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.
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A grounder to second ends the game. Milan falls 3-2.
Berge strikes out. Robert Barnier is Milan’s final hope.
A sacrifice fly by Schrader cuts the Richmond lead to 3-2. Runners on first and second with one out for Connor Berge.
Lindeman singles to right, loading the bases for Kyle Schrader.
Jacob Maas draws a walk bringing up Tom Lindeman with runners on first and second and no outs.
Evan Peacock re-enters the game to run for Carpenter. Richmond changing pitchers.
Carpenter is safe on an error.
James Carpenter leading off the seventh for Milan.
A grounder to first ends the Richmond threat. Headed to the seventh with Milan trailing 3-1.
Kyle Schrader on the mound for Milan
‘Richmond leads 31, one out in the sixth, runners on first and third.
I am headed to baseball now and will provide updates.
Milan: Milan tied it up 1-1 in the sixth inning.
Dundee wins 11-6 and moves into Saturday’s 10 a.m. finals. The Vikings will play Unionville-Sebewaing for the title.
A liner right back to Rachor ends the game.
A nice play by Ewing at second base, produces the second out. Gordon moves to second.
Cabrini will not go down easily. Ashley Gordon singles to right, giving the Monarchs a runner at first with one out.
A solo home run by Paige Altherr cuts Dundee’s lead to 11-6.
Update from Milan baseball: Richmond leads Milan 1-0 in the fourth inning.
Rachor fans the first Cabrini hitter in the seventh.
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.
Rojem takes a called third strike for the second out.
Brittani Rojem is pinch hitting for Danielle Nickell.
Musial blasts a two-run homer, making it 11-5 in favor of Dundee.
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.
Nickell is 2-for-3 with a double and a triple.
Tehya Nickell leads off the seventh with a double to left.
Six inning totals:
Dundee 9 runs 11 hits, 1 error, 4 LOB
Cabrini 5 runs, 9 hits, 2 errors, 6 LOB
Cabrini’s run is unearned because of the error.
A called third strike ends the inning. We are headed to the seventh inning with Dundee leading 9-5.
Ranspach singles to center for her third hit of the game, driving in a run to make it 9-5.
Close call, Cabrini’s Lily Ranspach hits a drive to left that lands inches foul.
A pop up to Burd at shortstop is the second out.
Rachor strikes out pinch-hitter Angel Chalfin for the first out of the inning.
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.
Because of the back-to-back errors, all of Dundee’s runs in the sixth are unearned.
Ewing flies out to left, ending Dundee’s five-run sixth inning.
Kimble singles home Rachor. It’s 9-4 Dundee.
Rachor singles home Burd making it 8-4. She moves to second on the throw home.
Burd singles to left, scoring Musial and Danielle Nickell. It’s 7-4 Dundee. Burd moves to second on the throw home.
Khali Burd at the plate with runners on second and third and two outs.
Phillips drives in the go-ahead run with a grounder to shortstop. Dundee leads 5-4.
Kayle Phillips at the plate for Dundee.
Another infield error on a ball hit to shortstop by Danielle Nickell loads the bases with one out.
A dropped pop up in the infield allows Musial to reach first base. Dundee has runners on first and second with one out.
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.
Due up for Dundee in the sixth: Tehya Nickell, Kali Campbell and Shaunna Musial. Nickell flies out to left, one out.
A groundout to Ewing at second base ends the fifth inning.
An RBI double by Altherr ties the game at 4-4.
Khali Burd makes a nice play in the hole at shortstop to throw out Sydney Lankford for the second out.
Ranspach moves to second on a sacrifice. Haleigh Kimble made a nice play on the bunt.
An infield hit by Lily Ranspach opens the bottom of the fifth.
Update on Milan baseball: The game is scoreless in the second inning. Lindeman is pitching for the Big Reds.
Ewing grounds out to short to end the inning.
Rachor steals second base. She is there with two outs and Vanessa Ewing at the plate.
Kimble pops out to third for the second out.
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.
Burd grounds out to first base to open the fifth inning.
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.
Peyton Lankford pops out to Rachor to end the threat.
Hannah Rachor is coming into pitcher. Ewing moves to second base, Khali Burd comes in at shortstop, Danielle Nickell moves to the outfield.
Ewing’s sixth strikeout of the game makes it two outs with runners on second and third.
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Vanessa Ewing delivers a pitch Friday.
-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.
Both runners move up on a wild pitch.
Cabrini’s Kara Rich battles back from an 0-2 count to draw a walk, putting runners on first and second with one out.
Nickell is fine, waving off medical attention.
A bad hop comes up and hits Nickell in the face for a one-out single for Cabrini’s Jordan Fryz.
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.
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.
Musial takes a called third strike for the first out of the fourth inning.
Shaunna Musial, Danielle Nickell and Kayle Phillips are due up for Dundee in the fourth.
A grounder to shortstop ends the third inning.
Cabrini is right back in the game as Sydney Lankford hits a three-run home run. It is 4-3 Dundee.
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.
Ewing racks up her fifth strikeout of the day.
Dundee shortstop Hannah Rachor throws out Chelsea Linares for the first out in the bottom of the third.
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.
Dundee is teeing off. An RBI triple by Tehya Nickell gives the Vikings a 4-0 lead.
A solid single by Ewing. She is on first with one out in the third.
Make it 3-0 Dundee. Haleigh Kimble blasts a two-run homer.
An RBI single by Hannah Rachor scores Phillips and gives Dundee a 1-0 lead.
Khali Burd bunts Phillips down to second base.
Freshman Kayle Phillips draws a walk to open the third inning.
Ewing squashes the Cabrini scoring threat with another strikeout
A triple by Jordan Fryz gives Cabrini its first hit and first baserunner
Another strikeout for Ewing. She now has three.
Ewing fans her counterpart, Cabrini’s Paige Altherr, for the first out of the bottom of the second.
Danielle Nickell flies out to left field, ending the top of the second inning.
Shaunna Musial walks, putting runners on first and second with two outs.
Kali Campbell hits a hard liner but right at the shortstop for the second out. Ewing dives safely back into second base.
Tehya Nickell sacrifices Ewing to second base
Vanessa Ewing leads off Dundee’s second with a single up the middle
Cabrini’s half of the first inning ends with a groundout to shortstop Hannah Rachor
Haleigh Kimble catches a pop up in foul territory for the second out of the first inning
Vanessa Ewing opens with a strikeout of Cabrini lead-off hitter Lily Ranspach
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
Hannah Racher pops out to shortstop
Khali Burd bounces out to shortstop to open the game
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
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
Dundee’s infield session has ended. The umpires are at home plate meeting with the coaches and captains from the two teams.
It’s Dundee’s turn for infield. The Vikings got a nice cheer from their fans as they took the field.
Allen Park Cabrini won the toss and will be the home team today. They are on the field right now taking infield.
-Monroe News photo by TOM HAWLEY
Dundee’s Kali Campbell warms up hitting as pitcher Vanessa Ewing tosses the balls.
-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
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.