The Dragons traveled to Clio Monday night for another league double header. They played two of their best games on the season with another great performance on the mound by Madisen Henry. Henry tied the Dragons single season strikeout record last year with 155. Now, every strikeout adds to own record. Her current total on the season is 161. Weather permitting, there are 14+ games remaining on the 2016 schedule. While she will only pitch a portion of those games, she is well within reach of eclipsing 200 strikeouts for the year.
Swartz Creek 4 Clio 0
In the 1st inning both teams were retired in order with Henry striking out the side. Allison Dusseau singled for the Dragons in the top of the 2nd. She advanced to second on a passed ball. Natalie Oldrham reached base on an error that sent Dusseau to third. Madison Majestic hit into a fielder's choice with Oldrham out at second, while scoring Dusseau. Sydney Scott singled moving Majestic to second, but they would be stranded with the Dragons settling for a 1-0 lead. Clio quickly went down in order in the bottom of the 2nd.
Ella Sinclair singled to lead off the 3rd for Creek, but could not score. Henry struck out the side again in the bottom of the 3rd. Creek went down in order in the 4th, while Clio did manage a runner who reached by an error, but once again Henry struck out the side.
The Dragons got busy in the 5th adding 3 more runs to extend their lead to 4-0. Scott walked to get things started. Sam Lyons sac bunt moved her to second. Sinclair tripled to score Scott. Kylee Pierce singled to score Sinclair. Olivia Hughes came into courtesy run for Pierce. She advanced to second on a wild pitch. With 2 outs Henry singled to score Hughes. Abigail Buckner came into courtesy run for Henry. Dusseau singled again, but the Dragons would leave them on the bases. Henry struck out 2 of the 3 batters in the bottom of the 5th to maintain the lead.
Creek went down in order in the 6th. Clio managed a walk and their first and only hit of the game in the bottom of the inning, but would not score. Pierce doubled in the 7th with Hughes coming into courtesy run again. Henry drew a 2 out walk with Buckner courtesy running again, but they would be stranded. Henry struck 2 of the 3 batters out in the 7th to end the game.
For Creek Madisen Henry had 15 strikeouts, allowing just 1 walk and 1 hit, while getting the shutout win. She also had a hit, RBI and walk. Ella Sinclair had 2 hits including a triple, RBI and scored. Kylee Pierce had 2 hits including a double and RBI. Allison Dusseau had 2 hits and scored. Madison Majestic had an RBI. Sydney Scott had a hit, walk and scored.
Swartz Creek 8 Clio 5
Sinclair singled to lead off the game for the Dragons. A stolen base sent her to second and passed ball to third. Pierce hit a sac fly to score Sinclair. Jess Verran walked. Henry hit into a fielder's choice with Verran out at second. Hughes came into run for Henry. The inning came to a close with the Dragons up 1-0. Clio managed a walk in the 1st, but could not score.
Creek went down in order in the 2nd as did Clio. Sam Lyons walked to begin the 3rd. Sinclair reached on an error that moved Lyons to second. Pierce lined into a double play to second, which also got Sinclair out. A passed ball move Lyons to third. Verran singled to score Lyons before the inning ended with Creek up 2-0.
Clio came back to take their first lead of the day in the bottom of the 3rd. Two doubles and two errors led to 4 runs, 2 of which were earned, gave Clio a 4-2 lead.
The Dragons stormed back in the top of the 4th starting with a single by Dusseau. Oldrham singled next. A wild pitch moved them to second and third. Majestic singled to score Dusseau and move Oldrham to third. Majestic advanced to second on the throw. Scott singled to score Oldrham and move Majestic to third. A sac bunt by Lyons moved Scott to second, but kept Majestic at third. Sinclair walked to load the bases. Pierce singled to score Oldrham and move everybody up a base. Buckner came into courtesy run for Pierce. Verran hit into a fielder's choice with Scott forced out at home, but kept the bases loaded. Henry doubled to score Sinclair and Buckner, but Verran was called out for missing third on her way home ending the inning with the Dragons up 7-4. Clio got a two-out single in the 4th, but could not score.
The Dragons went down in order in the 5th. Clio managed a run in the bottom of the 5th with a solo home run to cut the lead to 7-5.
Scott led off the 6th for Creek with a double, followed by another sac bunt by Lyons. But she would be stranded at second. Clio was retired in order. The Dragons added an insurance run in the 7th beginning with a lead off hit by Verran. Henry followed with another hit. Buckner came into courtesy run. Dusseau hit into a fielder's choice, which forced out Verran at third. An error scored Buckner before the inning ended with Creek up 8-5. Clio was set down in order in the 7th to give the Dragons a win.
For Creek Madisen Henry had 10 more strikeouts, scattering 6 hits and allowing 3 earned runs. She also had 2 hits including a double and 2 RBIs. Sydney Scott had 3 hits including a double and 2 RBIs. Jess Verran had 2 hits and an RBI. Kylee Pierce had a hit and 2 RBIs. Ella Sinclair had a hit and scored twice. Allison Dusseau had a hit and scored. Natalie Oldrham had a hit and scored. Madison Majestic had a hit, RBI and scored.