The Telstar High School Softball Team defeated top-ranked Madison 8-3 Wednesday at St. Joseph’s College to claim the Western Class C State Championship title. The Rebels will play Bucksport at Brewer High School Saturday at noon for the Class C State Championship.  Olivia York limited the Bull Dogs to only 4 hits and struck out 4 to earn her 17th win of the season.  She had plenty of support.  The offense led by Ashley Savage, Sadie Ellsworth, Becca Howard and Tehya Johnson accounted for nine hits and six runs as the Rebels jumped on the Madison team with 3 runs in the first inning.  Ashley Savage reached on an error and Sadie Ellsworth executed a perfect bunt bunt and singles by Becca Howard and Tehya Johnson drove in the 3 runs.  The Rebels had a rough 3rd inning as the Bull Dogs loaded the bases with no one out.  They scored 2 runs on a walk and ground out, but Olivia buckled down and induced a pop up and ground out to escape the jam with Telstar still leading 3-2.  Over the last 4 innings Olivia only gave up one hit and the Rebels continued to add to their lead.  Tehya Johnson’s triple plated Sadie Ellsworth and Becca Howard in the 5th inning and Vanessa Godwin singled and scored in the 6th as did Ashley Savage.  Hayley Peterson singled and scored Telstar’s 8th run in the 7th inning.  The defense led by Katie Merrill, Becca Howard, Vanessa Godwin and Hayley Peterson kept the Madison nine off the bases and secured the championship for the Rebels. – Coach Jim Lunney

telstarC  (Photo: Nick Johnson)

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