Dordt College Baseball vs. Briar Cliff
April 5, 2010
(Sioux Center, Iowa) Briar Cliff used a four run seventh inning to break open a 4-2 contest with Dordt College and took an 8-2 win to sweep the Defenders on Monday night in a GPAC doubleheader in Sioux Center.
Dordt got on the board in the first inning when Travis Feekes doubled to lead the inning off and eventually scored on a shallow Travis Dekkers fly ball. A double play took the Defenders out of the inning and Briar Cliff got a run back in the second. Dordt retook the lead in the third when Josh Bowers doubled with an out and advanced to third. Dekkers then knocked him when Briar Cliff committed an error at first base. The run was the final Dordt would score. Briar Cliff scored three in the fourth and then got four for insurance in the seventh and won by an 8-2 final.
Dordt was outhit 10-8 and stranded seven to eight for Briar Cliff. Jake Slings took the loss after working four innings and allowed four runs on six hits with three walks and one strikeout. Tony Asta pitched the final three innings and allowed four runs on four hits with two walks and four strikeouts. Thomas Alessio went the first five innings for Briar Cliff and got the win while scattering seven hits and walked one with two strikeouts.
Josh Bowers had three hits and a run scored with a double and two singles. Morgan Halpert had two singles and Travis Dekkers knocked in two runs.
Dordt is 6-16 overall and 2-6 in the conference while Briar Cliff improved to 8-24 overall and 3-5 in the league. Dordt will face Doane on Friday at 4:00 in a doubleheader.
Dordt's Current Record: 6-16 (2-6)
Opponent's Current Record: 8-24 (3-5)
Winning Pitcher: Thomas Alessio (Briar Cliff)
Losing Pitcher: Jake Slings (Dordt College)
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