Softball debut a success for Dawson Community College

(DCC Athletics release)

GLENDIVE – Kappel Throws No-Hitter as Dawson Triumphs Over Williston State College 8-0

Alexa Kappel was brilliant on the rubber on Saturday, as she threw a no-hitter to lead Dawson Community College past Williston State College 8-0. Lady Buccaneers got things started in the first inning. Jordyn O’Neal drew a walk, scoring one run.

Dawson scored three runs in the fifth inning. Lady Bucs batters contributing to the big inning included Hadley Bennett, Reannon Justice, and Ashlyn Tingey, all sending runners across the plate with RBIs in the inning.

Kappel was in the circle for Dawson Community College. She surrendered zero runs on zero hits over five innings, striking out 12 and walking one.

Tyra Johnson led things off in the pitcher’s circle for Williston State College. She lasted four and a third innings, allowing seven hits and eight runs while striking out one.

Tingey, Marshall , Justice , O’Neal , Bennett, Anderson , and Whitney Bean each collected one hit to lead Dawson.

Head Coach Jim LeProwse stated, “Game 1 against Williston was a great start to our season. We hit the ball fairly well and our pitching was outstanding. Alexa Kappel threw a no hitter to start off her college career. Alexa did a great job. She walked one in the first inning and we had a defensive error in the fourth, otherwise she would have thrown a perfect game.”

Dawson Community College Defeats Lake Region State College, 4-2

Dawson Community College took home a 4-2 victory over Lake Region State College on Saturday. Lake Region got things started in the first inning. Lady Royals scored one run when Madison Foss doubled.

Lady Bucs pulled away for good with three runs in the second inning. In the second, Alexa Kappel singled on a 2-1 count, scoring one run and April Davis singled on a 2-0 count, scoring two runs.

Jordyn O’Neal was on the rubber for Dawson. She surrendered two runs on seven hits over five and two-thirds innings, striking out three. Foss led things off in the pitcher’s circle for Lake Region. She surrendered four runs on seven hits over six innings, striking out one.

Alison Ellertson went 2-for-3 at the plate to lead Dawson in hits. Lake Region State College had seven hits in the game. Tehani Yamamoto and Foss all had multiple hits for the Royals.

Head Coach Jim LeProwse commented, “Second game of the season was another solid performance from our pitching staff. Jordyn O’Neal had a very solid performance. She kept their hitters off balance all game and only gave up 2 runs. We hit the ball well in this game again and would have probably scored more runs if the game was played outside, instead of in a dome. We hit three balls that would have been home runs on any other field but two of the three hit the dome ceiling, making them foul balls by the dome rules. It’s always a positive sign when you start out the season 2-0,”

Dawson Community College Softball Drops Game to North Dakota State College of Science after Late Score

Dawson lost the lead late in a 3-2 defeat to North Dakota State College of Science on Sunday. The game was tied at one with Wildcats batting in the top of the sixth when Sweep singled on the first pitch of the at bat, scoring one run.

The pitching was strong on both sides. Wildcats pitchers struck out five, while Dawson Community College sat down six.

Lady Bucs knotted the game up at one in the bottom of the fifth inning. Jordyn O’Neal’s sac fly scored one run for Dawson.

Harder led things off on the rubber for North Dakota State College of Science. She went six innings, allowing two runs on six hits, striking out five and walking one.

Shelby Martin started the game for the Lady Buccaneers. She surrendered three runs on six hits over six innings, striking out six.

April Davis went 2-for-3 at the plate to lead Dawson in hits. Lady Bucs was sure-handed in the field and didn’t commit a single error. Maycen O’Neal had the most chances in the field with seven.

Constant led North Dakota State College of Science with two hits in three at bats.

Coach LeProwse commented, “We lost game 3 to NDSCS by a score of 3-2, but we played well. Once again, we hit a few balls that would have been home runs in most any other ballpark that we play in. We were in a position to score runs in the middle of the game and didn’t get the job done. The game was shortened by the time limit after 6 innings and NDSCS had the bottom of their lineup coming up in the top of the 7th and we were lined up to have our 9-1-2 hitters coming up. I liked our chances if we could have gotten all seven innings in. Shelby Martin had a solid outing in the circle and pitched well enough to win. NDSCS is a very good team and are currently ranked number 4 in the country in NJCAA Division 3.

Anderson Shines at the Plate in Dawson Community College Victory Over Dakota College at Bottineau

Trinity Anderson did the opposing team no favors on Sunday, picking up four hits over four at bats and leading Lady Bucs to a 17-3 win over Dakota College at Bottineau. Anderson tripled in the first, singled in the second, singled in the third, and tripled in the fourth.

In the first inning, Dawson got their offense started when Hadley Bennett doubled on a 1-1 count, scoring one run.

Lady Bucs notched eight runs in the third inning. April Davis, Alison Ellertson, Trinity Anderson , Hadley Bennett, Reannon Justice , and Ashlyn Tingey all moved runners across the plate with RBIs in the inning.

Alexa Kappel led things off in the pitcher’s circle for Dawson. She surrendered two runs on zero hits over two innings, striking out three.

Randee Charlo was in the pitcher’s circle for the Jacks. She lasted one and one-third innings, allowing seven hits and six runs while walking zero. Kennedy Cunningham threw three and two-thirds innings in relief.

Dawson Community College racked up 17 hits. Tingey, Anderson , Bennett, Ellertson, and Maycen O’Neal each racked up multiple hits for Lady Bucs.

Anderson and Tingey each managed four hits to lead Dawson. Alysha Cantu led Jacks with two hits in three at bats.

Coach LeProwse stated, “We got back to winning in game 4 against Dakota College at Bottineau beating the Lady Jacks 17-3 in five innings. Once again we hit the ball well. Ashlyn Tingey had one of the best outings for a freshman that I have witnessed in my time at Dawson. She went 7-9 this weekend with three doubles. Our leadoff hitter Trinity Anderson was not far behind hitting .667 with 2 triples and 2 doubles. Alexa Kappel, Jordlyn O’Neal, and Shelby Martin all pitched a couple innings in this game and all three performed very well. If this weekend is an indication of how we are going to play this season, I am excited to see where we will be at in May.

Scott Breen

Scott Breen

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