Bad weather shuts down Tecumseh
Tecumseh’s varsity softball team went 2-0 at the Michigan Stars Tournament on Saturday, May 1, before the event was cancelled due to poor weather.
The Indians defeated Warren Cousino 12-0 in just five innings with Catie Kaliszuk in the pitching circle. Chelsea Hutchison led the Tribe at the plate with a 3-for-3 performance that included a home run.
In its second game against Birmingham Groves, Tecumseh won 6-0 with the contest stopped due to a time limit. Bailey Crots (5-0) earned the pitching win.
Leading Tecumseh hitters were Hutchison (2 RBI triple) and Courtney LaVoy (3-3, 2 runs scored).
The remainder of the tournament was cancelled.
On Monday, Tecumseh crushed Ann Arbor Huron 15-0 in just four innings. Kaliszuk (6-0) pitched the contest, striking out six while giving up two hits.
Tecumseh’s leading hitters were Haleigh Edgar (3-4, 4 runs, 2 stolen bases), Courtney LaVoy (2-2, RBI, 4 runs) and Hutchison (1-3, 3 RBI).
The nightcap was called off in the top of the fourth inning and Tecumseh’s coach was unsure if the contest would be ruled official. Tecumseh was ahead 12-0 when the game was called.
If official, Allie Watson (3-1) will earn the pitching win. She threw three innings and allowed one hit while striking out four.
LaVoy went 2-for-3 with an RBI for Tecumseh while Ashley O'Leary went 2-for-2 with a double and three RBI. Edgar (1-3), Kenyon (1-2, RBI), Hutchison (1-2) and Marko (1-2, RBI) each added hits.
If game two is ruled a complete game, Tecumseh’s record improved to 14-1 overall (9-1 SEC).
Tecumseh recorded its first loss of the season after splitting a doubleheader with visiting Chelsea on Thursday, April 29. The Indians won the opener 4-2 but fell 9-3 in the nightcap. It was the first time in the last several years that the Bulldogs were able to defeat Tecumseh. Bailey Crots was the losing pitcher in game two. She gave up three runs and four hits in one and a third innings. Kaliszuk won the opener. She gave up two runs on four hits while striking out seven in six innings. Crots pitched the final inning and struck out three to record the save.
On Wednesday, April 28, the Indians traveled to Monroe and won 3-1 and 7-2.
Kaliszuk earned the win in the circle, going seven innings and giving up one unearned run on four hits while striking out five.
Haleigh Edgar went 2-for-4 with a run to lead the Indians. LaVoy, O'Leary, Sam Diehl (2 RBI) and Katelyn Dykas each added hits for Tecumseh.
Crots was the winning pitcher in game two. She went four innings and gave up two runs, one earned, on six hits while striking out two. Ali Watson earned a save after pitching three innings. She allowed one hit while striking out three.
Edgar went 2-for-4 at the plate with two runs scored while Kristen Kenyon was 3-for-4 (2 RBI) at the plate. Hutchison was 2-for-4 (2 RBI) while Katelyn Dykas was 2-for-3 (double, 2 runs).