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Blue Hawks softball takes doubleheader in Arizona

MESA, Ariz -- After completing the Tucson Invitational with an 11-2 mark, Dickinson State still wasn't done winning in Arizona.The No. 12-ranked Blue Hawks softball team defeated Benedictine 4-1 and 4-0 Saturday, ending DSU's 15-game trip in the ...

MESA, Ariz - After completing the Tucson Invitational with an 11-2 mark, Dickinson State still wasn’t done winning in Arizona.
The No. 12-ranked Blue Hawks softball team defeated Benedictine 4-1 and 4-0 Saturday, ending DSU’s 15-game trip in the state.
Abi Brooks threw a complete-game shutout in the second game. Brooks allowed five hits while striking out three and walking one.
Both DSU and Benedictine were scoreless for the first three innings, but the Blue Hawks found momentum with in the fourth with a Monique Yslas triple and Alex Vargas’ single to drive in Yslas.
Then in the fifth frame, Samantha Hardwick hit an RBI single then scored on a Yslas single. Vargas drove in McKenzie Kenobbie later in the inning to give DSU the 4-0 lead.
The Blue Hawks totaled 11 hits to Benedictine’s five in the game.
In the first contest, the pitching combination of starter Alex Watson and Brooks held Benedictine to a single run in the sixth inning off the bat of Avriana Jimenez and five total hits. The pair struck out three and walked two.
However, because DSU’s only score of the game came in the third frame off the bat of McKenzie Bassett, the Blue Hawks (17-6) entered the seventh inning in a 1-1 stalemate.
But in that frame, Hardwick and Kenobbie each scored on a wild throw and Yslas scored on a sacrifice fly by Bassett. That gave the Blue Hawks a three-run advantage they wouldn’t surrender.
DSU next plays Morningside in Sioux City, Iowa, in a doubleheader at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. on Thursday.

Dickinson State 4, Benedictine 1
DSU 001 000 3 - 4 10 1
B 000 001 0 - 1 5 1
Alex Watson, Abi Brooks (4) and Brianna Grayson. Alana Selvaggio, Kiley Eskridge (5) and Ashley Henderson.
W–Brooks. L–Eskridge. HR–none.
Highlights: DSU: McKenzie Kenobbie 2 for 3, 2 runs, walk; Monique Yslas 1 for 3, run; Alex Vargas 1 for 4, RBI; McKenzie Bassett 2 for 3, 2 RBI; Grayson 1 for 4; McKenna Kostelecky 1 for 3; Shannen Donnelly 1 for 3; Samantha Hardwick 1 for 3, run. B: Kendra Whelan 1 for 4; Dayton Yingling 2 for 3, run; Peyton Garner 1 for 2, Avriana Jimenez RBI, walk; Alana Selvaggio 1 for 3.

Dickinson State 4, Benedictine 0
DSU 000 130 0 - 4 11 0
B 000 000 0 - 0 5 0
Abi Brooks and Brianna Grayson. Kiley Eskridge, Alana Selvaggio (5) and Amber Hollowood.
W–Brooks. L–Eskridge. HR–none.
Highlights: DSU: McKenzie Kenobbie 2 for 4, run; Monique Yslas 3 for 3, run, RBI; Alex Vargas 2 for 4, 2 RBI; McKenzie Bassett 1 for 3; Brianna Grayson 1 for 3; McKenna Kostelecky 1 for 3; Samantha Bessey run; Samantha Hardwick 1 for 3, run, RBI. B: Kendra Whelan 1 for 3; Dayton Yingling 1 for 3; Peyton Garner 1 for 3; Anisa Wells 2 for 3.

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