Dragons Season Ends at Regionals

Midland 6  Swartz Creek 1

The Dragons would be the visiting team.  In the top of the 1st inning they were retired in order.  Midland managed a walk and double, but were kept off the scoreboard too.  The Dragons went down in order again in the top of the 2nd, but Midland did as well in the bottom half of the inning.

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Creek got a lead off single by Ashley Dusseau in the top of the 3rd.  Kara Manier followed with a single moving Dusseau to 2nd.  Ella Sinclair reached base on an error that also scored Dusseau, while keeping Manier at 2nd.  Lauren Black singled to load the bases with one out, but they would be stranded with the Dragons up 1-0.  With 2 outs Midland got a runner on 1st with what's considered a wild pitch strikeout on a change up in the dirt.  The next batter hit a home run to give Midland a 2-1 lead before the inning ended.

 

The Dragons were retired again in order in the top of the 4th.  Midland threatened to score with a walk, single and sacrifice bunt, but failed to do so keeping the score 2-1 after 4 innings of play.  Manier hit her second single of the game to lead off the 5th with Hailey Dupuis coming into pinch run.  But, Creek could not string hits together to score.  Midland added 2 more runs in the bottom of the inning with 2 hits, walk, sacrifice and an error.  The lead was now 5-1.

 

The Dragons managed a base runner in the 6th thanks to a Midland error, but could not score.  Midland increased their lead in the bottom of the 6th with a triple and single to 6-1.  Down to their final at-bats the Dragons got a lead off base runner, Ashley Dusseau, who was hit by a pitch and had to leave the game.  Phoebe Cross came into run.  Manier hit into a double play and one out later the Dragons season was over.

 

For the Dragons Kara Manier had 2 hits.  Lauren Black and Ashley Dusseau had a hit each.  Madisen Henry pitched the whole game with 6 strikeouts and 4 earned runs.