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North Farmington softball sweeps Groves in Monday doubleheader
By Mike Moore
Posted April 29, 2013
FARMINGTON HILLS — They were two very different games with two identical results.
And that made for a good Monday afternoon for the North Farmington softball team.
“It was good to get a couple wins here,” Raiders coach Dave Brubaker said after his team swept Beverly Hills Groves in a doubleheader. “We were missing some girls due to injury, so we had to find ways to win a couple.”
The Raiders got a stellar pitching performance from Alexa Cherney in the first game, holding the Falcons to just three hits while striking out 10 in a 2-0 victory.
North Farmington got the game’s only two runs in the bottom of the fifth on a two-RBI double by Megan Keller.
“We just couldn’t hit,” Groves coach Ryan Minarik said. “It was a tough one for us, and then they found a way to get a couple runs.”
In the second game, North Farmington saw its bats come to life a bit more and grabbed an 8-4 win.
The Raiders scored three times in the third, three in the fourth and twice more in the fifth.
Elizabeth Sullivan went 3-for-4 with a double, to lead the way.
Breanna Paholak added three hits as well, while Cherney struck out nine hitters, running her record in the circle to 5-1.
“I liked how we swung the bats,” Brubaker said, as North Farmington is 5-1 on the season. “We came out and played well.”
Savannah Tatum had two hits for Groves (5-6), while Andea MacMichael had a single, a triple and a stolen base.
About the author
Sports Writer Mike Moore covers a variety of sports in Oakland County and the Detroit Catholic League. Mike joined C & G Newspapers in 2006 shortly after graduating from Albion College where he played football. He attended Dearborn Divine Child where he met his wife Jennifer. They have four sons together and reside in Dearborn.
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