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Dickinson State softball sweeps pair of doubleheaders in Tucson

TUCSON, Ariz. -- The Dickinson State softball team won a pair of games on both Sunday and Monday at the Tucson Invitational to improve to 10-6 this season.The Blue Hawks topped Minnesota-Crookston 5-3 and Mt. Marty (S.D.) 10-0 on Sunday and follo...

TUCSON, Ariz. - The Dickinson State softball team won a pair of games on both Sunday and Monday at the Tucson Invitational to improve to 10-6 this season.
The Blue Hawks topped Minnesota-Crookston 5-3 and Mt. Marty (S.D.) 10-0 on Sunday and followed on Monday with an 8-0 win over Wisconsin-La Crosse and a 9-4 triumph over Minnesota-Crookston.
In the first meeting with UMC, Dickinson State freshman pitcher Abigail Brooks pitched six innings, allowing three runs on seven hits with one strikeout in the win. Sophomore Alexzandria Watson pitched a perfect seventh inning for the save.
Junior McKenna Kostelecky went 2 for 2 with a pair of RBI and a run scored to lead DSU’s offense. Freshman Brenda Cruz also had two hits and an RBI.
Full statistics were not available from DSU’s wins over Mt. Marty or Wisconsin-La Crosse.
In DSU’s second meeting with UMC, the Blue Hawks trailed 2-0 going to the bottom half of the first. DSU tallied nine runs in that bottom half, though, providing all the cushion it would need.
The Blue Hawks hit around in the inning, notching seven hits to plate their nine runs. Vargas had an RBI single to start the scoring, and she had the last hit in the inning, a two-run double.
The Golden Eagles scored on a home run in the third inning and on a wild pitch in the fifth, but they didn’t threaten again.
Vargas went 2 for 4 at the plate with those three RBI and a run scored. Junior McKenzie Kenobbie went 2 for 4 with an RBI and two runs scored from the leadoff position, and freshman Shannen Donnelly also had two hits and an RBI.
Freshman pitcher Amanda Flores went the full seven innings, striking out four while allowing four earned runs in the win.
Dickinson State returns to the field at the Tucson Invitational on Wednesday for a doubleheader with Robert Morris (Pa.). Games begin at 9 and 11 a.m.

Dickinson State 5, Minnesota-Crookston 3
UMC 010 200 0 - 3 7 1
DSU 202 100 X - 5 7 0
UMC, Bailey Braatz and Brooke Timmins. DSU, Abigail Brooks and Alexzandria Watson and Brenda Cruz.
W–Brooks. L–Braatz.
Highlights: UMC, Kaylin Beatty 1 for 3, 2 RBI. DSU, McKenna Kostelecky 2 for 2, 1 run, 2 RBI; Brenda Cruz 2 for 2, 1 RBI.

Dickinson State 9, Minnesota-Crookston 4
UMC 201 010 0 - 4 7 2
DSU 900 000 X - 9 10 0
UMC, Mikayla Jones and Gabriel Antolak. DSU, Amanda Flores and Brenda Cruz.
W–Flores. L–Jones. HR–UMC, Allison Foley.
Highlights: UMC, Allison Foley 2 for 3, 1 home run, 2 RBI, 2 runs. DSU, Alex Vargas 2 for 4, 3 RBI, 1 run; McKenzie Kenobbie 2 for 4, 2 runs, 1 RBI.

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