On the strength of two complete games by freshman Jayna Hance and key hits by Ally Streich and Hannah Fleming, the Hurons defeated Mio to claim the regional softball title. The Hurons topped Frankfort 7-6 in the regional semifinal to set up the title game with North Star League rival Mio for the right to move on to Tuesday’s quarterfinal with Inland Lakes.
With the score tied 1-1 in the bottom of the third, Streich drilled a two-out double to score Sarah Meredith, who reached on an error, Hannah Fleming, who doubled, and Hannah Dittmar, who was hit by a pitch.
Mio rallied to score two runs in the top of the sixth on two hits, a walk and a Huron error. Then in the bottom of the sixth, Hannah Fleming’s home run gave Rogers City a 6-3 lead. Mio then scored one and had two on base when Hance got the final out on a fly ball.