Dordt College Baseball vs. Midland (NE)
April 18, 2008
(Sioux Center, Iowa) Midland Lutheran scored five runs in the top of the tenth inning to break a 2-2 tie and take a split of their games with the Dordt Defenders on Friday in a Great Plains Athletic Conference matchup in Sioux Center, Iowa.
Midland Lutheran scored one in the third inning with Dordt answering right back with a run in the home half of the inning when Leland Kootstra singled and stole second base. Travis Feekes then followed with a single to score Kootstra. Dordt got one more in the fourth to take a 2-1 lead when Bobby Lutke singled and advanced on a wild pitch and went to third on an Evan Pheneger sacrifice. Chris Liebhart then delivered an rbi single for the go ahead run. Midland Lutheran wasted no time in getting the run back in the top of the fifth and the two teams played scoreless baseball until the top of the tenth when the Warriors got five runs on two hits, chasing Nate De Wit and Kootstra from the mound in relief before Craig Horstman finished the inning. Dordt was unable to get any runs back in the bottom of the tenth.
Dordt's Daryl Visser went the first seven and a third innings and allowed just 2 runs on ten hits with one walk and four strikeouts before giving way to De Wit. De Wit was able to get Dordt out of the eighth and ninth inning but got saddled with the loss--getting charged with two runs in the tenth. Midland's starter, Adam White went eight innings before leaving and struck out seven Defenders.
Dordt stranded eight runners and had 11 base hits with Dillon Peters passing 100 career hits with a 2-5 day. Liebhart also had a pair of singles along with Kootstra while Feekes, Travis De Jong, Lutke, Pheneger and Jed Bennett each had singles.
Dordt is now 7-11 in the GPAC and 10-19 overall while Midland Lutheran is 9-9 overall and 18-18 overall. Dordt hosts Concordia on Saturday, April 19 at 2:00.
Dordt's Current Record: 10-19 (0-0)
Opponent's Current Record: 18-18 (9-9)
Winning Pitcher: Kirk Liesemeyer (Midland (NE))
Losing Pitcher: Nate De Wit (Dordt College)
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