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DWU softball team wins two at home, drops two on the road

The Dakota Wesleyan University softball team finished the weekend 2-2. The Tigers got complete games from Jill Dickson and Tiffany Sharp en route to sweeping Great Plains Athletic Conference foe Doane Saturday at Dr. McWhirter field in Mitchell. ...

The Dakota Wesleyan University softball team finished the weekend 2-2.

The Tigers got complete games from Jill Dickson and Tiffany Sharp en route to sweeping Great Plains Athletic Conference foe Doane Saturday at Dr. McWhirter field in Mitchell. On Sunday, the Tigers lost 6-3 both games against Nebraska Wesleyan University.

Sharp went seven innings, giving up three earned runs to help the Tigers to a 6-4 game one victory Saturday. Dickson went the full seven in game two, allowing three earned runs and striking out seven Doane hitters.

Catcher Hailey Unger finished the day 4-for-6 at the plate and recorded four RBIs.

"Those wins were pretty big wins for us in conference," DWU softball coach Ed Kieff said.

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After its two victories Saturday against Doane the Tigers traveled to Nebraska Wesleyan Sunday and had their six-game win streak halted.

Unger had five hits Sunday, Katie Anderus added four hits and Kelsey Newman had three.

Dickson went six innings in game one on Sunday and gave up three earned runs.

Tiffany Sharp and Dickson split duties in game two. Both pitchers went three innings and combined to give up six runs.

"It felt like we were in pretty good shape in the games but we just couldn't get enough runs across to get the job done," Kieff said. "It just wasn't our day. But all in all we are .500 in the conference so we are still in good position."

The Tigers are 6-14 overall and 4-4 in the GPAC. They are back in action at 3 p.m. Tuesday against conference rival Mount Marty in a pair of home games.

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