Whitehall senior-to-be Kyleigh Martin is a shortstop. It’s her favorite position, and it’s her best position. In fact, Vikings’ coach Denis Koegel said in conversations with his predecessor Dave Goodrich, Goodrich has said Martin could be the best shortstop he’s ever seen — especially notabl…
Postseason accolades rolled in for local softball teams this year after each one of them had strong seasons.
CADILLAC — Whitehall fell just short in a nine-inning regional semifinal classic last Saturday against Big Rapids, 4-3.
HOLTON — Whitehall lost to Holton on the road Wednesday, 5-2, in a regional tune-up game for both sides.
LUDINGTON — Whitehall earned a dramatic district championship Saturday at Ludington, winning the championship game in walk-off fashion over Newaygo 2-1. The Vikings beat Ludington earlier in the semifinals, 10-0.
MUSKEGON — Because of its fast-paced, close-quarters nature, so much of softball comes down to who makes a mistake. Saturday in the district semifinals against Ravenna, Montague made one too many, and it cost them the game in a 6-4 defeat.
HART — Whitehall finished up West Michigan Conference play Thursday with a doubleheader sweep of Hart, earning wins by scores of 10-4 and 4-1.
MONTAGUE — Montague senior Bailey Belinger lived the dream Wednesday, ending her final home game with a walk-off home run to give the Wildcats a 2-1 win over Fremont.
LUDINGTON — Whitehall rolled past Grant Tuesday in pre-district action, 10-0, to advance to the district semifinals. The game was called in the sixth inning due to the mercy rule.
GRAND RAPIDS — Montague split a doubleheader with Grand Rapids West Catholic Thursday, earning an 8-2 win in game one and losing 11-5 in the nightcap.