MITCHELL, S.D. – Dakota Wesleyan University will be well represented on the Team Manitoba softball team this summer.
Two current members of the Tiger softball program and one incoming player made the 16-team roster and will represent Manitoba this summer at the Canada Summer Games. Freshman catcher Hailey Unger, junior pitcher Jill Dickson and junior transfer Danielle Klassen will all suit up for Team Manitoba.
Unger currently leads the Tigers and is third in the Great Plains Athletic Conference with a .414 batting average. She has 24 hits and nine doubles – which leads the team and is tied for third in the conference. The Winnipeg, Manitoba, native has eight RBIs, two stolen bases and a .933 fielding percentage from behind the plate. She is second in the NAIA in doubles per game (0.5).
Dickson is 3-10 on the mound in 17 appearances for Dakota Wesleyan. She has thrown nine complete games, 78.1 innings pitched and has one save. She leads the team and is sixth in the GPAC with 66 strikeouts. Dickson is also a Winnipeg native. She transferred to Dakota Wesleyan this fall from Seward County Community College.
Klassen is currently a sophomore third baseman at Dodge County Community College and will join the Tigers in the fall. She is a native of Niverville, Manitoba, and attended Niverville Collegiate.
Team Manitoba starts practice in early June and practices three days per week. The first game is scheduled for June 5. The team leaves for the Canada Games on Aug. 1.