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Groom blanks Jenison; Petroejle’s perfect

Timely hits and outstanding pitching continues to fuel Lowell’s strong softball effort.

Morgan Groom continued her dominant pitching in a 2-0 shutout effort against Jenison.

The Red Arrow hurler allowed seven hits while not walking a batter and striking out eight.

Lowell’s only two hitsĀ  in the contest came in the fifth and sixth innings. They came off the bats of Groom and Lindsey Crawford. Both Red Arrows came around to score.

In game two, Lowell jumped out to a 2-0 lead behind the stellar pitching of Kalie Petroejle.

Jension battled back to tie the game in the fourth inning before breaking it open in the sixth inning with five runs.

“They got some hits and we committed a few costly errors,” said Lowell softball coach Bill McElroy.

Lowell cruised to an 18-0 conference win over Creston.

Shelby Wolbers led the Red Arrow offensive assault with two hits, two runs batted in and she scored four times.

Petroejle struck out eight of the nine batters she faced in throwing a perfect game.

Lowell’s record now stands at 17-6 overall and 4-1 in the league.