Dordt College Baseball vs. Valley City State
March 15, 2011
(Mesa, Arizona (Mountain Pointe High School)) A four run third inning was the springboard Valley City State used in taking a 9-6 win over the Dordt Defenders in baseball action on Tuesday, March 15 in Mesa, Arizona.
The Vikings got on the board with two runs in the first inning while the Defenders managed to get one back in the bottom of the inning with Sam De Nooy delivering a run scoring single with two outs in the inning. Dordt couldn't capitalize further, leaving the bases loaded. Valley City banged out another run in the second inning but Dordt tied it with two in the second inning. A Jon Holwerda sacrifice fly scored Morgan Halpert from third and Alex Frankl scored on a passed ball.
Deadlocked at 3-3 the Vikings struck for four runs in the third inning, capitalizing on two errors along the way. The two teams traded runs in the fourth inning and Dordt scored two in the sixth on a Phillip Sears single, getting Morgan Halpert across for his fourth run scored of the game.
Eric Torgerson went four innings on the mound and gave up six hits and four earned runs with five walks and four strikeouts. Jeremy Engbers went two innings with two hits allowed and one run with one strikeout. Brad VandeGriend allowed one hit in the final inning.
Dordt was outhit 9-7. Zach Staudt had two singles and one run batted in. Halpert reached four times--three by walk and once by single and scored four runs.
Dordt's Current Record: 1-7 (0-0)
Opponent's Current Record: 0-0 (0-0)
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Winning Pitcher: Aasand (Valley City State)
Losing Pitcher: Eric Torgerson (Dordt College)
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