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The Dexter baseball team came up just short of a district title after falling to Ann Arbor Pioneer 3-2 in eight innings Saturday.

There weren’t many chances for either team during the game, but the biggest came in the second.

Dexter loaded the bases with nobody out with a Chance Sobbry single, a Larry Salisbury double and a walk. Noah Fernando walked to force home a run and it looked like a big inning for the Dreads. Pioneer got out the of the jam when they got a double play with a bounce back to the pitcher that got the runner at home and first base. Another groundout ended the inning with Dexter leading 1-0.

Pioneer tied it in the third, but Dexter retook the lead in the fourth with a run scoring single by Noah Fernando. Dexter still had two runners on, but a strikeout and ground out ended the threat.

The game was retied when Pioneer scored in the fifth and it would stay that way through seven and go to extra innings.

Dexter went out in order in the eighth and Pioneer got a leadoff double to start their eighth.

The Dreads intentionally walked the next two batters to load the bases, but a sacrifice fly scored the game winner for Pioneer for the 3-2 win.

Salisbury had three hits to lead the offense.

Sobbry had two hits and two runs, Garrett Sharp two hits, and Fernando a hit and two RBI.

Dexter reached the finals with a 2-1 win over Skyline.

The game was scoreless until the fifth when Cooper Arnedt drove in a run with a single to give the Dreads a 1-0 lead.

Skyline tied it in the top of the sixth, but Dexter answered with a sacrifice fly by Salisbury to take a 2-1 lead in the bottom of the sixth.

The Eagles put a runner on with a Dexter error in the seventh, but the Dreads got a flyout to end it.

Andrew Cusick earned the win with four strikeouts.

Arnedt had two hits and an RBI and Salisbury a hit and RBI. Sobbry added two hits, and Davis Bennett a hit and run scored.

Dexter opened the tournament with an 8-0 win over Huron in the pre-district Tuesday.

Bennett had two hits and three RBI to lead the hitting attack.

Sharp had two hits and three runs scored and Arendt two hits and two runs scored. Cole Novara had a hit and three RBI and Sobbry a hit and run scored.

Conor Sweeny struck out four for the win for the Dreads.

Dexter finished the season with a 27-10 overall record.

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