Young Kalamazoo Christian rolls over Hillman in softball semifinal

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EAST LANSING, Mich -- With just 2 seniors on the team and 1 in the lineup on Friday, Kalamazoo Christian beat Hillman, 13-2, in five innings in a division 4 softball state semifinal at Michigan State University's Secchia Stadium.

The Comets got on the board in the bottom of the 1st on a 2-run double from starting pitcher and sophomore Aliyah Lemmer.  They added three more in the 2nd on a 2-run single from junior shortstop Kara Gjeltema and an error.

K-Christian really blew the game open in the 4th scoring 7 runs.  Lemmer allowed just the 2 runs in the top of the 5th, she struck out 2 in 5 innings.

Kalamazoo Christian (29-14) will now play in the division 4 state championship game for the 3rd straight season after falling to Rogers City in the 2014 title game and winning it all in 2013.

The Comets will play Unionville-Sebewaing Saturday at 3 p.m..

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