Dordt College Baseball vs. Grace (IN)
March 18, 2010
(Clearwater, Florida) Dordt bounced back from a game one loss and a 3-1 deficit in the contest to score a 9-4 win over Grace in the final game of their trip to Florida.
Dordt got a run in the first when Eric Torgerson grounded out to score Travis Feekes who had reached initially on a single. Three straight runs by Grace gave them the lead but the Defenders struck for two in the third with Morgan Halpert providing the telling blow, a two run single. Dordt missed on an even bigger inning when they left the bases full. Dordt took the lead with a run in the fourth with Nathan Fraley scoring Kyle Davis with a single and Jensen Callaway sidestepped trouble in the fourth when he got out of a bases loaded jam without giving up a run.
The Defenders then took control of the game with five runs in the top of the seventh, scoring all their runs with two outs. Josh Bowers, Torgerson, Trey Schneider and Travis Dekkers all provided base hits that scored runs with Schneider getting two across with a single.
Callaway went the distance with four runs allowed--two of them earned, allowed eight hits, two walks and struck out two. Dordt outhit Grace 14-8 with Frraley going 3-5 with two runs scored and a run batted in. Travis Dekkers was 3-4 with a run batted in and Schneider and Morgan Halpert also had two hits and two runs batted in each. Dekkers had Dordt's only extra base hit, a double.
Dordt is 4-8 and is scheduled to face Morningside and Dana in Great Plains Athletic Conference play, on the road, March 26 and 27.
Dordt's Current Record: 4-8 (0-0)
Opponent's Current Record: 0-0 (0-0)
Winning Pitcher: Jensen Callaway (Dordt College)
Losing Pitcher: Bailey (Grace (IN))
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