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Girls Varsity Softball
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- Game Date
- May 23, 2023
- : 6
WYOMING HIGH SCHOOL: 4
ZEELAND EAST SOFTBALL CLINCHES OUTRIGHT OK GREEN CONFERENCE TITLE!
In Head Coach Miranda Robbins' first season with the Chix, the team clinched the OK Green outright conference championship with two wins against Wyoming High School.
The Chix needed one win in their doubleheader to clinch the outright conference title, and they did so in dramatic fashion. In game one Zeeland East defeated Wyoming 6-4 on Tuesday after scoring five runs in the top of the 7th inning, taking the lead late in the game. The game was tied at four with The Chix batting in the top of the seventh when Ella Hathaway singled on a 1-1 count, scoring two runs to take the lead. Zeeland East initially got things started in the first inning. Katie Carlson hit a solo homer.
Reese Gruppen started the game for The Chix. She allowed four hits and two runs over two and a third innings, striking out two and walking one. Katie Carlson came on in relief and pitched Zeeland East to victory. She went four and two-thirds innings, allowing two runs on nine hits, striking out four and walking one. The Chix tallied eight hits in the game. Hathaway and Carlson managed multiple hits for Zeeland East.
Following their emotional win in game one, the Chix followed it up with a strong performance in game two. Katie Carlson wasted no opportunities at the plate, driving in six runs on four doubles to lead the Chix past Wyoming 9-3. Carlson drove in runs on a double in the first, a double in the third, a double in the fifth, and a double in the sixth. After allowing two runs in the top of the first, Zeeland East tied things up at two in the bottom of the inning. Jaiden Lee drove in one when Lee singled. The Chix pulled away for good with two runs in the third inning. In the third Carlson doubled on a 2-2 count, scoring one run and Emme Meyering singled on the first pitch of the at bat, scoring one run. Zeeland East notched three runs in the sixth inning. The Chix's big bats were led by Carlson and Ella Hathaway, who each had RBIs in the inning.
Reese Gruppen started and earned the win in the circle for Zeeland East. She threw a complete game, lasting seven innings, allowing 14 hits and three runs while striking out two.
Zeeland East Chix Varsity tallied nine hits on the day. Carlson and Megan Kuzma each had multiple hits for the Chix.