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Adrian
vs. Denison
@ Danville, Ky. in Danville, Ky.
Sat Mar 17
3:00 PM
Denison
at Centre
Sun Mar 18
2:00 PM
Denison
at Centre
Sun Mar 18
4:00 PM
Denison
vs. Hanover
@ Danville, Ky. in Danville, Ky.
Tue Mar 27
3:30 PM
Denison
at Muskingum
in New Concord, Ohio
Tue Mar 27
5:30 PM
Denison
at Muskingum
in New Concord, Ohio
Wed Mar 28
3:30 PM
Otterbein
Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Wed Mar 28
5:30 PM
Otterbein
Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sat Mar 31
1:00 PM
Denison
at Ohio Wesleyan
in Delaware, Ohio
Sat Mar 31
3:00 PM
Denison
at Ohio Wesleyan
in Delaware, Ohio
Mon Apr 02
3:00 PM
Capital
Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Mon Apr 02
5:00 PM
Capital
Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Wed Apr 04
3:30 PM
Kenyon
Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Wed Apr 04
5:30 PM
Kenyon
Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sat Apr 07
1:00 PM
Denison
at Oberlin
in Oberlin, Ohio
Sat Apr 07
3:00 PM
Denison
at Oberlin
in Oberlin, Ohio
Sun Apr 08
1:00 PM
Thomas More
Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sun Apr 08
3:00 PM
Thomas More
Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Tue Apr 10
3:30 PM
Wittenberg
Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Tue Apr 10
5:30 PM
Wittenberg
Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Thu Apr 12
5:00 PM
Mt. St. Joseph
Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Thu Apr 12
7:00 PM
Mt. St. Joseph
Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sat Apr 14
1:00 PM
Denison
at Wooster
in Wooster, Ohio
Sat Apr 14
3:00 PM
Denison
at Wooster
in Wooster, Ohio
Thu Apr 19
3:30 PM
Denison
at Defiance
in Defiance, Ohio
Thu Apr 19
5:30 PM
Denison
at Defiance
in Defiance, Ohio
Sat Apr 21
1:00 PM
Hiram
Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sat Apr 21
3:00 PM
Hiram
Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sun Apr 22
1:00 PM
Denison
at Marietta
In Marietta, Ohio
Sun Apr 22
3:00 PM
Denison
at Marietta
In Marietta, Ohio
Tue Apr 24
3:30 PM
DePauw
Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Tue Apr 24
5:30 PM
DePauw
Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sat Apr 28
1:00 PM
Denison
at Allegheny
In Meadville, Pa.
Sat Apr 28
3:00 PM
Denison
at Allegheny
In Meadville, Pa.
Fri May 04
TBA
Denison
at NCAC Tournament
NCAC Tournament
Sat May 05
TBA
Denison
at NCAC Tournament
Fri May 11
TBA
Denison
at NCAA Regionals
Sat May 12
TBA
Denison
at NCAA Regionals
Fri May 18
TBA
Denison
at NCAA Super Regionals
Sat May 19
TBA
Denison
at NCAA Super Regionals
Thu May 24
TBA
Denison
at NCAA Finals
Fri May 25
TBA
Denison
at NCAA Finals
Sat May 26
TBA
Denison
at NCAA Finals
Sun May 27
TBA
Denison
at NCAA Finals
Mon May 28
TBA
Denison
at NCAA Finals
Tue May 29
TBA
Denison
at NCAA Finals
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Big Red returns to NCAC Tournament

Denison softball team

For the 12th time in the 14-year history of the North Coast Athletic Conference postseason, the Denison softball team will be part of the four-team field at the annual NCAC Softball Tournament on May 2-3.

The Big Red posted a 4-2 conference record in the final week of the regular season to earn a tournament berth. This season will mark the second time DU enters the postseason tournament as the third seed. Three tournament championships have been won by the No. 3 seed, including a 2008 title by the Denison. As a program, the Big Red has captured the NCAC Tournament crown a league-best six times.

For the second-straight season, the DePauw Tigers will serve as the host site for the tournament. Wittenberg and Ohio Wesleyan join DePauw and Denison to make up the four-team field in the double elimination tournament.

The Big Red secured the third spot in the tournament field with a doubleheader split with Kenyon in the regular season finale on Sunday in Granville. With runners at the corners and two outs in the bottom of the ninth, freshman Ryan Lee ripped a single into right center that scored Kerry Hager. Senior pitcher Rebecca Dyer improved to 11-3 after allowing three runs on seven hits with a career-high 14 strikeouts.

Junior Julie Rooney, and seniors Rachel Laughlin and Gretchen Staubach are all hitting over .300 to pace the DU offense this season.  Rooney enters the tournament with a .393 average, a team-high nine doubles, six RBIs and 13 runs. In eight games last week, the junior hit .533 (16-for-30) with three doubles, five runs, four RBIs and a .633 slugging percentage. With last week's performance, she improved her batting average by 48 points. Additionally, Rooney made 17 putouts and had 11 assists without committing an error last week. She also helped turn two double plays on Sunday against the Ladies.

Laughlin boasts a .361 batting average with eight doubles and two triples. She also leads the team with 20 RBIs and 17 runs. Staubach has three triples, five home runs and a .609 slugging percentage, all team highs. She is also a .322 hitter with four doubles, 17 runs scored and 16 RBIs. Hager and senior Meghan Edwards have also provided pop in the DU lineup this season. The freshman center fielder recorded seven doubles, a triple and a home run to go along with 17 RBIs and 14 runs scored.  Edwards has legged out five doubles and left the park four times this season. The four-year starting catcher has scored 15 times and driven in 15 more runs.

Dyer has been a staple inside the circle this year for the Big Red. The senior hurler will carry a 1.18 earned-run average into the postseason tournament. She has tossed 12 complete games, including seven shutouts, during her final season in Granville. Earlier this season, she set the school-record for career shutouts. Dyer is also eight strikeouts away from breaking the Denison career mark set by DU Hall of Famer, Courtney Zollars (479). Freshman Erin Laswell has also provided a young spark for the Big Red pitching staff, going 5-5 with a 2.28 ERA. In her first year, Laswell has tossed six complete games, including one shutout, with 28 strikeouts.

Denison will open the tournament against second-seeded Wittenberg on Friday at 10 a.m., while top-seeded DePauw and fourth-seeded Ohio Wesleyan will take the field at 12 p.m.