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Tribune Staff

The Grand Haven softball team graduated a healthy crop of players this year, but you couldn’t tell as they took on defending O-K Red Conference champion Grandville at home on Tuesday.

The doubleheader featured two heart-pounding games. The Buccaneers dropped both; the first, 3-6, and the second, 9-10.

“You go into the O-K Red with a young team and you just wonder, ‘what are we going to have?’” Grand Haven coach John Hall said. “We played like a young team against Fruitport last week, we came out today and left nothing on the table.

“We were competitive throughout, we had 11 left on base in Game 1, we hit the ball, but that timely hit in Game 1 eluded us.”

The Bucs took an early 1-0 lead and broke the tie at 2-1, before the Bulldogs pulled away.

Game 2 saw the Bucs’ bats come alive with Amaya Schuler doing big-league damage.

Schuler secured seven RBIs on a whopping two hits. The freshman crushed a grand slam and a three-run homer to lead the Bucs to a one-run lead, 9-8, heading into the final inning.

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