After their first 2 double-headers and scrimmage were snowed out the week before the spring break, the varsity softball team was anxious to get their season underway. The cool night began with hot bats for the Dragons as they wasted no time scoring 5 of their 8 runs in the bottom of the first inning. That would be all they needed to open the season with a win, but went on to score again in the 4th and 6th innings to make the final score 8-1.
Ashlyn Beck started the game pitching the first 5 innings, allowing only 1 run on 4 hits with 5 strike outs. Allie Jo Brookman came into the game in relief in the 6th inning to finish the game, allowing only 1 hit with a strike out. Brookman also made a couple nice defensive plays from right field and the team only had 1 error in the game.
The ladies used 8 hits, 3 walks, and 3 sacrifices to score their 8 runs. Gabby Deering had 3 hits including a double with 2 RBIs and scored a run. Hayley Cruthers had 3 doubles and scored 3 runs with an RBI. Adilita Roiter and Lauren Adas had a hit apiece. Roiter also scored twice. Meagan Photiou had 2 RBIs with 2 sacrifice fly balls.
In the nightcap as the temperature continued to cool down, so did the bats. Creek made the most of their 4 hits and small ball to win the game 4-2. Beck started the game on the mound giving up 2 runs on 6 hits and 3 walks. Brookman again came on in relief this time in the 4th inning and shut down Linden allowing only 3 hits with 5 strike outs.
Andrea Alrdridge had two sacrifice bunts, scored a run, and had an RBI. Adas had a hit and an RBI. Brookman had a hit, scored a run, and had an RBI. Cruthers added her 4th double of the day. The Dragons had 2 errors in the second game.
The Dragons are scheduled to travel to Owosso Saturday for a round robin tournament....but the forecast isn't looking too good at the moment. The next game would be next Thursday at Lake Orion.