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Creek Sweeps Corunna
The Dragons were set to travel to Clarkston tonight, but they had to make up leauge games. Instead they played host to Corunna. Neither game was very close so there are only box scores tonight.
Swartz Creek 15 Corunna 0 (4 innings)
For the Dragons Kylee Pierce had 4 hits including 2 doubles, RBI and scored. Lauren Black had 3 hits including 2 doubles, 5 RBIs and scored twice. Lauren Pletscher had 3 hits including 2 doubles and a triple, 2 RBIs and scored twice. Natalie Oldrham had 2 doubles, 3 RBIs and scored. Allison Dusseau had a hit, walk and scored twice. Madisen Henry pitched the first 3 innings allowing no hits with 6 strikeouts. Natalie Oldrham pitched the 4th scoreless inning only allowing 1 hit.
Swartz Creek 8 Corunna 3
For the Dragons Madisen Henry had 3 hits including a triple, 2 RBIs and scored. Kylee Pierce had 2 hits and scored twice. Hailey Dupuis had 2 hits including a double, 2 RBIs and scored. Lauren Pletscher had an RBI double. Natalie Oldrham had a hit, walk and scored twice. Allison Dusseau had a hit and walk. Kara Manier had a hit, walk and scored. Phoebe Cross pitched scattering 5 hits in 7 innings with 8 strikeouts.
Dragons Improve to .500; Sweep Flushing
Swartz Creek 7 Flushing 3
Flushing took advantage of a couple errors by the Dragons and a double to score 2 runs in the top of the 1st. Ella Sinclair walked to begin the bottom of the 1st for the Dragons. She advanced to 2nd on a passed ball. With 1 out she moved to 3rd on a sacrifice fly by Kylee Pierce and then scored on wild pitch before the inning ended with Flushing ahead 2-1.
With 2 outsin the top of the 2nd a Flushing batter reached base on an error, but she was caught stealing for the 3rd out on a throw from Pierce to Sinclair. Danielle Heron led off the bottom half of the inning with a single. Lauren Pletscher belted a line drive to right field, but it was caught for the 1st out. Ashley Dusseau walked to put runners on 1st and 2nd. Kara Manier walked to load the bases. But, two strikeouts later they were all stranded.
Flushing tacked on another run in the 3rd with 3 hits and a fielder's choice to extend their lead to 3-1. Lauren Black led off the 3rd with a double and advanced to 3rd on a passed ball. Pierce was hit by a pitch, then stole 2nd. A ground out by Natalie Oldrham scored Black, while keeping Pierce at 2nd. Pierce advanced to 3rd on a wild pitch. Heron singled again to score Pierce. Pletscher ripped a line drive, but the pitcher caught the ball and doubled up Heron at 1st to end the inning with the game tied.
Flushing got a lead off double to start the 4th. A bloop single kept the runner on 2nd. Another single loaded the bases. The next batter hit a low line drive back to the pitcher, Madisen Henry, who caught the ball and threw it to 1st for a double play that left runners on 2nd and 3rd with 2 outs. A fly out to right field ended Flushing's scoring threat. Ashley Dusseau walked to begin the bottom of the 4th. With 1 out Allison Dusseau singled moving her sister to 2nd, but the would be stranded.
Flushing and Creek went down in order in the the 5th. Flushing was set down 1-2-3 again in the 6th. The Dragons rallied in the bottom of the inning scoring 4 times. Ashley Dusseau walked with 1 down. Manier doubled moving Dusseau to 3rd. Hailey Dupuis came into pinch run for Manier. A walk to Allison Dusseau loaded the bases. A single by Sinlcair scored Ashley Dusseau, while Dupuis was thrown out at 3rd with Allison Dusseau moving to 2nd. With 2 outs Black singled to score Allison Dusseau and moved Sinclair to 3rd. Sinclair scored on a passed ball. A double by Kylee Pierce scored Black before the inning ended with Creek up 7-3.
Flushing went down in order in the top of the 7th to give the Dragons a victory.
For the Dragons Ella Sinclair had a hit, RBI, scored twice with a walk. Lauren Black had 2 hits including a double, RBI and scored twice. Kylee Pierce had a double, walk, was hit by a pitch, RBI and scored. Danielle Heron had 2 hits and an RBI. Ashley Dusseau had 3 walks and scored. Kara Manier had a double and walk. Allison Dusseauh had a hit, walk and scored. Natalie Oldrham had an RBI. Madisen Henry pitched scattering 8 hits and allowing only 1 earned run with a couple strikeouts.
Swartz Creek 10 Flushing 0
The nightcap was all Swartz Creek beating Flushing in 5 innings by the run rule. Phoebe Cross pitched for Creek allowing just 1 hit with 4 strikeouts. The Dragons offense was led by Kylee Pierce who had 3 hits including a triple with an RBI and scored 3 runs. Natalie Oldrham had 2 hits, 3 RBIs, scored twice and walked. Lauren Black had 2 hits, RBI, walk and scored 3 runs. Lauren Pletscher had a double. Danielle Heron had 2 hits and an RBI. Ella Sinclair walked and scored.
Dragons Play 3 Great Games at Home Tourney
The Dragons played their 4th and final tournament of the season at home Saturday. They played 3 of the best games they've played all season, but came up short in 2 of them.
Swartz Creek 1 Portland 2
In the top of the 1st Portland got a lead off walk. A sac bunt moved her to 2nd, but that's where she would remain. Ella Sinclair led off with a single for the Dragons. Kylee Pierce got a 1 out single moving Sinclair to 2nd. A wild pitch moved the runners up, but they would also be stranded. Portland managed a double in the 2nd, but could not score. Kara Manier reached base on error with 2 outs, but she would not get past 1st base as then inning ended with the game still scoreless.
Portland went down in order in the top of the 3rd, but so did the Dragons. Portland was retired in order in the top of the 4th as well. The Dragons got a 2 out single by Natalie Oldrham. Danielle Heron lined out sharply to the pitcher to end the inning. Portland went down 1-2-3 in the top of the 5th. Manier walked to begin the bottom of the 5th with Phoebe Cross coming into pinch run. Pinch hitter Lauren Pletscher put down a sac bun to move Cross to 2nd base. After a couple of hard hit balls resulted in outs by the Dragons the game remained scoreless.
Portland was retired in order again in the top of the 6th. Pierce led off the bottom of the 6th with a single. Ashley Dusseau got a 1 out single that moved Pierce to 2nd. With 2 outs Heron ripped a hit up the middle, but Pierce was thrown out at home on a very close call to end the scoring threat and keep the game scoreless. Portland got a single and sac bunt to put a runner on 2nd base, but they could not score in the top of the 7th. The Dragons were retired in order in the bottom of the 7th.
The international tie breaker was used in the 8th, so Portland began with a runner on 2nd. They moved her to 3rd on a sac bunt, but could not score. The Dragons had a great chance to score in the bottom of the 8th with Sinclair beginning the inning on 2nd. Lauren Black singled moving Sinclair to 3rd with no outs. A sac bunt by Pierce moved Black to 2nd, but could not score Sinclair who remained at 3rd. With 2 outs Ashley Dusseay lined out to the short stop who made a diving catch to save the game for Portland.
Portland put 2 runs on the board in the top of the 9th thanks to the first 2 errors of the game by the Dragons. Down 2-0 in the bottom of the 9th, Ashley Dusseau began the inning at 2nd. Oldrham lined out to the 1st baseman. With 2 outs Kara Manier ripped a line drive up the middle to score Dusseau and get Creek on the board. But that would be all the Dragons could do as the game ended losing 2-1.
For the Dragons Kylee Pierce had 2 hits. Ashley Dusseau had a hit and scored. Kara Manier had a hit and RBI. Ella Sinclair, Lauren Black, Natalie Oldrham and Danielle Heron each had a hit. Madisen Henry pitched all 9 innings allowing only 2 hits with 11 strikeouts and 3 walks with no earned runs.
Swartz Creek 12 North Branch 5
The Dragons would be the home team again in the 2nd game. North Branch managed a couple base runners on a hit by pitch and error, but could not score in the top of the 1st. The Dragons got on the board first with a 2 out solo home run by Kylee Pierce. Madisen Henry and Ashley Dusseau had back to back singles, but they would be stranded with Creek up 1-0.
North Branch got a couple hits in the top of the 2nd, but could not score. The Dragons added another run in the bottom of the inning with a 1 out single by Oldrham followed by a single from Lauren Pletscher. Hailey Dupuis came into courtesy run. A 2 out walk to Lauren Black loaded the bases. The runners moved up on a wild pitch that scored Oldrham, before the inning ended with the Dragons up 2-0.
North Branch took the lead in the top of the 3rd on 3 hits and 2 walks. The Dragons came right back to take the lead in the bottom of the 3rd. Madisen Henry and Ashley Dusseau walked with no outs. With one out Kara Manier walked to load the bases. Allison Dusseau ripped a double to score Henry and her sister Ashley. Lauren Pletscher singled to score Manier and regain the lead 5-3.
North Branch went down in order in the 4th, while the Dragons blew the game wide open scoring 6 runs. 3 singles in a row by Black, Pierce and Henry loaded the bases. Danielle Heron singled with 1 out to score Black and Pierce scored on an error on the play. Kara Manier singled to score Henry. Allison Dusseau singled to score Heron. Manier and Dusseau both scored on passed balls. Heading into the 5th the Dragons had a 11-3 lead.
North Branch added a couple runs in the 5th with 3 hits including a homer. The Dragons got a single from Ashley Dusseau in the 5th, but could not score. Hailey Dupuis came into run for Pletscher and scored on a passed ball making the score 12-5. North Branch managed a hit in the 7th, but failed to score as the Dragons took the 12-5 victory.
For the Dragons Ella Sinclair had 2 hits and an RBI. Lauren Black had a hit, walk and scored. Kylee Pierce had 2 hits including a home run, scored twice with an RBI. Madisen Henry had 2 hits, walk and scored twice. Ashley Dusseau had two hits, walk and scored. Danielle Herion had a hit, RBI and scored. Kara Manier had a hit, RBI, walk and scored twice. Natalie Oldrham had a hit and scored. Allison Dusseau had 2 hits including a double, 3 RBIs and scored. Lauren Pletscher had 3 hits, RBI and scored. Phoebe Cross pitched allowing 5 runs on 9 hits with 2 walks and 3 strikeouts.
Swartz Creek 0 Bay City Western 1
The final game would be another pitching gem for Madisen Henry allowing only 4 hits and 1 earned run with 3 strike outs and a walk. Henry pitched a total of 16 innings on the day allowing just 1 earned run with 14 strikeouts. The Dragon bats just could not get it done with the only hit of the game coming from Ella Sinclair. Defense was solid from both the Dragons and BC Western.
Dragons Split with #7 Lake Orion
It was a tale of two games tonight for the Dragons. They traveled to Lake Orion to play the #7 ranked Lake Orion Dragons. The first game was one of their best of the season, but the nightcap was not.
Swartz Creek 2 Lake Orion 1
Ella Sinclair led off the game with a single, but was out at 2nd on a fielder's choice play on a ball hit by Lauren Black. Black would be out at 2nd on a fielder's choice on a ball hit by Kylee Pierce. Pierce would be stranded. Lake Orion was retired in order in the bottom of the 1st.
Creek was retired in order in the top of the 2nd. Lake Orion had a base runner who reached on an error, but did not score either. The Dragons got things going in the 3rd with a 1-out double by Allison Dusseau. Sinclair singled moving Dusseau to 3rd, then stole 2nd. Black ripped a double to score both of them. The top of the inning ended with the Dragons up 2-0. A single and triple put Lake Orion on the board in the bottom of the 3rd to cut the Dragons lead to 2-1.
The remainder of the game was all pitching and defense, but the Dragons held on to win the game 2-1.
For the Dragons Madisen Henry pitched allowing just 1 run on 4 hits with 2 strikeouts and 1 walk. Ella Sinclair had 3 hits and scored. Allison Dusseau had 2 doubles and scored. Lauren Black had a double and 2 RBIs.
Swartz Creek 1 Lake Orion 20
Tough game for the Dragons. The lone run for Creek came off a solo homer by Madisen Henry off the top of the score board in center field. She also had 2 walks. Ella Sinclair had a hit and walk. Stephanie Bloss, Lauren Pletscher and Danielle Heron each had a hit.
Dragons Take 2 at Holly
Sorry...only box scores tonight...The Dragons came out a little slow tonight after taking several days off for the prom and playing a lot of games last week. After shaking the rust off, they crusied to a couple lopsided victories.
Swartz Creek 13 Holly 2
For the Dragons Lauren Black had 2 hits including a bases loaded clearing double, 4 RBIs and scored twice. Natalie Oldrham had 2 hits 2 RBIs and score twice. Danielle Heron had 3 hits including a double and an RBI. Ella Sinclair had a hit, walk and scored 3 runs. Ashley Dusseau had a hit and scored 2 runs. Kylee Pierce had a walk and scored. McKenzie McDaniel and Stephanie Bloss were hit by a pitches and scored. Allison Dusseau had a hit and scored Madisen Henry had a walk and pitched the whole game. She allowed just 5 hits and no earned runs with 5 strike outs.
Swartz Creek 18 Holly 3
The Dragons pounded out 22 hits in the 5 inning night cap. Ella Sinclair had 3 hits including a double, 3 RBIs and scored twice. Lauren Black had 2 hits including a double, a walk, 2 RBIs and scored twice. Kylee Pierce had 2 doubles, an RBI and scored twice. Natalie Oldrham had 2 hits including a double, 2 RBIs and scored. Lauren Pletscher had 3 hits including a triple, 2 RBIs and scored. Stephanie Bloss had 2 hits and 3 RBIs. Ashley Dusseau had a hit and scored. Madisen Henry had 2 hits, 2 RBIs and scored twice. Danielle Heron had 2 hits and scored twice. Allison Dusseau had 2 hits, 2 RBIs and scoed twice. McKenzie McDaniel was hit by a pitch, walked and scored. Courtesy Runner Hailey Dupuis scored twice. Phoebe Cross pitched allowing only 2 earned runs on 5 htis and 2 walks with 5 strike outs.
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- Varsity Swept by Brandon
- Dragons 1-2 in Saturday's Tourney at Swartz Creek
- Dragons Take 2 at Linden
- Dragons 1-2 at Lake Orion Tourney
- Fenton Wins Both in League Opener
- 2015 Season Opener - Varsity Split with Grand Blanc