WILLISTON, N.D. — Dawson Community College Softball took home a 5-2 victory over Williston State College to win the NJCAA Region XIII championship on Saturday.
This title makes the fourth one in a row and fifth in the last six years. C
The Buccaneers are coached by Butte native Jim LeProwse, a former coach of the Butte Muckers and the Montana Tech club softball team.
“This feels good to win this one against Williston State on their home field,” LeProwse said. “This is our fourth regional championship in a row and our fifth overall. This one was a true team win and we got contributions from a lot of players off of the bench to win this.”
LeProwse was named the 2018 Mon-Dak Coach of the Year for the sixth time in his eight seasons in Dawson. He was also named the Region 13 Coach of the Year for the fourth year in a row and fifth time overall.
In eight seasons at Dawson, LeProwse has been honored as Coach of the Year 11 times between the Mon-Dak Conference, NJCAA Region 9, and current NJCAA Region 13.
“I am very honored to receive this award,” LeProwse said. “I have been very fortunate to be able to recruit great players through the years and I also have been blessed to have a fantastic Assistant Coaching Staff.”
Dawson’s softball team is now headed to the District H Championship against Des Moines Area Community College this Thursday in Boone, Iowa. The Championship Series will be a three-game series. First game on Thursday will start at 2 p.m. with the second game following at approximately 4. Game 3 will be played, if necessary, on Friday.
The Bears are currently nationally ranked No. 1 in NJCAA Division II with an overall record of 42-0. They also recently won the Region XI Championship.
This will be Dawson Community College’s fourth time in a row playing in the District H Championship. The winner advances to the NJCAA Division II National Tournament May 16-19 in Clinton, Missouri.
— Dawson Community College