Dordt College Baseball vs. Nebraska Wesleyan
April 17, 2010
(Lincoln, Nebraska) Dordt College erupted for six runs in the sixth inning and took a 7-5 decision from the Nebraska Wesleyan Prairie Wolves in game one of their doubleheader in Lincoln, Nebraska on Saturday.
Dordt trailed 5-1 after four innings with their lone run coming on a Kyle Davis sacrifice fly in the fourth that got Travis Dekkers across from third. Wesleyan scored three of their runs in the third inning on five hits but Dordt starter Patrick Sinnema was able to survive the inning and proceeded to shut the Wolves out in the next two innings, allowing his team a comeback chance and a shot at the win.
In the sixth the Defenders used a combination of errors by Nebraska Wesleyan along with walks and timely hitting to score six runs. Three of the runs came after they loaded the bases and Travis Feekes cleared them with a double. In all, Dordt scored six runs on five hits in the inning with only two of the runs counting as earned runs.
With the lead the Defenders went to the bullpen and Eric Torgerson earned the save while scattering three hits and recorded the final six outs.
Dordt got two singles each from Tony Asta, Kyle Davis and Phillip Sears and all three scored one run. Feekes as 1-4 with three runs batted in while Josh Bowers crept closer to the 100 hit mark with a single and Travis Dekkers was 1-4. Sinnema got the win while working five innings and allowed five runs on 11 hits iwth one walk and three strikeouts.
Dordt's Current Record: 9-21 (5-11)
Opponent's Current Record: 11-11 (7-7)
Winning Pitcher: Patrick Sinnema (Dordt College)
Losing Pitcher: Cascini (Nebraska Wesleyan)
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