Shortstop Molly Brown catches an Akron baserunner attempting a slide into second during game two of Holyoke’s homecoming doubleheader. — Johnson Publications

Homecoming doubleheader split with Akron

    The parking lot was full, and the fans were pumped for the Holyoke High School homecoming softball games Saturday morning, Sept. 16. Both games against the Akron Rams were incredibly close, and each team ended up winning one.
    Game one went into an extra inning before Akron came out on top, 13-11. Holyoke wasn’t discouraged, though, and came back strong in the second game for a 10-9 win.
    “I’m just thrilled at the turn around the girls have made,” coach Sherman Kage said, after the team faced some disheartening losses earlier in the season. He added that he was especially proud to see them continue to play tough after losing the first game and come back to win the second.
Holyoke 11, Akron 13
    The first game of the day was truly a nail-biter. Teams went from tied to trading leads to tied again before the game went into an extra inning and Akron came out on top.
    Akron scored one run in the first inning, but Holyoke kept pace, scoring one themselves.
    Neither team scored in the second inning, and Akron remained at one through the third. Holyoke took the lead in the bottom of the inning, scoring three on a home run.

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