Chelsea Softball Sweeps Woodhaven





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The Chelsea softball team used an extra inning rally to earn a doubleheader sweep of Woodhaven Friday.

The Bulldogs scored two runs in the seventh to tie the game at 4-4 and then three runs in the ninth to pull out a 7-4 win in the opener.

Chelsea trailed 4-2 in the seventh, when with two outs, Alise Hale singled to keep the game alive. Peighton Root followed with a two-run homer to tie the game at 4-4 and send it to extra innings.



RBI singles by Hale and Maddie Vasquez, and a RBI sac fly by Sydney Hines gave the Bulldogs the lead in the ninth and they held on for the win.

Hale had a big game with five hits and one RBI.

Root finished with two hits and three RBI and Vasquez two hits and two RBI. Hayley Townsend went the distance on the mound for the win.

Alison Hale moved up to varsity and pitched a shutout in the second game as the Bulldogs rallied late for an 8-0 win.

Hale struck out three and allowed just two hits in the five-inning complete game win.

Alise Hale and Sydnee Liedel each had two hits and two runs scored, while Vasquez and Hines each had a hit and two runs scored. Grace Bush added a hit and RBI.

The Bulldogs split a pair of games at a home quad Thursday.

After Grass Lake scored three in the seventh to tie the game at 5-5, Hines scored on an error by the third baseman in the bottom of the eight to pull out the 6-5 win.

The Bulldogs were outhit 9-5 but took advantage of six Grass Lake errors. Vasquez had a hit and two RBI and Liedel a hit and RBI to lead the offense. Maddie Kemp struck out ten for the win.

The second game matchup against Eaton Rapids was a preview of the first-round district game next week and this time the Greyhounds came out on top 10-5.

The Bulldogs could not overcome an early 8-2 deficit as they dropped the contest.

Hines and Kemp led the offense with two hits each. Hale had a hit and two RBI, while Root and Stephanie Dark had a hit and RBI each.

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Seth Kinker

Reporter/Digital Media for The Sun Times News

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