The 23rd-ranked Bees defeated No. 2 Dickinson State 9-1 in six innings. SCAD, which avenged a loss earlier in the week to the Blue Hawks, took a 2-0 lead in the second on RBI singles by Candle Pfefferle and Kasey Keown. After Dickinson State got a run back in the top of the third, the Bees responded with run-scoring single by Jaime Voelkel in the bottom of the inning.
The Bees took a 5-1 lead in the fifth on a two-run homer by Courtney Mienkina. It was her fifth of the season. SCAD closed out the game early as the Bees added four runs in the sixth inning. Jackie Rooney and Kristen Curette had RBI singles while Voelkel added a sacrifice fly.
The Bees walked away from the Tucson Invitational Games with a 3-3 record. SCAD recorded their wins against St. Ambrose, Missouri Valley and No. 2 Dickinson State in the tournament.
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