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      For Truman State softball there's no place like dome

      Fresh off a perfect 6-0 weekend at the Alabama-Huntsville Charger Chillout to open the 2013 campaign, the Truman softball team will head north this time around to play four in-region contests at the RCTC Regional Dome Stadium in Rochester, Minnesota.



      The Bulldogs, who were one spot out of the NFCA top-25 in this weekâ??s coachesâ?? poll, will face Upper Iowa and Sioux Falls (S.D.) on Saturday before turning around for games against tournament-host Winona (Minn.) State and Concordia-St. Paul (Minn.) on Sunday afternoon.


      The Bulldogs opened the 2013 season with a strong start, picking up six wins at the UAH Charger Chillout from Feb. 15-17 in Decatur, Alabama.


      Highlighted in that stretch was a walkoff single against Ohio Dominican, a run-rule victory against future-GLVC foe Maryville (Mo.), and a 2-1 pitchersâ?? duel win against then- No. 15 Indianapolis to close the weekend.



      Truman hit .329 as a team during the six games, led by Meredith Kuskyâ??s .600 average in four starts and a .556 average in five games by freshman Whitney Richardson. Kelsey Bollmanâ??s .350 average paced five other Bulldogs above the .300 line, as Truman tallied 12 doubles, three home runs and a triple on the weekend.



      Meanwhile, in the circle, Hannah Washburn opened her Truman career with a flourish, posting a 4-0 record in four appearances with a 0.68 ERA.


      She struck out a dozen Indy hitters in Trumanâ??s 2-1 win en route to 26 total in 20.2 innings pitched on the weekend.


      Senior Kirsten Krause saw action in five of the six games and earned a win, while freshman Kindra Hinze logged her first collegiate win entering in relief against Tiffin where she struck out eight.



      On the basepaths, Truman was a perfect 14-of-14, highlighted by Danielle Lewellenâ??s five, while the Bulldog defense committed just three errors in 125 total chances.


      Courtesy Truman State University







      Date




      Time




      Opponent




      Series Record




      Last Meeting





      Feb. 23


      2:00 PM


      Upper Iowa

      (1-2, 0-0 NSIC)


      TSU leads 9-3


      March 3, 2012

      UIU won 5-2




      Feb. 23


      8:00 PM


      Sioux Falls (S.D.)

      (0-0, 0-0 NSIC)


      Tied 1-1


      April 22, 2012

      Split DH




      Feb. 24


      12:00 PM


      Winona (Minn.) State

      (0-0, 0-0 NSIC)


      TSU leads 6-2


      March 15, 2008

      TSU won 2-1




      Feb. 24


      2:00 PM


      Concordia-St. Paul

      (2-4, 0-0 NSIC)


      Tied 4-4


      March 21, 2009

      CSP won 8-0








      Date




      Time




      Opponent




      Series Record




      Last Meeting





      Feb. 23


      2:00 PM


      Upper Iowa

      (1-2, 0-0 NSIC)


      TSU leads 9-3


      March 3, 2012

      UIU won 5-2




      Feb. 23


      8:00 PM


      Sioux Falls (S.D.)

      (0-0, 0-0 NSIC)


      Tied 1-1


      April 22, 2012

      Split DH




      Feb. 24


      12:00 PM


      Winona (Minn.) State

      (0-0, 0-0 NSIC)


      TSU leads 6-2


      March 15, 2008

      TSU won 2-1




      Feb. 24


      2:00 PM


      Concordia-St. Paul

      (2-4, 0-0 NSIC)


      Tied 4-4


      March 21, 2009

      CSP won 8-0






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