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Dickinson High softball splits with Century

BISMARCK -- After taking two from Bismarck Century at home on Friday, the Dickinson High softball team split a doubleheader with the Patriots on the road Saturday afternoon, losing 7-5 in the opener and winning 10-7 in the second game.In Dickinso...

BISMARCK - After taking two from Bismarck Century at home on Friday, the Dickinson High softball team split a doubleheader with the Patriots on the road Saturday afternoon, losing 7-5 in the opener and winning 10-7 in the second game.
In Dickinson’s win, Century’s Allie Mischel brought in the first run of the game in the bottom of the first, but Dickinson’s Katie Lafond hit her second home run of the season to tie the game at 1 in the top of the second. Abby Jones later singled to plate two more runs to build a 3-1 lead.
The Midgets (19-2, 19-2 West Region) added to their lead in the fourth on hits from Madi Jahner and Jordie McNeilly.
The Patriots got a run back in the bottom of the fourth, but Dickinson responded with three more runs in the fifth on RBI from Kayla Friske, Sarah Dobitz and McNeilly.
Century (17-6, 13-4) narrowed the gap with three runs in the fifth and two more in the seventh, but Dickinson was too far ahead.
Jahner picked up the win for the Midgets after pitching a complete game and allowing the seven runs on 12 hits. She struck out six and walked five.
McNeilly, Jahner and Jones all had two RBI, and Paige Schweitzer and Kayla Friske each had two hits and scored two runs.
In Dickinson’s loss - just its second of the season - Dobitz and Julie Knight each hit a home run to pace the Midgets’ offense, but Century had taken an early lead that was too much to come back from.
Taylor Privratsky brought in a run in the top of the second, but Dickinson’s lead was short-lived as Jones was tagged for five runs in the bottom of the second and one more in the third.
Dobitz’s first home run of the year drove in all three of Dickinson’s runs in the fifth inning, and Knight’s homer - also her first of the season - accounted for the Midgets’ final run in the sixth.

Bismarck Century 7, Dickinson 5
D 010 031 0 - 5 9 0
BC 051 010 x - 7 9 0
Abby Jones, Amber Sickler and Jordie McNeilly. Hannah Holtz and Jordan Picard.
W–Holtz. L–Jones. HR–D: Sarah Dobitz, Julie Knight. BC: Allie Mischel.
Highlights: D: Sarah Dobitz 2 for 3, HR, 2B, run, 3 RBI; Julie Knight 2 for 3, HR, run, RBI; Taylor Privratsky 1 for 3, RBI; Abby Jones 2 for 4, run. BC: Hannah Holtz 2 for 3, 2B, run, 2 RBI; Allie Mischel 2 for 3, HR, 2 runs, RBI; Amanda Baerlocher 2 for 3, run, RBI.

Dickinson 10, Bismarck Century 7
D 030 340 0 - 10 12 1
C 100 130 2 - 7 12 0
Madi Jahner and Jordie McNeilly. Maddy Zander, Hayley Delorme, Dani Jensen and Jordan Picard.
W–Jahner. L–Zander. HR–D: Katie Lafond.
Highlights: D: Katie Lafond, 1 for 2, HR, 2 runs, RBI; Jordie McNeilly 2 for 4, 3B, 2 RBI; Abby Jones 3 for 4, 2 runs, 2 RBI; Madi Jahner 1 for 3, 2 runs, 2 RBI; Paige Schweitzer 2 for 4, 2B, 2 runs; Kayla Friske 2 for 4, 2B, 2 runs. BC: Maya Chuppe 3 for 5, run; Miah Rauhauser 2 for 4, run, RBI; Emily Nelson 2 for 4, run.

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