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Oakridge-Ravenna battle of softball unbeatens picked CSN Competition of Week (May 2-7)

Eagles and Bulldogs to tangle at 4 p.m. Tuesday in doubleheader at Oakridge, weather permitting.

Oakridge’s softball program has dominated the West Michigan Conference for a number of years, but last season the Eagles had some company at the top.

Oakridge and Ravenna shared the conference title in 2021, after the Bulldogs snapped the Eagles’ 65-game league winning streak in a doubleheader split at Ravenna. Both teams finished 13-1 in the WMC in fantastic seasons.

It’s time for the rematch and this one should be a dandy. Both are undefeated entering a showdown at Oakridge, a doubleheader scheduled for 4 p.m. Tuesday (weather permitting). It’s the CatchMark SportsNet Competition of the Week for May 2-7.

Oakridge comes in with an 11-0 overall record and 6-0 mark in the West Michigan Conference, while Ravenna is 16-0 and 8-0, respectively.

The Eagles were ranked No. 9 in Division 2 in the most recent Michigan High School Softball Coaches Association polls. Surprisingly, the Bulldogs were nowhere to be found in the Division 3 poll.

In the CSN Competition of the Week, look for updates on social media as well as a story, photos and video highlights.

Last week’s CSN Competition of the Week sent us on the road to Kent City, where the Eagles hosted five West Michigan Conference schools in the multi-team Kent City Elite Invitational.

If not for the doozy of a softball matchup between Oakridge and Ravenna, then the North Muskegon at Montague baseball doubleheader scheduled for 4 p.m. Tuesday would have been a prime candidate for CSN Competition of the Week. The Norsemen and Wildcats shared the conference title last season and they’re both unbeaten in league play this spring.

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