Two-Run 6th-Inning gives Bulldogs the edge in 3-1 win over Muster in Sectional Semifinal

A USA-365 special report by Frank Sprankle

5-27-2019
 

Crown Point Bulldogs senior second baseman Maggie Ballentine (left, red jersey top, white pants) and sophomore shortstop Anna Holloway (red jersey top, white pants) in action against the Munster Mustangs in a semifinal game of the Indiana High School Athletic Association's Class 4A, Sectional 1 softball tournament at Lake Central High School in St. John on Thursday, May 24, 2019. (Photo by Frank Sprankle)
Team (Record) / Inning 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
MUNSTER (25-7, 10-0 NWC) 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 3 2
CROWN POINT (26-4, 12-2 DAC) 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 3 4 1

Thursday, May 23, 2019 - Sunny and 76-degrees, 6:10 p.m. start in ST. JOHN, IN

WP - Madi Elish: 3 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 4 K, 0 BB
SP (CP) - Brinkley Kita: 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 3 K, 0 BB
LP - Emily Dato: 7 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 8 K, 1 BB

Munster Mustangs (25-7, 10-0 in NWC)
Paige Vukadinovich (LF) 1-3, double
Daija Williams (3B) 0-2, walk, stolen base, run
Jordan Duff (SS) 1-2, SAC Bunt
Hailey Sullivan (C) 0-2, reached on error
Emily Dato (P) 0-3
Holly Kaim (1B) 1-2, single
Samantha Sellers (2B) 1-2, single, hit by pitch
Dayton Elliott (DP) 0-1, SAC Bunt
Mia Adamus (CF) 0-1
Ariel Gallardo (RF) 0-2

Crown Point Bulldogs (26-4, 12-2 in DAC)
Caitlyn Phillips (3B) 3-3, 3 singles, reached on error, 2 runs
Madi Elish (DP/P) 1-3, single, stolen base, run
Anna Holloway (SS) 0-2, reached on error
Mallory McMahon (CF) 0-1, walk, SAC Bunt
Maggie Ballentine (2B) 0-2, walk, RBI
Madi Young (P) 0-2, SAC Fly, RBI
Grace Frazier (RF) 0-3
Kaleigh Klingberg (1B) 0-2
Katie Neal (LF) 0-2

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ST. JOHN (5-23-2019) Meeting for the second time this season, the Crown Point Bulldogs would try to put their April 4 losS at home to the Munster Mustangs behind them.

They got their shot at redemption in the Indiana High School Athletic Associationís Class 4A, Sectional 1 semifinal game at Lake Central High School.

Entering the bottom of the sixth, tied at 1-1, the Bulldogs cashed in with a pair of runs and would not look back. They went on to win 3-1.

In the 6th inning, the Bulldogs got consecutive infield singles from senior Caitlyn Phillips and sophomore Madi Elish. Both would come into score, first Phillips on a bases-loaded walk drawn by senior Maggie Ballentine and then a sacrifice fly to center field that would bring in Elish from third.

Phillips would score the first run of the game in the bottom of the first, from third base on a wild pitch.

Munster would then respond when junior Daija Williams scored in the top of the fourth after Hailey Sullivan reached base safely on an error.

For the Bulldogs, the win marked their tenth straight. It also sets up a sectional championship showdown with the host school, Lake Central Indians on Friday, May 24 at 5 p.m.


2019 (4A) Crown Point (26-4)
25-6 (2018), 30-2 (2017) 28-2 (2016), 29-3 (2015) 29-1 (2014)
All DAC games in CAPS


3-27 (W) 10-0 PORTAGE (7-19)
4-2 (W) 6-4 at CHESTERTON (21-6-1)
4-3 (L) 2-6 at 4A No. 1 LAKE CENTRAL (26-4)
4-4 (L) 0-3 Munster (25-7)
4-8 (L) 2-6 (Chicago) Marist (32-2)
4-9 (W) 20-0 (5 inn.) MICHIGAN CITY
4-10 (W) 15-3 (5 inn.) LaPORTE
4-13 (W) 10-6 at Harrison (19-6)
4-13 (W) 4-2 at Harrison (19-6)

4-16 (W) 12-0 (5 inn.) at VALPARAISO (12-10)
4-17 (W) 12-0 (5 inn.) MERRILLVILLE

Lakeshore (Michigan) Invitational
4-20 (W) 7-2 Edwardsburg, Mich. (28-8)
4-20 (W) 9-1 (Stevensville, Mich.) Lakeshore (26-10)
4-20 (W) 11-1 (6 inn.) Caledonia, Mich (12-10)

4-23 (W) 13-2 (5 inn.) at PORTAGE (7-19)
4-24 (W) 3-2 CHESTERTON (21-6-1)
4-25 (W) 7-3 at Penn (21-6)
4-30 (Rain) 4A No. 1 LAKE CENTRAL (26-4)
5-1 (Rain) at MICHIGAN CITY
5-4 (W) 6-0 Boone Grove (20-6)
5-4 (W) 8-1 Boone Grove (20-6)
5-6 (L) 0-1 Lake Central (26-4)
5-7 (W) 13-0 (5 inn.) at LaPorte (16-11)
5-8 (W) 11-0 VALPARAISO (12-10)
5-9 (W) 13-0 LaPORTE (16-11)
5-11 (W) 3-2 Carmel (13-9)
5-11 (W) 5-2 (3A) No. 1 New Palestine (27-3)

5-13 (W) 10-0 (5 inn.) Highland
5-14 (W) 11-0 (5 inn.) at MERRILLVILLE
5-15 (W) 9-2 Lowell (16-10)

4A Sectional 1 (at LC)
5-21 (W) 4-0 Kankakee Valley (14-14)
5-22 (W) 3-1 Munster (25-7)
5-23 (W) 2-0 Lake Central (26-4)

4A Regional

5-28 (Tues) at Chesterton (21-6-1) 7 p.m.

4A Semistate at Harrison (West Lafayette)
6-1 (Sat) vs. Harrison (19-6) or Fishers (16-9)

State Finals at Bittinger Stadium, Purdue University, West Lafayette
6-8 (Sat) South Semi-State winner vs. North Semi-State winner 6:30 p.m. CDT (7:30 p.m. EDT)


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