Bullock Creek wins major district softball opener

Host Bullock Creek opened the District 1 Little League Softball big tournament Monday with a 9-0 win over Clare.

Bullock Creek reached the state semifinals last year.

In Monday’s win, Sage Lavigne struck out 16 and walked one to earn the victory.

Lauren Lauch was also strong for Clare, giving up two earned runs while striking out four and walking three.

Lavigne, Nev Weideman, Brylie Herron, Rylei Yager and Emma Wilk all scored a goal for Bullock Creek. Herron and Wilk each scored two points and Weideman scored three times.

The district winner will advance to the state tournament in Marquette, which begins July 6.