Dordt College Baseball vs. Concordia (NE)
April 14, 2012
(Sioux Center, Iowa) A first inning run by the Dordt College Defenders and a dominating pitching performance by Lucas Carls was enough for the Dordt College Defenders to beat the Concordia Bulldogs 1-0 in Great Plains Athletic Conference action on Saturday, April 14 in the first game of the doubleheader. Carls struck out a career high 14 batters and allowed scattered three hits in preserving the complete game win.
Dordt got on the board with Nic Serrato singling with one out and Travis Dekkers followed with a single. The runners advanced on a wild pitch and Dustin Brisel delivered a run scoring single for the games only run.
Dordt loaded the bases again in the third and fifth but came away with no runs in the two frames. Concordia put together a threat in the sixth inning when they got two runners on but a strikeout ended the threat. A hit batsmen put a runner on in the seventh for Concordia but a diving catch by Nathan Fraley in centerfield preserved the 1-0 win.
Carls won his fifth game of the season and second in the GPAC. Travis Dekkers was 3-3 and Nic Serrato had two hits in the win. Five other Defenders had single base hits as Dordt outhit the visitors 10-3.
Concordia's Jordan Stirtz took the loss after working three and a third innings and allowed one run on eight hits.
Dordt's Current Record: 11-23 (0-6)
Opponent's Current Record: 19-21 (4-5)
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