Hawks win last Dakota Athletic Conference TourneyMAYVILLE — The bats picked up and the offense never slowed down on Sunday at Portland Field.
By: The Press Staff, The Dickinson Press
MAYVILLE — The bats picked up and the offense never slowed down on Sunday at Portland Field.
The Dickinson State softball put together solid hitting performances defeating Jamestown College 15-6 and 11-2 to win the Dakota Athletic Conference Tournament.
In the opening game, DSU scored three runs in the first inning and held at 10-5 lead going into the seventh. That’s when the Blue Hawks tacked on five insurance runs.
Taysia Kaufman toed the pitching circle for DSU throwing six innings, while Lindsey Sullivan led the offense going 4-for-5 with a double, home run and six RBIs. Janell LaRont added three hits, two RBIs and scored four runs, followed by Jessica Huseby with four hits, two doubles, a triple and two RBIs.
Allison Roper led the Jimmies with three hits and scoring two runs. Celene Eccles had one hit, but drove in three runs.
In the second game, the Blue Hawks struck for five runs in the first and four runs in the second inning.
Regan Lawrence pitched five innings, allowing two runs and striking out five. The freshman pitcher added two more hits and scored two runs in the second game.
The Blue Hawks were powered by Huseby going 3-for-3 with a home run, four RBIs and scoring two runs. Vanessa Adame added two hits including a home run, two RBIs, while Sullivan supplied three hits, a double and two RBIs.
The two teams meet again in the Association of Independent Institutions Tournament at 9 a.m. on Thursday in Columbus, Ga.
Dickinson State 15, Jamestown College 6
DSU 310 213 5 — 15 20 3
JC 130 100 1 — 6 14 4
Taysia Kaufman, Tiffany Morgan (7) and Claudia Torres. Jessica Lees, Steph Bolt (3), DJ Johnson (6) and Janelle Spear, Kristi Michaud. W–Kaufman. L–Bolt. HR–DSU, Lindsey Sullivan.
Highlights: DSU, Sullivan 4-for-5, HR, 2B, 6 RBI; Janell LaRont 3-for-5, 2 RBI, 4 runs; Jessica Huseby 4-for-5, 3B, 2 2B, 2 RBI, 2 runs; Vanessa Adame 3-for-5, RBI, 3 runs; Regan Lawrence 2-for-5, 2 RBI; Kristy Ortiz 1-for-3; Erika Nowack 1-for-4, 2 runs; Kaufman 1-for-4. JC, Allison Roper 3-for-4, RBI, 2 runs; Celene Eccles 1-for-5, 3 RBI; Heather Haegele 1-for-2, 3B; Courtney Van Den Bussche 1-for-1; Kelsie Jensen 2-for-5; Rachel Ivelia 2-for-4; Michaud 1-for-1; Hattie Fullmer 1-for-1; Kelsie DeBroeck 1-for-3; Cassie Hite 1-for-1.
Dickinson State 11, Jamestown College 2
JC 001 01 — 2 8 1
DSU 542 0x — 11 14 1
Bolt, Lees (2), Johnson (3). Lawrence and Torres. W–Lawrence. L–Bolt. HR–DSU, Adame, Huseby.
Highlights: JC, Erica Rush 2-for-3; Fullmer 1-for-1, RBI; Haegele 1-for-2; Michaud 1-for-2; Roper 1-for-2; Eccles 1-for-3, 2B; Ivelia 1-for-3. DSU, Huseby 3-for-3, HR, 4 RBI, 2 runs; Adame 2-for-2, HR, 2 RBI, 2 runs; Sullivan 3-for-3, 2B, 2 RBI; 2 runs; Ortiz 2-for-3, 2 RBI; Lawrence 2-for-3, 2 runs; Kaufman 1-for-3, 2 runs; Danielle Benito 1-for-3.
Records: DSU 27-21, JC 28-21