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WNCC softball sweeps Dawson Community College

April 22, 2012

GLENDIVE, Mont. -- Bianca Duran fanned 10 Dawson Community College batters as the Western Nebraska Community College softball team scored four times in the ninth inning to register the 5-1 9-inning win over the Bucs in Glendive, Mont., on Saturday.

The second game saw the Cougars received home runs from Aria Agle and Kasey Cash to roll past Dawson 10-5 to pick up the two conference wins.

The first game was a nail-biter as Duran was pitching a gem, striking out 10 and walking just one. Dawson's only run was a home run in the fourth inning. Other than that, Duran controlled the Bucs.

Offensively for the Cougars, they started well, scoring once in the first. They were then shut down until the ninth inning when they exploded for four runs.

The Cougars offensive attack was led by Aria Agle, who went 4-for-5 with a double and two RBIs.

WNCC quickly got on the scoreboard as Sarah Hawryluk walked and scored on a Duran single for the 1-0 lead.

The Cougars had opportunities to score in regulation, leaving the bases loaded in the fourth and the sixth innings. The ninth inning was when the Cougars opened up the contest and Danielle Hearn got things started with a lead-off home run to leftfield. The home run generated plenty of excitement as Jocelyn Stubbs and Kasey Cash each walked, while Mariah Shepherd singled to load the bases. Agle then singled to scored two and a Bitton hit scored Cash.

WNCC had four players record multiple hits in the contest. Besides Agle, Hawryluk went 2-for-3 with a run scored and two stolen bases. Stubbs went 2-for-4 with a run scored, while Shepherd went 2-for-5 with a run scored.

The second game saw the two squads combine on 27 hits. WNCC, however, led from start to finish, jumping out to a 5-0 lead before watching the Bucs cut the lead to 5-4.

WNCC scored once in the first as Hawryluk singled and scored on a stolen base. WNCC added two runs each in the second and third innings. Agle belted a 2-run home run in the second, while Cash had a 2-run dinger in the third inning.

The Cougars put the game away by scoring twice in the fourth and three times in the fifth to pick up their 34th win of the season.

WNCC pounded out 14 hits as five players finished with two or more hits. Hawryluk led the way with a 3-for-5 game with three runs scored and two stolen bases. Also collecting two hits each were Hearn, Stubbs, Cash and Gabi Palacios.

Amanda Jones picked up the win, going seven innings while giving up 13 hits, four five runs and striking out two. She allowed just one earned run, while facing 35 batters and throwing 121 pitches.

The two squads will be back in action Sunday when they have another doubleheader. The Cougars will then return to action Wednesday when they face Iowa Western Community College in Kearney, before returning home for their final home games next weekend against Garden City Community College.


First Game

WNCC        100 000 004 -- 5 13 3

Dawson      000 100 000 -- 1 5 2

WP -- Bianca Duran; 2B -- Aria Agle; HR -- Danielle Hearn.


Second Game

WNCC       122 230 0 -- 10 14 0

Dawson     004 010 0 -- 5 13 7

WP -- Amanda Jones; 2B -- Jocelyn Stubbs; HR --- Agle, Kasey Cash.

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