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Dawson Community College softball takes 2 of 3 on opening weekend

Dawson Community College edges Kirkwood, 1 win from national tournament
Posted at 10:47 AM, Feb 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-04 19:29:58-05

(Editor's note: DCC Athletics release)

GLENDIVE - Dawson Community College is off to a winning start this softball season after taking two of three games in North Dakota's Minot Dome over the weekend.

North Dakota State College Of Science 4, DCC 2
- DCC stayed in it until the end, but North Dakota State College of Science pulled away late in a 4-2 victory on Saturday. Dawson evened things up at 2-2 in the bottom of the fourth inning when April Davis drove in two when she doubled. In the top of the sixth, Regin Suchla homered on a 1-0 count scoring two runs for Science. April Davis went 2 for 3 at the plate to lead Dawson. The Lady Bucs didn't commit a single error.

DCC 6, Miles Community College Score 1
- DCC took home a 6-1 victory over Miles Community College on Saturday. Dawson totaled nine hits in the game. Fallyn Marshall, Hadley Bennett and Ashlynne Copinga all managed multiple hits. Dawson didn't commit a single error. Shelby Martin was in the pitcher's circle for Dawson, and allowed four hits and one run in seven innings, while striking out three.

Dawson Community College 13, Lake Region State College 0
- Alexa Kappel threw a shutout on Sunday in beating Lake Region State College by a score of 13-0. Shelby Martin, Jennifer Smith, Ashlyn Tingey, Laurel Kilgore, Fallyn Marshall and Hadley Bennett each drove in runs.

Dawson scored 10 runs in the third inning, as the Lady Bucs' big bats were led by Martin, Smith, Tingey, Kilgore, Marshall and Bennett all sending runners across the plate with RBIs in the inning. Kappel led things off in the pitcher's circle for the Lady Buccaneers. She pitched five innings, allowing zero runs on one hit, striking out nine and walking zero.

Dawson racked up 11 hits in the game. Marshall, Smith and Copinga each racked up multiple hits. Marshall led Dawson with three hits in three at-bats. Lady Bucs didn't commit a single error in the field.

"In Game 1 against NDSCS, we did not hit the ball well at all," said head coach Jim LeProwse. "Their pitcher did a good job of hitting her spots and keeping our hitters off balance. In Game 2 against Miles City, we hit the ball better and did a great job of limiting the Pioneers' chances offensively. We held them to four hits. In Game 3, we hit the ball very well and executed offensively very well. It was a great weekend of softball for us to kick off our 2020 season."