Dowagiac senior Rachel Bailey went 2-for-3 with a double and two RBIs in the second game against Bridgman Thursday. (Leader photo/SCOTT NOVAK)
Dowagiac senior Rachel Bailey went 2-for-3 with a double and two RBIs in the second game against Bridgman Thursday. (Leader photo/SCOTT NOVAK)

Dowagiac splits with Bridgman

Published 9:52pm Thursday, May 9, 2013

The Dowagiac softball team split a pair of non-conference games with visiting Bridgman Thursday.

The Bees edged the Chieftains 2-0 in the first game. Dowagiac rebounded to win the second game 10-5.

“We played better defense tonight overall,” Dowagiac coach Mike Behnke said. “But one error cost us in the first game as it led to the winning run. They only had two hits and two walks and the error to account for their baserunners, but unfortunately for us it all happened in the same inning.

“In the second game, we came out more focused with our bats and hit the ball hard. We are still trying to put all phases of the game together at one time so we can start winning more games.”

Sabrina Ruiz took the loss in the first game despite tossing a two-hitter.

McKenzie Herter had two of Dowagiac’s three hits.

In the nightcap, Alyssa Allen scattered seven hits to earn the victory in the circle.

Amanda Craft was 2-for-3 with a triple and an RBI, while Rachel Bailey was 2-for-3 with a double and two RBIs.

Kourtney Mitchell was 2-for-4 with an RBI. Emily Roach added a double and two RBIs, while Kristyn Turner singled and drove in a run.

 

First game

Bridgman 000 002 0 – 2 2 0

Dowagiac 000 000 0 – 0 5 1

Alyssa Krynicky (W) and T. Pillow; Sabrina Ruiz (L) and Kourtney Mitchell

 

Second game

Bridgman 000 202 1 – 5 7 1

Dowagiac 350 002 x – 10 9 3

Alyssa Allen (W) and Kourtney Mitchell; Casey Shembarger, E. Kanous and T. Pillow

2B: Kristyn Turner (D), Rachel Bailey (D), Emily Roach (D), C. Rasor (B), Amara Maurakis (B)

3B: Amanda Craft (D)

HR: Jordan Jones (B)

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