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Midgets softball team takes wins against Patriots
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BISMARCK — The Dickinson High softball team didn’t let the snowfall on Sunday dampen its spirits.

The Midgets opened the season with a pair of wins over last year’s state runner-up Bismarck Century 2-1, 4-2 on Saturday at the Bismarck Community Center.

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Starting pitchers Haley Butterfield and Madison Jahner packed a one-two punch for Dickinson (2-0).

In the opening game, Butterfield pitched eight innings, allowed one run — on a Kaitlyn Zuraff home run — and struck out six.

Jahner responded with another performance in the second game. The sophomore pitched seven innings, allowed two runs on six hits and struck out eight.

Dickinson’s offense in the opening game came from Mackee Hoffmann. The senior catcher went 2 for 4 with a solo home run. Rachel Jahner scored the game-winning run in the eighth inning.

Rachel Jahner, a senior shortstop, wasn’t finished in the opening game. She supplied two hits and two RBI in the second game. Sierra Rohr, Avery Privratsky, Riley Cooper and Abby Jones each scored runs in the win.

Century’s mainstay on the offense was Zuraff, who combined to go 3 for 5 with two home runs, two RBI and scored two runs.

The Midgets return to the diamond by traveling to Dawson County (Mont.) at 4 p.m. Monday and travels to Sidney (Mont.) at 3 p.m. Tuesday.

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Haley Butterfield and Mackee Hoffmann. Cassidy Miller and Kaitlyn Zuraff.

W–Butterfield. L–Miller. HR–D, Hoffmann. C, Zuraff

Highlights: D, Hoffmann 2 for 4, HR, RBI, run; Rachel Jahner 1 for 3, run; Avery Privratsky 1 for 3; Riana Cooper 1 for 3; Butterfield 1 for 4, 8IP, 2H, run, 5BB, 6K. C, Zuraff 1 for 1, HR, RBI, run; Kaitlin Feist 1 for 4. Miller 8IP, 6H, 2 runs, 3BB, 10K.

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Madison Jahner and Mackee Hoffmann. Kaylyn Herold and Kaitlyn Zuraff.

W–Jahner. L–Herold. HR–C, Zuraff.

Highlights: D, Rachel Jahner 2 for 4, 2 RBI; Hoffmann 1 for 3; Sierra Rohr 1 for 3, run; Avery Privratsky run; Riley Cooper run; Abby Jones run. C, Zuraff 2 for 4, HR, RBI, run; Morgan Menge 2 for 4, run; Herold 1 for 3, RBI; Hannah Holtz 1 for 4.