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Sat Feb 29
Final
2 Denison
8 at Centre
in Danville, Ky.
Sat Feb 29
Final - 5 innings
0 Denison
8 vs. Transylvania
@ Centre in Danville, Ky.
Sun Mar 01
Final
2 Transylvania
0 vs. Denison
@ Centre in Danville, Ky.
Sun Mar 01
Final
2 Centre
0 vs. Denison
@ Danville, Ky. in Danville, Ky.
Sun Mar 08
Final - 8 innings
3 Denison
4 at Hanover
in Hanover, Ind.
Sun Mar 08
Final - 5 innings
11 Denison
3 at Hanover
in Hanover, Ind.
Mon Mar 09
Final - 8 innings
2 Denison
1 at Otterbein
in Westerville, Ohio
Mon Mar 09
Final
3 Denison
4 at Otterbein
in Westerville, Ohio
Sun Mar 15
Final
2 Muskingum
3 vs. Denison
in Granville, Ohio - Senior Day
Mon Mar 16
Cancelled
Denison
vs. Claremont-M-S
@ Hawaii in Oahu, Hawaii
Mon Mar 16
Cancelled
#7 Va. Wesleyan
vs. Denison
@ Waipahu, HI in Oahu, Hawaii
Tue Mar 17
Cancelled
Babson
vs. Denison
@ Hawaii in Oahu, Hawaii
Thu Mar 19
Cancelled
Claremont-M-S
vs. Denison
@ Hawaii in Oahu, Hawaii
Fri Mar 20
Cancelled
Pomona-Pitzer
vs. Denison
@ Hawaii
Sat Mar 21
Cancelled
Chapman
vs. Denison
@ Hawaii in Oahu, Hawaii
Sat Mar 21
Cancelled
Denison
vs. Chapman
@ Hawaii in Oahu, Hawaii
Tue Mar 24
Cancelled
Denison
at Muskingum
in New Concord, Ohio
Tue Mar 24
Cancelled
Denison
at Muskingum
in New Concord, Ohio
Thu Mar 26
Cancelled
Denison
at Marietta
in Marietta, Ohio
Thu Mar 26
Cancelled
Denison
at Marietta
in Marietta, Ohio
Sat Mar 28
Cancelled
Denison
at Allegheny
in Meadville, Pa.
Sat Mar 28
Cancelled
Denison
at Allegheny
in Meadville, Pa.
Mon Mar 30
Cancelled
Capital
vs. Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Mon Mar 30
Cancelled
Capital
vs. Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Tue Mar 31
Cancelled
Hiram
vs. Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Tue Mar 31
Cancelled
Hiram
vs. Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Wed Apr 08
Cancelled
#24 DePauw
vs. Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Wed Apr 08
Cancelled
#24 DePauw
vs. Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sat Apr 11
Cancelled
Denison
at Wooster
in Wooster, Ohio
Sat Apr 11
Cancelled
Denison
at Wooster
in Wooster, Ohio
Tue Apr 14
Cancelled
Kenyon
vs. Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Tue Apr 14
Cancelled
Kenyon
vs. Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Thu Apr 16
Cancelled
Denison
at Mt. St. Joseph
Kinder Morgan Softball Complex
Thu Apr 16
Cancelled
Denison
at Mt. St. Joseph
Kinder Morgan Softball Complex
Sat Apr 18
Cancelled
Denison
at Ohio Wesleyan
in Delaware, Ohio
Sat Apr 18
Cancelled
Denison
at Ohio Wesleyan
in Delaware, Ohio
Wed Apr 22
Cancelled
Denison
at Oberlin
in Oberlin, Ohio
Wed Apr 22
Cancelled
Denison
at Oberlin
in Oberlin, Ohio
Sat Apr 25
Cancelled
Wittenberg
vs. Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sat Apr 25
Cancelled
Wittenberg
vs. Denison
in Granville, Ohio
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Denison softball fueled by momentum entering NCAC Tourney

Photo by Curt Ashcraft
Photo by Curt Ashcraft

GRANVILLE, Ohio – Winners in nine of their last 11 games of the regular season, Denison softball enters the 2019 North Coast Athletic Conference Tournament as the No. 3 seed, which will be played at top-seeded DePauw University in Greencastle, Ind. on May 3-4.

Entering the tournament with an overall record of 20-12 and 11-5 in conference play, the Big Red's first matchup will come against second-seeded Wooster at 10 a.m. on Friday, May 3. In the regular season, Denison split two games with the Fighting Scots in Granville on April 13. Wooster took the first game 3-2 before the Big Red bounced back in game two with a 2-1 victory.

The second opening round contest will feature No. 1 DePauw against fourth-seeded Kenyon College at 12:30 p.m. on Friday.

The Big Red enter the weekend with one of the top offenses in the NCAC after posting a team batting average of .337 with 17 home runs, 162 RBIs, and a slugging percentage of .468. Denison has been just as successful in the pitching circle this season as they lead the conference with a 2.78 ERA and have allowed the fewest home runs amongst NCAC opponents (5).

Denison's offense is fueled by six different players who are hitting .300 or better (with 50 or more at-bats) for the season, including senior Brennah Dutcher who ranks in the top-10 in the conference in batting average (.409 – 3rd), home runs (5 – 5th), and runs batted in (24 – 9th).

The Big Red currently roster three of the top-10 home run hitters in the conference with Dutcher, Laura Bagan, and Amanda Howell, while junior Lindsey Clemson ranks top-five in the NCAC with 27 RBIs and 12 doubles. Emilie Fisher, a first-team All-NCAC selection in 2018, continues to bring consistency at the plate with a .387 batting average and the seventh-most runs scored in the conference at 27.

In the circle, the Big Red staff two of the best arms in the NCAC in senior Colleen Hoffman and junior Taryn Welch. Hoffman, who currently ranks fourth in the conference in wins (10) and ERA (2.28), ended the regular season with a pair of shutout efforts over Wittenberg and Allegheny while totaling eight strikeouts. Welch has been just as consistent for DU while posting a 9-6 record with a 2.64 earned run average and 79 strikeouts, which sits as the fifth-most in the conference.

Admission to the conference tournament will cost $7 for adults and $3 for children (18 and under). All students with an NCAC ID will be admitted free of charge. For anyone who can't attend, DePauw University will offer a live video broadcast and live stats for all games throughout the tournament.

Since the tournament's inception in 2001, Denison has claimed six NCAC Tournament championships, the most of any program. Denison has made 16 trips to the NCAC Tournament, which is also a conference record.