Chelsea Softball Wins Two of Three at Lakeshore
The Chelsea softball team had a strong showing against some of the best competition the Bulldogs have seen this season and came home with a 2-1 record at the Stevensville-Lakeshore quad Saturday.
Along with the Bulldogs, the teams competing in the quad were 8-4 Edwardsburg, the 2019 D2 state runner-up Lakeshore who was 12-0 going into the day and Indiana’s 4A #5 ranked Crown Point (13-1).
The Bulldogs started the day with Edwardsburg and Mya Purdy put the Bulldogs on top in the first with solo shot to left for a 1-0 lead.
The Eddies answered with a two-run homer in the second and two runs in the third for a 4-1 lead.
The Bulldogs bats came to life in the third. Bekah Zachrich blasted a three-run shot to tie the game and two batters later Katherine Thoms hit a solo shot to give Chelsea a 5-4 lead.
Zachrich would make it 6-4 with an RBI single in the fourth and in the fifth Nicole Roeser and Jenna Ouellette each went yard for a 9-4 lead. Emilee Underwood did the ret on the mound shutting down the Eddies for the win.
Underwood earned the win striking out seven in four innings of relief.
Zachrich finished with two hits and four RBI, while Roeser had two hits and two RBI and Underwood added two hits and scored a run.
Chelsea took on powerful Lakeshore in the second game and it was an offensive slugfest that Lakeshore took 11-10.
The Bulldogs jumped out to a 6-0 lead, but Lakeshore scored four in the third and four in the fourth to tie the game at 8-8.
Purdy put the Bulldogs back on top in the fifth with a two-run shot to make it 108, but Lakeshore scored three times in the bottom of the sixth to pull out the win.
The teams combined for seven homeruns and 30 hits in the game.
Maggie Olaveson had a big game with four hits including a home run and three RBI to lead the Chelsea offense.
Zachrich had another homerun and finished with three hits and two RBI, while Purdy had two hits and two RBI. Roeser had two hits and two RBI, Thoms two hits, Zoey Monica a hit and RBI, and Underwood and Emily McCalla one hit each.
The Bulldogs then took on Indiana’s 4A fifth-ranked Crown Point in the third game. The 4A division in Indiana is equivalent to Division 1 in Michigan.
All the scoring would come in the second inning between the teams.
Underwood cleared the bases with a bases loaded double to give the Bulldogs a 4-0 lead and Olaveson followed with a RBI single to make it 5-0.
CP would bounce back with three runs in the bottom of the third to cut the lead to 5-3, but that would be it. Underwood was Stellar on the mound allowing just two hits the rest of the way. She struck out five and allowed just three hits and walked one for the win.
The Bulldogs five run second inning started with four straight singles by Roeser, Monica, Ouellette, and Purdy.
Olaveson had two hits to lead the offense, while Zachrich had one.
Chelsea improved 16-2 overall on the season. The Bulldogs will host rival Dexter in a key SEC White matchup Monday.