Paw Paw beats Watervliet and Dowagiac in tourney

Butch Hindenach •

   DOWAGIAC - Lady Redskin softball went 2-1 in a tournament at Dowagiac last Saturday.
   To start, Hannah Mellinger threw a complete game, 6-0 shutout against Watervliet, allowing just three hits while fanning 10 batters. Maddie Wilder, Emily Vanderburg and Emma Haase led a nine-hit Paw Paw attack,  each with a pair of hits.
   Niles jumped on the Reds early and went on to win, 17-2. Audrey Straka, Vanderburg, and Wilder managed one hit each.  
   Then, Paw Paw’s bats were ringing against the Dowagiac, as Wilder hit two singles, and two RBI, and Mercedes Strachan nailed one over the fence and ended with five RBI for the Redskins. 
   Mellinger allowed two hits and struck out 11 in an easy 13-2 Redskin romp.


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