A USA-365 special report by Frank Sprankle
|Members of the Lake Central Indians and Crown Point Bulldogs meet before the game at home plate with the umpiring crew, exchanging line-ups cards and going over ground rules. The Bulldogs won 1-0 on Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at Crown Point High School. (Photo by Frank Sprankle)|
|Team (Record) / Inning||1||2||3||4||5||6||7||R||H||E|
|LAKE CENTRAL (16-5, 7-3 DAC)||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||3||1|
|CROWN POINT (15-1, 10-0 DAC)||0||0||0||1||0||0||-||1||6||0|
Tuesday, May 2, 2017 -
Mostly Cloudy and 50-degrees, 4:30 p.m. start in CROWN POINT,
WP-Alexis Holloway: 7 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 16 K, 0 BB
LP-Selena Michko: 6 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 4 K, 1 BB
Lake Central Indians (16-5, 7-3 in DAC)
Jessi Kiefor (CF) 1-3, single
Crystal Guzman (SS) 0-3
Sarah Santana (LF) 0-3
Jenna Towle (DP) 1-3, single
Maddie Blythe (3B) 0-3
Alex Hickey (1B) 0-3
Rylee Platusic (RF) 0-2
Selena Michko (P) 1-2, single
Olivia Peterson (C) 0-2
Crown Point Bulldogs (15-1, 10-0 in DAC)
MacKenzie Dunlap (SS) 1-2, double, walk
Caitlyn Phillips (LF) 0-1, hit by pitch, stolen base
Micayla Greco (PH) 0-1
Alexis Holloway (P) 0-3
Mallory McMahon (CF) 0-2, reached on error, stolen base, run
Maggie Ballentine (2B) 0-2, SAC Bunt
Gracie Frazier (1B) 3-3, 3 singles
Lexi Madrigal (C) 0-3
Natalie Klingberg (3B) 1-2, single, stolen base
Lydia Byrd (RF) 1-2, single
CROWN POINT (5-02-2017) For the second time this season, the Crown Point Bulldogs shutout their rivals in the Lake Central Indians. But unlike the early April meeting in St. John, this time would not prove easy, in a 1-0 victory to stay perfect in the DAC for the 2017 season.
The lone run for the Bulldogs came in the fourth inning with sophomore Mallory McMahon stealing home with two outs, in an attempted double steal as fellow sophomore Gracie Frazier was caught out at second. McMahon reached base to start the inning on an error by Indians senior third baseman Maddie Blythe.
Outside of the fourth, the Bulldogs left at least one base runner stranded in every inning. They left seven on base as opposed to three for Lake Central.
Senior Alexis Holloway dominated the Indians, pitching her second complete game against them in less than a month with 16 strikeouts.
In the top of the seventh, Jenna Towle, the Indians sophomore designated player, hit a single to left with one out. With the tying run on base, the next two hitters would strike out to end the game in Blythe and first baseman Alex Hickey.
The win marked the sixth shutout victory for the Bulldogs. Crown Point improves to 15-1 on the season and 10-0 in the Duneland Athletic Conference, while Lake Central falls to 16-5 overall and 7-3 in the DAC.
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