Tecumseh softball captures IHSAA Class 1A state title
Braves bringing home fourth state championship in program history
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WFIE) - The Tecumseh softball team put together a performance for the record books, winning 11-5 over South Central to become state champions on Friday night.
With an impressive offensive display, the Braves set new records for most hits (17) and runs scored (11) in Class 1A state championship game history.
Ok, as promised, pix from Tecumseh softball’s celebration!— Aaron Hancock (@aaronhancock14) June 11, 2022
Here the Lady Braves are receiving their blue championship medals!
Tecumseh set a 1A state record for runs scored (11) & hits (16)!@TecumsehSftball @thsbraves @bravesbarstool @FlowersKarsyn @DonohooJenna @KatelynMarx_ pic.twitter.com/YHSx2rr7kz
Tecumseh (29-5) wasted no time getting the offense going right out of the gate, scoring three runs in the opening inning.
In the bottom of the second inning, South Central (23-7) racked up three runs of its own, tying the game at 3-3 apiece.
Two innings later, Katelyn Marx set the stage for another scoring opportunity for the Braves with a leadoff hit. Jenna Donohoo then brought Marx home with an RBI single to left field.
Later in the fourth, Karsyn Flowers knocked in another RBI with a double that extended the Braves’ advantage to 5-3.
Tecumseh only continued to build upon its lead as Alena Holder rapped a two-run single to left field in the fifth inning, giving her team a four-run cushion. Another big blow came in the form of an RBI single from Brianna Marx and a two-run double by Holder, resulting in a 10-3 lead for the Braves heading into the sixth.
However, the Satellites wouldn’t go away without a fight, smashing a two-run homer in the sixth to cut the deficit to 10-5.
After scoring a seventh-inning run on a wild pitch, Tecumseh was able to hold onto the lead for good.
After that, Tecumseh softball received the big one: the Class 1A softball state championship trophy— Aaron Hancock (@aaronhancock14) June 11, 2022
This is the FOURTH state title for the Tecumseh softball program!@TecumsehSftball @thsbraves @bravesbarstool @FlowersKarsyn @DonohooJenna @KatelynMarx_ @brimarx5 @AlenaHolder81 pic.twitter.com/2V71d2C13i
Friday’s victory marks the second IHSAA championship this year for Tecumseh athletics following the girls basketball program’s state title run back in February.
“The girls just played awesome,” Tecumseh head coach Gordon Wood said. “Ranked number one all year. “We took everybody’s best shot all year long, and I’m telling you our schedule prepared us for this day. We didn’t see anything in the postseason that we hadn’t already seen, and I thought we’d hit one through nine, which we did. “When they came back, it made me a little nervous. But right after that, we came right back, scoring runs almost every inning.”
“We all work hard, really did – like every day at practice work really hard,” Tecumseh freshman Katelyn Marx said. “This isn’t like a one-person sport. We all had to work together to get this win.”
“It’s amazing,” Tecumseh junior Karsyn Flowers said. “After the basketball state championship, we really wanted to get our softball state championship so we could get two in a year, which many people don’t have that privilege. So we’re thankful we do.”
This is the fourth state title in program history for the Braves.
Finally, here they are all together: your @IHSAA1 class 1A softball state champions: the Tecumseh Braves!!@TecumsehSftball @thsbraves @bravesbarstool @DonohooJenna @FlowersKarsyn @KatelynMarx_ @brimarx5 @AlenaHolder81 @ashtyn6reen @BrockettNatalie @JohnsonKenzy @paygejohnson03 pic.twitter.com/sRJ9GiXmyc— Aaron Hancock (@aaronhancock14) June 11, 2022
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