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Sat Mar 17
Cancelled
Adrian
vs. Denison
@ Danville, Ky. in Danville, Ky.
Sat Mar 17
Cancelled
Denison
at Centre
in Danville, Ky.
Sun Mar 18
Final
2 Denison
8 at Centre
in Danville, Ky.
Sun Mar 18
Final
0 Hanover
1 vs. Denison
@ Danville, KY in Danville, Ky.
Fri Mar 23
Final - 5 innings
1 Rochester (Mich.)
9 Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Fri Mar 23
Final
5 Rochester (Mich.)
6 Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Mon Mar 26
Final
2 Denison
4 at Muskingum
in New Concord, Ohio
Mon Mar 26
Final
5 Denison
3 at Muskingum
in New Concord, Ohio
Wed Mar 28
Final
2 Otterbein
7 Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Wed Mar 28
Final
6 Otterbein
2 Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sat Mar 31
Final - 6 innings
1 Denison
9 at Ohio Wesleyan
in Delaware, Ohio
Sat Mar 31
Final
13 Denison
10 at Ohio Wesleyan
in Delaware, Ohio
Thu Apr 05
Final
1 Kenyon
7 Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Thu Apr 05
Final - 6 innings
4 Kenyon
12 Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sat Apr 07
Final - 5 innings
12 Denison
0 at Oberlin
in Oberlin, Ohio
Sat Apr 07
Final
5 Denison
3 at Oberlin
in Oberlin, Ohio
Sun Apr 08
Final
1 Thomas More
0 Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sun Apr 08
Final - 5 innings
4 Thomas More
12 Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Tue Apr 10
Final
4 Wittenberg
6 Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Tue Apr 10
Final
2 Wittenberg
1 Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Thu Apr 12
Final
6 Mt. St. Joseph
5 Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Thu Apr 12
Final
6 Mt. St. Joseph
8 Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Fri Apr 13
Final
2 Denison
1 at Wooster
in Wooster, Ohio
Fri Apr 13
Final
2 Denison
1 at Wooster
in Wooster, Ohio
Tue Apr 17
Cancelled
Adrian
Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Tue Apr 17
Cancelled
Adrian
Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Thu Apr 19
Cancelled
Denison
at Defiance
in Defiance, Ohio
Thu Apr 19
Cancelled
Denison
at Defiance
in Defiance, Ohio
Sat Apr 21
Final - 5 innings
3 Hiram
13 Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sat Apr 21
Final - 5 innings
1 Hiram
22 Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sun Apr 22
Final - 5 innings
1 Capital
10 Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sun Apr 22
Final
3 Capital
8 Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Wed Apr 25
Final - 5 innings
11 Denison
1 at Marietta
in Marietta, Ohio
Wed Apr 25
Final
8 Denison
1 at Marietta
in Marietta, Ohio
Thu Apr 26
Final
1 DePauw
0 Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Thu Apr 26
Final
4 DePauw
5 Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sun Apr 29
Final - 6 innings
9 Denison
0 at Allegheny
In Meadville, Pa.
Sun Apr 29
Final
9 Denison
5 at Allegheny
In Meadville, Pa.
Fri May 04
Final - 10 innings
5 DePauw
4 vs. Denison
@ SPRINGFIELD, OH in Springfield, Ohio - NCAC Tournament
Sat May 05
Final
10 Allegheny
14 vs. Denison
@ SPRINGFIELD, OH in Springfield, Ohio - NCAC Tournament
Sat May 05
Final - 13 innings
5 Denison
4 at Wittenberg
in Springfield, Ohio - NCAC Tournament
Sat May 05
Final
4 Denison
5 vs. DePauw
@ Wittenberg in Springfield, Ohio - NCAC Tournament
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Denison splits Spring Break finale

Kerry Hager (2) hit .500 with three extra-base hits on Friday in Tucson.
Kerry Hager (2) hit .500 with three extra-base hits on Friday in Tucson.

The Denison softball split the final two games of its spring trip at the Tucson Invitational Games on Friday in Tucson, Ariz.  The Big Red opened Friday with a 7-5 win over Gustavus Adolphus, but suffered a 4-3 setback to Pomona-Pitzer in the nightcap.

In the opener, Gustavus Adolphus took advantage of an early miscue and scored two unearned runs off freshman pitcher Erin Laswell.  Denison wasted no time tying the contest in the bottom of the first when senior Meghan Edwards launched a two-run homer to left center with two outs.  The Big Red added to its lead in the next frame thanks to three-consecutive two-out singles.  Senior Heather Larsen got things going with a base hit up the middle, while junior Ellen McDevitt-Stredney followed with a bunt single.  Junior Julie Rooney delivered the run-scoring blow with a base hit to right center.

The Golden Gusties regained a one-run lead behind a two-run third inning.  With runners at second and third, Kaitlyn Bicek drove in a run on a ground out to second.  With two outs, a single through the left side by Kailey Morgan put GAC back in front 4-3.  Like before, the Gustavus lead was short lived as the Big Red pushed across three runs in the bottom of the third.  With two on and two out, senior Rachel Laughlin dropped a single into center that scored Gretchen Staubach.  Larsen followed with a double to left center that plated Ryan Lee and Laughlin.  Staubach tacked on another insurance run in the fifth with her second home run of the season.

After tossing six strong innings, Laswell gave up a base hit and walked a batter to open the seventh.  With the game-tying run stepping in the batter's box, Head Coach Tiffany Ozbun congratulated her freshman on a job well done and handed the ball to senior pitcher Rebecca Dyer.  Dyer quickly induced a ground ball to short for the first out.  After surrendering a single to center, the senior pitcher went on to strikeout the next two batters to nail down her first save of the season.

All nine starters in the Denison batting order recorded a hit. Larsen and Rooney led the charge with two hits each, while Edwards and Larsen each drove in a pair.  Staubach also touched the dish twice.  Laswell (2-1) went six innings, allowing four runs (two earned) on nine hits with one strikeout.  Dyer tossed a one-hit, two-strikeout seventh to earn her fifth-career save.

In game two, the Sagehens scored twice in the second and third innings to take a 4-0 lead after three.  Denison centerfielder Kerry Hager led off the fourth with a triple to left field.  Lee followed the three-base hit, with a double to left that easily scored Hager.

In the sixth, the Big Red began to get to freshman pitcher Bianca Cockrell.  Hager led off the inning with a double, while a walk to Edwards put runners at first and second.  DU loaded the bases when an errant throw to third allowed Hager to reach third base safely.  Laughlin delivered a double to center that plated two runs, shrinking the deficit to one.  After a mound visit, Cockrell regained her composure and retired the next three hitters in order. Despite getting a two-out single in the seventh, Pomona-Pitzer held on for the one-run victory after Cockrell induced a pop up to second.

Hager finished a home run short of the cycle after going 3-for-4 with two runs scored.  Laughlin also recorded a pair of hits, including a double, and two RBIs.  Lindsay Divack (1-1) suffered her first loss of the year after allowing two runs on two hits in two innings of work, while Kelsey Hager gave up two runs on three hits in the third frame.  Dyer tossed the final three innings, scattering two hits and striking out four.

Aryana Yee recorded two of the Sagehens seven hits. She also had a sacrifice bunt and stole a base. Cockrell improved to 2-8 after going the distance.  The freshman allowed three runs on seven hits with four strikeouts and two walks.

Denison returns to Ohio with a 6-4 record.  The Big Red returns to the diamond on Monday when they host Capital University.  Game one of the doubleheader is scheduled to begin at 3:30 p.m.