Lowell softball wins district championship
by Justin Scott
The goal of winning a district championship for the Lowell varsity softball team was delayed on Saturday following a 4-0 win over Northview in the district semifinals. Stormy weather wreaked havoc on district tournament schedules across the state on Saturday, leading to multiple postponements. This included Lowell’s district championship game against the Rockford Rams, and while it took two more days, the Arrows were able to get it done.
Lowell defeated Rockford 7-1 on Monday in the district championship to win their second district title in as many years. The winning play was made by freshman Hanna Bogoski getting the throwout to second base to finish off the Rams. The Red Arrows and Rams have been frequent softball opponents, with one team having ended the other’s season each of the last three years.
Emily Depew, Kylee Stephens, Corah Miller, and Maddi Jordan were named to the all-district team. Coach, Melissa Trainor was also named District Coach of the Year. During the Northview game, senior Depew recorded her 200th strikeout while earning a full-game shutout in the process. Depew struck out 11 batters and allowed only one hit. Jordan led LHS with three RBIs including a solo home run.
The team advance to Saturday’s Division 1 - Region 2 competition where they will play Muskegon Reeths-Puffer in the regional semifinal at 12:00 pm. The winner of that game will play the winner of Jenison and Caledonia in the regional championship game at 2:00 pm. All games will be played at Hudsonville.