Softball

Northwestern @ Dakota Wesleyan 3 p.m. Wednesday, March 26, Mitchell, SD

Past games

Apr022013
@ Northwestern
Apr022013
@ Northwestern
Mar272012
@ Dakota Wesleyan
Mar272012
@ Dakota Wesleyan
Apr062011
@ Northwestern
Apr062011
@ Northwestern
Apr072010
@ Dakota Wesleyan
Apr072010
@ Dakota Wesleyan
Apr152009
@ Northwestern
Apr152009
@ Northwestern
Apr212008
@ Dakota Wesleyan
Apr212008
@ Dakota Wesleyan
Apr182007
@ Northwestern
Apr182007
@ Northwestern
Apr052006
@ Dakota Wesleyan
Apr052006
@ Dakota Wesleyan

About DWU

Located in Mitchell, SD, Dakota Wesleyan University is a member of the Great Plains Athletic Conference.
Red Raiders To Play Dakota Wesleyan in GPAC Doubleheader

Game Time...Northwestern College resumes conference play with a doubleheader against Dakota Wesleyan scheduled for Wednesday, March 26 at 3/5pm. The Red Raiders are 1-1 in GPAC play, 13-11 overall, while Dakota Wesleyan is making its GPAC debut and is 5-5 overall. Live stats/video may be available at the following link: DWU website

All-Time...Northwestern leads the all-time series 26-4 and has won four straight and eight of the last 10 match-ups against DWU. Last year, the Red Raiders swept DWU 10-2 (5) and 6-0. 

Scouting Dakota Wesleyan...The Tigers are 5-5 heading and have not played a conference game heading into Wednesday's doubleheader. They have lost two straight, falling to Saint Mary (Neb.) and Olivet Nazarene (Ill.) in Arizona two weeks ago. 

Ed Kieff returns for his third season as the Tigers' head coach and returns his top two pitchers and eight positional starters from a 2013 squad that tied for seventh in the GPAC with an 8-12 record, 10-26 overall. They went 0-2 in the GPAC postseason tournament and were picked ninth in the preseason poll. 

Dakota Wesleyan is scoring just over two runs per game and is hitting .241 as a team. Junior Katie Uttecht, a first team all-conference selection in 2013, is hitting .333 with three RBIs this season. Sophomore Lindy Snook leads the team with a .357 average and has one home run to go with five RBIs. Junior Katie Anderus was a second team all-conference pick last year and is hitting .217 in 2014. 

The Tigers' pitching staff sports a 3.32 team ERA with opponents hitting .311 against them. Senior Jill Dickson is the top returning pitcher and is 5-1 with a 1.88 ERA. Dickson pitched nearly 2/3 of the innings last year and has 36 strikeouts in 41 innings this year. Uttecht is the other returning pitcher and is 0-2 with a 10.5 ERA. 

Northwestern News and Notes...The Red Raiders opened league play with a home split against Nebraska Wesleyan on Saturday, falling in game one 4-3 and taking game two 3-2 in nine innings. Northwestern is 13-11 overall this season. 

Coach Nachtigall's squad is scoring over four runs per game and sports a .293 team batting average. Clare Ipema is hitting .400 with 17 runs scored and six RBIs in 24 games played. Laura Hurley has a .365 average with a team-best 23 RBIs and is second on the team with three home runs. 

Northwestern has a 2.50 team ERA and opponents are scoring 3.5 runs per game. Katie VandeVoort leads the team with a 5-2 record with a 1.92 ERA. 

Up Next...Northwestern plays host to Dickinson State on Friday night, March 28, followed by a home afternoon doubleheader against Concordia on Saturday, March 29. 

Laura Hurley

# 20 | Third Base/First Base
Junior from Canton, S.D.

Clare Ipema

# 4 | Outfielder
Junior from Merrillville, Ind.