Cass Tech third at Lathrup tournament
Prep Softball Roundup
Western International rolls to 18-6 win
By Harry M. Anderson, Jr.
Special to the Michigan Citizen
After a slow start, the Cass Tech girls’ softball team mustered a well-earned victory in the consolation round to finish third at the Southfield-Lathrup Softball Tournament at Lathrup High School over the Easter Break. The Lady Technicians (6-3) lost to Richmond in the first game in four innings 16-0, but came back to rout tournament host Southfield-Lathrup in three innings, 21-3.
“The more games we play the better we’ll get,” said Cass Tech head coach Julie Schneider. “We just have to put some whole games together, which will build our program and gives us a chance to be a better team.
Treasure Giddens took to the mound for the Lady Technicians against the Blue Devils. She gave up a two-run homer in the first inning. She was replaced by Brooke Thomas in the middle of the second inning when she gave up her third run.
Things didn’t get any better for the Lady Technicians when the Blue Devils took advantage of several Lady Technicians errors and miscues to build a 7-0 lead after two innings. Richmond would score seven more runs in the third inning and two more in the fourth.
As for hitting, the Lady Technicians managed one runner on base, Giddens, who managed to steal second in the second inning.
Things turned out much differently for the Lady Technicians in the second game against the host Chargers. Giddens took to the mound again to earn the victory. She had a lot of help at the plate from her fellow Lady Technicians when they scored nine runs in the first inning, eight runs in the second and four more in the third before the game ended in a mercy rule.
Cass continued PSL play this week before traveling April 25 to another tournament in Grand Blanc.
Western International (5-3) also stayed active during the Easter Break as the Cowgirls played Consortium Prep in nonleague game at Clark Park on April 19. The Cowgirls showed no mercy as they pounded the Cougars 18-6 in four innings.
Elizabeth Ludolph was the winning pitcher for Western International striking out 10 hitters. At the plate Ludolph went one-for-one, walking three times and scoring four runs. Other run producers for the Cowgirls were Alondra Garcia (one-for-one, one RBI) and Paula Reyna (three walks, two runs scored).