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Dawson Community College softball women win 6 in Minnesota; O’Neal Player of Week

Posted at 3:22 PM, Mar 28, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-28 17:25:39-04

(DCC Athletics release)

GLENDIVE – Capping a terrific week on the softball diamond, DCC freshman catcher Maycen O’Neal has earned Player of the Week in the Mon-Dak Conference.

O’Neal turned in a had .700 batting average including seven hits, one double, four RBI’s, and two runs scored. She also had a slugging percentage of .800 and a fielding percentage of 1.000.

Maycen is from Brigham City, Utah, and attended Box Elder High School.

Meantime, the Bucs have since picked up six more road wins in Minnesota.

Dawson Community College Dawson Community College Softball Nabs Win Over Gogebic Community College Despite Early 4-Run Inning 18-5

Gogebic Community College scored four runs in the fifth inning, but Dawson Community College still won 18-5 on Friday, March 22nd.  Sarah Trudgeon and Lauren Gauthier all drove in runs in the frame.

Dawson opened up scoring in the first inning, when Shenan Jackson doubled on a 2-1 count, scoring two runs.  Lady Buccaneers tallied nine runs in the fourth inning.  Alison Ellertson, Kallie Bean ,Shenan Jackson, Fallyn Marshall, Whitney Bean, and Trinity Anderson each had RBIs in the frame.

Jordyn O’Neal got the start for Dawson.  She surrendered five runs on six hits over five innings, striking out eight.  Trudgeon started the game for Gogebic Community College. She surrendered 18 runs on ten hits over three and a third innings.  Andrea Horvath threw one and two-thirds innings in relief.

Dawson racked up 14 hits.  Shenan Jackson, Harlee Speth, Ashlyn Tingey, and Trinity Anderson each racked up multiple hits for Lady Bucs.  Tingey, Speth, and Jackson each managed three hits to lead Dawson.

Trudgeon led Gogebic with two hits in three at bats.

“Once again we hit the ball really well.” said DCC head coach Jim LeProwse. “This game was pretty special for me personally as it was my 200th win as the head softball coach at Dawson Community College.”

With Alexa On The Mound, Dawson Shuts Out Gogebic 21-0

Alexa Kappel didn’t allow a single run against Gogebic Community College, throwing a complete game shutout and leading Dawson Community College to a 21-0 victory on Friday.

Trinity Anderson led Dawson to victory by driving in four runs.  She went 2-for-4 at the plate. Anderson drove in runs as a single in the fourth.  Dawson opened up scoring in the first inning.  Alison Ellertson drove in one when she singled.

The Lady Buccaneers scored 18 runs in the fourth inning.  Anderson, Anna Snyder, Kylee Hergenrider, Kallie Bean, Shenan Jackson, and Whitney Bean each had RBIs in the frame.  A single by Kristine Mieloszyk in the third inning was a positive for Gogebic Community College.

Kappel toed the rubber for Dawson.  She allowed one hit and zero runs over five innings, striking out eight.  Andrea Horvath was on the rubber for Gogebic.  She went four innings, allowing 13 runs on eight hits and striking out one.

The Lady Bucs tallied one home run on the day.  Harlee Speth had a homer in the fourth inning.  Dawson scattered 11 hits in the game. Whitney Bean, Ali Ellertson, Kallie Bean, Harlee Speth, and Trinity Anderson all managed multiple hits for Dawson.  Trinity Anderson, Harlee Speth, Whitney Bean, Ali Ellertson, and Kallie Bean all had two hits to lead Dawson.  The Lady Buccaneers was sure-handed and didn’t commit a single error.  Snyder made the most plays with eight.

Mieloszyk went 1-for-1 at the plate to lead Gogebic in hits.

“I was very pleased with the way our team completed all around in this game,” said LeProwse. “We hit, pitched and played defense very well in this game. We controlled this one from start to finish.”

Big Third Inning Propels Dawson Over Bay College 10-2

Six runs in the third inning led Lady Bucs softball past Bay College 10-2 on Friday.  Reannon Justice, April Davis, and Shelby Martin all moved runners across the plate with RBIs in the inning.

Bay College got things moving in the first inning.  Vanderville singled on a 0-2 count, scoring one run.

In the bottom of the second inning, the Lady Bucs tied things up at one when Maycen O’Neal doubled on a 2-2 count, scoring one run.  Dawson pulled away for good with six runs in the third inning.  In the third, Reannon Justice singled on a 2-1 count, scoring one run, April Davis doubled on a 0-1 count, scoring two runs, and Shelby Martin homered on a 1-1 count, scoring three runs.

Shelby Martin got the start for Dawson.  She allowed seven hits and two runs over five innings, striking out six.  Winling was in the pitcher’s circle for Bay College. She allowed eight hits and seven runs over four innings, striking out one and walking one.  Hubert threw two-thirds of an inning in relief.

Dawson tallied one home run on the day. Martin had a long ball in the third inning.  Maycen O’Neal led the Lady Buccaneers with two hits in two at bats.

Bay College collected seven hits.  Brunjens and Vanderville each racked up multiple hits for Bay College.

“We responded very well in this game,” LeProwse. “We had a close game with Bay College the day before, but the outcome in this one was quite different.  We hit the ball much better as a team and had some timely hits to drive in runners when we needed to.  This capped off a great 6 games in the Irish Dome.  Any time we go home from two days and playing 6 games and have a perfect record, I will be happy.  We are currently sitting as the number one seed for our regional tournament and will need to continue our momentum to keep it that way.”

Dawson Community College Softball Clinches Lead In Sixth Inning For Victory Over Bay College 5-4

Dawson Community College stole the lead late and defeated Bay College 5-4 on Thursday, March 21st. The game was tied at four with the Lady Bucs batting in the top of the sixth when Alison Ellertson doubled on a 3-0 count, scoring one run.  Bay College scored three runs in the second inning, but Dawson still managed to pull out the victory. Gannigan, Griffin, and Winling all contributed in the big inning with RBIs.

Bay College captured the lead in the second inning when Griffin singled on a 1-2 count, scoring one run.  Shelby Martin led things off in the circle for Dawson. She surrendered four runs on seven hits over seven innings, striking out 12.  The Lady Buccaneers launched one home run on the day.  Ashlyn Tingey had a homer in the sixth inning.

Dawson tallied eight hits in the game.  Hadley Bennett and Tingey each racked up multiple hits for the Lady Bucs.  Tingey and Bennett each collected two hits to lead Dawson. Dawson tore up the base paths, as two players stole at least two bases.  Trinity Anderson led the way with two.

“We did not hit as well as we have been, but well enough to secure a win against a very good Bay College Softball Team,” said LeProwse. “This one counted for our regional tournament seeding and we needed this win.”

Alexa Kappel Throws Shutout As Dawson  Defeats Dakota County Technical 8-0

Alexa Kappel threw a gem on Thursday for Dawson Community College, allowing zero runs and besting Dakota County Technical by a score of 8-0.

Reannon Justice led Dawson to victory by driving in six runs.  She went 2-for-3 at the plate.  Justice drove in runs on a home run in the fourth and a grand slam in the fifth.  In the first inning, the Lady Buccaneers got their offense started when Ashlyn Tingey’s sac fly scored one run for Dawson.  The Lady Bucs notched four runs in the fifth inning.  Dawson scored its runs on an RBI grand slam by Justice.

One bright spot for Dakota County Technical was a single by Larkin in the first inning.

Kappel led things off on the rubber for Dawson.  She went six innings, allowing zero runs on seven hits, striking out five and walking one.  Manor started the game for Dakota County Technical.  She allowed eight hits and eight runs over five innings, striking out one and walking one.  Dawson smacked three home runs on the day.  Shelby Martin went yard in the sixth inning. Reannon Justice went deep in the fourth and fifth innings.

Dawson totaled eight hits.  Hadley Bennett, Reannon Justice, and Ashlyn Tingey each had multiple hits for Dawson.  Tingey, Justice, and Bennett all had two hits to lead Dawson. The Lady Bucs didn’t commit a single error in the field.  Tingey had five chances in the field, the most on the team.

Dakota County Technical racked up seven hits on the day.  Avalos and Larkin all had multiple hits for their team.

“DCTC is a solid program and we did a great job of shutting them down scoring runs when we needed to,” said LeProwse.”

DCC Beats Dakota County Technical By Seven Runs 8-1

Dawson Community College Softball had no trouble on offense today, winning big over Dakota County Technical 8-1.  Dawson got on the board in the first inning.  Hadley Bennett hit a solo homer.

Dakota County Technical evened things up at one in the bottom of the first inning.  Weispfennig hit into a fielder’s choice, scoring one run.

The Lady Buccaneers pulled away for good with four runs in the third inning.  In the third, April Davis doubled on the first pitch of the at bat, scoring two runs and Kylee Hergenrider singled on a 1-2 count, scoring two runs.

Jordyn O’Neal was in the circle for Dawson.  She allowed three hits and one run over three innings, walking one.  Lady Buccaneers smacked a home run. Hadley Bennett had a dinger in the first inning.  Dawson racked up 15 hits on the day. Maycen O’Neal, Trinity Anderson , Hadley Bennett, and Kylee Hergenrider all managed multiple hits for Dawson.  Maycen O’Neal led Dawson Softball with four hits in four at bats.

Dakota County Technical was sure-handed and didn’t commit a single error.  Nash made the most plays with seven.

“I was very pleased with the way our team hit the ball in this game,” said LeProwse. “We had 15 hits and I am always happy when we have that kind of offensive output.”

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