Dragons Split with Clio

Swartz Creek 3  Clio 1

The Dragons worked out of a jam in the top of the 1st in the opener with Clio loading the bases, but failing to score.  Kylee Pierce got a 1-out double in the bottom of the 1st for the Dragons.  Hailey Dupuis came into courtesy run.  With 2 outs Danielle Heron knocked her in before the inning came to a close with Creek up 1-0.

 

Clio managed a hit in the top of the 2nd, but could not score thanks to a nice play in center filed by Hailey Dupuis.  The Dragons threatened in the bottom of the inning with singles by Lauren Black and Kara Manier, but left them on the bases.  Clio went down in order in the 3rd, but the Dragons did not.  Natalie Oldrham ripped a double.  With 2 outs Black reached base on an error that moved Oldrham to 3rd.  Manier singled to score Oldrham before the inning ended with Creek ahead 2-0.  

 

Clio went down in order in the 4th.  The Dragons added a run starting with a lead off single by Sinclair.  Ashley Dusseau singled moving Sinclair to 3rd.  Oldrham hit a sacrifice fly to right field to score Sinclair, but Dusseau was thrown out at 2nd on the play to end the inning with Creek up 3-0.

 

Clio got on the board in the 5th with a batter being hit by a pitch, then stealing 2nd before being knocked in with a double.  The inning ended with the score 3-1.  Heron singled in the 5th, but was out at 2nd on a fielder choice play that put Black at 1st.  Manier walked, but both runners would be stranded.

 

Clio managed a hit in the 6th, but could not score.  Creek got another double from Pierce, but she would be stranded. Clio rallied in the 7th with a couple of hits and 2 outs.  But, the Dragons picked off the runner at 3rd after getting the runner on 1st in a pickle on a throw from the catcher Pierce to the 1st baseman Black to the 3rd baseman Ashley Dusseau...which ended the game getting the Dragons the victory.

 

For the Dragons Kylee Pierce had 2 doubles.  Natalie Oldrham had 2 hits including a double, sacrifice fly RBI and scored.  Kara Manier had 2 hits and a walk.  Allison Dusseau had a hit.  Madisen Henry was hit by a pitch.  Ella Sinclair had a hit and scored.  Hailey Dupuis scored.  Danielle Heron and Lauren Black each had a hit.  Madisen Henry pitched allowed just one run, while scattering 7 hits with 9 strike outs and a walk.

 

Clio 5  Swartz Creek 3

Both teams were retired in order in the top of the 1st.  Clio scored in the 2nd with a couple of hits to take a 1-0 lead.  The Dragons got a walk to Oldrham and hit by Heron, but could not score.  Clio went down 1-2-3 in the 3rd.  With 2 outs Sinclair walked and Pierce hit another double putting runners on 2nd and 3rd, but they would be stranded.

 

Clio was kept from scoring in the 4th despite having a base runner reach 3rd after an error and sacrifice bunt.  Black got a 1-out walk that was followed by a double from Heron that moved Black to 3rd.  McKenzie McDaniel got a pinch hit walk to load the bases.  Hailey Dupuis reentered the game for McDaniel.  But they would all be left on the bases with Clio still leading 1-0.

 

Clio added a run in the 5th on 2 singles and a couple of passed balls.  A lead off triple by Sinclair and RBI sacrifice fly by Ashley Dusseau put the Dragons on the board making it 2-1 in favor of Clio.  But, Clio managed to score 3 more runs in the 6th with 3 singles and 3 passed balls.  The score was now 5-1.  The Dragons were retired in order in the bottom half of the inning.

 

Clio went down in order in the 7th.  The Dragons rallied starting with a 1-out single by pinch hitter Stephanie Bloss.  Allison Dusseau reentered for Bloss.  Sinclair doubled moving Dusseau to 3rd.  Pierce singled knocking both runs in to cut the lead down to 5-3.  With 2 outs Oldrham singled to put runners on 1st and 2nd.  But the rally would end with Clio coming out on top 5-3.

 

For the Dragons Kylee Pierce had 2 hits including a double with 2 RBIs.  Ella Sinclair had a double, triple, walked and scored twice.  Danielle Heron had 2 hits including a double.  Ashley Dusseau had a sacrifice fly RBI.  Natalie Oldrham had a hit and walk.  Lauren Black had a hit and walk.  Stephanie Bloss had a hit and Allison Dusseau scored.  McKenzie McDaniel had a walk.  Madisen Henry pitched the first 2 innings allowing 1 run on 2 hits with a strike out.  Phoebe Cross finished the game scattering 6 hits with 3 strike outs.