Lady Bulldogs fight for tough 2-1
non-conference victory over Penn

A USA-365 special report by Frank Sprankle


Following their 2-1 softball victory over the Penn Kingsmen, the Crown Point Bulldogs celebrate their victory on Monday May 9th, 2016. (Photo by Frank Sprankle)
Team (Record) / Inning 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
PENN (16-1, 8-0 NIC) 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 5 0
CROWN POINT (17-1, 11-0 DAC)  0 0 0 1 0 1 - 2 6 2

Monday, May 9, 2016 - Mostly cloudy and 52-degrees, 5 p.m. start in CROWN POINT, IN

WP-Miranda Elish: 7 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 12 K, 1 BB
LP-Danielle Watson: 6 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 4 K, 2 BB

Penn Kingsmen (16-1, 8-0 in NIC)
Katie Quinlan (CF) 0-4
Maddy Newman (2B) 1-3, single
Hallie Haxenbaugh (SS) 1-2, double, reached on error, run
Alyssa Griman (C) 1-3, single
Addison Pixley (RF) 1-2, double, SAC Bunt, RBI
Danielle Watson (P) 1-2, single, walk
Oliva Magaldi (1B) 0-3
Emma Ledbetter (3B) 0-3
Brenna Brown (LF) 0-3

Crown Point Bulldogs (17-1 ,11-0 in DAC)
Miranda Elish (P) 0-3
Morgan Matalin (CF) 0-2, walk
Alexis Holloway (2B) 1-2, triple, run, walk
MacKenzie Dunlap (SS) 2-2, 2 singles, hit by pitch, run, RBI
Marie O’Malley (1B) 1-2, single, SAC Bunt
Natalie Klingberg (3B), 2 singles, RBI
Lexi Madrigal (C) 0-3
Andrea Kutemeier (DP) 0-3
Lydia Byrd (LF) 0-2

CROWN POINT (5-09-2016) The fact that the Crown Point Bulldogs defeated the Penn Kingsmen 2-1 might not come as a surprise. A close game was certainly expected between these two schools ranked in the top five in Class 4A.

With both squads trading zeros through the first three and a half innings, the Bulldogs broke through against Penn junior starting pitcher Danielle Watson.

The Bulldogs scored a run on four hits in their half of the fourth as junior shortstop MacKenzie Dunlap’s infield single scored junior second basemen Alexis Holloway from third. Holloway led off the inning with a triple to right.

Penn senior right fielder Addison Pixley’s double drove in senior shortstop Hallie Hixenbaugh from third to tie the game in the sixth.

The Bulldogs would respond in their half of the sixth, as junior third basemen Natalie Klingberg’s single to center drove in Dunlap, who led off the inning with a hit.

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