April 20, 2023 at 11:06 a.m.
White untouchable and 11 hits later Dodgers 13, RV 0
And last Friday's game between the two league powers was supposed to be a close game on the newly refurbished River Valley diamond.
All the Dodgers did was spoil the home game for the Blackhawks by instigating a blazing hitting attack and riding the lights out pitching by junior Maggie White.
The Dodgers handled the Blackhawks 13-0, starting with a 3-0 first inning lead and adding three in the fourth, one in the fifth and finished it with a six run sixth.
Ella Forsyth and White were both 2x4 for the Dodgers and Tommi Crubaugh pounded a three run home run. The Dodgers also got hits from Lucy Heimerl, McKenna Reilly, Ryleigh Grunenwald and Crubaugh.
Crubaugh and Rylee Forsyth had three rbis. Grunenwald knocked in two with Reilly and Heimerl driving in one apiece.
The three first inning runs were more than enough for the win. Grace Graber reached on an error to lead off the game, advanced on a passed ball, moved up on a groundout and scored on a bases loaded walk.
Ella Forsyth singled, took second on a ground out to the pitcher before McKenna Reilly walked. A walk to Ryleigh Grunenwald sent home Graber then Rylee Forsyth doubled in two more for the 3-0 lead.
The sixth was a hitters dream with the first five batters (Ella Forsyth, Heimerl, White, Reilly and Grunenwald) all getting a base hit for two runs. Rylee Forsyth's sac fly brought in one more and Crubaugh's home run created the other three.
White needed only 69 pitches to get past the Blackhawks and 70% of them were strikes. She spaced four hits, struck out five and did not walk a batter.
Katie Hahn took the loss. The Dodgers got to her for five unearned runs. She struck out three and walked three while giving up two hits.
Miranda Feiner finished the final three frames. She K'd one and gave up six hits. Five of the eight runs the Dodgers scored off her were earned.
"There is not a lot to say other than it was an overall dominating victory," said Dodgeville coach Gene Van Dyck. "Maggie threw great ball and was helped by antother error free defensive effor as we really never let Valley threaten us. We didn't have to make any really good plays in the infield as almost all of the infield outs were pop-ups. We had three outfield outs with Tommi Crubaugh (two) and Grace Graber (one) making nice catches."
Van Dyck was pleased with the way the Dodgers swung the bats.
"We again hit the ball well throughout the line-up collecting 11 hits in six innings. We were led by Rylee Forsyth's two rbi double in the first inning to get things off on the right track. The final blow was Tommi Crubaugh's two run home run in the sixth," Van Dyck said.
"I don't know that you can play that level of ball every game but I believe that it is indicative of our potential," Van Dyck added. "Over the last two games in 10+ innings, we scored 24 runs on 24 hits while allowing only one run. Our JV turned in another dominating performance with a 10 run run rule plus."