70
      Saturday
      90 / 71
      Sunday
      91 / 72
      Monday
      84 / 64

      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 week??s coaches?? 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 pitchers?? duel win against then- No. 15 Indianapolis to close the weekend. Truman hit .329 as a team during the six games, led by Meredith Kusky??s .600 average in four starts and a .556 average in five games by freshman Whitney Richardson. Kelsey Bollman??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 Truman??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 Lewellen??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, 2012UIU won 5-2 Feb. 23 8:00 PM Sioux Falls (S.D.)(0-0, 0-0 NSIC) Tied 1-1 April 22, 2012Split DH Feb. 24 12:00 PM Winona (Minn.) State(0-0, 0-0 NSIC) TSU leads 6-2 March 15, 2008TSU won 2-1 Feb. 24 2:00 PM Concordia-St. Paul(2-4, 0-0 NSIC) Tied 4-4 March 21, 2009CSP 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, 2012UIU won 5-2 Feb. 23 8:00 PM Sioux Falls (S.D.)(0-0, 0-0 NSIC) Tied 1-1 April 22, 2012Split DH Feb. 24 12:00 PM Winona (Minn.) State(0-0, 0-0 NSIC) TSU leads 6-2 March 15, 2008TSU won 2-1 Feb. 24 2:00 PM Concordia-St. Paul(2-4, 0-0 NSIC) Tied 4-4 March 21, 2009CSP won 8-0