Molly Gerow is met at home plate after her second inning home run versus Oscoda.

Molly Gerow is met at home plate after her second inning home run versus Oscoda.

BEAVERTON – The Beaverton Softball team got district play started with a bang last Tuesday when they pummeled Oscoda 11-1 in five innings. The Beavers took control of the game early scoring four runs in the top of the first. The first four batters reached base with hits and all eventually scored. Mady Pahl, Molly Gerow and Alexis Grove opened the game with three straight singles Grove’s single drove home Pahl. Sawyer Gerow then doubled knocking in Molly Gerow and Grove. Gerow would eventually score on a sacrifice from Taylor Inscho giving the Beavers a 4-0 lead, a deficit that Oscoda couldn’t recover from.

Molly Gerow had the “big bat” for the Beavers with four RBIs on three hits including a home run and a triple. Pahl also had three hits and scored four times in the game. Grove and Sawyer Gerow had two hits and three RBIs each. Cadence Augustine got the start for Beaverton going the full five innings giving up only

two hits and striking

out two.

Next up for Beaverton was a third matchup with Meridian in the district semifinals. The teams had split a double header back on May 14 with Meridian taking the first game 4-1 and Beaverton winning the nightcap 6-4. The game turned out to be a pitchers duel, Cadence Augustine gave up only three hits in the losing effort. Peyton Grice gave up only five hits for Meridian while also collecting Meridian’s first hit, a home run, in the fourth inning. Meridian would score single runs in the fifth and sixth innings to take a 3-0 win.

The future looks bright for the young Beavers who finished the season 24-12. They lose five seniors, but appear to have the talent in the pipeline to make up for the loss. Two of their underclassmen, Molly Gerow and Alexis Grove were first team all conference. Second team all conference performers, Cadence Augustine, Mady Pahl, Averie Bassage, and honorable mention, Sawyer Gerow, all return. 

“This has been a fun season. This group works really hard and they make it fun to go to practice every day, said Coach Aaron Wentworth. “We can’t wait for next season.”

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