By Mike Williamson – firstname.lastname@example.org
The Dexter baseball team opened its 2018 season by going 4-2 in the opening week, including a doubleheader sweep of Milford Friday.
The Dreadnaughts scored seven runs in the first three innings of the opener as they took the game 9-4.
David Kreske drove in the first run with an RBI single and the Dreads would add two more runs in the opening inning for a 3-0 lead.
A Drake Doyle RBI-single made it 4-0 in the second, but Milford answered with one in the bottom of the inning.
The big blow of the game in the third after a pair of walks, Grant Stehley slammed a two-out three=run homer to give Dexter 7-1 lead.
Milford cut the lead to 7-3, but a double-steal scored Ben Cabana to make it 8-3 in the fifth.
Milford added a run in the 5th, but Dexter scored an unearned run in the seventh and held on for the win.
Stehley finished with two hit and three RBI to lead the offense. Kreske and Doyle each had a hit and RBI, while Ryan Moore and Alex Mills each had one hit.
Kreske took the win on the mound allowing three hits and striking out three in five innings of work. Owen Vaughn worked the final two innings, slowing one hit.
The nightcap saw Dexter score eight runs in the first inning only to have Milford score six in the second.
It would stay that way until the fourth when Vaughn drove in a pair of runs with a single to give the Dreadnaughts a 10-6 lead. Milford scored one in the fifth, but it wasn’t enough as Dexter held on for a 10-7 win.
Doyle had two hits and two RBI to lead the offense. Mills finished with two hits and two runs scored, while Moore had two hits, two runs scored, and one RBI. Owen Huard and Drew Bielas each had a hit and two RBI, while Mack Martin had one hit.
Cabana pitched 3 1/3 innings in relief to pick up the win. He struck out three and allowed one hit.
The Dreads split a doubleheader with Bedford Tuesday, April 10.
They took the opener 2-0 and dropped the second 8-6.
Ryan Schoch was dominant in the opener, striking out 11 and allowing no hit in six innings of work. He also drove in the only runs of the game with a two-run single in the fourth.
Kreske allowed one hit in the seventh, but got the final out for the save.
Dexter took an early 6-2 lead in the second game, only to have Bedford score one in the fifth and five in the sixth to pull out the 8-6 win.
Kreske led the offense with three hits, including a home run and three RBI.
Doyle finished with two hits and two RBI, while Mills had tow hits and score two runs. Schoch had a hit and an RBI, while Bielas had one hit. Martin took the loss allowing three earned runs in 2 2/3 innings of work.
Dexter opened their season with a doubleheader split with Canton. They dropped the opener 9-1, but bounced back to win the second 8-2.
The Dreads collected just four hits in the opener with Kreske, Andrew Spicer, Moore, and Stehley being all the offense.
Dexter took an early 4-1 lead in the second game and cruised to the 8-2 win.
Doyle collected three hits and two RBI to lead the Dreads. Mills finished with two hits and three runs scored. Spicer and Huard each had a hit and two RBI, while Schoch and Vaugh each had one hit.
Schoch earned the win in relief. He worked 3 1/3 innings of relief and stuck out two.