Dexter Softball Rolls Past Manchester





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Sam Sutton fires a pitch against Manchester. Picture by Mike Williamson

The cold weather did not cool the blazing bats of Dexter as the softball team pounded out 16 hits and rolled to a 10-0 win over Manchester Saturday.

Livvy Mellifont made it 2-0 Dexter in the first with a home run to right field.

The Dreadnaughts added four more runs in the second. The big hits were an RBI double by Jenna Wagenschutz and an RBI triple by Mellifont for a 6-0 lead.

Sam Sutton kept the Dutchmen bats quiet with seven strikeouts and allowing one hit in four innings of work.

The score stayed 6-0 until the sixth when the Dreads scored three times on a two-run single by Mack Gordon and an RBI double by Mellifont for a 9-0 lead. The scoring wrapped up in the seventh with an RBI groundout by Katy McWilliams.

Mellifont had a day with a double, triple, and home run and three RBI. Wagenschutz had three hits and an RBI. Gordon had a hit and two RBI, Maebel Robeson three hits and three runs scored, McWilliams a hit and RBI, Emma Sorter, Emily Lance, Lillie Robeson, Kristy Maitland, and Maddy Stroia had one hit each.

Brenna Cassidy pitched the final three innings with five strikeouts.

Taryn Fether and Gillian Bross had the only two hits for Manchester.

The second game was canceled due to the cold weather.

Earlier in the week, the Dreads swept Ypsilanti 18-1 and 19-0.

Dexter scored 13 runs in the first inning of the opener and cruised to the win.

Sutton and Taylor Wilson each had two hits and three RBI to lead the offense. Kaylee Niswonger and Wagenschutz had two hits and an RBI, Cassidy a hit and three RBI, Mellifont two hits and an RBI, Maitland, Lance, and Gordon a hit and RBI, and Robeson a hit and two RBI.

Stroia wanted the win with five strikeouts.

No stats were available for the second game.

The Dreadnaughts scored four runs in the fifth inning to defeat Parma Western 4-2 Thursday. Maitland had two hits and an RBI to lead the offense. Mellifont finished with two hits, Cassidy a hit and RBI.

Stroia earned the win, striking out nine.

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Seth Kinker

Reporter/Digital Media for The Sun Times News

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