Eight Run Rally Puts Chelsea Softball in Control of SEC White
A ferocious seventh inning rally helped the Chelsea softball team take the opener and lead to a doubleheader sweep of Ypsilanti Lincoln Twuesday afternoon.
Homeruns by Katherine Thoms and Megan McCalla in the second inning helped Chelsea build a 3-0 lead over the Splitters.
Chelsea appeared to be cruising in to the fifth, but Lincoln would score five times to take a 5-3 lead.
The Lincoln lead stayed that way until the seventh and the Splitters were three outs away from being tied for first place with the Bulldogs..... this did not happen.
With one out Emilee Underwood singled and came home on a triple by Bekah Zachrich to make it 5-4. A walk followed and Maggie Olavesen stepped to the plate and blasted a three-run shot to put Chelsea in the lead 7-5. The Bulldogs would reload the bases and Jenna Ouellette Drove home a pair with a two-run single and Zachrich followed with another two-run single to make it 11-5 which would be the final.
Zachrich had a huge game going 5-5 with four RBI.
Olaveson's three-run shot was the big hit of the game and Mya Purdy had three hits and scored a run. Ouellette a hit and two RBI, McCalla and Thoms solo homeruns, Underwood and Andi Evers a hit each.
Underwood struck out nine for the win on the mound for Chelsea.
Chelsea pounded out 16 hits to take the nightcap 15-5.
The Bulldogs jumped out to a 6-0 lead after two innings, but Lincoln collected seven straight hits after two were out and plated five runs to make it 6-5.
Ouellette led off the third with a solo shot to make it 7-5 and the Bulldogs would never look back, scoring in every inning the rout.
Underwood earned the win striking out six and had two hits and two RBI at the plate.
Purdy, Zachrich, and Madison Kay finished with two hits and two RBI each. Ouellette two hits and three RBI, McCalla and Evers two hits and an RBI each, Olaveson and Thoms one hit each.
The Bulldogs improved to 20-3 on the season. They return to action Saturday with Ida, Haslett and Division 3 third-ranked Clinton coming to town.