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August 11, 2022

5/20/2022 10:04:00 AM
Dodgers catch on midway through to beat Platteville

Trailing 1-0 going into the bottom of the fourth the Dodgeville softball team knew it was time to act.
They tied it in the bottom fo the fourth when Maggie White doubled and scored on an error. They then took the lead when McKenna Reilly singled in Ava Lord who reached on the error.
In the fifth Annika Lord proved pitchers can hit when she led off the frame wit a home run to centerfield.
A three run sixth put the finishing touches on the 6-2 win. White singled, was bunted to second by Ava Lord, stole third then scored on a double to center by Reilly. Carley Wolf's double sent in Reilly. Vanessa James ran for Wolf and scored on a hit by Annika Lord.
Annika Lord was 3x4 with two rbis. Reilly was 2x4 with a double and two rbis. White was 2x4, doubled and scored twice.
Other hits came from Sara Graber, Wolf and Ava Lord.
Annika Lord struck out 11 and walked only one in a four hitter. She gave up two runs, both earned.
Dodgers coach Gene Van Dyck was a little concerned about the slow start.
"For the first three innings it looked like we had no clue how to hit a softball," Van Dyck said. "We had pop-up after pop-up to the infielders and the couple times we hit the ball hard, it was right at them, leading us stranding seven runners in the first three innings and trailing 1 to 0."
"On Friday and Saturday, we had faced three pitchers throwing in the upper 50's and low 60's. Then tonight the pitcher was throwing upper 40's to low 50's and we had a tough time adjusting. But by the fourth inning we were making the adjustment as we pounded out eight six runs in the 4th, 5th and 6th innings to take the win and a final conference win.
"Thursday night we travel to Highland for our final regular season game. Highland has been playing great ball and has two very good pitchers. It has the makings of quite a good competitive game. Then on Tuesday, we play Lodi here at home in the first game of the post season tournament."






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