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Dordt College Baseball vs. Northwestern

February 7, 2009

Game Media

(Minneapolis, Minnesota (Metrodome)) Grant Wall belted a homerun in the top of the eighth inning of Dordt and Northwestern's doubleheader at the Metrodome to give the Red Raiders a sweep of the non-conference twinbill played early Saturday morning. The homerun snapped a 1-1 deadlock and saddled Bryan Diemer with the hardluck loss on the mound.

Northwestern scored one run in the top of the first and Dordt answered with a solo homerun by Travis Feekes that cleared the fence in left-centerfield. The hit was one of two Feekes had for the day.

"Travis crushed it," said Dordt coach Jeff Schouten. "He had a great weekend in centerfield for us as well."

Dordt's chances were limited after the first inning homerun with Dillon Peters, Evan Pheneger and Morgan Halpert all going 1-3. Eric Torgerson was 1-2 at the plate and Feekes was 2-4 officially.

"We struggled to get the big hit," said Schouten. "It's not surprising because the pitching is usually ahead of the hitting at this point. I thought overall this weekend we had pretty solid performances."

Diemer went the distance for Dordt and allowed six hits with two earned runs, two walks and seven strikeouts.

"Bryan did a great job pitching," said Schouten.

Dordt is 0-4 start the season and will have three weeks off before travelling to Manhattan Christian in Manhattan, Kansas on February 27 and 28 for a pair of doubleheaders.

Dordt's Current Record: 0-4 (0-0)
Opponent's Current Record: 2-0 (0-0)

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Dordt College 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 6 1
Northwestern 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 6 0

Winning Pitcher: Jared Kirkeby (Northwestern)
Losing Pitcher: Bryan Diemer (Dordt College)

For more information, please contact Mike Byker, Sports Information Director, at mbyker@dordt.edu or (712) 722-6301.