The Dexter softball team picked up a doubleheader split with Monroe last week to open its season.
The Dreadnaughts picked up a 9-6 win in the opener but dropped the nightcap 8-7.
A big five-run fourth inning vaulted the Dreads into the lead and they cruised to the victory. The big blow of the inning was a bases-loaded triple by Kaylee Niswonger to drive in all three runs.
Niswonger finished with three hits, three RBI, and three runs scored to lead the offense.
Jenna Wagenshutz added two hits and two RBI, while Lillie Robeson, Brenna Cassidy, and Sam Sutton each had two hits and an RBI. Alexis Haley added two hits and scored a run.
Sutton earned the win on the mound, striking out seven and walking one.
The Dreads rallied from a four-run deficit in the second game to tie the game at 7-7, but Monroe scored the game-winner in the bottom of the sixth to pull out the win.
Kristy Maitland led the offense with three hits and two RBI. Niswonger added two hits and a run scored. Haley had a hit and two RBI, Mack Gordon a hit and RBI, Robeson and Emma Sortor each added one hit.
Maddy Stroia took the loss on the mound, striking out one and walking three.