(DCC Athletics release)
GLENDIVE – In their last set of games in Arizona, Dawson Community College Softball fell to Glendale Community College after sixth inning score in their first game.
Thursday’s game against Glendale Community College was a heartbreaker for Dawson, as they lost the lead late in an 8-6 defeat. The game was tied at six with Glendale battling in the bottom of the sixth when Bgarano singled on a 2-1 count, scoring one run.
Dawson collected 12 hits and Glendale had 13 in the high-scoring affair. Lady Buccaneers opened up scoring in the second inning when an error scored one run for Dawson. Dawson put up three runs in the fourth inning. The Lady Bucs big bats in the inning were led by by Sidra Montoya, a fielder’s choice by Katelyn Teixeira, and a double by Hailee Gregerson.
Fazceleste got the start for Glendale College. She lasted four innings, allowing ten hits and six runs while striking out one and walking one. Jayden Draper started the game for Dawson. She lasted five and a third innings, allowing eight hits and five runs while striking out three and walking zero. Gregerson threw two-thirds of an inning in relief. Dawson totaled 12 hits in the game. Katelyn Teixeira, Reannon Justice, and Anna Snyder all managed multiple hits for Lady Bucs. Katelyn Teixeira led Dawson with three hits in four at bats.
Glendale scattered 13 hits in the game. Young, Mason, Bgarano, and Olibaurria each collected multiple hits for Glendale. Young went 3-for-4 at the plate to lead Glendale Community College in hits.
In the second game, Dawson took the early lead over Glendale. An early lead helped the Lady Buccaneers defeat Glendale 4-3. DCC scored on a double by Whitney Bean and a single by Lexi Pettersen in the second inning. Dawson pulled away for good with three runs in the second inning. In the second, Whitney Bean doubled on the first pitch of the at bat, scoring two runs and Pettersen singled on a 1-0 count, scoring one run. Mckenna Sorenson led things off on the rubber for Dawson. She lasted seven innings, allowing six hits and three runs.
Young got the start for Glendale. She allowed six hits and four runs over seven innings, striking out four and walking one. Sorenson, Justice, Bean, Pettersen, Teixeira, and Draper each managed one hit to lead Dawson. Young led Glendale with two hits in three at bats.
Head Coach Jim LeProwse said, “I’m happy that we finished with a win on this trip. Having a full week of playing games allowed us to get prepared for conference games.”