A USA-365 special report by Frank Sprankle
|The Crown Point Bulldogs and the Merrillville Pirates are introduced to the crowd before the Wednesday, April 19 softball game at Crown Point High School. Under cool temperatures and mostly cloudy skies, the Bulldogs kept their season perfect with a 10-0 win after five innings. (Photo by Frank Sprankle)|
|Team (Record) / Inning||1||2||3||4||5||6||7||R||H||E|
|MERRILLVILLE (3-10, 1-6 DAC)||0||0||0||0||0||-||-||0||2||1|
|CROWN POINT (11-0, 7-0 DAC)||7||1||2||0||-||-||-||10||10||0|
19, 2017 -
Mostly Cloudy and 52-degrees, 4:30 p.m. start in CROWN POINT,
WP-Stephanie Renner: 5 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 9 K, 1 BB
LP-Mi-Chae Smith: 2-1/3 IP. 8 H, 10 R, 0 K, 5 BB
Merrillville Pirates (3-10, 1-6 in DAC)
Marrissa Ramos (2B) 0-2
Alexis Ramos (SS) 1-2, double
Makayla Pearson (3B) 0-1, walk
Jennifer Villanueva (CF) 1-2, single
Baily Rapavi (C) 0-2
Mi-Chae Smith (P) 0-2
Allison Vanderbilt (1B) 0-2
Kayla Alcox (LF) 0-2
Renee Bozeman (RF) 0-2
Crown Point Bulldogs (11-0, 7-0 in DAC)
Brooke Manhatton (SS) 1-2, triple, walk, 3 RBIs
Gracie Frazier (1B) 1-2, single, hit by pitch, 2 runs
Natalie Klingberg (3B) 1-2, single, stolen base, 2 runs
Hannah Grady (C) 1-3, single, stolen base, 2 runs, 2 RBIs
Brittany Johnstone (DP) 1-2, double, walk, run, RBI
Madison Pizer (RF) 2-3, 2 singles, RBI
Zoie Rettig (LF) 2-2, 2 singles, walk, run
Avery Skura (CF) 1-2, single, walk, run, RBI
MacKenzie Valles (2B) 0-2, run
CROWN POINT (4-19-2017) Cool temperatures and overcast skies did not dampen the Crown Point Bulldogs in their first conference softball game of 2017 against the Merrillville Pirates.
They set the tone early, scoring seven runs in the opening inning, on their way to a 10-0 win after five innings.
Senior Brooke Manhatton capped-off the opening inning with a two-out triple that brought in three runs, as the Bulldogs sent 11 batters to the plate in the first inning. Each Bulldog would reach base at least once, with the top eight hitters in the line-up getting-on multiple times.
Senior starting pitcher Stephanie Renner went the distance in the abbreviated contest. The right-hander shut down nine straight Pirates, after leaving runners at second and third after the top of the first.
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