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Fri Mar 08
2:00 PM
Randolph-Macon
vs. Denison
@ Virginia Beach, Va. in Virginia Beach, Va.
Sat Mar 09
TBA
Denison
vs. William Peace
@ (Neutral)
Sat Mar 09
2:00 PM
Va. Wesleyan
vs. Denison
@ Virginia Beach, Va. in Virginia Beach, Va.
Tue Mar 12
3:00 PM
Defiance
Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Tue Mar 12
5:00 PM
Defiance
Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Wed Mar 13
3:00 PM
Denison
at Otterbein
in Westerville, Ohio
Wed Mar 13
5:00 PM
Denison
at Otterbein
in Westerville, Ohio
Mon Mar 18
3:00 PM
Denison
at Pomona-Pitzer
in Claremont, Calif.
Mon Mar 18
5:00 PM
Denison
at Pomona-Pitzer
in Claremont, Calif.
Tue Mar 19
3:00 PM
Denison
at Claremont-M-S
in Claremont, Calif.
Tue Mar 19
5:00 PM
Denison
at Claremont-M-S
in Claremont, Calif.
Wed Mar 20
3:00 PM
Denison
at Whittier
in Whittier, Calif.
Wed Mar 20
5:00 PM
Denison
at Whittier
in Whittier, Calif.
Fri Mar 22
4:00 PM
Denison
at Cal Lutheran
in Thousand Oaks, Calif.
Fri Mar 22
6:00 PM
Denison
at Cal Lutheran
in Thousand Oaks, Calif.
Tue Mar 26
3:00 PM
Marietta
Denison
Tue Mar 26
5:00 PM
Marietta
Denison
Wed Mar 27
3:30 PM
Muskingum
Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Wed Mar 27
5:30 PM
Muskingum
Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sat Mar 30
1:00 PM
Allegheny
Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sat Mar 30
3:00 PM
Allegheny
Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sun Mar 31
1:00 PM
Denison
at Thomas More
in Crestview Hills, Ky.
Sun Mar 31
3:00 PM
Denison
at Thomas More
in Crestview Hills, Ky.
Wed Apr 03
3:30 PM
Denison
at Hiram
in Hiram, Ohio
Wed Apr 03
5:30 PM
Denison
at Hiram
in Hiram, Ohio
Thu Apr 04
3:00 PM
Denison
at Capital
in Bexley, Ohio
Thu Apr 04
5:00 PM
Denison
at Capital
in Bexley, Ohio
Tue Apr 09
4:00 PM
Denison
at DePauw
in Greencastle, Ind.
Tue Apr 09
6:00 PM
Denison
at DePauw
in Greencastle, Ind.
Sat Apr 13
1:00 PM
Wooster
Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sat Apr 13
3:00 PM
Wooster
Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Wed Apr 17
3:30 PM
Denison
at Kenyon
in Gambier, Ohio
Wed Apr 17
5:30 PM
Denison
at Kenyon
in Gambier, Ohio
Sat Apr 20
1:00 PM
Ohio Wesleyan
Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sat Apr 20
3:00 PM
Ohio Wesleyan
Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Tue Apr 23
3:30 PM
Oberlin
Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Tue Apr 23
5:30 PM
Oberlin
Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sat Apr 27
1:00 PM
Denison
at Wittenberg
in Springfield, Ohio
Sat Apr 27
3:00 PM
Denison
at Wittenberg
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Denison softball is peaking as NCAC Tourney approaches

Denison opens NCAC Tournament play on Friday  |  Photo by Brett Dunbar
Denison opens NCAC Tournament play on Friday | Photo by Brett Dunbar

GRANVILLE, Ohio - After wrapping up the regular season with a 26-8 mark, Denison softball has earned the No. 2 seed in the 2018 North Coast Athletic Conference tournament, which will be played at top-seeded Wittenberg in Springfield, Ohio on May 4-5.

The Big Red's first matchup comes against third-seeded DePauw at 10 am on Friday, May 4. In the regular season, the Big Red split two games against the Tigers in Granville on April 26. DePauw took the first game 1-0, and the Big Red bounced back for a 5-4 win in game two.

In the other opening round game of the tournament, No. 1 Wittenberg will take on No. 4 Allegheny at 12 p.m. on Friday.

The Big Red has been a well-oiled machine on offense, hitting .347 as a team (including eight hitters with more than 50 at-bats hitting above .300) with a .407 on-base percentage and 23 home runs. All three marks were tops in the NCAC. In the circle, Denison led the NCAC in wins (24), ERA (2.40) and batting average against (.237).

Senior pitcher Sarah Herold finished the season amongst the NCAC's most honored players, three times being named the conference's pitcher of the week. In the circle, Herold sports an 11-4 record through 16 starts, including 14 complete games. Showing pinpoint control throughout the season, Herold has struck out 100 batters and walked only 16. At the plate, Herold is batting .358 with two home runs and 21 RBI.

First baseman/pitcher Lauren Secaras was also a force on both sides. The senior leads Denison in several offensive categories, hitting .433 with eight home runs and 34 RBIs en route to becoming Denison's all-time career RBI leader. Secaras boasts a .478 on-base percentage and is slugging .827, both of which were also team-highs. In the circle, Secaras is 4-1 in 14 appearances, with two saves.

Junior Colleen Hoffman is 9-3 in 13 starts, with four complete games. Hoffman has struck out 50 batters and allowed just a .231 batting average against. On April 21, Hoffman threw her first career no-hitter against Hiram.

Offensively, Emilie Fisher, Laura Bagan, and Amanda Howell are having strong seasons. Fisher is hitting .385 and leads the team with a .485 on-base percentage. Bagan has belted five home runs and is slugging .580, while Howell has blasted four home runs and leads the team with 35 RBIs.

Since the tournament's inception in 2001, Denison has claimed six NCAC Tournament championships, the most of any program. Denison has made 15 trips in the NCAC Tournament, which is also a conference record.