Dawson defeats Summer Creek to advance in softball playoffs
CROSBY — Courtney Day and Olivia Johnson each blasted home runs, powering Dawson to a 7-1 win over Humble Summer Creek in the finale of a best-of-three Class 6A softball series.
The Lady Eagles (19-9) will next take on Deer Park, winner of a one-game playoff with Clear Creek.
Day was also the winning pitcher, working all seven innings and striking out three while limiting the powerful hitting Lady Bulldogs to six hits.
Day led off the second inning with a home run to center field before Dawson took control of the game with a four-run third inning in opening a 5-0 cushion.
In that inning Peyton Ellerman delivered a two-run single and Johnson crushed a two-run home run to give Day a comfortable lead with which to work.
Dawson added single runs in the fourth and sixth innings.
Summer Creek scored its lone run in the top of the fifth.