Varsity Breaks Losing Streak
There's no doubt it is a down year for the Lapeer East Eagles. They're young and inexperienced, but it was all business for the Dragons as they trounced the home team 21-0 in the first game and 16-1 in the nightcap. The sweep gave the Dragons a 9-9 record in the Flint Metro League, which is their first non-losing record since joining the Metro. They improved their overall record 20-15 with 2 final non-league games versus Carman-Ainsworth remaining. They will be played on senior/parent night this Thursday at home at the Jacob Brisendine Softball Complex at 4:00pm.
In the first game as you might expect, many Dragons had hits. But, they also took advantage of numerous errors by the Eagles to end the game in just 3 innings. Meagan Photiou had 2 hits, 2 RBIs, and scored 3 runs. Nicole VanCamp had 2 doubles, scored 2 runs, with an RBI. Adilita Roiter had 3 hits, scored 2 runs, with 2 RBIs. Hayley Cruthers had 3 hits including a double, her 5th triple of the year, scored 3 runs, with 4 RBIs, and pitched 3 innings allowing no hits with 2 strike outs.
In the second game the Dragons started out a little slower, but still only needed 4 innings to end the game. Chris Burt had a monster game with her 4th home run of the season, 3 hits including a double, and scored 3 runs with 3 RBIs. Michaela Krusina had 2 hits and scored 3 runs with an RBI. Hayley Cruthers had 2 hits including her 19th double of the year, scored 2 runs with an RBI, and pitched 4 hitless innings with 3 strike outs and no earned runs getting her 12th win this season.
The Dragons first pre-district game will be next Tuesday at Flushing High School on June 1st at 4:00pm versus the Kearsley Hornets. Creek split with the Hornets earlier this year. It looks like this will serve as the all-important tie-breaker where the loser's season will be over, while the winner moves on to play Saturday in the districts.