Dragons ranked eighth in the state
After a week of canceled games due to bad weather, the Lake Orion High School varsity softball team returned to the field on Saturday for the Jennifer Kullik Memorial Softball Invitational in Petoskey.
The Dragons didn’t skip a beat, winning the tournament, said head coach Joe Woityra.
Lake Orion defeated Owosso 9-0 in the first game of the tournament with pitcher Lauren Potter picking up the win on the mound. Sydney Bell had two hits. Jada Lopez, Sophie Stironek and Grace Luby each batted in two runs (RBIs).
In the second game, the Dragons shut out Watervliet High School, 6-0. Rylee Limberger pitched a complete game to earn her eighth victory of the season.
Madi Eckert led the attack with three hits. Sydney Bell went 2-for-4, while Anna Gardner, Sophie Stironek, Grace Luby and Alexis Hazen each added a hit. Addy Dukus had two RBIs, Woityra said.
In game three the Dragons suffered their first defeat of the season, losing 3-2 to Negaunee.
Avery Case and Anna Gardner had RBIs, while Taylor Dinda, Lauren Potter, Syd Bell each had a hit.
In the finals, the Dragon’s bounced back to defeat Petoskey 16-0 to win the championship.
Pitcher Rylee Limberger improved her record to 9-0. Grace Luby drove in five runs and had a home run. Taylor Dinda, Sophie Stironek and Sydney Bell added two hits each in the victory.
The Lady Dragons record now stands at 13-1 and the team is ranked eighth in the state in the Michigan High School Athletic Association Division 1 poll.
The Dragons traveled to Stoney Creek on Tuesday and North Farmington on Wednesday.
The Dragons next home game is 4:30 p.m. Thursday against Oxford.