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2016 All-Metro League, All-District & All-Region Awards
Congratulations to all of the Dragon Award Winners. League awards are based only on the player's stats from their league play. District awards are based upon the player's stats for the entire season as well as play in the district games.
League awards are 1st team, 2nd team, and honorable mention. Player's can receive 1 or 2 points from each coach in the league, where the highest point totals determine what level of award they receive. A player that receives 2 points from every coach in the league is a "Unanimous" vote getter. There are league awards for Pitchers, First Baseman, Infield (Second Base, Short Stop, & Third Base combined for 4 total awards), Catcher, Outfield (4 awards), and At-Large (Basically like a Designated Hitter).
District awards are by position and only one level (like 1st team league) and are necessary for a player to be considered for Regional and All-State Awards.
The player's will receive their official awards on the Softball Awards Night. Below are this year's award winners for the Dragons.
Flint Metro League Awards
- Madisen Henry - Pitcher - Unanimous
- Kylee Pierce - Catcher - 13 out of 14 votes
- Ella Sinclair - IF
- Natalie Oldrham - 1B
- Allison Dusseau - At Large
- Pitcher - Madisen Henry
- Catcher - Kylee Pierce
- Shortstop - Ella Sinclair
- Outfield - Jessica Verran
- DP - Samantha Lyons
- Madisen Henry - Pitcher
- Ella Sinclair - Shortstop
Season Ends vs Kearsley at Districts
The 2016 season came to an end in Flushing in District play Saturday. The Dragons offense just couldn't get the timely hits when they had scoring opportunities early in the game, which proved to be the difference.
Senior pitcher Madisen Henry's career came to an end, but she did manage to get her 300th strikeout of the season. She ended with 306 Ks this year with the 15 strikeouts she accumulated during Saturday's game. Her career total was 470, breaking the Dragons career strikeout record of 299 in smashing fashion. The 306 Ks this season crushed the Dragons single season record of 155 as well.
Swartz Creek 0 Kearsley 3
The game began with Henry striking out the side in the top of the 1st. Kylee Pierce singled with 2 outs in the bottom of the 1st, but would be stranded. Henry struck out 2 of the 3 batters in the 2nd retiring the side in order. Sydney Scott bunt singled to begin the bottom of the 2nd. Natalie Oldrham doubled moving Scott to 3rd. Madison Majestic bunt singled, but the runners could not advance, to load the bases with no outs. Sam Lyons flied out to right field and Scott was thrown out at the plate after tagging up. That effectively killed the scoring threat for the Dragons as Oldrham was stranded.
Henry struck out 2 of the 3 batters and again set the side down in order in the top of the 3rd. The Dragons threatened to score again in the bottom of the 3rd beginning with a 1 out double by Jess Verran. Pierce followed with a single that moved Verran to 3rd, then stole 2nd putting 2 in scoring position with 1 out. But, they would be stranded keeping the game scoreless after 3.
In the top of the 4th Henry struck out the first two batters giving her her 300th K on the season. The next play was the defensive play of the game. A bouncing ground ball tipped of Henry's glove and was nabbed by shortstop Ella Sinclair, thrown to 1st baseman Natalie Oldrham for the out.
The Dragons did not get a hit or baserunner during the remainder of the game, going down in order in the 4th, 5th, 6th and 7th innings. Kearsley got 4 of their 5 hits in the top of the 5th inning, scoring all of their runs.
It certainly was a tale of two seasons for the Dragons. Beginning with a 5-18 record and ending with a 19-21 record. The Dragons will have their softball banquet on June 16th, where they'll say good bye to the seniors Madisen Henry, Ella Sinclair and Sam Lyons.
Dragons Win Predistrict Game vs Carman
In a game that they were expected to win, the Dragons did just that. They were the home team and ended the game with no outs in the bottom of the 5th inning by the run rule on a walk off hit by Ella Sinclair. Next up for the Dragons will be Kearsley at 11:30am Saturday at Flushing High School. The winner of that game will play the winner of the Flushing/Saginaw Heritage game played earlier that day for the District Championship.
On May 2nd in League play the Dragons lost 2 close games to Kearsley (5-3 and 1-0). They played the games without their leading hitter, Kylee Pierce. There were also key errors that led to several unearned runs in both games. The losses put them at 5-13 on the season, before skidding to 5-18 after the Clarkston tournament. Since then, they have won 14 of their last 16 games; now with a 19-20 record.
Swartz Creek 10 Carmain-Ainsworth 0
Madisen Henry pitched another shutout allowing just one bloop hit with 9 strikeouts, which brings her total on the year to 290. Ella Sinclair racked up 4 hits including a double, 2 RBIs and scored twice. Natalie Oldrham had 2 hits including a triple and scored twice. Madison Majestic had 2 hits, an RBI and scored 3 runs. Sam Lyons had a double, RBI and scored twice. Jess Verran had a double, RBI and scored. Olivia Snider had a hit and an RBI. Allsion Dusseau had an RBI sac fly.
Dragons Split with Lapeer
On the final regular season games of the season, the Dragons split with Lapeer. They finished 18-20 during the regular season and in 3rd place in the Metro league at 8-6. Next up for the Dragons, they'll head to Flushing for a pre-district game vs. Carman-Ainsworth. From this point forward they must win every game to extend the 2016 season.
Swartz Creek 2 Lapeer 1
Madisen Henry continued to dominate in the circle with the only run of the game unearned and 10 more strikeouts. She allowed just one hit in the game. The Dragons offense was strong in the first game. Jess Verran had 4 hits including 2 doubles and scored. Kylee Pierce had a double and an RBI. Ella Sinclair had a hit and scored both runs for Creek. Sydney Scott had a hit. Olivia Hughes had a hit.
Lapeer 8 Swartz Creek 4
The Dragons hit the ball well in the night cap, but the also booted the ball around defensively, which led to a loss. Verran had 2 more hits inlcuding her 2nd Home Run of the year and another double, 2 RBIs and scored twice. Pierce had 3 hits including a triple and scored. Sinclair had 2 hits and scored. Allison Dusseau had 2 hits including a double and 2 RBIs. Scott had a hit. Samantha Lyons had a double. Abigail Buckner had a hit. Verran pitched for Creek in which half the runs may have been earned.
Another Sweep for the Dragons
The Dragons improved their overall record on the season to 17-19 after back to back shutouts of Powers Tuesday night. Next up they'll travel to Lapeer for their final 2 games of the regular season on Thursday night. On Tuesday, May 31st at 4pm in Flushing the Dragons will take on Carman Ainsworth in a pre-district game to start the post season. If they win, they'll play Saturday at Flushing in Districts. If they lose, their season will be over.
The games marked the final time the 3 seniors would play on the Swartz Creek Varsity Field. It was an emotional evening after the games ended for Samantha Lyons, Ella Sinclair and Madisen Henry.
Swartz Creek 4 Powers 0
Madisen Henry pitched another shutout for the Dragons, while racking up 14 more strikeouts for the season. She now stands at 271. She only allowed 1 hit and 1 walk. Natalie Oldrham had a 2-run Homer to the opposite field. Jess Verran had 2 hits and scored. Kylee Pierce had a triple, walk, RBI and scored. Madison Majestic had a hit, RBI and scored. Ella Sinclair had a hit.
Swartz Creek 3 Powers 0
Jess Verran pitched the second game for the Dragons, allowing just 2 hits, 2 walks with 4 strikeouts. She also had a hit, sac bunt and her courtesy runner Abigail Buckner scored. Kylee Pierce had 2 hits and a walk. Ella Sinclair had a hit and scored. Allison Dusseau had a hit and an RBI. Madison Majestic had a double. Natalie Oldrham had a double and scored. Olivia Hughes had a hit.
- Dragons Get 2 Victories vs Flushing
- Dragons 2-1 at Final Home Tourney
- Dragons Win 2 at Goodrich
- Dragons Sweep Holly - Henry 27 Strikeouts
- Dragons Sweep Clio - Henry 25 Strikeouts
- Couple More Tough Losses for the Dragons
- Dragons Get Two Wins at Brandon
- Dragons 1-2 in 1st Hosted Tourney
- Pair of Close Losses for Dragons
- Dragons Continue to Improve at Lake Orion Tournament