Zeeland East Athletics
Home of the CHIX!
Girls Varsity Softball
Game Summaries & Headlines.
- Game Date
- May 20, 2023
Zeeland East Softball Wins Coopersville Invitational! The Chix defeated Coopersville in the Championship Game 6-4 after defeating Hopkins and tying with Cedar Springs earlier in the day.
In their first game of the day, Zeeland East got out to an early lead but went on to tie Cedar Springs 6-6. The Chix put up three runs in the third inning. Zeeland East's big inning was driven by a triple by Emme Meyering and a single by Ella Hathaway. The Chix racked up nine hits in the game. Megan Kuzma, Hathaway, and Carlson all managed multiple hits for Zeeland East.
After a short break the Chix were back in action against Hopkins High School for their second game of the day. They went on to win 8-3 and put themselves in the championship game.
Reese Gruppen started in the circle for the Chix and earned the win. She surrendered two runs on four hits over five innings, striking out one and walking zero. Katie Carlson threw two innings in relief out of the bullpen. Carlson recorded the last six outs to earn the save for Zeeland East.
The Chix hit one home run in the game. Emme Meyering had a dinger in the fourth inning. Zeeland East tallied 11 hits. Meyering, Mackenzie Ruimveld, Lorelei Buikema, Ella Hathaway, and Gruppen all managed multiple hits for the Chix.
In the Championship Game, an early lead helped Zeeland East defeat Coopersville 6-4 on Saturday. The Chix got the scoring started on a single by Jaiden Lee in the first inning and a single by Reese Gruppen in the second inning. Coopersville scored three runs in the fifth inning, but Zeeland East still managed to pull out the victory.
Gruppen led the Chix to victory in the pitcher's circle. Gruppen lasted four innings, allowing four hits and one run while walking one. Katie Carlson threw three innings in relief out of the bullpen. Carlson recorded the last nine outs to earn the save for Zeeland East.
The Chix tallied 13 hits on the day. Gruppen, Lee, Megan Kuzma, and Isa Valenzuela each racked up multiple hits for Zeeland East. Emme Meyering also had a home run in the third inning, her second of the day.