The Pioneer softball team fought back after falling down by seven runs in the fourth inning of its second game with host Dexter last week. The comeback fell just short though as the Dreadnaughts held on for an 11-10 win.
Dexter scored five runs in the first inning and two runs in the third, fourth and fifth innings as they racked up 13 hits in the game.
Pioneer scored eight runs in the failed comeback starting with a single by Franny Schulenberg in the fifth inning.
Pioneer had 11 hits in the game. Franny Schulenberg, Natalie Marr, and Jane Mintz each collected multiple hits for Pioneer.
Schulenberg led Pioneer with three hits. Natalie Marr added two doubles and Jane Mintz contributed two triples to the offense.
The opening game was a pitching and defensive showcase. Pioneer fell behind early and couldn’t rally in a 2-1 loss.
Dexter took the lead on an error in the second inning.
Ava Seldin and Franny Schulenberg each managed one hit to lead Pioneer offensively.