Swartz Creek 0 Clio 2
If you like close defensive games, this one was for you. Phoebe Cross pitched a perfect game through the end of the 5th inning, but in the bottom of the 6th a lead off walk, 1-out single, double stolen base and single later the game was 2-0. The Dragons offense just couldn't get it done, despite hitting some hard balls including a long fly ball to the center field fence by Hanna Sayles which ended in outs.
Jamie Perigo had a couple hits and Hailey fox singled. Cross allowed 2 runs on 2 hits and a walk.
Swartz Creek 5 Clio 0
In the second game Creek would be the home team. Clio was retired in order. Tabby Miller singled with 2 outs in the bottom of the 2nd, but was caught stealing ending the inning.
Clio managed to get a runner to 3rd in the top of the 2nd with a single and sacrifice bunt, but failed to score. The Dragons got a lead off hit by Lauren Black, another single with courtesy runner Kara Manier coming into the game. Perigo got a bunt single to load the bases. A wild pitch moved the runners up scoring Black, but 2 strikeouts and a hard ground out later they would be stranded with Creek up 1-0.
Clio was retired in order again in the top of the 3rd with a couple more strikeouts. The Dragons got a lead of single by Sayles. Miller reached base on an error that sent her to 2nd and Sayles to 3rd. Black hit a hard line drive up the middle that was caught by the diving shortstop. The inning and scoring threat ended shortly thereafter.
Clio went down in order again in the top of the 4th. The Dragons began the bottom of the 4th with a line-out to centerfield by Perigo and a ground out by Gabby Oberlin. Ashley Dusseau singled with 2 outs. An error and triple by Sayles scored 2 runs. The inning ended with the score 3-0 Creek.
In the top of the 5th Clio got a hit and player reached on error, but 3 strikeouts ended that threat.
A lead off infield hit by Miller followed by Black reaching base after being hit by a pitch and a sacrifice bunt moved them to 3rd. Perigo put down a squeeze bunt that was so good it scored Miller and she reached base safely. A low hard hit line drive past the first baseman by Kara Manier scored Black, but Manier hit it too hard getting thrown out at first on a very close play. The inning ended with Creek up 5-0.
Clio failed to do much for the last two innings as did Creek as the game ended with the Dragons winning 5-0.
Clio only managed 2 hits, while striking out 11 times.
The Dragons had 9 hits in the game. Sayles had 2 hits including a triple and 2 RBIs. Miller had 2 hits and scored. Black had a hit and scored 2 runs. Perigo had 2 hits and an RBI. Manier had an RBI. Dusseau had a hit and scored.