Dordt College Baseball vs. Oklahoma Wesleyan
March 17, 2007
(Bartlesville, Oklahoma) The Dordt Defender baseball team salvaged a split of their doubleheader with Oklahoma Wesleyan on Saturday afternoon to improve their overall record to 2-6. After letting a game slip away in the opener, the Defenders made sure their six runs would stand up as they held the hosts scoreless in the home half of the seventh inning for a 6-5 decision.
Dordt got six innings from Nate Daane for the win as the righthander allowed five runs, four of which were earned while striking out two and scattering 11 hits. Alex Jansen came on in relief and earned the save, retiring the side with the tying run at first base.
Dordt's Travis De Jong belted two singles and knocked in a run while Eric Van Maanen had a double and two singles with two stolen bases and scored three runs.
Dordt got on the board with two in the first on singles by Travis De Jong and Chris Liebhart and one in the second on a Jed Bennett single that plated Eric Van Maanen and led 5-1 after four innings. Wesleyan never led, cutting the lead to 5-3 after five frames and 6-5 at the end of six but couldn't steal their second game of the day. All six of Dordt's losses this season have been by three runs or less. Oklahoma Wesleyan is now 8-10 for the season.
Dordt's Current Record: 2-6 (0-0)
Opponent's Current Record: 8-10 (0-0)
Winning Pitcher: Nate Daane (Dordt College)
Losing Pitcher: Bryan Whetro (Oklahoma Wesleyan)
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