Grass Lake 6, Chelsea 4

Going into the 5th inning the Warriors were down by one run when the tides began to change. Emily Brown started off the inning with a bunt single, Rylee Fitzpatrick drew a walk, Emily Guthrie laid down a sac bunt followed by a sky-high Turner pop out. With 2 outs and runners on 2nd and 3rd, Bree Salts places a single to right for 2 RBIs putting the Warriors on top, 4-3. The Warriors made a pitching change to Laney Brown in the bottom of the inning and Chelsea answered with one run to tie up the game.

The Warriors continued to battle Chelsea’s ace, Emilee Underwood, in the top of the 6th. Aspen Cook’s hot bat fired up the inning with a line-shot double to left. Layne Terry followed up with a bunt single that advanced Cook to 3rd. After stealing 2nd, Terry got caught up by an infield grounder hit by Emily Brown. Another walk dealt to Fitzpatrick loaded the bases. A fielder’s choice stopped the Warriors from scoring on an infield grounder by Guthrie. Next up, Olivia Turner. Turner slams a hard hit grounder in the 6/5 slot for 2 RBIs to put the Warriors in the lead by 2. 

The Warriors scored early with some great hitting but trailed by one run through 4 innings. The Chelsea lineup is full of quality hitters who faced Warriors’ starter Katelyn Postuma. The righty lasted 4.1 innings, gave up 8 hits, 4 runs, struck out 1 and zero walks. 

In the end, the Warriors came out on top of this hard-fought battle. Laney Brown is credited with the win. Final Score Warriors 6 – Bulldogs 4. 

Grass Lake 3, Woodhaven 0

Freshman Morgan Conrad left her mark in the circle as the Warriors’ pitcher vs a ranked D1 Woodhaven Warriors. Conrad lasted the full game and did not allow one run. She struck out 1 and walked zero.

The Woodhaven Warriors managed 6 hits in 7 innings but the stellar defense of the Grass Lake Warriors held the line behind Conrad. Grass Lake’s defensive grit was on full display with back-to-back-to-back double plays; one each in the 4th, 5th and 6th innings!

Woodhaven’s ace, Usher, was a challenge for Grass Lake’s offense. The team tallied six hits in total by 4 GL Warriors managing hits; Olivia Turner went 2-for-3 with 2 RBIs, Rylee Fitzpatrick went 2-for-3, Emily Brown went 1-for-2 and Emily Guthrie hit in 1 RBI going 1-for-3.

Grass Lake 12, Eaton Rapids 2

It was a tag-team effort on the mound between Laney Brown and Katelyn Postuma for the Warriors’ 3rd win of the day. Each sat down 6 batters for a K count of 12. Each walked one batter. Postuma allowed 2 hits & 2 runs, Brown allowed none.

At the plate, the Warriors pounded out 15 hits…

Rylee Fitzpatrick and Emily Brown lead the charge by going 3-for-3 & 2 RBIs each! Leilah Smith shined bright in her Varsity debut by going 2-for-2 with 3 RBIs. Postuma helped the cause going 3-for-4.  Bree Salts went 2-for-3 with 1 RBI. Nadene Hubbard and L Brown had 1 hit and 1 RBI each.

Addison took second in the Hanover Horton Chris Brian Tournament.

Addison 7, Michigan Center 3

Addison Softball Grabs Lead in Sixth Inning to Defeat Michigan Center Varsity Cardinals

Addison Softball snatched the lead late in the game in a 7-3 victory over Michigan Center Varsity Cardinals on Saturday.  The game was tied at three with Addison Softball batting in the top of the sixth when Ellie Woodcock drew a walk, scoring one run.

Addison Softball got things started in the first inning when Isabelle Patterson drew a walk, scoring one run. In the bottom of the fifth inning, Michigan Center Varsity Cardinals tied things up at three.  Mackenzie Fredrickson hit a solo homer.
Patterson was in the circle for Addison Softball. Patterson allowed six hits and three runs over five and two-thirds innings, striking out nine and walking one.
Riley Brown was on the rubber for Michigan Center Varsity Cardinals. The righthander lasted three innings, allowing three hits and three runs while striking out four.  Hannah McKee threw two and two-thirds innings in relief out of the bullpen.
Olivia Speelman went 2-for-3 at the plate to lead Addison Softball in hits.
Fredrickson led Michigan Center Varsity Cardinals with two hits in three at bats.

Addison 14, Pewamo-Westphalia 4

Addison Softball fired up the offense in the first inning, when a sacrifice bunt by Lexi Patterson scored one run for Addison Softball.
Addison Softball tallied five runs in the fifth inning.  Patterson, Olivia Speelman, Kalyn Trecy, Nevaeh Haag, and Mae Patterson all drove in runs in the frame.
Alisha Gahn pitched Addison Softball to victory. Gahn surrendered four runs on two hits over five innings, striking out 13.
Brooke Spitzley toed the rubber for Pewamo-Westphalia Pirates Varsity. The lefty went three innings, allowing five runs on three hits and striking out two.  Makayla McRae threw two innings out of the bullpen.
Isabelle Patterson went 2-for-2 at the plate to lead Addison Softball in hits.  Addison Softball tore up the base paths, as two players stole at least two bases. Gahn led the way with three.

Tecumseh 11, Addison 0

Addison Softball fell behind early and couldn’t come back in an 11-0 loss to Tecumseh Varsity Indians on Saturday.  Tecumseh Varsity Indians took the lead on a fielder’s choice in the first inning.
The Addison Softball struggled to contain the high-powered offense of Tecumseh Varsity Indians, giving up 11 runs.
Tecumseh Varsity Indians fired up the offense in the first inning.  Natalie Petty hit into a fielder’s choice, scoring one run.
A single by Mae Patterson in the third inning was a positive for Addison Softball.
Allison Feuerbacher got the start for Tecumseh Varsity Indians. Feuerbacher lasted three and a third innings, allowing one hit and zero runs while striking out four and walking one.
Alisha Gahn led things off in the pitcher’s circle for Addison Softball. The righty lasted three and a third innings, allowing 12 hits and ten runs while striking out three and walking one.  Isabelle Patterson threw two-thirds of an inning out of the bullpen.
Patterson went 1-for-2 at the plate to lead Addison Softball in hits.
Tecumseh Varsity Indians racked up 14 hits in the game.  Emily Creger, Lucy Whelan, Emma Leitner, and Wendy Ketola all had multiple hits for Tecumseh Varsity Indians.  Creger led Tecumseh Varsity Indians with three hits in three at bats. 

Tecumseh Varsity Indians didn’t commit a single error in the field. > Addison Softball is 8 and 3 on the season and will host Hanover Horton on Monday April 17 weather permitting.