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Fri Mar 08
Cancelled
Hunter
vs. Denison
@ Virginia Beach, Va. in Virginia Beach, Va.
Sat Mar 09
Cancelled
Denison
vs. William Peace
@ Virginia Beach, Va. in Virginia Beach, Va.
Mon Mar 18
Final
5 Denison
9 at #14 Pomona-Pitzer
in Claremont, Calif.
Mon Mar 18
Final
9 Denison
3 at #14 Pomona-Pitzer
in Claremont, Calif.
Tue Mar 19
Final
5 Denison
1 at #12 Claremont-M-S
in Claremont, Calif.
Tue Mar 19
Final
5 Denison
10 at #12 Claremont-M-S
in Claremont, Calif.
Thu Mar 21
Cancelled
Denison
at Whittier
in Whittier, Calif.
Thu Mar 21
Cancelled
Denison
at Whittier
in Whittier, Calif.
Fri Mar 22
Final
6 Denison
4 at Cal Lutheran
in Thousand Oaks, Calif.
Fri Mar 22
Final
11 Denison
4 at Cal Lutheran
in Thousand Oaks, Calif.
Wed Mar 27
Final
13 #25 Muskingum
9 vs. Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Wed Mar 27
Final
9 #25 Muskingum
3 vs. Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Thu Mar 28
Final
0 Marietta
3 vs. Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Thu Mar 28
Final
1 Marietta
3 vs. Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Mon Apr 01
Final
1 Denison
3 at Thomas More
Mon Apr 01
Final
1 Denison
3 at Thomas More
Wed Apr 03
Final - 5 innings
13 Denison
1 at Hiram
in Hiram, Ohio
Wed Apr 03
Final - 6 innings
15 Denison
7 at Hiram
in Hiram, Ohio
Thu Apr 04
Final
6 Denison
0 at Capital
in Bexley, Ohio
Thu Apr 04
Final - 5 innings
9 Denison
0 at Capital
in Bexley, Ohio
Tue Apr 09
Final
0 Denison
3 at DePauw
in Greencastle, Ind.
Tue Apr 09
Final
0 Denison
4 at DePauw
in Greencastle, Ind.
Thu Apr 11
Final
2 Denison
4 at Otterbein
in Westerville, Ohio
Thu Apr 11
Final
3 Denison
0 at Otterbein
in Westerville, Ohio
Sat Apr 13
Final
3 Wooster
2 vs. Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sat Apr 13
Final
1 Wooster
2 vs. Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Wed Apr 17
Final
7 Denison
1 at Kenyon
in Gambier, Ohio
Wed Apr 17
Final
8 Denison
2 at Kenyon
in Gambier, Ohio
Sat Apr 20
Final
1 Ohio Wesleyan
7 vs. Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sat Apr 20
Final
6 Ohio Wesleyan
10 vs. Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Tue Apr 23
Final
1 Oberlin
6 vs. Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Tue Apr 23
Final
5 Oberlin
3 vs. Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sat Apr 27
Final
5 Denison
6 at Wittenberg
in Springfield, Ohio
Sat Apr 27
Final
3 Denison
0 at Wittenberg
in Springfield, Ohio
Sun Apr 28
Final - 5 innings
1 Allegheny
16 vs. Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sun Apr 28
Final
0 Allegheny
5 vs. Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Fri May 03
Final - 9 innings
4 Denison
3 vs. Wooster
@ DePauw in Greencastle, Ind. - NCAC Tournament
Fri May 03
Final
0 Denison
1 at DePauw
in Greencastle, Ind. - NCAC Tournament
Sun May 05
Final
2 Wooster
5 vs. Denison
@ DePauw in Greencastle, Ind. - NCAC Tournament
Sun May 05
Final - 8 innings
5 Denison
6 at DePauw
NCAC Tournament (postponed from 5/4)
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Denison softball earns NCAC sweep at Kenyon

Amanda Howell  |  Photo by Curt Ashcraft
Amanda Howell | Photo by Curt Ashcraft

GRANVILLE, Ohio - Denison softball improved to 5-3 in the North Coast Athletic Conference on Wednesday evening following a doubleheader sweep of Kenyon College at the Kenyon Softball Complex in Gambier. The Big Red took the first game 7-1 before earning an 8-2 comeback victory over the Ladies in game two. The pair of victories send Denison to 14-10 overall while Kenyon falls to 17-15 on the season and 4-4 in NCAC play.

In the opening game of the series, the Big Red received an impressive showing from junior Taryn Welch in the pitching circle. Throwing her sixth complete game of the season, Welch allowed one run on three hits with a career-high nine strikeouts to earn her sixth win of the season.

After Welch and Kenyon starter Emily Pater kept both sides scoreless through the first inning, the Big Red broke the scoreless tie in the second when freshman Claire Powell connected on a two-run single to score Sam Kline and Rickie Asher as Denison took the first lead of the game, 2-0. 

With the bases loaded in the top of the third, Asher joined the hit parade with a two-run single up the middle to score Brennah Dutcher and Laura Bagan as DU increased their lead to 4-0.

Leading 5-1 in the top of the sixth, Denison added two more runs to Welch's lead when Dutcher tallied her third hit of the game on an RBI single and Amanda Howell notched an RBI double to right. The Big Red carried a 7-1 lead into the seventh. Following a lead-off walk to Nicole Bishay, Welch sat down the next three batters to earn the win and give DU their 13th win of the season.

Kline and Dutcher each went 3-for-4 in game one with the pair combining for three runs scored. Asher added two hits, two RBIs and a run while Lindsey Clemson went 2-for-5 with a run scored.

In game two, the Ladies jumped out to an early 2-0 advantage after Britny Patterson and Pater each recorded RBI singles in the bottom of the first. With the Big Red still trailing 2-0 in the top of the third, Dutcher erased the deficit with one swing of the bat when the junior launched a two-run home run to left field and tied the game at 2-2.

After a single from Colleen Hoffman and a Kenyon error helped Denison take a 3-2 lead in the top of the fourth, the Big Red took control in the fifth when Howell tallied a home run to left center and Asher, Hoffman, Emilie Fisherand Sarah Hamre each added RBIs to put DU ahead 8-2 after five innings of action.

Hoffman locked down her third-straight complete game after sitting down six of the final seven Kenyon batters to earn her seventh win of the season. In seven innings of action, Hoffman scattered six hits for two runs and posted two strikeouts. The performance also lowered her season ERA to 2.23.

Hoffman also impressed at the plate going 3-for-5 in game two with an RBI. Marrae Saucedo went 3-for-3 with two runs scored while Howell went 3-for-4 and Fisher and Dutcher also added multi-hit games.

Patterson and Pater each added two hits for Kenyon in game two while Grace Finn and Sara Campagna scored one run apiece.

The Big Red will return to Granville this Saturday, April 20 when they begin their six-game homestand with the Battling Bishops of Ohio Wesleyan. Game one of the doubleheader will begin at 1 p.m.