No Event
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Sun Mar 12
Final - 7 innings
5 Denison
3 at Chapman
in Orange, Calif.
Sun Mar 12
Final - 7 innings
1 Denison
7 at Chapman
in Orange, Calif.
Mon Mar 13
Final
9 Denison
4 at Pomona-Pitzer
in Claremont, Calif.
Mon Mar 13
Final
8 Denison
6 at Pomona-Pitzer
in Claremont, Calif.
Tue Mar 14
Final - 8 innings
11 Denison
9 at Whittier
in Whittier, Calif.
Tue Mar 14
Final
11 Denison
8 at Whittier
in Whittier, Calif.
Wed Mar 15
Final
8 Denison
1 at Claremont-Mudd-Scripps
in Claremont, Calif.
Wed Mar 15
Final
5 Denison
2 at Claremont-Mudd-Scripps
in Claremont, Calif.
Fri Mar 17
Final
0 Denison
1 at Cal Lutheran
in Thousand Oaks, Calif.
Fri Mar 17
Final
4 Denison
7 at Cal Lutheran
in Thousand Oaks, Calif.
Tue Mar 21
Final
14 Muskingum
5 Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Tue Mar 21
Final
7 Muskingum
3 Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Thu Mar 23
Final - 5 innings
13 Denison
1 at Mount St. Joseph
in Cincinnati, Ohio
Thu Mar 23
Final
7 Denison
2 at Mount St. Joseph
in Cincinnati, Ohio
Sat Mar 25
Final
2 Defiance
4 Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sat Mar 25
Final
4 Defiance
9 Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Wed Mar 29
Final - 5 innings
9 Denison
0 at Otterbein
in Westerville, Ohio
Wed Mar 29
Final
2 Denison
6 at Otterbein
in Westerville, Ohio
Sat Apr 01
Final
0 Ohio Wesleyan
7 Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sat Apr 01
Final
11 Ohio Wesleyan
8 Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Wed Apr 05
Final
9 Denison
1 at Kenyon
in Gambier, Ohio
Wed Apr 05
Final
3 Denison
2 at Kenyon
in Gambier, Ohio
Sat Apr 08
Final - 5 innings
0 Oberlin
8 Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sat Apr 08
Final
1 Oberlin
6 Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sun Apr 09
Final
4 Marietta
5 Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sun Apr 09
Final
0 Marietta
3 Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Tue Apr 11
Final
0 Denison
3 at Wittenberg
in Springfield, Ohio
Tue Apr 11
Final
3 Denison
5 at Wittenberg
in Springfield, Ohio
Fri Apr 14
Final
0 Wooster
1 Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Fri Apr 14
Final
1 Wooster
8 Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Mon Apr 17
Final
7 Denison
4 at Capital
in Bexley, Ohio
Mon Apr 17
Final
9 Denison
2 at Capital
in Bexley, Ohio
Thu Apr 20
Final - 5 innings
0 Denison
8 at Thomas More
in Crestview Hills, Ky.
Thu Apr 20
Final
9 Denison
10 at Thomas More
in Crestview Hills, Ky.
Sun Apr 23
Final
1 Hiram
6 Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sun Apr 23
Final - 6 innings
4 Hiram
14 Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Tue Apr 25
Final
3 Denison
4 at DePauw
in Greencastle, Ind.
Tue Apr 25
Final
0 Denison
2 at DePauw
in Greencastle, Ind.
Fri Apr 28
Final - 8 innings
5 Allegheny
3 Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Fri Apr 28
Final - 6 innings
0 Allegheny
8 Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sat May 06
Final
3 Denison
4 vs. DePauw
@ Wittenberg in Springfield, Ohio - NCAC Tournament
Sat May 06
Final
0 Wittenberg
2 Denison
in Springfield, Ohio - NCAC Tournament
Sun May 07
Final - 5 innings
11 Denison
1 vs. Wooster
@ Wittenberg in Springfield, Ohio - NCAC Tournament
Sun May 07
Final
4 Denison
3 vs. DePauw
@ Springfield, Ohio NCAC Championship
Sun May 07
Final
0 Denison
6 vs. DePauw
@ Springfield, Ohio NCAC Championship
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DU posts two shutouts in sweep

Kelsey Hager recorded her 9th career shutout against Defiance on Thursday.
Kelsey Hager recorded her 9th career shutout against Defiance on Thursday.

The Denison softball team recorded a pair of shutout victories over Defiance on Thursday afternoon in Granville, Ohio.  DU won the opener 6-0 and secured a 1-0 decision in the nightcap.

Big Red pitcher Rebecca Dyer and Yellow Jacket hurler Alli Rowland dominated the early part of game one as they scattered five hits over four and a half scoreless frames.  During that span, Dyer struck out five Defiance hitters.

In the top of the fifth, the Denison bats broke the scoreless tie with a pair of runs on four hits.  The Big Red opened the frame with back-to-back singles.  After a fielder's choice put runners at the corners with one out, sophomore Julie Rooney laced a base hit up the middle, scoring Dyer from third.  With two outs, junior Meghan Edwards drove another single up the middle that scored freshman Grace Finkbiner, giving DU a 2-0 lead.

Denison added four insurance runs on six hits in the sixth.  Senior Kelly Cunningham opened the scoring with a sacrifice fly to right that drove in classmate Jess Robertson.  With two on and two down, Rooney hit a double to left center that plated Dyer.  Emily Lipsitz and Edwards followed with back-to-back RBI singles that extended DU's lead to 6-0.

Dyer improved to 9-5 on the year after tossing her fourth shutout of the season, and the 15th of her collegiate career.  The junior passed former DU standout Bri Scrafano (2005-08) for second on Denison's all-time career list, and she is now one shutout away from tying Denison Hall of Famer Courtney Zollars for the school record (16).  Dyer fanned eight batters and scattered four hits in the win.

In addition to her performance inside the circle, Dyer also went 3-for-3 at the plate with two runs scored.  Finkbiner also scored twice, while Rooney and Edwards both knocked in two.

In the second game, Kelsey Hager tossed her first shutout of the season after scattering four hits and striking out three in seven innings of work.  The junior pitcher retired the final seven batters in order, including a strikeout to end the game.

The Big Red's lone run in the fourth proved to be enough support for Hager's gem.  Robertson opened the fourth with a single to center field.  After a sacrifice bunt moved the senior into scoring position, Finkbiner ripped up a single up the middle that plated Robertson.

Finkbiner went 3-for-3 in the nightcap with an RBI.  Rooney, Edwards, Robertson, Dyer and Hager represented Denison's other five hits.

DU improves to 17-11 on the year, while Defiance falls to 11-15.  The Big Red resumes North Coast Athletic Conference play on Saturday when they travel to Wittenberg.  Game one of the doubleheader is slated to begin at 1 p.m.