Dexter, ME--- Libby Kain was throwing strikes. Her defense took care of the rest. Kain allowed only two singles to lead the Dexter Tigers softball team to a 4-1 victory over the Piscataquis community high school (PCHS) Pirates on Monday afternoon.
The Tigers defense made several key plays including two by freshman shortstop Michaela White. The best one came with the Pirates rallying in the seventh inning. Abby Burdin hit the ball up the middle. White made a play that you rarely see from a freshman.
She got to the ball, threw across her body to get Burdin at first. It was a play that prevented the tying run from coming to the plate in the final inning. It was a play that Dexter coach Dave Pepin called one of the best he has seen in a while. Pepin needed someone to step in and take over the shortstop role. Kirstie Mower was a senior shortstop on the 2011 team that won the Eastern Maine championship.
"She (White) is outstanding. I would put her up against anyone in the league. I have said that since day one when I was hitting ground balls and didn't know who was going to take the (Kirstie) Mower's girl's spot at short," Pepin said. "She (White) plays everything from the ground up. She has great hands. She has been making plays like that since exhibition games right up through. Today she made two outstanding plays. That play up the middle and throwing across her body was one of the best plays I have seen in girls softball in a while."