Brooke Tatar struck out 13 batters as the righty led Howland past West Branch 9-3 on Friday. Tatar gave up six hits and three runs over seven innings while walking two.

Alyssa Massucci collected three hits in four at bats in the win. Massucci doubled in the first inning, doubled in the third inning, and doubled in the sixth inning.

West Branch got on the board in the bottom of the first inning after Mati Hawk tripled, scoring two runs, and Sara Schmidt grounded out, scoring one run.

Howland captured the lead, 4-3, in the top of the third after Madison Schmitz singled, Tatar hit a sacrifice fly, Brianna Deter singled, and Maya Kubancsek tripled, each scoring one run.

Klary McKay took the loss for the Warriors. They went seven innings, allowing seven runs (six earned) on 12 hits, striking out three and walking none.

The Tigers piled up 13 hits in the game. Tatar provided pop in the middle of the lineup, and led with three runs batted in. The right-handed hitter went 1-for-3 on the day. Massucci and Deeter each collected three hits.

Lily Ansel, Schmitz, and Kubancsek each collected multiple hits for Howland. The Tigers didn’t commit a single error in the field. Deeter had the most chances in the field with 14.

Hawk provided pop in the middle of the lineup, and led West Branch with two runs batted in. The infielder went 1-for-3 on the day. Ellie Tucker and Josie Milliken were a force together in the lineup, as they each collected two hits while hitting back-to-back. The Warriors turned one double play in the game.