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Ram JV Softball Wraps Up Season

By Contributed, 05/27/19, 11:00AM EDT


Macy Ruchty at the plate. ~ Photo by "Papa" Razzi Sports Photography

Rockford girls JV softball finished off a great season by going 6-0 this week with two wins each against Caledonia, Grandville and Holt.  Grandville was the only team to challenge the rams this week. Trailing 7-6 in the top of the sixth inning against Grandville, Rockford’s Alleigh Michalek sparked the comeback with a leadoff triple to start the inning. Anna Wagner, Violette Vega and Julia Rambo also contributed timely hits in the inning which helped propel Rockford to the lead and an eventual 17-7 victory. Rachel Broekstra shut the door on the Bulldogs and allowed no runs over the final two innings, she also limited Grandville in the second game as the Rams cruised to a 14-2 victory.

Rockford finished the season with an incredible record of 23 wins and 3 losses, with all of those losses coming at the hands of Hudsonville in one run games. The Rams outscored their opponents by an amazing score of 348-80 over the season.  Averaging almost 14 runs a game while giving up only three runs a game. The Rams were led on the mound by Rachel Broekstra, she finished the season with three no hitters which included a stretch where she struck out 13 of 15 batters against West Ottawa. The Lady Rams played strong team defense and were led by center fielder Olivia Carey who made several outstanding diving catches during the season. On offense, Macy Ruchty led the Rams with three home runs. This team of strong powerful hitters went nine deep every game and could have easily competed with numerous varsity programs in West Michigan. Congrats on a fantastic season ladies!

The girls would like to thank head coach Christina Novak and assistant Brad Bourbina, for their hard work and commitment to the program. Good luck to all the girls in summer ball!

Rachel Broekstra ~ Photo by "Papa" Razzi Sports Photography

~ Photo by "Papa" Razzi Sports Photography

Alleigh Michalek ~ Photo by "Papa" Razzi Sports Photography

Julia Rambo ~ Photo by "Papa" Razzi Sports Photography

Alicia Boichot ~ Photo by "Papa" Razzi Sports Photography

Emma Spahr ~ Photo by "Papa" Razzi Sports Photography

Olivia Carey ~ Photo by "Papa" Razzi Sports Photography

~ Photo by "Papa" Razzi Sports Photography