Two days after throwing a perfect game, Emma St. John allowed one hit in Grosse Pointe South's 5-3 victory over visiting St. Clair Friday afternoon in a Macomb Area Conference crossover softball game.
St. John went the distance, striking out nine. The three runs for St. Clair were unearned.
The sophomore has started and won all six games for South — three no-hitters and now three one-hitters.
"In six games, you can't get much better than that," South coach Bill Fleming said. "She's got a wide variety of pitches and she's got good control. She pitched a whale of a game today."
Katie Kish had two hits and swiped three bases for South.
Tied 1-1 after three innings, St. Clair notched its only hit, a Taylor Westrick double to lead off the top of the fourth.
Lauren Sencya hit a single to center field for South that drove in the go-ahead run in the bottom of the inning. South scored three times and maintained the lead from there.
"It was a big play for us," said Fleming, who added that his team has risen to the occasion after moving up to the MAC White Division this season.
"We moved up a division and we've toughened our schedule," he said. "The girls have really responded to it. They're playing really well together as a team."
Alison Gardner took the loss for St. Clair (3-1). She pitched three innings, giving up four runs — three earned — on three hits, while walking three and striking out two.
Madison Heights Lamphere 10, Royal Oak 2: Alicia Starkey earned her fourth win, and Allison Schwerin and Bianca Buza (two RBIs) each had a pair of hits for Lamphere (4-0). Marissa Krynak struck out three in the loss for Royal Oak (0-3).
Other softball scores:
Livonia Ladywood 9-9, Warren Regina 6-8
Milford 9-10, Walled Lake Western 1-9
Taylor Kennedy 8, Dearborn 4
Clinton Township Clintondale 10, Kimball Landmark Academy 4: Jesus Thompson got the win for Clintondale (5-1), striking out two over two innings. Jerry Thompson was 3-for-3, scoring four runs and swiping five bases, and Tyler Steed was 2-for-2 with three RBIs for Clintondale. Landmark is 1-4.
Detroit CMA 5, Detroit Mumford 4: Otis Funchess threw a no-hitter but gave up four unearned runs and walked three for CMA (1-1, 1-1 PSL). Riley Cabson singled in the winning run in the bottom of the seventh. Mumford is 0-2, 0-2.
Detroit Country Day 11, Southfield Christian 0: Devin Beach gave up four hits and struck out six over five innings to earn the win for Country Day (2-5). Aaron Benson and Nick Neibauer each had two hits. Jaylen Johson took the loss for Southfield Christian (2-2).
Detroit East English Village Prep 10, Detroit Osborn 6: Juan Thomas pitched five innings in the loss for Osborn (1-1). He allowed three runs and struck out six and was 1-for-3 with a pair of RBIs. Devareo Washington was 2-for-3 with a single, a home run, a pair of stolen bases and four RBIs.
Detroit Western 4, Detroit Renaissance 3: Aaron Betancourt singled in the winning run in the bottom of the seventh for Western (4-1, 2-0 PSL). Renaissance is 4-1, 1-1.
Detroit Pershing 22, Detroit Denby 1 (3 inn.): Malik Harcum gave up an unearned run on no hits and struck out five for Pershing (1-1, 1-1 PSL). Devin Wheeler scored four times for Pershing. Denby is 0-2, 0-2.
Walled Lake Northern 13, Howell 3: Andrew Simon was 3-for-4 and drove in two runs, and Justin Pawloski was 2-for-3 with a double and a pair of RBIs for Northern (4-1). Scott Zychowski earned the win, allowing three runs while striking out five and walking three over five innings. Rob Bennett was 2-for-2 with a double for Howell (8-3).
Other baseball scores:
Hamtramck 15, Taylor Trillium 5 (5 inn.)
Milford 7, Walled Lake Western 6
New Baltimore Anchor Bay 7, Clinton Township Chippewa Valley 0: Emily Zweng set a school record with her 24th career shutout for Anchor Bay (5-0-1). She and Amanda Emke combined for three saves. Casey Couturier had a goal and two assists while Rachel Russo, Sydney Rekar and Izzy Bertolini each had a goal and an assist. Chippewa Valley is 1-4.
Other girls soccer scores:
Brownstown Woodhaven 8, Taylor Truman 0
Farmington Hills Mercy 7, Garden City 1
Gibraltar Carlson 2, Allen Park 0
Grosse Ile 8, Monroe Jefferson 0
Livonia Churchill 1, Dearborn 0
Al Willman is a freelance writer