Liggett softball earns trip to quarterfinals
By Mark Vest
June 8, 2013
GROSSE POINTE WOODS — Grosse Pointe Woods University Liggett's softball team won what coach Ted Alpert thinks is the program's first regional championship in approximately eight years with a 5-0 win against Westland Huron Valley Lutheran School in a Division 4 contest June 8 at Liggett.
Earlier in the day, Liggett defeated Wixom St. Catherine of Siena 1-0 in its regional semifinal matchup.
Ashley Tengler pitched both games for Liggett, and along with his squad's defense, Alpert expressed his appreciation for what he saw from his senior pitcher.
"Our picher came through with 14 scoreless innings," he said. "She showed a lot of character. Three days ago, she showed up to practice sick. She battled back from her cold. She's the MVP of this team; she's also the MIAC (Michigan Independent Athletic Conference) MVP."
Follwing the game, Tengler offered some thoughts on Liggett's postseason run.
"I knew I had my team behind me," she said. "I was very confident in their ability. If I was not on my game, then they would have my back. This is the furthest we've gotten since I've been here. It was real exciting (to) finally come to regionals when they were hosted at our house and win."
The Knights advance to the quarterfinals, scheduled for a 5 p.m. start June 11 against Concord at Adrian College.
About the author
Mark Vest is on the sports beat at C&G Newspapers. He covers high school sports for the Fraser-Clinton Chronicle and Grosse Pointe Times. In the past couple years or so, he has also began to cover collegiate sports for schools such as the University of Detroit Mercy, Oakland University, Wayne State University, Macomb Community College and Oakland Community College. Vest has worked at C&G Newspapers since 2011 and attended Oakland University and Oakland Community College.
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