Tribe’s girls sweep Monroe for first wins of season

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Tecumseh varsity softball coach Jeff Nowak gives a high-five to pitcher Emily Maves (8) and Kelsea Kaliszuk after picking up the Indians’ first win of the season on Monday against Monroe. Tecumseh followed with two more wins on Tuesday at Ann Arbor Pioneer. Photo by Mickey Alvarado.

Picking up its first win of the season by way of mercy rule at home motivated Tecumseh’s varsity softball team to grab another with the Indians sweeping visiting Monroe on Monday, April 22.

Tecumseh won the first game 13-3 in six innings with Emily Maves recording the win (1-1). Maves pitched the entire game, allowing three runs on three hits while striking out six.

Kelsey Smith led Tecumseh’s offense, going 2-for-3 with a double and three RBI. Kelsey Rendell was 2-for-5 with two doubles and three RBI while Kelsea Kaliszuk was 2-for-3 with two RBI for the Indans.

Tecumseh won the second game 12-9 with Kayla Kormos (1-1) earning the pitching win. She pitched 4 2/3 innings, allowing one run on five hits while striking out four.

McKenzie Rowe, Kaliszuk, Kelsey Rendell and Morgan Monahan recorded three hits each while Claire Burnett added two hits.

Tecumseh played a doubleheader at Ann Arbor Pioneer on Tuesday, April 23 and scored 27 runs while giving up none for two more victories.

Tecumseh won 14-0 in game one with Maves (2-1) picking up another win in the circle with eight strikeouts. Maves and relief pitcher Kayla Wild recorded a no-hitter in five innings.

Leading the Indians’ offense was Kaliszuk, going 4-for-4, with three RBI. Rendell had a double and a home run with five RBI. Rowe added three hits for Tecumseh.

The Indians won game two 13-0 with Kormos earning the pitching win. She gave up only two hits while striking out eight.

Monahan had a home run, a double and four RBI.

Tecumseh improved to 4-2 overall and 2-1 in the SEC White Division with the wins.

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