LIVE: Dundee, Milan in state semifinals

-Monroe News photo by TOM HAWLEY

-Monroe News photo by TOM HAWLEY

Dundee softball takes on Allen Park Cabrini at 11 a.m. in the Division 3 state semifinals and Milan baseball takes on Richmond at noon in the Division 2 state semifinals Friday.

Both games will be played at Bailey Park in Battle Creek.

We will be providing live updates throughout the games below. To reply, type and enter text in the reply box. Good luck, teams!

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Niles Kruger June 14, 201312:46 pm

A grounder to second ends the game. Milan falls 3-2.

Niles Kruger June 14, 201312:44 pm

Berge strikes out. Robert Barnier is Milan’s final hope.

Niles Kruger June 14, 201312:42 pm

A sacrifice fly by Schrader cuts the Richmond lead to 3-2. Runners on first and second with one out for Connor Berge.

Niles Kruger June 14, 201312:40 pm

Lindeman singles to right, loading the bases for Kyle Schrader.

Niles Kruger June 14, 201312:37 pm

Jacob Maas draws a walk bringing up Tom Lindeman with runners on first and second and no outs.

Niles Kruger June 14, 201312:35 pm

Evan Peacock re-enters the game to run for Carpenter. Richmond changing pitchers.

Niles Kruger June 14, 201312:33 pm

Carpenter is safe on an error.

Niles Kruger June 14, 201312:31 pm

James Carpenter leading off the seventh for Milan.

Niles Kruger June 14, 201312:30 pm

A grounder to first ends the Richmond threat. Headed to the seventh with Milan trailing 3-1.

Niles Kruger June 14, 201312:30 pm

Kyle Schrader on the mound for Milan

Niles Kruger June 14, 201312:29 pm

‘Richmond leads 31, one out in the sixth, runners on first and third.

Niles Kruger June 14, 201312:15 pm

I am headed to baseball now and will provide updates.

Megan Drabek June 14, 201312:15 pm

Milan: Milan tied it up 1-1 in the sixth inning.

Niles Kruger June 14, 201312:00 pm

Dundee wins 11-6 and moves into Saturday’s 10 a.m. finals. The Vikings will play Unionville-Sebewaing for the title.

Niles Kruger June 14, 201311:59 am

A liner right back to Rachor ends the game.

Niles Kruger June 14, 201311:59 am

A nice play by Ewing at second base, produces the second out. Gordon moves to second.

Niles Kruger June 14, 201311:58 am

Cabrini will not go down easily. Ashley Gordon singles to right, giving the Monarchs a runner at first with one out.

Niles Kruger June 14, 201311:56 am

A solo home run by Paige Altherr cuts Dundee’s lead to 11-6.

Niles Kruger June 14, 201311:55 am

Update from Milan baseball: Richmond leads Milan 1-0 in the fourth inning.

Niles Kruger June 14, 201311:55 am

Rachor fans the first Cabrini hitter in the seventh.

Niles Kruger June 14, 201311:52 am

Phillips pops out to second base, ending the top of the seventh. Cabrini sends its 3, 4 and 5 hitters to the plate to start the bottom of the inning.

Niles Kruger June 14, 201311:51 am

Rojem takes a called third strike for the second out.

Niles Kruger June 14, 201311:49 am

Brittani Rojem is pinch hitting for Danielle Nickell.

Niles Kruger June 14, 201311:49 am

Musial blasts a two-run homer, making it 11-5 in favor of Dundee.

Niles Kruger June 14, 201311:48 am

Kali Campbell walks, but Nickell is thrown out trying to steal third on the fourth ball. One out and runner on first base with Shaunna Musial at the plate.

Niles Kruger June 14, 201311:45 am

Nickell is 2-for-3 with a double and a triple.

Niles Kruger June 14, 201311:45 am

Tehya Nickell leads off the seventh with a double to left.

Niles Kruger June 14, 201311:44 am

Six inning totals:
Dundee 9 runs 11 hits, 1 error, 4 LOB
Cabrini 5 runs, 9 hits, 2 errors, 6 LOB

Niles Kruger June 14, 201311:43 am

Cabrini’s run is unearned because of the error.

Niles Kruger June 14, 201311:42 am

A called third strike ends the inning. We are headed to the seventh inning with Dundee leading 9-5.

Niles Kruger June 14, 201311:41 am

Ranspach singles to center for her third hit of the game, driving in a run to make it 9-5.

Niles Kruger June 14, 201311:41 am

Close call, Cabrini’s Lily Ranspach hits a drive to left that lands inches foul.

Niles Kruger June 14, 201311:40 am

A pop up to Burd at shortstop is the second out.

Niles Kruger June 14, 201311:38 am

Rachor strikes out pinch-hitter Angel Chalfin for the first out of the inning.

Niles Kruger June 14, 201311:36 am

Cabrini’s Jordan Fryz leads off the bottom of the sixth with a single, her third hit of the game. An error puts runners on first and second with no outs.

Niles Kruger June 14, 201311:33 am

Because of the back-to-back errors, all of Dundee’s runs in the sixth are unearned.

Niles Kruger June 14, 201311:32 am

Ewing flies out to left, ending Dundee’s five-run sixth inning.

Niles Kruger June 14, 201311:31 am

Kimble singles home Rachor. It’s 9-4 Dundee.

Niles Kruger June 14, 201311:31 am

Rachor singles home Burd making it 8-4. She moves to second on the throw home.

Niles Kruger June 14, 201311:30 am

Burd singles to left, scoring Musial and Danielle Nickell. It’s 7-4 Dundee. Burd moves to second on the throw home.

Niles Kruger June 14, 201311:29 am

Khali Burd at the plate with runners on second and third and two outs.

Niles Kruger June 14, 201311:28 am

Phillips drives in the go-ahead run with a grounder to shortstop. Dundee leads 5-4.

Niles Kruger June 14, 201311:27 am

Kayle Phillips at the plate for Dundee.

Niles Kruger June 14, 201311:26 am

Another infield error on a ball hit to shortstop by Danielle Nickell loads the bases with one out.

Niles Kruger June 14, 201311:25 am

A dropped pop up in the infield allows Musial to reach first base. Dundee has runners on first and second with one out.

Niles Kruger June 14, 201311:25 am

Campbell hits the ball hard for the third time of the game. She finally is rewarded this time as the ball goes over the head of the left fielder for a double. Brittani Rojem comes in as a courtesy runner.

Niles Kruger June 14, 201311:23 am

Due up for Dundee in the sixth: Tehya Nickell, Kali Campbell and Shaunna Musial. Nickell flies out to left, one out.

Niles Kruger June 14, 201311:21 am

A groundout to Ewing at second base ends the fifth inning.

Niles Kruger June 14, 201311:20 am

An RBI double by Altherr ties the game at 4-4.

Niles Kruger June 14, 201311:20 am

Khali Burd makes a nice play in the hole at shortstop to throw out Sydney Lankford for the second out.

Niles Kruger June 14, 201311:19 am

Ranspach moves to second on a sacrifice. Haleigh Kimble made a nice play on the bunt.

Niles Kruger June 14, 201311:18 am

An infield hit by Lily Ranspach opens the bottom of the fifth.

Megan Drabek June 14, 201311:18 am

Update on Milan baseball: The game is scoreless in the second inning. Lindeman is pitching for the Big Reds.

Niles Kruger June 14, 201311:16 am

Ewing grounds out to short to end the inning.

Niles Kruger June 14, 201311:15 am

Rachor steals second base. She is there with two outs and Vanessa Ewing at the plate.

Niles Kruger June 14, 201311:14 am

Kimble pops out to third for the second out.

Niles Kruger June 14, 201311:14 am

Rachor gets an infield single on a ball that Cabrini third baseman Sydney Lankford stopped with a dive, but could not make the play at first.

Niles Kruger June 14, 201311:12 am

Burd grounds out to first base to open the fifth inning.

Niles Kruger June 14, 201311:10 am

Four inning totals: Dundee 4 runs, 6 hits, 0 errors, 2 left on base.
Cabrini 3 runs, 5 hits, 0 errors 3 left on base.

Niles Kruger June 14, 201311:09 am

Peyton Lankford pops out to Rachor to end the threat.

Niles Kruger June 14, 201311:07 am

Hannah Rachor is coming into pitcher. Ewing moves to second base, Khali Burd comes in at shortstop, Danielle Nickell moves to the outfield.

Niles Kruger June 14, 201311:06 am

Ewing’s sixth strikeout of the game makes it two outs with runners on second and third.

Megan Drabek June 14, 201311:05 am

-Monroe News photo by Tom Hawley
Vanessa Ewing delivers a pitch Friday.

Megan Drabek June 14, 201311:04 am

-Monroe News photo by Tom Hawley
Dundee’s Haleigh Kimble is greeted by her teammates in the third inning after hitting a two-run homer.

Niles Kruger June 14, 201311:03 am

Both runners move up on a wild pitch.

Niles Kruger June 14, 201311:02 am

Cabrini’s Kara Rich battles back from an 0-2 count to draw a walk, putting runners on first and second with one out.

Niles Kruger June 14, 201310:59 am

Nickell is fine, waving off medical attention.

Niles Kruger June 14, 201310:59 am

A bad hop comes up and hits Nickell in the face for a one-out single for Cabrini’s Jordan Fryz.

Niles Kruger June 14, 201310:58 am

Danielle Nickell makes a nice stab of a one-hopper at second base and throws to first for the first out in the bottom of the fourth.

Niles Kruger June 14, 201310:55 am

Altherr records her second straight strikeout, her first two of the day and Phillips pops up to second to end the top of the fourth.

Niles Kruger June 14, 201310:53 am

Musial takes a called third strike for the first out of the fourth inning.

Niles Kruger June 14, 201310:51 am

Shaunna Musial, Danielle Nickell and Kayle Phillips are due up for Dundee in the fourth.

Niles Kruger June 14, 201310:50 am

A grounder to shortstop ends the third inning.

Niles Kruger June 14, 201310:47 am

Cabrini is right back in the game as Sydney Lankford hits a three-run home run. It is 4-3 Dundee.

Niles Kruger June 14, 201310:46 am

Cabrini lead-off hitter Lily Ranspach gets a single on an infield popup that Rachor just missed on a diving attempt and Abbey Walewski follows with a solid single to right. Runners on first and second with two outs.

Niles Kruger June 14, 201310:45 am

Ewing racks up her fifth strikeout of the day.

Niles Kruger June 14, 201310:43 am

Dundee shortstop Hannah Rachor throws out Chelsea Linares for the first out in the bottom of the third.

Niles Kruger June 14, 201310:41 am

Tough break for Dundee. Kali Campbell rips a line drive to third base, but it turns into a doubleplay as Nickell is trapped off third. It’s 4-0 Dundee heading into the bottom of the third.

Niles Kruger June 14, 201310:38 am

Dundee is teeing off. An RBI triple by Tehya Nickell gives the Vikings a 4-0 lead.

Niles Kruger June 14, 201310:38 am

A solid single by Ewing. She is on first with one out in the third.

Niles Kruger June 14, 201310:36 am

Make it 3-0 Dundee. Haleigh Kimble blasts a two-run homer.

Niles Kruger June 14, 201310:35 am

An RBI single by Hannah Rachor scores Phillips and gives Dundee a 1-0 lead.

Niles Kruger June 14, 201310:34 am

Khali Burd bunts Phillips down to second base.

Niles Kruger June 14, 201310:33 am

Freshman Kayle Phillips draws a walk to open the third inning.

Niles Kruger June 14, 201310:30 am

Ewing squashes the Cabrini scoring threat with another strikeout

Niles Kruger June 14, 201310:29 am

A triple by Jordan Fryz gives Cabrini its first hit and first baserunner

Niles Kruger June 14, 201310:27 am

Another strikeout for Ewing. She now has three.

Niles Kruger June 14, 201310:26 am

Ewing fans her counterpart, Cabrini’s Paige Altherr, for the first out of the bottom of the second.

Niles Kruger June 14, 201310:23 am

Danielle Nickell flies out to left field, ending the top of the second inning.

Niles Kruger June 14, 201310:22 am

Shaunna Musial walks, putting runners on first and second with two outs.

Niles Kruger June 14, 201310:19 am

Kali Campbell hits a hard liner but right at the shortstop for the second out. Ewing dives safely back into second base.

Niles Kruger June 14, 201310:18 am

Tehya Nickell sacrifices Ewing to second base

Niles Kruger June 14, 201310:17 am

Vanessa Ewing leads off Dundee’s second with a single up the middle

Niles Kruger June 14, 201310:15 am

Cabrini’s half of the first inning ends with a groundout to shortstop Hannah Rachor

Niles Kruger June 14, 201310:12 am

Haleigh Kimble catches a pop up in foul territory for the second out of the first inning

Niles Kruger June 14, 201310:11 am

Vanessa Ewing opens with a strikeout of Cabrini lead-off hitter Lily Ranspach

Niles Kruger June 14, 201310:09 am

Haleigh Kimble singles down the third-base line, but is thrown out trying to get to second base to end the top half of the first inning

Niles Kruger June 14, 201310:06 am

Hannah Racher pops out to shortstop

Niles Kruger June 14, 201310:04 am

Khali Burd bounces out to shortstop to open the game

Niles Kruger June 14, 201310:04 am

Cabrini lineup:
1. Lily Ranspach, ss
2. Abbey Walewski, cf
3. Sydney Lankford, 3b
4. Paige Altherr, p
5. Ashley Gordon, 1b
6. Jordan Fryz, 2b
7. Kara Rich, c
8. Chelsea Linares, rf
9. Peyton Lanford, dh

Niles Kruger June 14, 201310:00 am

No surprises, Dundee is going with its normal lineup.
1. Khali Burd, cf
2. Hannah Rachor, ss
3. Haleigh Kimble, 3b
4. Vanessa Ewing, p
5. Tehya Nickell, lf
6. Kali Campbell, c
7. Shaunna Musial, 1b
8. Danielle Nickell, 2b
9. Kayle Phillips, rf

Niles Kruger June 14, 20139:50 am

Dundee’s infield session has ended. The umpires are at home plate meeting with the coaches and captains from the two teams.

Niles Kruger June 14, 20139:43 am

It’s Dundee’s turn for infield. The Vikings got a nice cheer from their fans as they took the field.

Niles Kruger June 14, 20139:42 am

Allen Park Cabrini won the toss and will be the home team today. They are on the field right now taking infield.

Megan Drabek June 14, 20139:40 am

-Monroe News photo by TOM HAWLEY
Dundee’s Kali Campbell warms up hitting as pitcher Vanessa Ewing tosses the balls.

Megan Drabek June 14, 20139:37 am

-Monroe News photo by TOM HAWLEY
Dundee huddles up before taking batting practice before its semifinal game with Allen Park Cabrini. The game starts at 11 a.m

Niles Kruger June 14, 20139:33 am

Our team has arrived in Battle Creek. Jeff Meade will be covering Milan’s baseball game, I will cover Dundee softball and Tom Hawley will be taking photos of both games.

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