hit Munising, allowing only two runners during the contest. The sophomore starting pitcher had seven strikeouts in the game, which only lasted three innings due to the score.
In the second game, both teams brought on a new pitcher, with Elizabeth Wing coming in for the Mustangs and Kiera McDonnald starting for SC. Munising was able to string together multiple at bats with runners on the corners during the opening inning and put up three runs before the Cougars stepped to the plate.
Similar to the first game, Superior Central put every runner on base at least once in the first inning and put 15 on the scoreboard. However, both teams put together great defensive plays to snag an out. Emily Augustyn took a bouncing relay to tag out Ireland Anderson at home while Kristin Joyner was able to dive to the bag at first to beat out a SC base runner.
District pairings were also recently released by the MHSAA. The two teams will meet again in the opening round of the District 100 tournament at Rapid River on June 2. The host Rockets will play Newberry in the other district semifinal.
Superior Central catcher Emily Augustyn (left) applies the tag on Munising’s Ireland Anderson in the opening inning of the second game on Tuesday, May 16.
Munising’s Kristin Joyner dives for the bag and just beats the SC runner to first base to get an out.