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Sun Mar 12
Final - 7 innings
5 Denison
3 at Chapman
in Orange, Calif.
Sun Mar 12
Final - 7 innings
1 Denison
7 at Chapman
in Orange, Calif.
Mon Mar 13
Final
9 Denison
4 at Pomona-Pitzer
in Claremont, Calif.
Mon Mar 13
Final
8 Denison
6 at Pomona-Pitzer
in Claremont, Calif.
Tue Mar 14
Final - 8 innings
11 Denison
9 at Whittier
in Whittier, Calif.
Tue Mar 14
Final
11 Denison
8 at Whittier
in Whittier, Calif.
Wed Mar 15
Final
8 Denison
1 at Claremont-Mudd-Scripps
in Claremont, Calif.
Wed Mar 15
Final
5 Denison
2 at Claremont-Mudd-Scripps
in Claremont, Calif.
Fri Mar 17
Final
0 Denison
1 at Cal Lutheran
in Thousand Oaks, Calif.
Fri Mar 17
Final
4 Denison
7 at Cal Lutheran
in Thousand Oaks, Calif.
Tue Mar 21
Final
14 Muskingum
5 Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Tue Mar 21
Final
7 Muskingum
3 Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Thu Mar 23
Final - 5 innings
13 Denison
1 at Mount St. Joseph
in Cincinnati, Ohio
Thu Mar 23
Final
7 Denison
2 at Mount St. Joseph
in Cincinnati, Ohio
Sat Mar 25
Final
2 Defiance
4 Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sat Mar 25
Final
4 Defiance
9 Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Wed Mar 29
Final - 5 innings
9 Denison
0 at Otterbein
in Westerville, Ohio
Wed Mar 29
Final
2 Denison
6 at Otterbein
in Westerville, Ohio
Sat Apr 01
Final
0 Ohio Wesleyan
7 Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sat Apr 01
Final
11 Ohio Wesleyan
8 Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Wed Apr 05
Final
9 Denison
1 at Kenyon
in Gambier, Ohio
Wed Apr 05
Final
3 Denison
2 at Kenyon
in Gambier, Ohio
Sat Apr 08
Final - 5 innings
0 Oberlin
8 Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sat Apr 08
Final
1 Oberlin
6 Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sun Apr 09
Final
4 Marietta
5 Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sun Apr 09
Final
0 Marietta
3 Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Tue Apr 11
Final
0 Denison
3 at Wittenberg
in Springfield, Ohio
Tue Apr 11
Final
3 Denison
5 at Wittenberg
in Springfield, Ohio
Fri Apr 14
Final
0 Wooster
1 Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Fri Apr 14
Final
1 Wooster
8 Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Mon Apr 17
Final
7 Denison
4 at Capital
in Bexley, Ohio
Mon Apr 17
Final
9 Denison
2 at Capital
in Bexley, Ohio
Thu Apr 20
Final - 5 innings
0 Denison
8 at Thomas More
in Crestview Hills, Ky.
Thu Apr 20
Final
9 Denison
10 at Thomas More
in Crestview Hills, Ky.
Sun Apr 23
Final
1 Hiram
6 Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sun Apr 23
Final - 6 innings
4 Hiram
14 Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Tue Apr 25
Final
3 Denison
4 at DePauw
in Greencastle, Ind.
Tue Apr 25
Final
0 Denison
2 at DePauw
in Greencastle, Ind.
Fri Apr 28
Final - 8 innings
5 Allegheny
3 Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Fri Apr 28
Final - 6 innings
0 Allegheny
8 Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sat May 06
Final
3 Denison
4 vs. DePauw
@ Wittenberg in Springfield, Ohio - NCAC Tournament
Sat May 06
Final
0 Wittenberg
2 Denison
in Springfield, Ohio - NCAC Tournament
Sun May 07
Final - 5 innings
11 Denison
1 vs. Wooster
@ Wittenberg in Springfield, Ohio - NCAC Tournament
Sun May 07
Final
4 Denison
3 vs. DePauw
@ Springfield, Ohio NCAC Championship
Sun May 07
Final
0 Denison
6 vs. DePauw
@ Springfield, Ohio NCAC Championship
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Rooney’s walk-off hit sends Denison past Lions

The Denison softball team mobs Julie Rooney after her game-winning hit against the Lions.
The Denison softball team mobs Julie Rooney after her game-winning hit against the Lions.

First-year Julie Rooney hit a walk-off single to keep Denison's NCAA Tournament run alive on Friday afternoon in Alma, Mich.  The Big Red eliminated Penn State-Behrend following a 5-4 come-from-behind victory.

Denison entered the bottom of the seventh in a two-run hole with the seven, eight and nine hitters scheduled to bat.  With one out, sophomore Gretchen Staubach, one of the hottest hitters at the Alma regional, dropped a single into left field.  After the base knock, junior Rosie Glaser entered to pinch run for the designated player.  Senior Kait Fiore followed Staubach's hit with a single to center field.

With two on, senior Hannah Price stepped in and laced a base hit up the middle that scored Glaser from second and cut the deficit to 4-3.  On the play, Price and Fiore advanced to second and third, respectively, on the throw home.  After taking a first pitch ball, Rooney sent a towering fly ball into the DU dugout.  With the count sitting at 1-1, the first-year third baseman drove a single up the gut that easily scored Fiore. 

Without hesitation, head coach Tiffany Ozbun gave Price the green light, and she began to sprint towards the plate.  The throw from center fielder Samantha Grismore came in late as the senior slid past the tag attempted by catcher Amy Greene.  The safe call from home plate umpire Steve Verive sent the DU bench into a frenzy as they mobbed Price at the plate before turning their attention to Rooney.

The Lions jumped ahead with a single run in the third frame on a base hit to center.  The Big Red quickly answered in their half of the third when a ground out by Rooney drove in Staubach.  In the sixth, Penn State-Behrend pushed across three runs on four hits, a walk and an illegal pitch.  In the bottom of the inning, a double down the left field line by sophomore Meghan Edwards scored Rooney and shrunk the deficit to 4-2.

Denison reliever Becca Dyer struck out Ashley Gruber to open the seventh frame.  After allowing a single to Greene, the sophomore hurler got Callie Markovich to fly out to Fiore.  With two on and two down, Dyer induced a fly out to Price that set the stage for the late-game heroics.

Dyer (7-4) picked up the win after surrendering one hit and striking out one in 1.1 innings out of the pen.  Starter Kelsey Hager gave up four runs on eight hits in 5.2 innings.  Offensively, Rooney finished with two hits, three RBIs and a run, while Price (pictured scoring the game-winning run) and Fiore each posted two hits and scored a run.

The Big Red improves to 28-18, while Penn State-Behrend ends its season with a 26-15 record.  Denison returns to action on Saturday when they take on fourth-seeded Chicago at 10 a.m.

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