Dordt College Baseball vs. Briar Cliff
April 3, 2009
(Sioux City, Iowa) Dordt College scored two runs in the top of the eighth inning to get a split with Briar Cliff in GPAC baseball on Friday in Sioux City.
Dordt scored a run in the first and second innings for a 2-0 lead only to have Briar Cliff take the lead with three in the bottom of the second and one more in the third. Peters scored the run in the first on a Ben Fife single that was misplayed in centerfield. The second inning run came when Josh Bowers clubbed a leadoff homerun. The Defenders scored a run in the fifth to make it 4-3 when Phillip Searns singled and moved over on a Dillon Peters grounder that Briar Cliff misplayed. Feekes executed a sacrifice to advance the runners and Travis Dekkers grounded out to the right side of the infield for a run. Dordt then tied it in the seventh when Sears and Peters singled with one out and Feekes lifted a sacrifice to the outfield that scored Sears from third.
Dordt then won the game with a Ben Fife single and Josh Bowers reached on a fielder's choice that moved Fife to third after a Evan Pheneger sacrifice. Eric Torgerson then singled and scored Fife and Sears singled in Bowers for the final of 6-4.
Ryan Baas got the win in relief recording the final four outs of the game while allowing two hits. Bryan Diemer was the starter and allowed four runs on five hits and four walks in six and a third innings. Dordt outhit the Chargers 8-7 with Fife going 2-4 with a run and an run batted in and Sears was 3-4 with two runs scored and an rbi. Peters, Bowers and Torgerson accounted for Dordt's other hits. Bowers had the lone extra base hit for the Defenders.
Dordt is now 7-22 and 2-10 in the league while Briar Cliff is 15-17 and 6-4. Dordt will play Thursday, April 9 against Mount Marty in their next outing.
Dordt's Current Record: 7-22 (2-8)
Opponent's Current Record: 15-17 (6-4)
Winning Pitcher: Ryan Baas (Dordt College)
Losing Pitcher: Neumann (Briar Cliff)
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