CAPAC — The CV Warriors 18U softball team, which counts Capac's Alexys Anderson, Megan Orlando and Aubree Smith among their ranks, went 4-1 en route to a second-place showing July 28-29 at the FAAST End of Summer Classic in Ypsilanti.
The team began their tournament run with a 14-0 win against Dynamite on Saturday, July 28.
It was there CV Warriors prevailed, thanks to the three-hit pitching of Anderson.
An eight-run fourth inning outburst propelled the team to the favorable verdict. Mikayla Ernat (Chippewa Valley), Halle Monroe (Chippewa Valley), Marion Logan (Fraser) Emily Ouemelaz (Utica Eisenhower) provided RBIs in the frame.
Later that day, CV Warriors picked up a 9-4 victory over NWO Irish.
The team spotted their opponent a 1-0 edge after one inning was complete.
CV Warriors then made it a 4-4 ballgame with four innings gone.
Capac's (L to R) Megan Orlando, Aubree Smith and Alexys Anderson helped CV Warriors 18U softball to a second at a tournament recently.
They then outscored NWO Irish 5-0 from that point on, finishing off a 9-4 triumph.
Tatum Lorway (Chippewa Valley) was their pitcher of record. She allowed five hits, struck out one and walked none.
That left them at 2-0 heading in to Sunday's action.
They then turned back Queen of Diamonds, 9-6.
Kaitlyn Popa (Chippewa Valley) was their winning pitcher.
CV Warriors then outscored Michigan Rage, 12-8 next.
Anderson was their pitcher of record. She allowed seven hits and struck out five along the way.
The team then challenged NWO Irish for tournament honors next.
When the final out was registered, NWO Irish had claimed a 10-4 win.
Nikole Antrikin, (L'Anse Creuse North), Mirela Mamushlari (Chippewa Valley) and Vanessa Twomey (Chippewa Valley) also appeared on the roster of the CV Warriors. They were guided to their finish by Jeff Ernat.
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.