Bulldogs capitalize on Kougars' errors in 3-0 victory

A USA-365 special report by Frank Sprankle


The Crown Point Bulldogs congratulate each other following the last out in a 3-0 victory against the Kankakee Valley Kougars on Monday, May 8, 2017. (Photo by Frank Sprankle)
Team (Record) / Inning 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
KANKAKEE VALLEY (12-6, 6-4 NCC) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 3
CROWN POINT (19-1, 11-0 DAC)  2 0 0 0 1 0 - 3 3 0

Monday, May 8, 2017 - Mostly Sunny and 59-degrees, 4:45 p.m. start in CROWN POINT, IN

WP - Alexis Holloway: 7 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 11 K, 0 BB
LP - Emma Maple: 6 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 1 K, 3 BB

Kankakee Valley Kougars (12-6, 6-4 in NWC)
McKenzie Adams (CF) 1-3, single
Maddie Swart (C) 1-3, double
Emma Maple (P) 1-3, double
Kaylee Barrett (LF) 0-3
Hannah Cambe (RF) 0-2, walk
Lindsay Stokes (2B) 2-3, 2 singles
Ashley Fisher (1B) 0-3
Jillian Brewster (DP) 0-3
Sarah Starr (SS) 0-2
Kendall Winnick (PH) 0-1

Crown Point Bulldogs (19-1, 11-0 DAC)
MacKenzie Dunlap (SS) 1-2, triple, walk, run
Gracie Frazier (1B) 0-2, walk, stolen base, run
Alexis Holloway (P) 2-2, 2 singles, reached on error, RBI
Maggie Ballantine (LF) 0-2, SAC Fly, RBI
Micayla Greco (DP) 0-3
Mallory McMahon (LF) 0-2, walk
Natalie Klingberg (3B) 0-2
Brooke Manhatton (PH) 0-1
Lexi Madrigal (C) 0-2
Lydia Byrd (RF) 0-2

CROWN POINT (5-08-2017) Taking advantage of miscues, the Crown Point Bulldogs prevailed as they hosted the visiting Kankakee Valley Kougars in a nonconference softball match-up. With the visitors committing three errors, it help paved the way to a 3-0 Bulldogs' victory.

After senior MacKenzie Dunlap led off the game with a triple, she would come around and score when fellow senior Alexis Holloway reached second base on an error. Sophomore Maggie Ballentine’s sacrifice fly scored fellow sophomore Gracie Frazier from third and the Bulldogs led 2-0 after the opening inning.

In the fifth, Dunlap drew a walk and then went to third base on two errors. Holloway’s single then brought Dunlap in to complete the scoring.

Holloway also went the distance for the Bulldogs. Through seven innings pitching, the right-hander struck out 11 and walk none for the shutout. The Lady Bulldogs improved their record to 19-1 on the season (11-0 in the Duneland Athletic Conference), while Kankakee Valley fell to 12-6 overall (6-4 Northwest Crossroads Conference).

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