Tribe records three ties at Canton invite
Tecumseh’s varsity softball team played in Canton’s Tournament on Saturday, May 11 and recorded three ties.
The Indians tied Belleville 9-9, Canton 2-2 and Plymouth 5-5.
Belleville and Plymouth advanced to the seven-team tournament’s final.
“Having played against three pretty good teams, three ties is not all bad, but the disappointment comes with the fact that we made one or two mistakes in each game that cost us a chance at winning all three games,” said Tecumseh head coach Jeff Nowak. “As I told them after the games, even with this sort of empty feeling today, overall we are still playing very good softball and have a lot that we can and want to accomplish this year.”
Katie Martin was 6-for-11 with three big home runs, six RBI and a walk while Kelsey Rendell was 4-for-11 with a double, triple, two RBI and her sixth home run of the season.
Tecumseh’s Mattie Wright was 4-for-11 with a double. Karly Smith went 3-for-4 in the first game before injuring her hand early in the second game.
Tecumseh played a doubleheader at Ann Arbor Skyline on Thursday, May 5, and picked up a pair of wins.
Tecumseh won 12-0 with Kayla Kormos (7-1) in the circle. She allowed no hits while striking out five.
Smith was 3-for-4 with four RBI. Rendell hit a home run. McKenzie Rowe, Claire Burnett, Morgan Monahan, Kylie Hill, and Kormos added two hits each.
Tecumseh won 13-2 with Kayla Wild (1-0) striking out six over six innings.
Taylor Tucker went 3-for-3 with two doubles and two RBI while Hill was 2-for-3 with two RBI. Mattie Wright and Wild added two hits each for Tecumseh.
Tecumseh beat Blissfield 16-1 in just five innings on, Wednesday, May 8.
Emily Maves (7-2) recorded the pitching win after three hitless innings.
Martin led the Indians’ offense going 4-for-4 with two doubles and two RBI. Kelsea Kaliszuk had two hits and four RBI while Rowe, Anneka Hart, Hill and Claire Burnett contributed two hits each.
The Indians (18-3-3 overall, 10-2 SEC) swept Ypsilanti on Monday, May 13, with wins of 11-0 and 12-1 while on the road.
Maves (8-2) gave up two hits while striking out eight for the first win. Wright, Martin and Rendell each hit home runs while Hill had two hits.
Kormos (8-1) gave up three hits and struck out five to win game two. Monahan, Hill and Rowe had two hits each.