Last Updated: December 21, 2017, 3:52 pm

Softball slashes past Chaminade Silverswords


To say Dixie State University softball beat Chaminade University in its doubleheader Monday night would be downplaying the blowout wins.

Dixie State won both games by a convincing margin (14-1, 11-0) with the Red Storm never trailing an inning, scoring a run in all eight frames over the two-game span.

The Red Storm punctuated their two victories Monday with a combined no-hitter for the two DSU pitchers in the second game. Junior Michelle Duncan and senior Mattie Snow both held Chaminade hitless in the five-inning game that only took one hour and six minutes for the Red Storm to pull off the double-digit victory.

As of Monday’s doubleheader, nearly half of Dixie’s starting lineup is hitting over .400.

The two wins on Monday put the Red Storm on a six-game winning streak, with another doubleheader against Chaminade Tuesday. The Silverswords currently find themselves in a 13-game losing skid going into Tuesday’s games.

With two wins on Tuesday, the Red Storm, with eight conference games remaining, would be tied for the lead in the Pacific West Conference with California Baptist University. The season series is tied between both of the teams in head-to-head competition.

Tuesday’s double-header versus the Silverswords is at Karl Brooks field and will begin at 3 p.m.