Bulldogs score early, defeat Merrillville 11-0 by mercy rule
in 5-innings in DAC girls softball

A USA-365 special report by Frank Sprankle


CP's Madi Young prepares to deliver the pitch to a Merrillville batter in the Bulldogs' 11-0 'Mercy Rule' 5-inning DAC win over the Pirates on Tuesday, 05-14-2019.
(Photo by Frank Sprankle)
Team (Record) / Inning 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
CROWN POINT (23-4, 12-2 DAC) 5 5 0 1 0 - - 11 14 0
MERRILLVILLE (1-23, 0-11 DAC) 0 0 0 0 0 - - 0 2 1

Tuesday, May 14, 2019 - Sunny and 69-degrees, 4:35 p.m. start in MERRILLVILLE, IN

WP - Madi Young: 5 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 9 K, 2 BB
LP - Leah Peloza: 5 IP, 13 H, 11 R, 1 K, 9 BB

Crown Point Bulldogs (23-4, 12-2 in DAC)

Madi Adams (2B) 2-3, 2 singles, hit by pitch, 2 runs, 2 RBIs
Brinkley Kita (DP) 3-3, 2 singles, double, walk, 2 runs
Micayla Greco (LF) 1-2, double, walk, reached on error, 2 runs, RBI
Faith Bergner (1B) 1-2, single, 2 walks, run
Yasmine Porter (3B) 2-3, 2 singles, walk, RBI
Brooke Manhatton (SS) 0-3, walk, run
Zoie Rettig (C) 3-4, 2 singles, double, 2 runs, 3 RBIs
Peyton Mendez (RF) 1-2, single, walk, run
Delaney Adams (CF) 1-1, single, 2 walks, RBI

Merrillville Pirates (1-23, 0-11 DAC)

Mia Unmisig (1B) 0-2, walk
Maria Guardiola (2B) 0-2, hit by pitch
Jaidyn Herzog (C) 1-2, single
Paige Wood (SS) 0-1, walk
Kayla Alcox (3B) 0-2
Joslyn Munoz (CF) 0-2
JaDavia Gavin (LF) 0-2
Leah Peloza (P) 0-2
Tairia Amisu (RF) 1-2, single

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MERRILLVILLE (5-14-2019) For the second straight day, the Mercy Rule became a factor for the Crown Point Bulldogs to pick-up a win.

After defeating the Highland Trojans at home the previous day in five innings, it took the same number of innings for the Bulldogs to knock off the Merrillville Pirates.

They did just that with an 11-0 victory.

Over the first two innings, the Bulldogs sent 21 batters to the plate and scored 10 runs.

Everyone in the Crown Point lineup, reached base safely at least once, while seven of nine scored at least one run.

With three hits, junior catcher Zoie Rettig led the Bulldogs in RBIís. She drove in two runs in the top of the first with a double to right and then singled to center an inning later to bring in another run.

Freshman Brinkley Kita, hitting in place of sophomore right-handed starting pitcher Madi Young, got on base four times and scored two runs. She had a double and two singles for the Bulldogs.

Young earned the win for Crown Point, her second in back-to-back days. She defeated Highland after going three innings in a relief appearance.

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