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DWU softball splits on the road

OMAHA, Neb.—The Dakota Wesleyan University softball team capped off its regular season with a split against the College of St. Mary on Saturday. The Tigers won the first game 5-4, but lost the second game by the same score.

In Game 1, Melysia Ortega smacked a grand slam in the third inning. She later singled in the seventh inning to bring in DWU's other run. She finished 3-for-5 with five RBI's and a run score. Andriana Sprakel finished 2-for-4 with a run and Paige Kinley went 1-for-4 with a run. Sierra Haage went the distance on the mound as she struck out four batters and allowed four runs.

In Game 2, the Tigers fell behind 4-0. However, they used a four-run fifth inning to tie the game. Regan Nebel singled to the shortstop, as Devany Farris scored. Moments later, a fielding error allowed for three Tigers to come home to tie the game.

The Flames would prevail in the contest as they added a run in the bottom of the fifth inning to take the second game from the Tigers. Chaydon Metzger finished 1-for-3 with three RBIs, while Nebel went 1-for-2 with an RBI and a run scored. Alyson VanderPol was tabbed with the loss as she pitched five innings, struck out a batter and allowed three earned runs.

The Tigers will play Dordt College in the first round of the GPAC Tournament at 12 p.m. Friday in Fremont, Neb.

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