TRI-CITY AREA — The Port Huron Predators 12 and Under softball team, which includes Imlay City's Erin Combs and Capac's Sarah Mousseau, concluded a successful season recently.
The squad wound up with a 33-5 overall mark, including a pacesetting 19-1 showing pitted against St. Clair-Macomb Amateur Fastpitch Federation foes. Their lone league loss was to the Richmond Blues, that coming via a 3-1 verdict.
The Port Huron Predators scored a league-high 190 runs, while allowing a league-low 26 runs. Ten of their victories were via the shutout route.
Combs, a pitcher, was on the mound for seven of those shutouts. She yielded just four runs in 11 complete games during league play.
In 58 innings of work, Combs retired 118 on strikes. She threw six no-hitters during league play.
Capacís Sarah Mousseau (left) and Imlay Cityís Erin Combs helped the Port Huron Predators 12 and Under softball team win a title recently.
Mousseau also proved a key contributor for the Port Huron Predators, playing near errorless ball from her second base position. She registered 24 putouts there.
From an offensive standpoint, Mousseau excelled as well. There she collected 20 runs and led the team with 11 sacrifice bunts.
In addition to their regular season laurels, the Port Huron Predators also won the Gold Division playoffs which were contested in Mount Clemens. The squad bested Team Michigan (9-0); The St. Clair Shores Sharks (4-0); and the Richmond Blues (prevailing via a 3-2 count in the championship spanning eight innings); to accomplish the feat.
Combs struck out 13 and issued two walks for the Port Huron Predators during the championship game.
Sports Editor, Kevin Kissane has been covering sports for the Tri-City Times for over 20 years and is one of the most recognizable personalities in the area. Kevin when not covering anything from little league baseball to football, or softball to basketball, can be found on the links playing his favorite sport, golf.