Baseball Results

Dordt College Baseball vs. Dakota Wesleyan

April 25, 2013

Game Media

(Sioux Center, Iowa) The Defenders earned a split with Dakota Wesleyan in Dordt’s home finale, coming back from a 3-0 deficit to win 8-6.

The Defenders scored four times in the fourth inning, then once in the fifth and once in the sixth to put away the Tigers.

Trailing 3-0, designated hitter Dustin Brisel got Dordt on the board with his first home run of the year, a two-run blast to center field that pulled Dordt to within one.

Dakota Wesleyan reestablished their three-run lead with a two-run home run from catcher Toby Kaplan in the top of the fourth. Then Dordt made their big move in the bottom half of the inning.

The frame began with a Bryan Wallman double and an Andy Kollbaum single to cut the deficit to two. Sam De Nooy followed with an RBI single of his own to make it 5-4. Three batters later, a wild pitch brought home De Nooy from third base to tie the game. With Jon Holwerda still at the plate, the Dordt third baseman knocked a single over second base to put the Defenders in front 6-5.

The Tigers wouldn’t go quietly, though. An Erik Nockleby two-out single tied the ballgame in the fifth inning. However, Dordt tacked on a single run in both the fifth and sixth innings to take the lead for good.

In the fifth, Jason Wapnick was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded to force in the go-ahead run. In the sixth, De Nooy earned a bases-loaded walk to give Dordt an 8-6 advantage.

Ryan DeWit notched the save with an efficient seventh inning, giving Mark Nyhoff (six innings pitched) his first win of the season.

Dordt improved their record to 7-22 (5-13) and Dakota Wesleyan dropped to 21-22 (8-10).

The Defenders conclude their regular season with a doubleheader in Orange City on Saturday.

Dordt's Current Record: 7-22 (5-13)
Opponent's Current Record: 21-22 (8-10)

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Dordt College 0 0 2 4 1 1 x 8 11 4
Dakota Wesleyan 2 1 0 2 1 0 0 6 10 2

Winning Pitcher: (Dordt College)
Losing Pitcher: (Dordt College)

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