2015 Season Opener - Varsity Split with Grand Blanc

The Swartz Creek Dragons opened their 2015 season on the road at Grand Blanc. The last several years these games between the two teams have been snowed out, so a little bit of wind with a dry field was greatly appreciated.

 

Grand Blanc 4  Swartz Creek 3

 

The Dragons used hits by Ella Sinclair, Lauren Pletscher, Lauren Black and a 2-out RBI hit by Ashley Dusseau as well as taking advantage of an error to take a 3-1 lead in the 1st. Grand Blanc came back scoring twice in the bottom of the 3rd to tie the game. They then scored their 4th run and what would prove to be the winning run in the bottom of the 4th inning on an error, stolen base and RBI double.

 

For Swartz Creek Sinclair had 2 hits, a walk and scored. Pletscher had a hit and scored. Ashley Dusseau had a walk, hit and 2 RBIs. Black had a hit and scored.  Phoebe Cross pitched the entire game for Creek scattering 6 hits & 3 walks and had 6 strikeouts. The two errors proved to be the difference in the game.

 

Swartz Creek 8  Grand Blanc 1

 

The Dragons would be the home team in the nightcap. The Bobcats took a 1-0 lead after the 1st inning. In the bottom of the 2nd Creek would score 3 runs on hits by Ashley Dusseau, Natalie Oldham, a 2-out 2 RBI double by McKenzie McDaniel and RBI 2-out single by Sinclair.  Creek added another run in the top of the 4th using a single and stolen base by Sinclair and RBI single by Danielle Heron.  The Dragons scored again in the bottom of the 5th with a single by Black (Cross pinch ran), RBI triple by Ashley Dusseau and took advantage of an error with Hailey Dupuis scoring to extend the lead to 6-1.  In the bottom of the 6th the Dragons added two more insurance runs with lead-off singles by Kylee Pierce and Black and walk to Ashley Dusseau to load the bases.  An error scored Pierce and Black making the score 8-1, which is where it would end.

 

For Creek Sinclair had 3 hits, an RBI and scored, Black had 2 hits and scored twice, Ashley Dusseau had 2 hits, walk, an RBI and scored, Oldham had 2 hits and scored, McDaniel had a hit, 2 RBIs and scored, Heron had a hit and RBI, Piece had a hit and scored.  Madisen Henry pitched the complete game for Creek allowing 5 hits with 3 walks and 9 strikeouts.