Attack 13U won the USSSA state title recently. They are front (L to R) Avery Woodard and Lindsey Wilson;
middle Mia Newton, Taylor Dinda, Savanna Clark and Nicole Mazur; and back
Emily Henige, Emily Martinez, Katie Witkowski, Devin Johnston, Olivia Malcolm, Elly Schapman, Erin Seros and Myah McLean.
July 18, 2018
ALMONT — Attack 13U softball team, out of Almont, brought home a number one showing at the USSSA 13U Open State Championship recently.
The tournament was contested July 5-8 in Canton.
The squad began their march to the title with an 11-1 win against Ice Silver and a 5-4 victory over MI Batbusters on Thursday, July 5.
A day later, the Attack 13U softball team registered a 22-2 triumph against Anchor Bay.
They then went to 4-0, thanks to a 10-0 win over Caledonia Chaos on Saturday, July 6.
The following day saw them notch a 12-4 victory against NTF Nova and secure a 9-7 triumph over Legacy 04 Select, assuring them of a spot in the title game.
It was there they challenged Sabercats for tournament honors.
When the last out was recorded, the Attack 13U softball team had earned a 9-5 win at the expense of Sabercats.
Olivia Malcolm (Almont) was their pitcher of record in six of the seven games.
Myah McLean (North Branch) got the win for them in the semifinal.
Savanna Clark (St. Clair) led the Attack 13U softball team at the plate. Clark hit .720 with 16 runs and six RBI.
Elly Schapman (Almont) created her share of headaches for opposing pitchers as well. She batted .640 with 19 RBI and six runs.
Erin Seros (Yale) batted .529 with eight runs and eight RBI.
Devin Johnston (Almont) hit .500 with 13 runs and 10 RBI.
Nicole Mazur (Bruce Township) batted .500 with nine RBI and one run.
Mia Newton (Washington Township) hit .500 with seven runs and five RBI.
Lindsey Wilson (Almont) batted .444 with 10 RBI and nine runs.
Avery Woodard (Marysville) contributed five runs and one RBI.
Emily Martinez (Marlette) provided the team with a pair of runs.
Katie Witkowski (Shelby Township) provided one RBI and Taylor Dinda (Lake Orion) scored once.
Emily Heniger (Almont) also appeared on their roster but did not play due to an injury.
Kevin Kissane has been covering high school sports for the Tri-City Times since 1985. When not standing on a field or court with his camera and notepad, he enjoys golf, travel and family. Kevin is a 1980 graduate of Capac High School, and is also a grad of St. Clair Community College and earned a degree in journalism from Central Michigan University.