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Cavin Leeds April 19, 2017

Freshman Molly Jacobsen of Adel tossed a no-hitter as the Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) softball team took both ends of a doubleheader against Northeast (Neb.) Community College (NECC) April 17 at the DMACC softball diamond.

Jacobsen’s no-hitter came in a 9-0 win by the Bears in the opener. DMACC, ranked sixth in the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division II poll, won the second game by a 9-3 score to push its winning streak to 20 consecutive games. The Bears are 35-5 overall and 20-0 in the Iowa Community College Athletic Conference (ICCAC).

Jacobsen struck out 10 batters and walked one as she improved to 17-2 for the season. She got support from sophomores Claire Dudek of Urbandale, Kerigan Torres of Des Moines, Kenzi Sutton of Adel, Taylor Creason of Lee’s Summit, Mo., and Megan Rushing of West Des Moines, and freshman Abby Gehringer of Indianola, who had two hits apiece in the win. Dudek, Gehringer and Sutton drove in two runs apiece for the Bears, who took a 5-0 lead with four runs in the bottom of the second and put the game away with a run in the fourth and two in the fifth. The game was called because of the mercy rule after DMACC scored its two runs in the fifth.

Sophomore Ashley Sicard of Ackley ran her record to 16-2 with the win in the second game. Sicard gave up three runs on seven hits and struck out seven over the seven-inning game.

Freshman Bre Hunter of Boone paced DMACC at the plate with a pair of home runs and six RBIs. Dudek had three hits in the win and Gehringer and Sutton contributed two hits apiece and Gehringer drove in two runs.

DMACC trailed 2-0 after four innings, but scored four runs in the bottom of the fifth and five in the bottom of the sixth to come away with the win.

The DMACC softball team will host Kirkwood Community College (KCC) in a doubleheader April 21 at the DMACC softball team. The Eagles, ranked second in the NJCAA Division II poll, are 19-1 in league play and 41-2 overall. They have won their last 15 games. An earlier doubleheader between the two teams was cancelled because of inclement weather.

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