Trine University senior pitcher Andi Gasco and her sister Carly Searles — a sophomore outfielder — swept the MIAA Players of the Week Award for the Thunder softball team.
Gasco, a 2009 Petoskey High School graduate, posted a 5-0 record for the week which inlcuded a one-hit, 7-0, win over Hope College
Gasco allowed just one earned run in 26 2/3 innings pitched while striking out 29.
Offensively, Gasco earned the league honor for the second time this year and the sixth time in her career, as she hit for a .480 average which included four home runs, three triples and nine RBI.
Searles, a 2011 Petoskey grad, hit .621, scored 15 runs and collected 10 RBI while stealing eight as the Thunder’s leadoff hitter.
Searles had two triples during a doubleheader sweep of Calvin College, setting a new Trine career mark in triples with 18.
For Searles, it is her first career Player of the Week honor.
Trine is ranked No. 4 in Division III at 27-3 overall, 10-0 in the MIAA.
— Freshman infielder Hunter Stinger had three hits with five RBI and walked twice for Concordia University during a Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference baseball doubleheader with Lourdes (Ohio).
The Cardindals lost the first game, 5-4, and tied the second, 3-3 against the Gray Wolves.
Stinger, a 2012 Petoskey graduate, has appeared in 20 games including 11 as a starter and carries a .243 batting average with six RBI.
— Scott Morse, a 2012 Harbor Springs grad, threw 2/3 of an inning allowing three hits, two runs and one earned run during the first game loss to Lourdes.
Morse has appeared in 12 games this season — all in relief — spanning 11 2/3 innings and has allowed 16 hits, eight runs, six earned, walked five and struck out four.
Concordia is 6-27-1 overall, 5-17-1 in league.
— Charlevoix graduate Annie Dipert placed seventh in the women’s 5000-meter run for North Central (Ill.) College during the Don Church Twilight Track and Field Invitational at Wheaton (Ill.) College.
Dipert, a freshmen, finished in 18 minutes, 37.36 seconds, improving on her personal best by 15 seconds.
North Central placed first in the nine-team field.
— Senior No. 3 singles player Jason Muller defeated Michael Mertz, 6-1, 6-1, for Hope College during a MIAA win over Adrian, 9-0.
Muller, a Petoskey grad, improved to 13-7 for the season. Hope is 14-4 overall, 4-1 in league.