After working hard all year to earn a 1st round home playoff series, the Lady Conq softball team had their season end earlier than expected. DC3 was swept this weekend by Hesston College 5-1 and 9-8. Dodge was short-handed for the series due to injuries and was unable to continue moving forward in the Region VI playoffs. Even with the season ending to soon, DC took a big step forward and is moving this proud program in the direction to where it once was. After a dismal 5-37 record last year, the Lady Conqs finished this year with a 25-25 record. DC3 will have a core group of freshman returning, and only lose a handful of sophomores. Freshman Catcher Amanda Best led DC offensively, finishing the year hitting .466 with 17 HR's and 45 RBI's. On the mound, Freshman Alexis Walters finished with a 10-6 record, a 2.29 ERA in 131 innings, striking out 66 batters and only walking 29. The Lady Conqs will have plenty of time to rest and heal, while Conq fans should be extremely proud of the accomplishments the team has achieved this season.