Bulldogs win on Senior Day, 10-0 over Highland
in 5-innings in girls softball

A USA-365 special report by Frank Sprankle


The seven Crown Point Bulldogs senior softball players pose with balls in hand spelling the word, "SENIORS," as part of Senior Day festivities on Monday, May 13, 2019 at Crown Point High School. Pictured left to right: Grace Frazier, Mallory McMahon, Brooke Manhatton, Caitlyn Phillips, Micayla Greco, Yasmine Porter and Maggie Ballentine. The Bulldogs went on to defeat the Highland Trojans 10-0 in 5-innings. (Photo by Frank Sprankle)
Team (Record) / Inning 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
HIGHLAND (11-10, 4-6 NWC) 0 0 0 0 0 - - 0 2 4
CROWN POINT (22-4, 11-2 DAC) 3 2 1 3 1 - - 10 8 0

Monday, May 13, 2019 - Sunny and 61-degrees, 5 p.m. start in CROWN POINT, IN

WP - Madi Young: 3 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 1 K, 0 BB
LP - Kiley Elbaor: 3.1 IP, 6 H, 9 R, 2 K, 3 BB

Highland Trojans (11-10, 4-6 in NWC)
Ava Leffel (LF) 1-2, single
Morgan Rinkema (CF) 0-2
Jamie Gessler (SS) 0-2
Kiley Elbaor (P) 1-2,single
Carley Ramirez (1B) 0-2
Breanna Burbridge (3B) 0-2
Angelica Castillo (C) 0-2
Olivia Gibson (2B) 0-2
Hannah Wleklinski (DP) 0-1

Crown Point Bulldogs (22-4, 11-2 in DAC)
Caitlyn Phillips (3B) 1-4, single, stolen base, run
Anna Holloway (DP/3B) 2-3, double, triple, reached on error, 2 runs, 2 RBIs
Mallory McMahon (CF) 0-0, walk, reached on error, SAC Fly, stolen base, 2 runs, RBI
Maggie Ballentine (2B) 1-2, double, walk, 2 runs, 2 RBIs
Kaleigh Klingberg (1B) 1-3, double, run
Yasmine Porter (C) 0-1, reached on 2 errors, stolen base
Grace Frazier (LF) 1-2, single, walk, stolen base, RBI
Micayla Greco (LF) 1-3, single, RBI
Brooke Manhatton (SS) 1-2, single, run
Delaney Adams (SS) 0-0, reached on error, run

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CROWN POINT (5-13-2019) It did not take long for the Crown Point Bulldogs to make a statement against the Highland Trojans. They scored three runs in the opening inning on two errors and a wild pitch.

It would set the tempo as the Bulldogs picked-up a 10-0 victory on Senior Day, called in the bottom of the fifth by virtue of the Mercy Rule.

The starting lineup for Crown Point would feature all seven seniors as they were honored in pregame ceremonies.

The Bulldogs would cap things off in the bottom of the fifth. After reaching base on an error to begin the inning, sophomore Delaney Adams would advance to third. She then scored on fellow sophomore’s Alex Holloway’s hit, which gave Crown Point the victory.

Holloway got on base three times, as she tripled-in a run in the second and then reached on an error in the fourth. She scored two runs.

Also scoring two runs apiece for Crown Point were seniors Mallory McMahon and Maggie Ballentine.

Every player on the Bulldogs that came to the plate reached base at least once.

The Bulldogs also got dominate pitching from freshman starting pitcher Brinkley Kita, who went two innings and sophomore Madi Young, who picked-up the win with three solid innings.

The Trojans did not get a base-runner until the top of the fourth inning, when freshman Ava Leffel picked-up a leadoff single.

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