BETHLEHEM — The Northern Columbia Chaos Cryptonite 12U travel softball team went 7-0 at the Bethlehem Fastpitch Fever Invitational to claim the title.
Chaos defeated East Geenbush Xpress 15-0 as Gabby Logue threw a no-hitter with six strikeouts and no walks
Makayla Walsh went 3 for 3 with a three-run home run and two doubles, driving in six in Game 1.
In Game 2, Chaos beat the Ulster Fillies 10-0. Emily Mesick threw a shutout with seven Ks and no walks as Logue and Elizabeth Holliday each had multiple hits.
In Game 3, the team defeated Westland Hills 19-0 to end the pool play seeded first. Again, Logue threw a shutout with six Ks and one walk. At the plate Holliday, Logue, Walsh, Waterhouse, Pinto and Mesick all recorded multiple hits.
The Chaos went on to Game 4 in double elimination, beating the East Greenbush Xpress 15-0. Mesick pitched a one-hit shutout with six Ks and no walks. Walsh and Paige Eitleman went 3 for 4 at the pl;ate with four RBI each while Grace Alvarez, Ava Heffner and Liz Holliday all had multiple hits.
Northern Columbia played Game 5 to clinch its spot in the semifinals Sunday against the East Coast Impact with a 12-5 win in a back-and-forth affair.
The game was tied at 4-4 in the fourth when Logue blasted a triple, scoring Grace Alvarez. Pinto laid down a sacrifice bunt, bringing Aubrey Proper in to score and the Chaos went on to add six more on a triple by Alvarez and doubles by Syklar Waterhouse and several other hits by Pinto, Logue and Alvarez.
The team started Sunday’s semifinal game against the Ulster Fillies and came out on top 15-3, starting on a single by Riley Sitcer and a triple by Walsh. Waterhouse singled in Walsh and in the second both Pinto and Sitcer singled with Holliday advancing them on a perfect sacrifice bunt. Walsh singled both runs in. Logue got the win with two Ks and no walks.
The Chaos faced the Fillies again in the championship game and won again, 15-3.
Logue and Mesick combined for the win with a strikeout and no walks. The Chaos had 15 hits with multiples from Holliday, Walsh, Alvarez, Pinto and Sitcer, and hits from Logue, Heffner, Eitleman and Mesick.
Overall, the Chaos recorded 88 hits and 101 runs scored while allowing just 11 runs against during the weekend tournament.
Leading the way, Holliday had 13 singles, six RBI and 12 runs scored. Sitcer added six singles, eight RBI and 10 runs, Walsh six singles, two doubles, a triple, a homer, 14 RBI and 12 runs, Alvarez six singles, a double, two triples, nine runs and four RBI, Eitleman four singles, three doubles, nine RBI and seven runs, Heffner five singles, four doubles, six RBI and 14 runs, Waterhouse four singles, three doubles, seven RBI and 11 runs, Proper four singles, four RBI and four runs, Logue six singles, two doubles, two triples, 10 RBI and three runs, Pinto five singles, three doubles, six RBI and 11 runs, and Mesick six singles, three RBI and eight runs.
Sharing the mound, Mesick and Logue combined for 34 Ks and nine walks.
“Overall, the team did awesome and was the team to beat for sure. I am proud of these girls,” manager Brad Walsh said. “They played their hearts out all weekend. The girls have put so much time and effort in this and it shows. I also want to thank the parents for all there travel and time and expense they endure. We all appreciate it.”
NC Chaos Cryptonite is made up of 11 girls — one from Coxsackie, four from Ichabod Crane, three from Taconic Hills, two from Chatham and one from Hudson.
The Chaos has a week off before playing in Rotterdam, then head to the Waves Tournament in Rhode Island.