STEVENSVILLE — Lakeshore's Gianna Kerschbaum had a day she'll never forget Monday, pitching and hitting the Lancers to an outright Southwestern Michigan Athletic Conference softball crown.

All the junior did was toss nine innings, striking out 13 and not allowing an earned run in the Lancers 8-3, 6-0 sweep of visiting Bettle Creek Lakeview. In addition, she helped her own cause in the opener by belting a grand slam home run. She added a two-run blast in the second game, accounting for four hits and six RBI on the day.

Sports columnist for The Herald-Palladium