Capac softball wins title at own tourney
Chiefs outslug Yale, 12-8, in finals
|Capac catcher Katelyn Kain tags out Burton Bendle’s Jenny Wenzlick on a close play at the plate last Saturday at the Capac Tournament. The out would prove a key one as Capac went on to earn a 6-5 win. photo by Kevin Kissane.|
May 14, 2008CAPAC — The Capac varsity softball team registered a first-place finish last Saturday at a tournament it hosted.
Capac began their three-game tournament stint with an 11-1 rout of Marine City Cardinal Mooney.
In the five-inning clash, Capac used a two-run first inning, a four-run second, a four-run third and a one-run fifth to prevail.
Marine City Cardinal Mooney plated their lone run during the third inning of play.
Darcie Ball (three hits) proved Capac's top offensive threat. She was backed by Courtney Rawlins (a double and three RBI), Jamie Green (a single and two RBI), Katelyn Kain (a double and one RBI), Abby Aguinaga (a single and one RBI) along with Alex Miller, Charlotte Clark and Laura Pewinski (a single apiece).
Kelsey Tosch and Green shared the pitching responsibilities for Capac. They combined on a three-hitter, including six strikeouts.
Capac then went to 2-0 on the day, thanks to a 6-5 victory over Burton Bendle.
There Capac erased a 4-0 deficit after five innings were complete to prevail.
Ball and Kain (a single and a double each) paced Capac's offensive attack. They were given support in the hitting department by Michelle Kotermanski, Aguinaga, Tosch, Miller and Green.
Tosch and Green took turns on the mound for Capac. They allowed seven total hits, struck out eight and walked one.
Capac then met Yale for tournament honors next.
When the final out was registered, Capac had earned a 12-8 win at Yale's expense.
Katie Mailloux, Chelsea Botwin, Ball, Rawlins and Clark led Capac with two hits each. The Chiefs also received one hit apiece courtesy of Brittany Ludington, Laura Pewinski, Green and Kain.
Green and Tosch shared the pitching responsibilities for Capac. They scattered eight total hits, struck out seven and issued five walks.
With the results, Capac now stands at 7-9 overall.