Girls Softball Roundup — Week 4
Southeastern nips Crockett Tech in PSL East showdown, 14-13
Renaissance rules PSL West while Southwestern stays in playoff hunt
By Harry M. Anderson, Jr.
Special to the Michigan Citizen
DETROIT — Senior shortstop Angel Johnson knocked in two runs in the top of the sixth as Southeastern (6-0) rallied past Crockett Tech (5-1) in a PSL East matchup played April 26 at Maheras-Gentry Park.
The game went back and forth as both teams drove and pushed runs across the plate. Trailing 13-12, Johnson drove in senior second baseman Marshay Littles and junior left fielder Therese Vassar on her game-winning single to move the Jungaleers into second place behind Cass Tech. For the game, Johnson was two-for-three at the plate with two singles and three RBIs. Senior pitcher Brianna Thompson was the winning pitcher for Southeastern as she struck out nine batters.
Senior pitcher Terrieka Byers was on the mound for the Rockets as she gave up nine hits but struck out seven. Junior second baseman Korneshia Lawrence, junior catcher Demetria Berry and junior left fielder Brianna Davis had two hits apiece: Lawrence had two singles; Davis hit a double, a triple and three RBIs; Berry had a homerun and a double with two RBIs.
The Jungaleers earned another victory with a 1-0 forfeit over Northwestern on April 23. The Rockets earned another victory that same day with a 19-8 rout of King. Byers was the winning pitcher for Crockett Tech as she struck out nine, gave up six hits and walked five. Berry had three hits and Lawrence also had two hits.
Renaissance (6-0, 7-2) is a runaway in the PSL West as the Phoenix clobbered Cody on April 23, 18-0, and Central, 20-0, on April 26. Renaissance also defeated Romulus 15-12 on April 27.
In other PSL West games last week, Mumford (4-2) slammed Southwestern 16-5 on April 23. However, Southwestern (3-3, 4-3) got back on the winning track with a 19-12 slugfest win over Henry Ford on April 27. Senior centerfielder LaKendra Brown had two hits and scored four runs for the Prospectors, while fellow teammate senior first baseman Mercedez Roberts had a homerun, a double and five RBIs. Freshman third baseman Alonza Garcia also posted a homerun for Southwestern.