By Hutchinson CC Sports Information
DODGE CITY –
The No. 15-ranked Hutchinson Community College softball team earned the No. 2 overall seed for the 2022 NJCAA Division I Region VI Tournament, which begins on Friday at Legends Park in Dodge City.
The Blue Dragons (38-6) will play seventh-seeded Dodge City (20-26) in the opening round in the eight-team, double-elimination tournament. Hutchinson and Dodge City are scheduled for a 7 p.m. first pitch, the fourth of four opening-round games on Friday.
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The Blue Dragons posted their second-straight second-place conference finish this season, amassing a program record for conference wins with a 29-3 record. The Dragons finished only one game behind league champion and tournament top seed Butler.
Hutchinson won all four regular-season games with Dodge City this season.
The Blue Dragons won a pair of slugfests with the Conquistadors on March 13 at Legends Park, winning 10-9 and 10-7. The Blue Dragons in the first game of that doubleheader trailed by three runs entering the seventh, but rallied with a game-tying two-run double from
and a go-ahead two-run home run from
in the final at-bat for the win.
Then on April 13 at Fun Valley,
twirled a one-hit shutout in a 7-0 Blue Dragon victory. Goetz homered again in Hutchinson’s 8-2 Game 2 victory.
The Blue Dragons and Conquistadors are on the bottom part of the bracket with No. 3 Colby (34-18) and No. 6 Seward County (23-25). The Trojans and Saints play at 5 p.m. on Friday. The winners of those contests will play on Field 2 at Noon on Saturday. The losing teams will square off in an elimination game on Field 2 at 10 a.m. on Saturday.
The other half of the bracket has No. 1 seed and No. 6-ranked Butler (42-2) taking on eighth-seed Northwest Tech (5-39) at 1 p.m. on Friday. No. 4 Barton (24-20) and No. 5 Garden City (22-30) play at 3 p.m.
Friday-Sunday, May 6-8
Legends Park, Dodge City
Friday’s Opening-Round Pairings and Times:
1 p.m. – No. 1 Butler (42-2) vs. No. 8 Northwest Tech (5-39)
3 p.m. – No. 4 Barton (24-20) vs. No. 5 Garden City (22-30)
5 p.m. – No. 3 Colby (34-18) vs. No. 6 Seward County (23-25)
7 p.m. – No. 2 Hutchinson (38-6) vs. No. 7 Dodge City (20-26)
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