NCAC Weekly Release (3-20-17) - Softball

Denison Sophomore Colleen Hoffman
Denison Sophomore Colleen Hoffman

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Spring Break trips for North Coast teams wrap up this week with the first weekend of conference play scheduled to open up this Saturday when Hiram (3-7) visits DePauw (2-8).  

ALLEGHENY opened its 2017 season in Florida with a pair of double headers, but were unable to come away with a win. Pitcher Miranda Arison (New Salem, PA/Brownsville) struck out 16 batters in two starts. Jessica Zavolta (Level Green, PA/Penn-Trafford) batted .300 on the weekend.

DENISON finished its spring break trip by going 6-2. Traveling throughout California, the Big Red swept three doubleheaders against Pomona-Pitzer, Whittier and Claremont-Mudd-Scripts, before falling in both contests to Cal Lutheran. Sophomore Laura Bagan (Winnetka, IL/New Trier) was the catalyst for the Big Red offensively. Bagan hit a team-high .536 with team-highs in hits (15), runs (8), doubles (3), and RBI (8). Her best game coming against Whitter when she went 4-4 with three doubles and two RBI. Offensively, Denison hit .344 as a team and averaged seven runs per game. On the mound, Erin Laswell (Plainfield, IN/Plainfield) went 2-0, which included a complete game win over Claremont-Mudd-Scripps

DEPAUW moved to 2-8 with a doubleheader split with Franklin last week. The Tigers hit .339 in the twinbill with a .464 slugging percentage. Liz Getz (Bloomington, IN/Bloomington South) went 4-for-7 (.571) with an .857 slugging percentage, while Julia Bork (Park Ridge, IL/Maine Township South) allowed just one earned run in seven innings with six strikeouts and no walks.

HIRAM was idle last week.

KENYON is on a three-game losing streak after being swept by Otterbein last week. Kenyon was outscored 27-7 in the two losses. They have an 8-10 record about halfway through the schedule.

OBERLIN opened its 2017 spring break trip with a pair of impressive shutout victories against Thomas College and Minn.-Morris. In all, the Yeowomen outscored its opponents 17-0 over the course of the two games. Freshman Leandre Glendenning (Concord, CA/California) led the way offensively with three RBI, including a pair of home runs, slugging 1.143 in the two games. Glendenning also threw a complete game against Thomas College in the opener to collect her first career collegiate win.

OHIO WESLEYAN opened the 2017 season with an overall record of 4-6 on its spring break swing down in Florida last week. The Bishops were led offensively by junior Kayla Richard (Minster, OH/Minster) with 16 hits on the week, nine runs scored and three RBI. Richard hit safely in nine of 10 games with three multi-hit games. In the circle, freshman Emily VanDermark (Junction City, OH/Fisher Catholic) posted a 3-2 record with a 2.31 ERA and 10 total strikeouts.

WITTENBERG was idle last week.

WOOSTER posted a 4-6 record to open up the 2017 season during the first week of the Scots’ trip to Florida for spring break. Wooster was led on the week by junior Maddy Chase (Pleasant Prairie, WI/St. Joseph’s) after posting a .486 average at the plate (17-for-35) with eight RBI, eight runs scored and five extra base hits. Chase also pitched 32 innings in the circle, earning two wins, striking out 26 and holding opponents to a .287 average.