Dordt College Baseball vs. Morningside
March 26, 2010
(Sioux City, Iowa) The Dordt College baseball team earned a split in their doubleheader with the Morningside Mustangs in Sioux City on Friday afternoon. The Defenders came up with five runs in the first inning and played from in front the entire way for the 11-7 win.
Dordt banged out 16 hits in the win to even their GPAC record at 1-1 and got their fifth win of the season.
Dordt's five run first inning was highlighted by run scoring singles by Trey Schneider and Travis Dekkers and a two run double by Tony Asta. Eric Torgerson knocked Travis Feekes in during the second inning for a 6-1 lead and Josh Bowers delivered a run scoring single in the fourth for a 7-3 lead.
A run in the fifth made it 8-6 and Travis Dekkers plated two runs in the sixth for a little breathing room. Morningside got one run in the sixth to trim it to 10-7 difference but the Defenders got a run in the seventh with Robbi Garcia scoring from third.
Tony Asta preserved the win with two innings of work at the end to get Jensen Callaway his second collegiate win.
Dordt banged out 16 hits with Trey Schneider going 4-4 with two runs scored. Josh Bowers was 3-5 with two runs scored and Feekes, Kyle Davis, Dekkers and Asta all had two hits. Asta had a pair of doubles and two runs batted in and Dekkers knocked in three on a double and a single. Travis Feekes also swiped two bases.
Callaway allowed six runs on ten hits in five innings with three walks and three strikeouts. Asta recorded the final six outs and struck out three with two bases on balls issued.
Morningside was paced by Jared Noteboom's two homeruns.
Dordt is now 5-9 overall and 1-1 in the conference while Morningside is now 10-15 overall and 1-1 in the league. Dordt will face Dana on Monday in Blair, Nebraska starting at 2:00 in a doubleheader that was originally scheduled for Saturday afternoon.
Dordt's Current Record: 5-9 (1-1)
Opponent's Current Record: 10-15 (1-1)
Winning Pitcher: Jensen Callaway (Dordt College)
Losing Pitcher: Aschinger (Morningside)
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