DRYDEN — The Dryden softball team saw to it that the distinction of district champions would belong to them when the final scores were tallied, registering an 8-4 triumph against host Rochester Hills Lutheran Northwest in the Division 4 title game Monday.
It marked the first district top finish for Dryden since the 1995 campaign.
With the decision, Dryden continues their postseason path this Saturday at a regional hosted by Rochester Hills Lutheran Northwest. There they will square off versus Plymouth Christian. That contest is slated to get underway at noon.
Courtney Heike led Dryden with two singles and a double. Hannah Peyerk and Miya Wolff (a single and a double each), Paige Abromaitis and Ally Sobek (two singles apiece), plus Riley Knox and Natalie Embree (a single each) gave them assistance in the hitting department.
Knox and Becca Weiss shared the pitching responsibilities for Dryden that day. The former gave up seven hits over six innings and struck out six, while the latter allowed two hits during her one-inning stint and retired two via the strikeout route.
Kevin Kissane has been covering high school sports for the Tri-City Times since 1985. When not standing on a field or court with his camera and notepad, he enjoys golf, travel and family. Kevin is a 1980 graduate of Capac High School, and is also a grad of St. Clair Community College and earned a degree in journalism from Central Michigan University.