CAPAC — The Capac softball team put up a good fight, only to drop an 11-6 outcome to Ubly in a Division 4 regional semifinal confrontation last Saturday.
“The Lady Chiefs had a great season,” Capac Coach Ashley Mousseau commented. “We finished 22-7 overall and took second in our league with an 8-4 mark,” she noted.
“This group has a drive for achievement. They do the hard work it takes to be successful and go the extra mile every time. Winning a district title for the second straight year was a great addition to our season.”
In Saturday’s battle, Capac spotted Ubly a 2-0 edge after one inning was over with.
That was followed by a scoreless second inning.
The next two innings would see Ubly outscore Capac by identical 1-0 counts.
That made it 4-0, Ubly, after four innings.
Down but not out, Capac rallied with a 4-3 fifth inning edge and a 1-0 sixth inning advantage. That trimmed their deficit to 7-5 at the time.
However, that proved as close as they would get. Ubly saw to that with a 4-1 seventh inning edge, putting the finishing touches on an 11-6 win.
Madalyn Roberson (a single and a double) and Skielar Tesnow (two singles) paced Capac’s offensive attack. Chloe Moran and Jewel Rickman (a single each) generated the remaining Capac hits.
Annabelle Schneider (two) along with Julia Schaefer, Paige Hansen, Roberson and Tesnow (one apiece) accounted for Capac’s runs.
Schneider added a pair of stolen bases to Capac’s cause.
Kevin Kissane has been covering high school sports for the Tri-City Times since 1985. When not standing on a field or court with his camera and notepad, he enjoys golf, travel and family. Kevin is a 1980 graduate of Capac High School, and is also a grad of St. Clair Community College and earned a degree in journalism from Central Michigan University.