April 4, 2014

Key DH coming for Hutch


The Hutchinson Community College softball team has a two-fold opportunity this weekend with a pair of home Jayhawk East doubleheaders on Friday at Saturday at Fun Valley.

Going 7-5 over their last 12 games after a 1-6 start to the season, the Lady Dragons look to continue building momentum for the second half of the season this weekend. HCC also has the opportunity to climb the Jayhawk East ladder playing a pair of opponents that are above them in the regional standings.

Hutchinson (10-16, 7-11 region, 5-9 Jayhawk East) plays host to Coffeyville (16-23, 10-9, 8-9) at 2 p.m. on Friday. The Lady Dragons will play host to Labette (16-15, 11-7, 9-7) at 1 p.m. on Saturday.

All four games will be videostreamed live on the Blue Dragon Sports Network. Friday's broadcast begins at 1:55 p.m. and Saturday's broadcast begins at 12:55 p.m.

Hutchinson comes into the weekend with a team batting average of .352.

Sophomore Makenzi Shackley is 20th in the NJCAA Division II in hitting at .513. Shackley has an on-base percentage of .523 and a slugging percentage of .938. The reigning Jayhawk Conference Division II Player of the Week has 18 extra base hits, including seven home runs, and 31 RBIs.

Freshman Lacey Hudson is hitting .462 with a .510 on-base percentage


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