Dragons 1-2 in 1st Hosted Tourney

Swartz Creek 6  Dewitt 2

The Dragons played one of their best games of the year in the first game of this weekend's tournament at Swartz Creek.  As the visiting team they threatened to score in the top of the 1st inning with a 1 out hit by Kylee Pierce, which was followed by a double by Jess Verran putting runners on 2nd and 3rd.  But, 2 strikeouts left them stranded.  Dewitt took advantage of 2 errors and a hit to score 2 unearned runs.


Both teams went down in order in the 2nd.  Ella Sinclair singled with 1 out in the top of the 3rd followed by a walk to Kylee Pierce.  Abigail Buckner came into courtesy run for Pierce.  Jess Verran singled to score Sinclair, but Buckner was thrown out at 3rd.  Natalie Oldrham walked.  An error allowed Allison Dusseau to reach base, Verran to score and Oldrham to reach 3rd.  Dusseau stole 2nd to put runners on 2nd and 3rd with 2 outs.  Madison Majestic singled to score Oldrham, but Dusseau was thrown out at the plate.  But, the Dragons took the lead 3-1.  Dewitt managed a 2 out single in the bottom of the 3rd, but did not score.


Olivia Hughes singled with 2 outs in the top of the 4th followed by a walk to Ella Sinclair, but they would not score either.  Dewitt was set down in order in the bottom of the 4th.


A 1 out single by Oldrham and RBI double by Dusseau extended the Dragons lead in the 5th 4-1 with Dewitt retired in order again.


Creek went down in order in the top of the 6th.  Dewitt's first 2 batters struck out in the bottom of the 6th, but a hit and error led to another unearned run cutting the lead to 4-2.  


Pierce led off the 7th with a long home run to center field for the Dragons.  Verran reached base on error.  Back to back singles by Dusseau and Majestic loaded the bases with 1 out.  A ground out by Sam Lyons scored Verran.  The inning would end with the Dragons up 6-2.  Dewitt was set down in order again giving Creek the win.


Madisen Henry pitched the complete game for the Dragons, allowing no earned runs, scattering 3 hits with 13 strikeouts.  Kylee Pierce had 2 hits including a Home Run, RBI and scored.  Jess Verran had 2 hits including a Double, RBI and scored 2 runs.  Allison Dusseau had 2 hits including a Double and RBI.  Madison Majestic had 2 hits.  Ella Sinclair, Sam Lyons and Olivia Hughes each had a hit.  Natalie Oldrham had hit and scored.

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Lakeland 7  Swartz Creek 0

The 2nd game versus Lakeland was close until the 6th inning thanks to stellar pitching again by Madisen Henry.  Creek was only down 3-0 until then.  But too many errors led to additional unearned runs again.  The Dragons didn't help themselves by only managing 2 hits.  Ella Sinclair and Allison Dusseau had the only 2 hits for Creek.  Henry scattered 7 hits with 4 strikeouts.  


Alpena 11  Swartz Creek 2 

The Dragons 3rd game of the day was a tough one.  Alpena pounded out 12 hits, helped by 7 Dragon errors to put 11 runs on the scoreboard through the game.  Creek managed 5 hits in the game, 3 from Ella Sinclair that included a Double and run scored.  Natalie Oldrham and Allison Dusseau had the other 2 hits for Creek.  Madisen Snider walked and scored as well for the Dragons.  Jess Verran and Oldrham split the game on the mound for Creek.