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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
Fri May 05
TBA
Denison
vs. TBD
@ TBD NCAC Tournament
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Balanced effort leads to sweep of Wooster

Lauren Secaras | Photo by Jace Delgado
Lauren Secaras | Photo by Jace Delgado

GRANVILLE, Ohio -- The Big Red received two strong pitching performances and had an offensive explosion in game two en route to sweeping a North Coast Athletic Conference doubleheader with Wooster on Friday. Denison edged the Scots, 1-0, in the opener before routing Wooster, 8-1, in the finale.

The NCAC's reigning Player of the Week honorees both shined in the sweep. Sarah Herold, who earned her second-consecutive pitcher of the week laurel on Monday, tossed a complete-game four-hit shutout in game one. In addition to limiting the Scots to just four hits, Herold also scored the game-winning run in the top of the first inning after leading off the home half of the first with a base hit through the left side.

Inside the circle, Herold (9-3) fanned batters without issuing a free pass in seven innings of work. She also didn't allow a base runner to advance past first base, while retiring the side in order in three of the seven frames. The junior's counterpart, Maddy Chase, also tossed a four-hit gem, allowing one run while striking out three.

In the nightcap, the DU offense backed an impressive outing by Erin Laswell and Lauren Secaras. Sophomore Laura Bagan opened the scoring in game two with a sacrifice fly to center in the first that scored Herold. One inning later, Mckinly Vazquez ripped a base hit up the middle that plated Charlotte Happel from second. The Scots cut the deficit in half with a single run in the fourth and had a chance to tie the game up with the game-tying run at third in the fifth.

With two outs and runners at the corners in the fifth, Denison head coach Tiffany Ozbun decided to make a change in her defensive alignment. Ozbun moved Herold into centerfield, Vazquez to first and brought Secaras into the circle to try and escape the jam. The move worked as the junior needed just one pitch to get Linea Brouse to fly out to Kerry Hager in right field.

The Big Red added to their lead in the bottom of the fifth when Bagan knocked in Secaras with a double to deep center. Happel drove in two more with a two-base hit to almost the same spot Bagan hit her double. The freshman's hit knocked in both Bagan and Lindsey Clemson. Wooster tried to use some aggressive play to cut into the margin, but a laser throw from Hager gunned down Brouse at the plate.

Denison put the game away in the sixth when Secaras, the reigning NCAC Player of the Week, crushed an opposite field three-run homer to right center that put the home team up 8-1. Laswell (6-3) picked up the win after surrendering just one run on three hits with four strikeouts in 4.2 innings of work. Secaras secured her fourth-career save after tossing 2.1 innings of one-hit ball. The junior also finished 3-for-4 at the plate in game two with three RBIs and two runs. Ricki Asher and Clemson both logged two hits, while Bagan and Happel each knocked in a pair.

Denison improves to 21-9 on the year and 7-3 in the NCAC, while the Scots fall to 14-18 and 5-5 in the league. The Big Red will begin a string of three-straight road series on Monday when they travel to Capital. Game one of the twinbill is slated to start at 3 p.m.