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News Photo by James Andersen ACC infielder Makayla Kamyszek makes a throw to second base to try to score Bay College runner Lexi Caccalo during a college softball game Sunday in Ossineke.

OSSINEKE β€” The Alpena Community College softball team finished its home opener weekend with an impressive sweep against Bay College.

After taking three games from the Norse between Friday and Saturday, the Lumberjacks (13-9) came into Sunday prepared and took the final two games by scores of 5-4 and 17-14.

ACC softball has officially settled into a newly renovated field in Ossineke after bouncing around to several locations over the past few years.

β€œIt’s absolutely amazing that we officially have our own home ground and are currently unbeaten there, winning all five games. It’s super exciting because most of the games were back and forth, but our girls kept fighting and it was great for us to get the win,” ACC coach Christine Sobek said.

In the top of the first inning of the first game, Jade Schultz was able to get out of a bases loaded jam and ACC immediately took advantage and took the lead. A walk by Maddy Wilkinson and a single by Makayla Kamyszek put two runners on perfectly for Schultz. After an incredible hit and sac fly by Schultz, ACC took a 2-0 lead.

Bay College remained scoreless until the top of the third inning when Eli Miller blasted a ball over the fence for a home run.

Just an inning later, the Norwegian tied the game and even took a 3-2 lead. A double by Avery Sorochan and a sac fly by Sierra Jones drove in both runs.

The Norwegians extended their lead with another break on a three-pointer by Lexi Caccalo, who later scored.

The ACC offense continued to struggle and left runners on base until the bottom of the seventh inning. With the game on the line, Kamyszek and Schultz got on base, leaving Paige Wooden with the perfect opportunity to score both runners. Wooden did just that, hitting a line drive single to left field.

Going into extra innings, the Lumberjacks had all the momentum. A double by Brea Domke put a runner in scoring position on a single by Kamishek, giving ACC the 5-4 victory.

Although the Lumberjacks won both games, the second game was much different than the first. The second game was full of offense from both sides, resulting in another outstanding game between the two teams.

Bay came out in the first inning looking for revenge and scored three runs early to take a 3-0 lead.

ACC answered right back with five runs of its own after nearly every hit was a line drive. Kamishek, Schultz, Wooden, Avery Zipp and Abby Platt came up to score in the bottom of the first game.

Bay regained the lead at 7-5 after scoring three more runs on a double by Jones and a two-run home run by Rachel Winkel.

The Lumberjacks offense continued to fight back and even took the lead again late in the second. Three more runs were scored, coming from Wilkinson, Schultz and Kamishek again.

The tilt between the two sides continued to unravel as the Norwegians regained the lead for the third time within the first three innings. Two more runs scored, making it a 9-8 game still in the top of the third.

This time, ACC failed to score and Bay extended its lead to 10-8.

During the bottom of the fourth inning, ACC tied the game on a home run from Zipp and another run from Lampinen.

The game went back and forth until the bottom of the fifth when ACC took a massive lead. Seven more runs were scored by Natalie Belanger from Kamishek, Schultz, Wooden, Domke, Lampinen, Wilkinson and Kyra Lucas. Schultz drove in Kamyszek on a two-run home run to deep right field.

Despite the fact that Bay College scored three more runs in the final inning, it was enough to complete the comeback and ACC took the victory 17-14.

The Lumberjacks previously defeated Bay College 6-1 on Saturday and 10-0 and 8-6 on Friday.

The ACC hosts Mid Michigan College for five games over three days beginning Friday.

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